My personal political ideals fall somewhat to the left of Dennis Kucinich and to the right of Karl Marx. In contrast to many caricatures of my posts at TPM, my understanding of Obama’s stance on FISA has zero to do with whether or not I agree with said legislation or with continued abuse of the Constitution.
Of course, I think it is a travesty that we have been raping the Constitution since before the ink was dry on the Preamble.
However, Barack has explained, more than once, that based on his classified briefings on national security, the amended FISA bill is a compromise he thinks is necessary to watch our back. He believes that it provides the tools needed to keep our right secure. I am willing to take him at his word for now.