So the lame duck President, with the lowest approval rate in history gets his way with spying on people – because the guy wanting to follow in his steps wants some of this for himself

The bill is supposed to clear the Senate

With no senators threatening to hold up the bill (HR 6304), one of the last hopes for opponents faded June 20 when Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois announced he would vote for the legislation. Some civil liberties groups that oppose the measure had called on Obama to use his position in the party to derail it.

With Congress on the verge of delivering the bill to Bush’s desk, some opponents had sought out Obama to take a stand.

A lot did they know

“This bill scares me to death,” said Rep. Barbara Lee , D-Calif.

Bartcop occasionally dares to post the truth: