If you are interested in the vote, check out this: "Extending the Republican Police State" - With a whole lot of "bipartisan" (sell-out) Democratic help. This is how serious Barack Obama is about changing America: "Obama Signs Last-Minute Patriot Act Extension" - "The White House said Obama had signed the bill from Europe using an autopen machine that holds a pen and signs his actual signature. It is only used with proper authorization of the president."
The shameless, in-your-face hypocrisy of Barack Obama's sellout betrayal is breathtaking. In 2008 I told everyone he had set this country up for a big betrayal and was resoundly chastised and ridiculed for my efforts. It is reassuring today to see the emerging signs of vindication: Hooked on Hope by Dylan Ratigan where he shows the effects of the betrayal "Mr. Hopey Changey," to quote John Pilger (Welcome to the violent world of Mr. Hopey Changey), has effected on American society. Speaking from experience, the traumatic consequences of personal and family betrayal are profoundly long-lasting. Couple that with the fact that the betrayer is always faced with the never-ending need to justify the betrayal and loss of trust by MORE betrayal.