sweep1.jpgHowie has gone through all of the FISA votes and found a bit of good news in all the irritating mess.  Via DWT:

And a little good news on this dismal night. Every single Blue America endorsed candidate– no exceptions– voted against Bush’s unconstitutional power grab. (No one who voted for it will be eligible for a future endorsement.) Our incumbents who voted no were Tom Allen (ME), Steve Cohen (TN), John Hall (NY), Jerry McNerney (CA), Patrick Murphy (PA), Jerrold Nadler (NY), Carol Shea-Porter (NH), and Hilda Solis (CA). Here’s where you can say thanks for doing your job if you think that’s merited. I might add that Steve Cohen faces a tough primary from a reactionary Democrat from the corrupt, right-wing Harold Ford Machine and that both John Hall and Carol Shea-Porter are in Republican-leaning districts where they are already being smeared by the far right for being soft on terrorism.

Next time some dumbass tells you that being involved with politics doesn’t make a difference, or that politicians are all the same, you can think about this. Because they aren’t all the same — and we’re just getting started with replacing the ones that need to go.  Thank you to Howie for doing such a superb job for us in vetting candidates.  Sure, we’re going to get fooled once in a while, but it makes me happy that they all voted for the Constitution over fear.   

Even though the bill passed, it is awfully nice to know that we have selected a group of folks for this year’s batch who stood with the Constitution.  Now, let’s get back to work on the rest of them…because that should not be a notable moment, it ought to be the norm.

(Artwork by Adam Fox.)