Dodd vs. Reid

Just yesterday, Senator Dodd made the announcement that he intended to put a hold on the upcoming FISA bill, the same bill that would not only greatly diminish the role of the courts in determining the legality of the government’s surveillance practices, but also grant retroactive immunity to telecommunication companies complicit in divulging customer information to investigative authorities without warrant.

But sadly, Dodd’s biggest opponent on this could be coming from his own party leadership.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be cutting around Dodd to bring the bill up for debate next month.  If you think there’s nothing fishy about this, one should need only be reminded of the fate of the Emmet Till Cold Case bill.  When Tom Coburn put a hold on that bill, Reid let it die, now that Dodd is putting a hold on a bill that will make further mockery of our civil liberties, Reid’s rushing right on out there to get the bill pushed through despite him.

This just reminds us, though, of what we already knew.  Reid is worthless.  He has proven time and again that on every issue that matters, he will cave.  He will fold, and he will now apparently cut around his own party in an apparent attempt to prove to the administration what a good lap dog he can be.

I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, and again, and again; Harry Reid must step down as Majority Leader.

3 Responses to “Dodd vs. Reid”

  1. Shawn says:

    Good for Senator Dodd. Bad for Harry Reid. Here’s hoping we’ve a new Seanate Majority leader in ’09.

  2. eRobin says:

    I remember during the elections of 2006, Kos shouted down anyone who suggested that we not toe the Dem party line with the admonition “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.” How’s that working out for us?

  3. As good as just about anything else the KOSacks have shoved down everyone’s throats.

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