Steny Hoyer is an idiot:
If the following, reported
by politico.com is true: (emp add)
... Hoyer called the FISA legislation a “significant victory” for the Democratic Party — one that neutralized an issue Republicans might have been able to use against Democrats in November ...
If Hoyer thinks that not passing the atrocious FISA legislation would have been a political issue in November, then he's way out of touch with what's going on. He's got a 9/11 mindset, which means that he thinks that a significant terrorist attack could take place in the United States before election day
, even though that's virtually impossible. Hoyer has failed to properly assess the capabilities of Al Qaeda (essentially the only terrorist outfit to be considered). Al Qaeda exploited a vulnerability (unsecured cockpit) to briefly control large jets, but since that's been fixed along with various other protective measures, there is no reason to throw away constitutional guarantees and scrutiny of Bush's violation of same, which is what the new FISA bill does.
To repeat the main failing here:
Steny Hoyer thinks that a significant terrorist attack could take place in the United States before election day.
We do not need Democrats, like Hoyer, who are incapable of critical analysis.