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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:51 PM
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Support the Filibuster. Check out what the Dodd campaign just put out!
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 09:52 PM by L. Coyote
From: "Tim Tagaris, Chris Dodd for President" 14 Dec 2007 14:06 (EST)
Subject: A moment of truth for Senate Democrats

Dear Mr. Coyote,

Take action in support of the filibuster

Today, that FISA fight we've all been waiting for begins -- and it's time to separate the leaders from the capitulators.

In a few hours, Majority Leader Harry Reid will ask for something called a "motion to proceed" on FISA, effectively disregarding Chris Dodd's "hold" on the bill.

It's unfortunate that he chose to go this route, to introduce a bill including retroactive immunity when another route could have been chosen just as easily.

So ... that means Chris Dodd will start by introducing an amendment to strip retroactive immunity out of the bill.

But if that doesn't work, he will do all he can to stop this bill that threatens our security, and that may include a "filibuster."

Remember when this all started playing out? A lot of people rushed to send out strongly worded press releases about how committed they were to "supporting a filibuster."

They'll have a chance to show they are true to their word.

Call or email the Senators that pledged their opposition to this bill to support the Dodd Amendment and a filibuster if necessary. And ask them to be there with Dodd when it counts.

http://chrisdodd.com/filibuster

You don't demonstrate leadership in the footnotes of a press release, or parroting responses from focus groups.

Leadership is demonstrated through action.

Tim Tagaris
Chris Dodd for President


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Joe Biden

San Francisco: "Will you join Sen. Chris Dodd's hold and proposed filibuster on any FISA bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecoms?"
Sen. Joe Biden: "Yes."

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Barack Obama

"To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies."

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Hillary Clinton

"I am troubled by the concerns that have been raised by the recent legislation reported out of the Intelligence Committee...As matters stand now, I could not support it and I would support a filibuster absent additional information coming forward that would convince me differently."


http://chrisdodd.com/filibuster/call


http://chrisdodd.com/filibuster/email
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ancient_nomad Donating Member (474 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:03 PM
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1. KnR!
I did this earlier when I received the e-mail. This needs to hit the greatest page. I hope their phones ring off the wall, and their e-mail boxes flooded.

Reid is such a wimpy little worm. I am sick of the whole crew - Pelosi, Reid, Lieberman. They make me :puke:

Thanks for posting this!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:05 PM
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2. I thought this was put over to Monday? Is that wrong? n/t
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:48 PM
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5. Warrantless Spying Showdown Postponed to Monday -- UPDATED
Warrantless Spying Showdown Postponed to Monday -- UPDATED
By Ryan Singel | Dec 14, 2007 | http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/12/warrantless-sp...


Senate Majority leader Harry Reid announced Friday that he will start debate Monday on bills that will let the nation's spies use American telecom facilities and services for warrantless wiretapping, choosing to start with the most expansive bill and then letting a second version be considered as an amendment. Congress is moving quickly on the legislation, since the Democrats are seeking to reverse some of the extensive surveillance powers it handed to the Administration this summer in rush legislation known as the Protect America Act.

Action could have started as soon as today, forcing a promised filibuster to happen over the weekend, but today Reid indicated on the Senate floor that he would wait until Monday:

In this instance on the FISA bill the controversial but important FISA bill, there are two committees that have jurisdiction. Intelligence committee and after that it is referred to the judiciary committee. They have both done their work and they have done good work. What some may want to do is take what I thought was the best out of one and the best of the other and bring it to the floor. I cannot do that unless I trample the system. Under regular order, I will bring the intelligence committee bill to the floor and the first operative action after that is the judiciary committee. Senator Leahy is an experienced veteran legislator here longer than I and he knows what it do. The Senate will work its will as to what needs to be done with FISA. I'll guarantee you right now, one thing that's going to occur: not everyone will be happy.


The move comes after weeks of speculation over whether Reid would prefer the Senate Intelligence committee's version - a bill favored by the Administration -- or the Senate Judiciary's version. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut has a hold on the Intel bill, since it includes amnesty for telecoms being sued for helping with the government's secret, warrantless wiretapping program, but Reid decided to override that hold.

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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:14 PM
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3. Dodd rules. Along with Dennis and Edwards, he's tops with me.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:17 PM
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4. I like Dodd, but he's not on the Primary ballots in NY or Virginia. nt.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-07 12:34 AM
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8. Those are significant states. It is good his voice is out there anyway.
It is also great that a candidate is doing this, to add some media attention to the issue.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:00 PM
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6. I'll give you a K and an R
to keep this info up top. Please everyone, send him your thanks. He deserves to know we support him.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:22 PM
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7. K&R -- Thanks!! nt
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:00 PM
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9. visibility kick = will it float? That depends on YOU!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 06:02 PM
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10. kick and recommended and done
Edited on Sun Dec-16-07 06:03 PM by spanone
Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours
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