The Democratically controlled Congress recessed (more time off) last week without providing an amendment to FISA. The sticking point was language that granted immunity to telecommunications companies that had cooperated with the government in the past. The immunity was reasonable given that the companies acted in good faith and should not be sued for providing information that they believed to be (and probably was) legal to provide.
The Congress chose to grill baseball players about steroid use rather than provide a tool needed to prevent terror attacks. Why would they ignore the security of our country (besides the fact that they are Democrats)? Perhaps it is because the trial lawyers who stand to make a fortune from suing the telecommunications companies have given a huge sum of money to the Democrats. Amanda Carpenter, writing for TownHall.com, reports:
Court records and campaign contribution data reveal that 66 trial lawyers representing plaintiffs in lawsuits against these phone companies donated at least $1.5 million to Democrats, including 44 current Democratic senators.
All of the trial lawyers combined only contributed $4,250 to Republicans in comparison. Those contributions were made to: Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), Rep. Tom Davis (Va.), Sen. Lindsay Graham (S.C.), Sen. Mel Martinez, and Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.).
In order to find the truth in politics it is often necessary to follow the money. The money trail here leads to Democrats and shows that they took lots of cash from the people who would benefit from the exclusion of immunity. The Democrats have, once again, sold out this country. This list includes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, two people who claim to be qualified to run this country.
While the Congress enjoys a 13 day President’s Day holiday, the rest of us are a little less safe because they put special interests first.