I can say that now. Disappoints. It's because I spent the last few hours pounding the keys, wearing off all the cuss word keys on my laptop, telling Obama that the next time he asks me, the little person, for my $25 or $50 contribution, I'll tell him to go pound sand up his Telecom-funded ass.
Oh, did I mention that I'm pissed off about FISA?
Ok, I'm much calmer now. The cat can come out from under the covers. The boyfriend can come home from his walk. Here's a few measly little thoughts that I have:
- The government could listen in on the telephone calls of potential criminals before FISA. They just had to get a court order. Which doesn't take years, or months, or in emergencies, even days. No. It takes a few hours. But the government decided that they needed to trump up an excuse to grab more power, so they whined that they should not have to go through "all the trouble" of getting said court order, and many uninformed people (meaning our elected representatives in Congress) thought that this didn't sound unreasonable, and so FISA was born.
- THERE IS NO FUCKING THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES THAT REQUIRES EXCESSIVE SPYING ON REGULAR AMERICAN CITIZENS, OK? It's a fucking lie.
- Barack Obama is supposed to be the candidate that rises above all this happy horseshit and guides us sensibly out of this fucking mess that BushCo put us in. Instead, he bends over and takes it in the ass along with those useless excuses for representatives of the people (Pelosi and Hoyer), and actually says that the recent FISA compromise was a good one! He makes some vague statement that it wasn't the best compromise, but it was a good one. And he'd try to do something, although he didn't know if he could be successful at doing that vague something, to get rid of the bill later on, at some vague time in the future when he hopes that we all forgot his heresy.
Oh. And I'm still voting for Obama, the devil I don't know, because McCain is the devil I know.