Yesterday, when it was revealed that the U.S. military National Security Agency has been engaged in daily spying on the movement of hundreds of millions, or even billions, of people, including many Americans, without any search warrant or suspicion of any crime, the Congressional Progressive Caucus responded by saying nothing.
Of course, it’s been less than a full day since the news broke, so perhaps it wouldn’t be fair, in this instance, to criticize the Congressional Progressive Caucus for failing to stand up for the progressive cause of preserving constitutional rights. Thinking this, I went to the official web page of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to search for every item of legislation and information that the caucus has produced concerning the NSA spying scandal since it began half a year ago.
Here’s what I found – a more complete summary of what the Congressional Progressive Caucus has had to say about the unconstitutional, abusive spying programs run by the NSA:
For the sake of accuracy, I suggest that the Congressional Progressive Caucus rename itself, becoming the Congressional Progressive Except When Being A Progressive Is Politically Inconvenient To Barack Obama And The Democratic Party Caucus. That name is a bit wordy, perhaps, but on the upside, it provides more search terms for the soldier spies at the NSA to work with.