Thursday, December 15, 2005

Misplaced priorities

Leaving aside the issues with the Patriot Act, I've identified yet another Democratic shortcoming.

[Feingold's] threat gained ground Thursday when Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the original Democratic co-sponsor of the 2001 Patriot Act, announced that she would support a filibuster. She and others predicted the act would be extended in some form, but without agreement on key changes.

"What will be lost is the much-needed sense that the Patriot Act represents a broad consensus," Feinstein said on the Senate floor. "Having a consensus bill is of paramount importance."

Perhaps I'm just naive, but shouldn't she have said that an effective bill is of paramount importance? Are we the UN, now? Why do we have to have a concensus bill? Why can't we have an effective bill, however that is defined?

Maybe I'm just being picky...


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