Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Feingold and Dodd Amendment Fails - FISA Passes And The Founding Fathers Weep For America

Update below

I guess some pigs are more equal than other's

via Crooks and Liars


Here's a list how each Senator voted on the Feingold/Dodd Amendment to strip immunity from the FISA bill:

Question: On the Amendment (Dodd Amdt. No. 5064 )
Vote Number: 164 Vote Date: July 9, 2008, 11:55 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 5064 to H.R. 6304 (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978)
Statement of Purpose: To strike title II.
Vote Counts:
YEAs 32
NAYs 66
Not Voting 2

Alphabetical by Senator Name Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Nay
Allard (R-CO), Nay
Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Nay
Bennett (R-UT), Nay
Biden (D-DE), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Nay
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brownback (R-KS), Nay
Bunning (R-KY), Nay
Burr (R-NC), Nay
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Nay
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Clinton (D-NY), Yea Good for her!
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Nay
Coleman (R-MN), Nay
Collins (R-ME), Nay
Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Corker (R-TN), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Craig (R-ID), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
DeMint (R-SC), Nay
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dole (R-NC), Nay
Domenici (R-NM), Nay
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Ensign (R-NV), Nay
Enzi (R-WY), Nay
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Nay She just lost my vote if she runs six years!
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Gregg (R-NH), Nay
Hagel (R-NE), Nay
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Nay
Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Johnson (D-SD), Nay
Kennedy (D-MA), Not Voting
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Nay
Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
Landrieu (D-LA), Nay
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
Lincoln (D-AR), Nay
Lugar (R-IN), Nay
Martinez (R-FL), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting I guess the Constituion doesn't matter to this maverick
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Nelson (D-NE), Nay
Obama (D-IL), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Nay
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Nay
Salazar (D-CO), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Nay
Smith (R-OR), Nay
Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Specter (R-PA), Nay
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Stevens (R-AK), Nay
Sununu (R-NH), Nay
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
Warner (R-VA), Nay
Webb (D-VA), Nay
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Wyden (D-OR), Yea
via U.S. Senate Page

Take note of your Senator's vote and write them.


While Obama voted for the Feingold/Dodd Amendment, he voted for cloture of the FISA Bill. Hillary voted for the Feingold/Dodd Amendment and voted against the overall FISA Bill, also. Hillary showed better leadership than Obama in this instance. Of course my cynical side tells me Clinton would have voted the same way Obama had if she were the Democratic nominee for President.

Obama's tack to the "center" does not explain his disgusting support for this anti-Constitutional bill. Obama needs to show more leadership and less politicking.
While I still support Obama for President, he has just lost any monetary support I was going to give to his general election campaign; that's about the only thing I can think of to do - it's not much, but it something.

Rule of men, indeed.

The ACLU has vowed to fight the FISA bill once President Bush signs it, thank goodnes.
I think I will send what I was going to send to Obama to the ACLU.

via Joe.My.God

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Blogger Mike said...

Kerry did the right thing, but Kennedy didn't vote...I'm hoping that it was due to his recent medical difficulties, but he was supposed to be back in DC...

5:33 PM  

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