Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Losing Issue.

Remember when I said Democrats would sink their teeth into the wiretapping story and not let go even though it seems to be proving to be a losing issue for them?

Well, here ya go.

Democrats on Capitol Hill are drafting a strategy to attack the Bush
administration and Republicans as having little regard for the privacy of
Americans. "We will initiate at the beginning of this year one of the most
serious debates and discussions on Capitol Hill in our history about individual
rights and liberties," Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin said just before

The article goes on:

The topic will be a major focus of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of
federal Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. as privacy rights -- the political code phrase
for abortion rights -- already has become a major issue, Mr. Durbin said.
Democratic leaders then plan to keep the issue alive as they continue their
opposition to key parts of the USA Patriot Act, which is set to expire in early
February unless extended.

When it comes to individual rights and liberties, the general public understands that the administration was not listening to their phone calls. They were listening in to suspected terrorist's phone calls. And Democrats, get a clue, everyone WANTS that.

The Democrats keep using the phrase "wiretapping American citizens" like Bush cares about the business meeting you are setting up. Please. He was wiretapping those who wish us harm. And the Democrats opposing the Patriot Act, which has clearly kept us safe for over 4 years, isn't exactly a winning issue either.

If this is all the Democrats have going into the Alito hearings, then things are looking good for us.