Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Obama’s ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ on the Surveillance Bill - by Lanny Davis

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:50 PM
Original message
Obama’s ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ on the Surveillance Bill - by Lanny Davis

Obama’s ‘Sister Souljah Moment’ on the Surveillance Bill


July 9th, 2008 1:42 PM Eastern

By Lanny Davis
Former White House Counsel/FOX News Political Contributor

Senator Barack Obama’s announcement that he would support the compromise bill providing court and congressional supervision of the president’s Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP) and immunity for certain telecom companies that cooperated with it has led to a barrage of criticism from his “netroot” supporters on his campaign Web site and in much of the liberal blogosphere.

But the Senator’s position is not only correct on the merits from a pro-civil liberties and pro-privacy rights perspective. It also provided the Senator an important chance to demonstrate his “Sister Souljah moment.”

The latter phrase is a reference to the time when then-Governor Bill Clinton, in a defining moment early in his presidential campaign in 1991, stood up to the black rap star before a black audience for her anti-white attacks in some of her lyrics. The phrase has since become a metaphor for a Democrat showing the political courage to stand up to his or her liberal-left base, rather than pandering to it.

Senator Obama’s change of position has angered some of his more liberal supporters — but, I submit, only because they don’t appreciate the significant legal restrictions placed on the Administration’s conduct of the TSP by this legislation.

The compromise bill was essentially crafted by leading liberals in the House who see no inconsistency between civil liberties and privacy rights and protecting America from another 9/11 attack.


Read the entire article here
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:52 PM
Response to Original message
1. lol Lanny "BAWWWW OBAMA CAMPAIGNED AGAINST HILLARY" Davis. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:52 PM
Response to Original message
2. Is he still shilling for a McCain / Clinton ticket?
Screw Lanny Davis. Impotent little shrew.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Max_powers94 Donating Member (715 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:53 PM
Response to Original message
3. Lenny Asshole Davis
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:53 PM
Response to Original message
4. Lanny Davis AND Fox News? What did we do to deserve that? NT
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:54 PM
Response to Original message
5. Through the rabbit hole..... Lanny Davis supporting and agreeing with Obama.....
....

And netroots folks supporting and agreeing with Hillary.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:55 PM
Response to Original message
6. I wish the phrase "Sister Souljah Moment" was retired
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:57 PM
Response to Original message
7. Oh geeze
Have fun @ Fox, Lanny. Maybe you and KKKarl can carpool together.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 03:58 PM
Response to Original message
8. Lanny and Howie on Fox... where they belong.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 04:02 PM
Response to Original message
9. Is Lanny Davis a hardcore junkie pedophile, too? Like Rush and now Howie?
OMG!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 04:16 PM
Response to Original message
10. I'm a peaceful dude - there aren't many people I'd like to whup the crap out of
That's all I have to say about "Lanny".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 04:20 PM
Response to Original message
11. At least Bill's cowardly act only threw Sister Souljah under the bus,
Edited on Wed Jul-09-08 04:25 PM by Benhurst
not the U.S. Constitution.

America's downward spiral continues.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 04:51 PM
Response to Original message
12. Give it a rest, Lanny.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 04:54 PM
Response to Original message
13. Isn't that basically a positive article from Lanny? Or am I reading
it wrong?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-09-08 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #13
14. When Obama gets praise from Lanny Davis,
...it means that Obama probably did something wrong.

Lanny Davis is a conservative Democrat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Sep 22nd 2014, 06:07 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC