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Dems will dive on Patriot Act

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday December 13, 2005 01:15 PM

I don't know what the Las Vegas line is on Patriot Act renewal getting through the Senate. Probably the bookies haven't bothered to make one, it's such a foregone conclusion.

Russell Feingold was making noises about filibustering it. As far as I know, no other Democrats have yet indicated they will join him.

If Feingold does try a filibuster, it's another foregone conclusion that enough Democrats will cross the aisle to cut off debate.

And then, when those Democrats are up for re-election, we will see hapless liberals wringing their hands and then trooping dutifully off to vote for these swine, lamely mumbling that a Republican would certainly be worse.

And that, dear friends, is how the machine turns out its predictable product. These poor liberals are, you might say, the "enablers" who allow the monster to have his wicked way.

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