Obama Poster: Illegal Wiretaps We Can Believe In

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Will FISA cost Barack Obama the election?

From: Living in Small Places

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10 Responses to Obama Poster: Illegal Wiretaps We Can Believe In

  1. DMason says:

    The polls show Obama leading right now but wait until the effect of the fall debates. It’s McCain’s job to bring up Obama flip-flopping on FISA and asking him to explain why he was against domestic spying before he was in favor of it?

  2. Harry says:

    I happen to know for a fact that Democratic party officials are very worried about this vote and how the McCain campaign will use it.

  3. R.J. says:

    I’d be concerned about it, too.

  4. Bill Perdue, RainbowRED says:

    I don’t see how McCain can make it.

    Revulsion with the Bush Administration is very high. Although even Bush has better poll numbers (26%) than the Democratic Congress, which plummeted to an incredible 12%, below disreputalbe groups like business managers and HMOs!


    Dislike for all things Republican is so widespread that Democrats are confidently moving to the right. It began when Barney Frank, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, gutted ENDA. Then the Democrats junked it and the hate crimes bill while adamantly retaining their own bigoted laws, DOMA and DADT. They support FISA and other anti-constitutional measures and voted to put racists and bigots in the circuit courts and as US attorney general. The Democrats continue to support the war and union busting polices like NAFTA. Obama even wants to add funds to the superstitious (faith) based charities scam so he can get in on the lucrative trade of bribing christian bigots.

    The biggest wild card remains the Bradley Effect. The attempt to stir racist opposition was first used in this campaign by Bill and Hillary Clinton and supporters like Geraldine Ferraro. The Republicans will follow up, adding islamophobia. If the race really tightens up then the Bradley Effect could help determine the outcome.

    The other wild card is either a direct US attack on Iran or an attack using a client state like Israel. That sort of October Surprise throws everything up in the air. That’s why the left keeps inisting that the Democrats impeach Bush and Cheney and why the right opposes impeachment. It’s an urgent question.

    The good news is that the antiwar movement isn’t fooled by either party’s posturing and is preparing antiwar demonstrations at the conventions of both pro-war parties. That’ll be followed up with a major organization drive beginning this December. As soon as Obama (or McCain) takes a seat in the Oval Office they’ll be on the hot seat and answerable to a militant and demanding antiwar movement with a growing GI component.

    We should do all we can to support the antiwar movements determination and begin formulating our own campaigns for federal anti-discrimination and anti-violence legislation, the repeal of Clintons DOMA and DADT and for same sex marriage equality.

    The Democrats, like the Republicans, are a right wing party, a right centrist party to be precise. Voting for them is voting for right wing politics.

  5. Rachel says:

    If Obama loses the election to McCain, it won’t have a thing to do with his race, or his position on Iraq, or even the damage he experienced at the hands of the Clinton machine. It will be traceable to his FISA vote. Of that I am convinced.

  6. Jenna Bush Stole My ID says:

    I think if the media got wind of Obama having a 12 year old love child with Caroline Kennedy he would still beat McCain.

    Eight years of a Republican goon team in the White House has soured the public on anything that even suggests the Grand Old Party.

    But Obama needs to stop running from his liberal political philosophy is he wants to hold onto his base.

  7. libhomo says:

    Thanks for the heads up. That tool is a great way to make points about Obama’s other betrayals too.

  8. Travelingman says:

    As a fellow blogger and someone who loves this site let me say that FISA only matters to us Netroots people. Obama’s vote on FISA means alot less than the fact that there are still people who think he is a muslim and just dont think that they can vote for him. My sisers and mother live in the Appalacian region in Virginia and they are convinced he is Muslim….if we do not get him elected how are we ever going to get the heck outta Iraq? Did FISA suck, you bet, but there are more important issues out there folks. Am I disappointed, yes.

    We have to get him elected before he can bring about any change, otherwise we will have McBush and we will have 100 years in Iraq….

  9. fran says:

    Although I agree somewhat with the above post…. Obama’s recent announcement of adding 10,000 troops to Afghanistan to take care of the Al Queda terrorist elements in both Afghanistan & Pakistan has me horrified.

    Blowing it on the obvious Civil Rights & Constitutional issue of FISA is one thing….
    Announcing continued warmongering plans is quite another.

  10. Winnie H. says:

    Any progressive who is seriously thinking of voting for McCain or withholding his or her vote from Obama needs to spend alot more time listening to John McCain. McCain = Bush. Don’t forget, Cheney has already said he’ll be happy to serve in the next administration and McCain has expressed his delight at the idea.

    I agree with Travelingman.

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