Saturday, February 27, 2010

That's not change, that's more of the same!

We reject torture. We reject sweeping claims of “inherent” presidential power. We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years.
                      --The 2008 Democratic National Platform, Page 54, Renewing America's Promise, As approved by the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Monday, August 25, 2008 Denver, Colorado
Doesn't quite match up with this

WASHINGTON - Key provisions of the nation's primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House Thursday evening after Democrats retreated from adding new privacy protections.The House voted 315 to 97 to extend the USA Patriot Act, sending the bill to President Barack Obama. (emphasis added)
There are 257 democrats and 178 republicans in the house. 

Since Barack Obama and the 111th Congress took office,


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