Attack of the RINO's and More

Well, it wasn't long before our favorite group of RINO's came forward to Bash Bush on the NSA surveillance issue.

First, Senator Brownback. On Christmas eve no less:

"Topeka — U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., on Friday said the Bush administration needed to answer questions about spying on Americans without court authorization.

And Brownback said he disagreed with the administration’s legal rationale, which he said could hamper future presidents during war.

“There are questions that should be examined at this point in time,” Brownback said during a news conference."


Along the line of course the rest of the RINO's have all joined in Chorus:

"Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME): "We ... express our profound concern about recent revelations that the United States Government may have engaged in domestic electronic surveillance without appropriate legal authority."

Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA): "I think it does not constitute a check and balance ... you can't have the administration and a select number of members alter the law. It can't be done."

Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN): "I think the Congress quite rightly is trying to take a look at now the fact that we're past 9-11, we're going to have to live with the war on terror for a long while. And whether it's the treatment of prisoners that we've been discussing, for example, or elements of the Patriot Act, likewise intercepts are going to have to be given, I think, a pretty good hearing."

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) called the allegations of surveillance abuses 'extremely troubling.' Collins said the report 'warrants further inquiry by Congress' and that she has asked the NSA for a full briefing."

Senator John E. Sununu (R-NH): "I don't think the 'use of force' resolution authorized this use of NSA resources for domestic surveillance ... this is the kind of activity that should be approved in statute."

Senator Larry Craig (R-ID): "I'm particularly concerned about the long-term effect of the line we may be crossing. When we flipped the FISA over from just foreign governments and known spies and blended it into a gray area of the Patriot Act, we're now talking about somebody who we have reason to believe is connected to a foreign government, but they are a U.S. citizen."

Rep. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-ID): "The Founders envisioned a nation where people's privacy was respected and the government's business was open ... these actions turn that vision on its head. If the government is willing to bend the rules on this issue, how are we supposed to believe it won't abuse the powers granted by the Patriot Act?"

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): "We can't become an outcome-based democracy. Even in a time of war, you have to follow the process, because that's what a democracy is all about: a process."

Senator John McCain (R-AZ): "Why did the president choose not to use FISA? That's a legitimate question."

Just too bad that these worthless morons (and moronettes) have their heads so far up the MSM's butt - like Senator John McCain: "Are we on yet Tim?" - that before they even look into to the facts of the legality of the NSA program before hey they head to the microphones.

Enough of all of them. 2006 is beginning and so is the move to vote out all those who consistantly thwart our Republican Principles and values. Life is too short to waste a vote on the likes of these.

Conservative Renewal 2006 is coming!