Thursday, February 07, 2008

S.2248 Voted Down

The Russ Feingold amendment S.2248 is to "prohibit reverse targeting and protect the rights of Americans who are communicating with people abroad." The amendment only received 38 yea votes. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama dodged the controversial wiretapping issue by not voting.

Democrats voting against the Feingold amendment.

Jay Rockefeller
Dianne Feinstein
Tim Johnson
Mary L. Landrieu
Blanche Lincoln
Daniel K. Inouye
Mark Pryor
Ken Salazar

As usual, Joe Lieberman broke from the Democratic caucas. Joementum is stumping for McCain. There is less reason to let Lieberman chair the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

In other exciting news: John "the Maverick" McCain did not vote on S.2248 or the economic stimulus bill. The latter bill failed to pass a filibuster 59 to 40. Harry Reid changed his vote for parliamentary reasons. So the tax rebate bill can be voted on again.

Political courage is in short supply. But the media can still call McCain a maverick.

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