Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Senator Leahy says he’s seen this movie before: "if we learned anything from right after 9/11"

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 (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:44 AM
Original message
Senator Leahy says he’s seen this movie before: "if we learned anything from right after 9/11"

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13706.html

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) says he’s seen this movie before: The Bush administration, citing an unprecedented national threat, puts the hammer on Congress to ram through gargantuan legislation with a minimum of review — and the murkiest of repercussions.

“We will do something this week — but if we learned anything from right after 9/11, it’s that the biggest mistake is to pass anything they ask for just because it’s an emergency,” Leahy says.

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman knows of what he speaks. He sponsored the original Patriot Act, only to feel betrayed later when the Bush administration used it to justify domestic wiretapping.

...

“They can’t get away with what they did in 2001,” Leahy said. “This will be ‘trust but verify.’ The biggest mistake they can make is holding a press conference while we’re negotiating to say there’s going to be a worldwide depression if Congress doesn’t do exactly what we want them to.”

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:45 AM
Response to Original message
1. Economic 9/11 that is good assumption.
Shock Doctrine is correct.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
vssmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:21 AM
Response to Reply #1
9. The Jackals are circling a big pile of money as we speak
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:52 AM
Response to Original message
2. Leahy is calling them out on going to their same bag of tricks again
And given his remarks at last week's FBI hearing, he is pissed about what they did before and isn't going to accept the same again.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:54 AM
Response to Original message
3. I hope this is said over and over
to the public via the news media. I hope the Dems get a backbone this time. This has been the MO over and over and over along with big stacks of paper to read that make it near impossible to get through and understand.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:03 AM
Response to Original message
4. Are now going to be getting the financial equivalent of an Anthrax attack, as well?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:09 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. No doubt.
They are very serious about the games they play.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:22 AM
Response to Reply #4
10. They leaked the script....
Three days of steep DOW drops...

Harry Reid in the Senate puts Paulson's bill up for a straight up-or-down vote, but several Democrats running this year introduce an oversight amendment. The amendment fails in a 48 to 52 vote. Paulson's passes with a large margin.

The House passes a bill with some limited oversight provisions, but they are stripped out by a rushed conference committee.

Bush signs Thursday and Wall Street rallies.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:13 AM
Response to Original message
6. there’s going to be a worldwide depression if Congress doesn’t do exactly what we want them to.”
And if only Obama had agreed to all McCain's terms none of this would have been necessary..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:16 AM
Response to Original message
7. Leahy
:patriot:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:19 AM
Response to Original message
8. E X A C T L Y
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:26 AM
Response to Original message
11. "Worldwide depression..."
Must be what they told Dodd and others about the need for a bailout ey?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:27 AM
Response to Original message
12. YES! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:30 AM
Response to Original message
13. 'trust but verify'?!
Anyone who trusts this criminal administration after all they've done is a damn fool!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:47 AM
Response to Original message
14. Yep. I think I heard that somewhere else this morning.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:26 PM
Response to Original message
15. but will they cave in yet again?
leahy is only one vote.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:29 PM
Response to Original message
16. Senator Leahy, one of the only Senators I still have full confidence in. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #16
18. "Full" confidence?
his vote to cofirm Hayden as CIA chief has always bothered me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 10:31 PM
Response to Original message
17. "if we learned anything from right after 9/11" ...
"... it's that we need to fall in line lest we be called Unpatriotic!"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
judasdisney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-08 12:46 AM
Response to Original message
19. Date rape tactics -- now! now! now! or else!
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 Sun Sep 21st 2014, 03:49 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) 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