I refuse to donate or work for a candidate who sells the Constitution for a few thousand dollars from the telecom industry.
Like on supporting the middle class, Rep. Lampson is only two-thirds of a real friend. That is still better than the typical moderate Republican who supports the middle class one third of the time, but not enough better for him to earn more than my vote. About half the Democrats voted for this FISA "compromise" and all the Republicans.
Here is Lampson's typical wafling stance on most issues. It is amazing they rank him a moderate who is almost liberal.
Glenn Greenwald has a number of recent articles about the Democratic compromise that isn't. Congress is going to decree that the president has the power to order private citizens to break the law, as well as to spy on our telephone calls and e-mails with no warrants. The compromise is that the administration gets to tell some members of Congress what they are doing. The progressive grassroots are running ads against the Democratic sellout responsible.
One of the good guys:
"Trust me” government is government that asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what’s best for us. My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties.ADDED, another great guy:
Those words were not spoken by someone who took our nation’s security lightly, Mr. President. They were spoken by Ronald Reagan -- in 1980.
Update from The American Prospect:
Surveying all the important "concessions" House Democrats claim to have won, conservative writer Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review concluded: "It sure looks like they got rolled." But it may not be simple naiveté: The watchdog group MAPLight notes that House Democrats who changed their votes to support the new FISA bill received almost twice as much money from the telecom industry over the past three years as those who remained opposed. Either way, though, it sure looks like they're hoping you will get rolled.