It is also amazing that a bill which passed with 251 bi-partisan votes in the house could be filibustered in the senate. Harry Reid has endorsed the filibutser, and this action demonstrates the lack of perception on the part of Russ Feingold, Reid, and Chuck Schumer. Let's not forget Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) who has once again sided with the liberals in a major national security issue.
Two outspoken house members clearly believe in the validity of the Patriot Act, and have defended its' passage. James Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committe has stated, "The consequence of the Patriot Act expiring on December 31st is going to be putting the American people at greater risk." "The reauthorization of the Patriot Act is important to the security of this country" states Tom Tancredo the maverick conservative representative from Colorado.
Moreover, Democrat Senators appear to be continuing their previous strategy of forcasting defeat in Iraq. Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard states that these politicans are "crazy" for hoping for defeat. As a nation, we always hope to win, and the United States has a long and rich history of winning wars with great national will at home.
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