Reading through headlines about the successful extension of the Patriot Act, its difficult not to think that were the roles switched, Harry Reid’s boast of killing the legislation would have been trumpeted as the statement of an idiot akin to Bush’s “Mission Complete” speech.
This is being
labelled a compromise. This is
absolutely untrue. This is no compromise, but a victory.
Now, Republicans have had the Democrats vote twice in favor of the Patriot Act. Even with the aid of
the supposed “outing” of the President’s “secret” wire-tapping,
revelations of black sites, and in the midst of McCain’s torture
amendment negotiations, the Dems still had
trouble explaining their filibuster — which was only barely successful. In six months, when it comes time to
take another vote on the amendment, opponents won’t have
BlackSite-gate, Wiretap-gate, nor Torture-gate to pressure the
moderates to their side. Instead, they’ll have a 2006 election
driven by Congressmen needing to appear strong on defense — the
Dems have lost.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?