Patriot Act passes 315-97
The House reauthorized the US Patriot Act by a margin of 315-97.
The House of Representatives reauthorized the Patriot Act for one year Thursday.
The vote was 315-97 .
Many liberals in the House opposed the controversial act, saying it tramps Constitutional protections and civil liberties.
Yet, the House has an overwhelming majority of liberals. So what gives? Here is the kicker;
Many of the renewed provisions involve wiretaps and eavesdropping measures.
The Senate ok’d the package earlier this week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.
Does anyone remember a few years ago at the liberal outrage over those wiretap provisions? Didn’t they want to impeach Bush over it? Oh yeah I forgot, it’s only bad when the other guy does it.
I don’t expect this to get much play except on Fox and some blogs. Democrats don’t want to remind anyone of their hypocrisy on this subject. They don’t want people to remember Obama’s FISA flop either. It’s too damaging right now at a time when they are still trying to ram through Health care legislation that will do nothing to improve health care.
What else can you expect from the party of bad ideas.