Friday, June 20, 2008


In these last 48 hours leading up to today's vote on the new FISA bill, Congresswoman Nancy Boyda's speech chastizing conservative groups for playing with America's security to win political points, has been viewed almost 5,200 times.

It was an impressive speech, and we'd like to post it here again today:


Anonymous said...

I know the bill up today is a compromise, but I hope Boyda holds the line on this awful bill.

Anonymous said...

here here! stick to your guns, Nancy! This bill is as bad as previous versions- don't let them shred the constitution!

Anonymous said...

Boyda voted for FISA today. So much for sticking to her principles...

Bill W said...

Nancy Boyda caved and voted for capitulation to Bushco and the telecoms.

"Glenn Greenwald: With less than 24 hours to read -- let alone understand -- what they were voting on, the Democratic-controlled House just passed the "compromise" FISA/telecom amnesty bill by a vote of 293-129."

Watching that video of Boyda again just shows how hard she flip-flopped. For what?

FISA Amendments Act of 2008
H R 6304 - YEA-AND-NAY - 20-Jun-2008 12:48 PM

Color me VERY disapointed.

Russ Feingold: “The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation. The House and Senate should not be taking up this bill, which effectively guarantees immunity for telecom companies alleged to have participated in the President’s illegal program, and which fails to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans at home...."

Amen that. Time to put pressure on Obama and the Senate.

Anonymous said...

Sure beating that dead horse aren't we?

What will you do with the clip when she votes for blanket immunity for the telecoms actions after 9/11?

Bill W said...

After this Nov the Blue Dogs, aka McBush Dogs, will be a meaningless coalition unless they increase their member limit (which they most likely will). In any case they will be an even bigger fatter target to take out through primary challenges come 2010. This kind of vote will not be forgotten. As someone who writes daily for 2 of the top 10 most-trafficked blogs, I can assure you that voting Yay for this was a huge mistake. They will all bear the mark of a DINO that will be tough to erase.

Anonymous said...

that's the problem with compromises

they never make anyone happy.

this wasn't perfect, this wasn't ideal, but it wasn't nearly as bad as the Senate just wasn't nearly as good as the House version passed earlier

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed in this bill...not with Boyda. It was an icky compromise, but sometimes that what you have to do in order to govern.

Anonymous said...

watching that video (again) doesn't show she's flip-flopped on anything- this bill is almost identical to what she was talking about at the time.

as to telecom immunity- that sucks, but the bill had to be updated and that was something that had to be in play.

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