Just a few minutes ago, with one day left before Senators gather to vote on H.R. 6304, the number of supporters of Barack Obama calling on him to keep his promise and oppose the bill has reached and passed the 20,000 mark.
These are the activists among your supporters, Senator Obama. They are the people who read and listen and pay attention and, yes, give you lots and lots of money. They are upset because, one week after you gave a nice speech about how important it is to be a patriot, you appear to be within hours of voting for a bill that shows disrespect for our nation’s Constitution. Months after your presidential campaign promised to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, weeks after you secured your presidential nomination, you declared that you’d go ahead and break your promise. You told your followers to believe that change was possible. The kind of change that leads to unrestrained domestic spying is not the kind of change we can believe in.
Revise your promises and change the nation in this way, Senator Obama, and you will find a large and growing number of people are unwilling to believe you any longer.