The threat by Nancy Pelosi to blind the country in both eyes because she lacks the votes to merely gouge out one is one of the most reckless, irresponsible political stunts in American history. Pelosi and House Democrats are gambling with the safety of all Americans, and it is outrageous that she would do so when large bipartisan majorities are prepared to pass the carefully crafted compromise legislation reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled last night that debate over the bill is unlikely to end quickly and that Democrats may let the temporary law expire. Although Bush and his aides have said such a move would undermine current surveillance efforts and pose a national security threat, Democrats note that intelligence-gathering orders under the temporary law are good for a year and that routine surveillance powers would remain.
“The President and House Republicans refused to support the extension and therefore will bear the responsibility should any adverse national consequences result,” Pelosi said in a statement.
Pelosi’s decision to play chicken with the country’s safety –which she recognizes with her absurd statement about “responsibility”– is reprehensible, but also representative of how far the Democrats have fallen into their collective BDS fever.
Call the office of Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and demand the Democrats stop gambling with the country’s safety: The switchboard for the Congress is 202-225-3121. Ask the operator for the office of Pelosi and then call back and ask for Hoyer’s office, and then your own Representative.