I Must Have Missed the Feingold Outrage Press Release
Realize it is the holidays and all, but you’d think Feingold (or his PAC) would have said something about this by now.
Unless of course, it’s his president and he’s holding out hope for an appointment or something?
President Barack Obama has signed into law a five-year extension of the U.S. government’s authority to monitor the overseas activity of suspected foreign spies and terrorists.
The warrantless intercept program would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president’s approval. The renewal bill won final passage in the Senate on Friday.
Known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law allows the government to monitor overseas phone calls and emails without obtaining a court order for each intercept.
In 2008, Feingold — then trying to force Obama more and more left when it comes to placating terrorists — called the law “a black mark” on the Congress, tried to filibuster it, and called it “one of the greatest assaults on the Constitution I can think of in the history of our country.”
Funny, I always thought it was “McCain-Feingold,” and I have the Supreme Court backing my opinion up.