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Harry Reid 2005 Boasts: "We killed the Patriot Act!"

You can't make this stuff up!

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http://youtu.be/CBP91gvs8wI

Patriot Act Extension Filibustered
Washington Times ~ Dec. 17, 2005

Senate Democrats yesterday began filibustering a proposal to extend the USA Patriot Act, raising the probability that key provisions of the anti-terrorism law will expire in two weeks.

Joined by four Republicans, Democrats said the renewal measure lacked protections for Americans’ civil liberties from increased law-enforcement powers.

“Today’s vote is a great moment for our Constitution and our democracy and a great moment in the fight against terrorism,” said Wisconsin’s Sen. Russell D. Feingold, who has led the fight for Democrats. “If you don’t have the confidence of the American people when it comes to this fight against terrorism, if they fear that somehow we’re going too far and going after the rights of law-abiding citizens — it will weaken our ability to win in that all-important battle.”

Republicans warned that allowing the current provisions to expire could have devastating consequences and said Democrats would be punished in next year’s elections for letting it lapse.

Whole article here at the Washington Times



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Whichever way the wind blows

With short attention spans and the help of the media to keep the masses distracted, is there any wonder things continue to get worse?

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Wait....wha..hold on....

What's going on? I am thoroughly confused. Did the patriot act die, and is he taking credit? Or have provisions died, and he is taking credit? Or is the patriot act alive and well, and I'm being fed double speak? Someone help. I my brain is incapable of processing the world I'm living in.

That was then (2005), this is now.

And now Harry Reid is the government. Totally different situation (for him).

oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

I see now. I was stuck in a time warp. And he was just as much of a liar then, since we are clearly still dealing with the patriot act now.

This is a bloody shame. A

This is a bloody shame. A tragic, needless shame.

Reid makes me puke...S.O.B.!!

Btw, I did email Jon Kyl And Bitch McConnell to stand with Rand Paul on Protecting the second amendment from that fucking Patriot Act..Excuse my french..I'M PISSED!!

I so want to punch them so called Congressional Leaders right in the kisser!!

I want to

puke in Reid's face, amongst other things.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Yes, that's it! Time for a Barf Bag Bomb!

Send your representative 'barf bags'! Show 'em how sick you are over their support of the ridiculously named Patriot Act.

Blowback

Both sides of the aisle are being judged on this. The left blogs and comments on the news sites are supporting Rand because their grassroots hates the Patriot Act. Then Harry Reid and Co. tried to make it all about Gun Records so now the hardcore oldschool 2nd amendment base (And it is a huge base) are jumping in the fray and are ready to march on DC to show Reid what gun rights are. I don't know what all that intention is since the RP movement is Non-Violent but it is nice to have Rand representing our views on the Senate floor.

and in 2005 Obama was against it too!

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I just called his office.

I just called his office. This is out of control.

First, he was all about fighting the Federal Reserve (95-96) now he won't even co-sponsor for an audit.

Next, He fights against the patriot act now he is making a huge deal about simply offering some amendments. His office said that "Harry Reid believe that the patriot act is important to the safety of American citizens" and that she "didn't want to debate about it."

It's pretty clear Harry Reid actually has no principles he just goes with the party and does what people tell him. I can't believe that fool got elected again.

Harry Reid was also for...

...an audit of the Federal Reserve in 1995-6:
http://www.dailypaul.com/158189/harry-reid-back-in-1995-1996...

How much more proof does one

How much more proof does one need to realize that both parties are the same?

Jon Kyl's voicemai full - FAX him!

202-224-2207

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

SteveMT's picture

Hypocrisy history Bump: Reid reeks of it.

Using the Constitution to shut these people down is the way. These people cast no reflection when the Constitution mirror is held up.

"...REEKS of it."

reedr3v's picture

Kudos the all internet warriors trying to

hold the line and push back.

Take Action Now: Call McConnell

ACTION ALERT UPDATE!
McConnell and co trying to stop the vote:
Contact Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at (202) 224-2541 and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl at (202) 224-4521 right away.

http://www.freemaninky.com/2011/05/senate-gop-mitch-mcconnel...

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Can Rand really stop this thing?

"Sen. Rand Paul has single-handedly stopped the extension of three key provisions of the Patriot Act until after they expire at midnight Thursday. Unless he folds"

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/05/26/sen-rand-paul-delay...

mistakenly posted

so deleted post

Drive all but two men out

I know there are a couple more sort in each house that sometimes say the right words . . . but there are only two with real spines.

With rare exceptions I don't think voting these out and sending in a different lot will matter one iota.

Phil. 4:13

Harry Reid is the poster boy

Harry Reid is the poster boy for what's wrong with this country. Good grief, how does a person like this get elected. I just don't get it.

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

When your party is in power you move the agenda forward

When you're party is NOT in power you pretend to oppose the agenda. It's how things work. The sad part is, the people buy it every time and support their favorite letter no matter how hypocritical they are.

This is key.

This is key. This is very important. I wonder if there is any documentary to the effect or are we going to have to make one. That fact alone could really wake people up to the system we are really living in.

Bump

For flip-flop of the decade. Freaking amazing!

Ouch

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Great find

Let's make this go viral.

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I sent this to Drudge and Lew Rockwell.

:)

I will post it on Twitter right now

got 610 followers there.

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