Civil Rights

Terrorism Fight Held Hostage by Republicans

The Republicans seem so adamant that the new FISA bill before the Senate must have immunity for the telcos for their past crimes, that they are willing to see our intelligence agencies hamstrung unless they get their demands.

Why is telco immunity more important to Republicans than is our national security?

Why can’t the Democrats ask the Republicans why they would be willing to torpedo this bill if the telco’s cannot get immunity?

Why are the Democrats so bad at framing the issues?  Can they negotiate their way out of a paper bag?