There is a very interesting exposé in the Washington Post this morning on the makeup of the FISA secret surveillance court, Worth reading. All ten of the current judges appointed by Republicans, six former prosecutors, all handpicked by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts. No wonder they have such an exemplary "can't miss" record on never turning down a surveillance request.
I have decided that in the face of such awful behavior from both parties that I am going to withdraw my registration from the Democratic party and become some sort of an independent. Parties are meaningless, especially when their candidates campaign one way and then govern in diametric opposition to their supposed convictions. Parties don't matter, issues matter.