Supporters Blast Obama on His Own Website

Barackobama.com flooded with protests over FISA flip-flop
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2008 10:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Barack Obama’s abrupt about-face on new FISA legislation that would grant immunity to telcos that aided the Bush administration in warrantless wiretaps has some supporters hopping mad—and they’re using the forums on the candidate's own website to protest, the New York Times reports. During the primaries Obama pledged to oppose the legislation, but now supports a compromise version.

Some 7,000 Obama supporters have registered their distaste for the flip-flop on BarackObama.com, and a blogger notes that “very big Obama supporters are very disillusioned.” The Obama campaign responded by praising the open forum as "a strength of our campaign,” but a spokesman added that Obama “concluded that with FISA expiring, that it was better to get a compromise than letting the law expire.” (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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