Last year, Barack Obama’s camp made it clear that he would “support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies”. On July 8 there will be a vote in the Senate on a new Bill that guarantees Civil immunity for their illegal activites, and decreases the oversight on new illegal surveillance. George Bush can then pardon them for any criminal activities. Obama has said he would support this Bill.
Obama’s support for this new Bill is in direct contrast to past statements. How Obama votes on Monday will determine if people can trust his word at all, or if he is just another corporate neocon.
This video of Obama trying to justify his support for this Bill is hilarious! At least, until you realize how sad it is that the leading challanger to McCain and Bush is stammering and rambling about giving up rights for safety from scary terrorists. He truly sounds like George Bush in this clip.
Tom Toles did the amazing comic above. Check out his stuff here.
Edit: the vote will take place on July 8 – date corrected