Monday, December 17, 2007

Reid Bows In the Wind

Holy Fucking Shit, this is what a people powered democracy is all about. The pressure from you guys, the progressives, the left wing blogisphere and Senator Dodd really made a difference. Honestly, this blanket immunity may not seem like a big deal to people but its about showing up. Its about stopping the corporate democrats. There was huge pressure to pass this thing and we stopped it.

When it became clear to Reid that many, many people were paying attention and his bullshit about being a victim of senate procedure was a no-sale to everybody. He knew it was going to be hard, but not impossible, to let this crap pass. And then one man, Chris Dodd, stood up in the senate and stopped this bill cold. Once Dodd made the stand more and more other senators felt comfortable in stating their objections to giving immunity to corporations for spying on the American people. Matt Stoller and Tim Tigaris are owed no little thanks in this too. Hell, there are a bunch of people who a debt of thanks.

Today really was a great day.

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