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I think I have to disagree with Digby here when she assures me that Obama is lots better than McCain. I mean, yes, I think Obama is lots better than McCain, if only because it’s hard to imagine he’d be worse, but: I’m tired of having to make that assumption. I’m tired of just hearing it from his supporters or other Dems who want me to vote for him. Most of all, I’m tired of having to keep saying it to my readers when he keeps doing things that tell me I can’t rely on his judgment. He had to be told that voting for Roberts was a bad idea? He actually says out loud that we need this new FISA bill for the sake of our national security? Are you really better than McCain, Barack? Then show me. Do the right thing. Quit sounding like just another fear-mongering, liberal-hating Republican and do the business. No one’s going to vote against you for blocking the FISA bill.
That’s absolutely correct: if Obama and his advisors think FISA is a tough vote, then he’ll fold when the shit really hits the fan. Instead of talking about ‘change’, how about doing something specific, like defending the Fourth Amendment. I realize this isn’t very ‘changey’, but sometimes that old stuff still works.