The Wall Street Journal reports a FISA compromise has been reached...
... giving Bush the unlimited immunity for telcoms he's demanded all along.
And making his warrantless wiretap powers permanent.
I've said it before, I'll say it again: the Republicans are the Party of Evil, and the Democrats are the Party of Caving In to Evil, or Complicity in Evil if you prefer.
This is the main drawback of the "two party, big tent" system: you get people supposedly in the same political party, as with the Democrats (liberals vs. "blue dog"), who believe in radically different things ("blue dog" Dems are essentially Republicans under a different label). People who vote for that party expecting one thing (opposition to an imperial president, an end to war) get another thing entirely.
I'd like to see the two big parties permanently split- the GOP into big-business, evangelist/theocratic, and Goldwater-ites, the Dems into liberal, moderate, and blue-dog- but I know it's not going to happen... because, above all else, both big parties worship the same thing- raw, unrestrained power.