The Amash Amendment, named after the Republican Congressman from Michigan, was aimed at curtailing the power of the NSA in collecting data on Americans, failed in the United States House of Representatives. The roll call is in and it looks like this:
You can find the breakdown of who voted for which side here.
So, as you can see, that’s 217 “Noes” and 205 “Ayes.” Honestly, that’s pretty damn close when you consider the leaders of both parties, the White House and the NSA itself were lobbying for the amendment to fail.
Does anyone else find it telling that there is such bipartisanship on continuing this egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution on behalf of our Congress, White House and intelligence community?
Honestly, I find it sickening that Republicans and Democrats only seem to work together when they want to – excuse my language – fuck us over more. I mean, seriously, when John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi are working together and Michele Bachmann is defending President Obama’s position; then you know something is amiss.
And people still hold up the guise that the two parties are different. Yeah, right. I know I’ll be contacting Mr. Boehner to voice my displeasure with his dismal “no” vote. I recommend others do the same, if applicable.