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Tea Party My Ass: Over 3/4 vote for Patriot Act

By Karl Denninger
Market Ticker

You were lied to America.

I told you this before the election.  That you were snookered, lied to, and bamboozled.  That you would not get either real fiscal accountability or liberty and The Rule of Law out of The Tea Party. Many said I was full of crap.


I challenge any and all who said I was wrong to explain this … Cross-referencing the list at MSNBC and the outcome of the vote, the following is a list of Tea Party-backed candidates voting for the bill (Patriot Act reauthorization):

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BREAKING: House Blocks Fast Track Extension of Patriot Act Provisions

2/9 UPDATE: Patriot Act extension to be brought up again on Thursday. The House on Thursday will again consider extending until December unconstitutional provisions of the Patriot Act counterterrorism surveillance law. The bill will be brought up again under a “closed rule,” meaning that no amendments can be offered. It will need only a simple majority to pass instead of the two-thirds that was required on Tuesday.

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Anti-Bill of Rights Jane Harman to resign from Congress

Rep. Jane Harman, a blue-dog Democrat from California, announced today she will resign from office, to head the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Harman’s pro-business, anti-liberty stance is world-renowned. She introduced HR 1955, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007, otherwise known at the Thought Crimes bill.

In 2005, she voted to make the Un-PATRIOT Act permanent, but in 2010 opposed some provisions of the bill.

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