Thursday, January 05, 2006

The political fallout from the NSA domestic surveillance program . . .

. . . is best summed up by Ann Coulter's latest article:

"The Democratic Party has decided to express indignation at the idea that an American citizen who happens to be a member of al-Qaida is not allowed to have a private conversation with Osama bin Laden."

I'd switch the middle of that sentence to be "a member of al-Qaida who happens to be an American citizen" but the point is the same.

The only problem with the Democrats making it so easy to defeat them on national security grounds is that it does not discipline Republicans to govern domestically to satisfy their base. This is why we get multi-billion dollar give-aways in prescription drugs, farm subsidies, no private social security accounts, and pork as far as the nose can smell.


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