The Personal Journal of POTUS

July 15, 2008

Victory Delayed… But Victory Still

Filed under: Foreign Relations,Politics,Satire — fakepotus @ 3:47 am
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As some of you know, a few days ago I signed into law the FISA Amendment Act of 2008. This bill is designed to allow our intelligence professionals to quickly and effectively monitor the communications of terrorists abroad and help us protect our country by heading off potential terrorist actions. Now, it has taken Congress forever to get this bill passed, but they still managed it, and so that’s one more feather in the cap.

For those of you who don’t understand the law, in broad terms, it allows for electronics surveillance after receiving a court order for anyone in the US who may have been in contact with foreign targets. It does require a warrant in order to electronically monitor our citizens, both here and abroad. The courts will have oversight to make sure there are no abuses, and it keeps our telecommunications company safe lawsuits, and there is a process of judicial review for companies that cooperated with us to protect our country. Well, these guys at CNN explains it pretty well.

Now, ordinarily, this is not a big deal, and just another day in the life of a man whose job is to protect America. But in this case, it’s a bit noteworthy because as usual I’ve managed to bring into the big tent the opposition party. I know there are a number of Democrats on the list, but there is only one that really matters, someone who has come to see the truth for what it is, your next President, Senator Barack Obama. The truth is this, my idea is not some lame attempt at authoritarianism or to violate civil liberties – as if I really cared about the porn sites you liberals are surfing, but a genuine attempt to safeguard America from the evildoers out there.

Now it comes as no surprise that Senator Obama’s brave vote is being criticized by all those NIMBYs and liberal nutjobs who only whine about how bad America is, how horrible their lives are, but haven’t done one damn thing to help themselves. But Obama sees the practicality of this bill, he knows that when he is President, he is going to need some of the same tools that I’ve been using to keep the terrorist from attacking us again.

I’m glad that Obama decided to vote his conscience. It shows his strength of character to be able to put the best interests of America above those of the left wing loonies in his party. No, Obama is not making the vote to appear more centrist, he is making the right choice to help me keep us all safe until he takes over the job in January.

This is what makes this victory with the FISA bill all the sweeter, I knew I was going to get this done, but now with Senator Obama’s vote, I can see that the future will be safeguarded as well.  So, magazines like the New Yorker should stop with these insulting covers.


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