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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Will somebody please get to the bottom of this mystery?

Andrew over at NPI seems to think that our Senators did a good job on this torture bill. I think they totally screwed the pooch. Why don't you go over there and tell him just what you think of their craven unwillingness to stand up to the Quislings in their own party.

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At 12:51 AM, Blogger Darryl said...

Umm...they both voted against the bill. Check

At 12:52 AM, Blogger Darryl said...

Take two:


At 6:03 AM, Blogger Tahoma Activist said...

Thanks, Darryl. What I meant was that some of the Dems should have mounted a filibuster, if only to get these traitorous Democrats on record as wanting torture bad enough to quash debate over it.

It's a small point, but I think it's important.

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Darryl said...


I understand your frustration on this draconian bill. I don't know what procedural rules were in effect for this vote, but clearly a procedural filibuster would not hold here--there were too many Dems willing to vote for the bill.

The only evidence I can use to judge Murray and Cantwell are their votes.

And, Cantwell voted for the 4 amendments (all defeated) that would have placed limits and reporting requirements into the bill.

At 7:02 AM, Blogger Tahoma Activist said...

Well, I guess this is just one more example of why we need to get a real independent media. Most people I talk to don't even know that our democracy just got flushed down the toilet.

It's sad, but also inspiring. This means that what we are doing is important.

Bloggers of the world unite!

And don't forget the Tahoma Progressive Media Conference, Saturday October 7th!


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