Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dems protect trial lawyers instead of us

Democrats like our own Dick Durbin are protecting trial lawyers instead of our country. They believe preserving the right to sue telecommunications companies trumps intercepting terrorist communications.

One of Durbin's "protected class" on this issue? "Individual H" in the Tony Rezko indictment, class action lawyer/donor "Myron" Cherry.

As Congress debates giving immunity to phone companies that assisted the government in tracking terrorist communications, trial lawyers prosecuting those phone companies have poured money into the coffers of Democratic senators, representatives and causes.

Court records and campaign contribution data reveal that 66 trial lawyers representing plaintiffs in lawsuits against these phone companies donated at least $1.5 million to 44 different current Democratic senators and Democratic causes.

All of the trial lawyers combined only contributed $4,250 to Republicans in comparison.

Barack? He ducked.

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