Chris Dodd: Kickin’ Ass & Takin’ Names
Dodd wiped the floor with everyone in the latest Kos straw poll, taking 21% of the vote (up from 7% last month). Edwards dropped by 8%, Obama by 5%, and Hillary by 2%.
Today he’s blogging on HuffPo:
As the representatives of the American people, our job is in many ways quite simple: to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” There’s no question in my mind that Democrats were given a majority in both the House and the Senate based on their promises to change the course of the country. We were elected to strengthen the nation by ending this war, restoring our standing in the world and returning the nation to an adherence to the rule of law. An integral part of that mandate was to reverse and stop the Bush Administration’s assault on the Constitution.
Yet, we today are faced with the possibility that the Senate will see a renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that enables the Bush Administration to broadly eavesdrop on American citizens and provides for retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that helped them violate civil liberties and the law.
The Constitution of the United States belongs to the American people, not to the Bush administration. It is our responsibility as Senators and Congressmen to stand up and fight for it.
Good lord it’s a breath of fresh air to see a politician actually fighting for what the majority of the country believes in. I swear I thought that breed had gone the way of the pterodactyl.