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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:45 PM
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44. Excuse me, but who gave the executive branch of our
government more power than the legislative branch? I think you need some civic lessons on the equal powers held by all three branches of our government.

Feingold is DOING HIS JOB! And I sincerely wish people would learn why the Constitution granted equal powers to Congress and the WH.

Fyi, a U.S. Senator not only has the same power as a president regarding legislation, s/he does NOT work for the president, s/he works WITH the President and that Senator is ENTITLED to be consulted on legislation, not told how to vote.

This is so disturbing as we seemed to understand the balance of powers when Bush was trying to be king, and now, Democrats on this board, appear to be suffering from amnesia and have completely gone over to the rightwing view that the president doesn't have to bother with Congress at all. Disgraceful to call a U.S. Senator, one of the best we have, a 'Diva' for doing his job.
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  -Feingold: 'Standing Up to the Unholy Alliance Between Washington and Wall Street' Zenlitened  Jun-30-10 12:35 PM   #0 
  - "False security is no security at all." knr nt  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 12:38 PM   #1 
  - "Rather than discussing with ME ways to strengthen the bill..."  BeyondGeography   Jun-30-10 12:42 PM   #2 
  - I don't understand, why does that make him a diva?  Zenlitened   Jun-30-10 12:51 PM   #3 
  - Nothing in return?  BeyondGeography   Jun-30-10 01:02 PM   #4 
  - Why? Because wants as much attention as Scott Brown or Olympia Snowe?  Mass   Jun-30-10 01:21 PM   #10 
  - Do you mean Obama?  Hawkowl   Jun-30-10 02:30 PM   #26 
  - That's funny  BeyondGeography   Jun-30-10 02:44 PM   #27 
  - Excuse me, but who gave the executive branch of our  sabrina 1   Jun-30-10 06:45 PM   #44 
  - Shorter Russ Feingold:  geek tragedy   Jun-30-10 01:05 PM   #5 
  - Doesnt matter.. the bill was weakened to get others to support it..  DCBob   Jun-30-10 01:07 PM   #6 
  - "Economist Dean Baker called this bill a 'fig leaf'" Here is what Baker said recently  ProSense   Jun-30-10 01:09 PM   #7 
  - Overall, Baker does not seem to be a fan, no?  Zenlitened   Jun-30-10 01:23 PM   #12 
     - Baker has been extremely critical of the bill so  ProSense   Jun-30-10 01:35 PM   #17 
        - "Still, he always wanted a perfect bill. "  hulka38   Jun-30-10 06:05 PM   #41 
        - Maybe he's hoping for an opportunity to vote for a better bill?  Zenlitened   Jun-30-10 08:01 PM   #58 
  - Despite changes, Brown still noncommital on financial reform bill  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 01:11 PM   #8 
  - Come back to us with the magic potion that makes Russ and the mushy Republican middle feel good  BeyondGeography   Jun-30-10 01:14 PM   #9 
  - Did you read Feingold's statement?  dflprincess   Jun-30-10 01:22 PM   #11 
  - standing on principle is a shock to the administration & its fans lol nt  msongs   Jun-30-10 01:24 PM   #13 
  - You do understand that means nothing would happen at all  treestar   Jun-30-10 01:26 PM   #16 
  - Perhaps he learned his lesson after the insurance bill scam  dflprincess   Jun-30-10 01:59 PM   #20 
     - Doubt it:  ProSense   Jun-30-10 02:07 PM   #22 
        - It's an election year and even Feingold can't avoid exaggerating  dflprincess   Jun-30-10 04:02 PM   #30 
  - +1 n/t  Catherina   Jun-30-10 02:00 PM   #21 
  - Leaving things as is: an exponentially bigger farce  BeyondGeography   Jun-30-10 01:26 PM   #15 
  - You aren't getting it  Nite Owl   Jun-30-10 02:14 PM   #24 
     - Exactly, but with so much money going to members of Congress  sabrina 1   Jun-30-10 07:51 PM   #54 
        - Excellent post, IMO.  Zenlitened   Jun-30-10 07:55 PM   #55 
  - He's just not saying publicly but privately I suspect he and the Maine gals have agreed...  DCBob   Jun-30-10 01:25 PM   #14 
     - That would be my bet as well, but it is revealing that they would...  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 01:35 PM   #18 
        - If they strengthen the bill they would lose more votes then they would gain..  DCBob   Jun-30-10 01:43 PM   #19 
  - Thank You Russ,  Dinger   Jun-30-10 02:10 PM   #23 
  - And He Won't Let His Arm Get Twisted By Anyone,  Dinger   Jun-30-10 02:25 PM   #25 
  - He voted for health care reform and is responsible for  ProSense   Jun-30-10 02:52 PM   #29 
     - So you're saying that a principled Senator would have to have his arm twisted...  ClassWarrior   Jun-30-10 04:38 PM   #35 
        - "principled Senator would have to have his arm twisted to vote for Romneycare"  ProSense   Jun-30-10 05:52 PM   #38 
           - So you admit it's Romneycare and it only passed with arm twisting?  ClassWarrior   Jun-30-10 06:02 PM   #39 
              - Do you know what quotation marks are for? n/t  ProSense   Jun-30-10 06:03 PM   #40 
                 - For you to overuse??  ClassWarrior   Jun-30-10 06:09 PM   #42 
                    - actually it's to prevent plagiarism  SunsetDreams   Jun-30-10 07:55 PM   #56 
                    - Obviously, you got that one wrong. n/t  ProSense   Jun-30-10 09:01 PM   #61 
                       - I'd be getting that one wrong all the way to the bank if I had a penny for...  ClassWarrior   Jul-01-10 12:03 AM   #62 
  - The selective purist has spoken  impik   Jun-30-10 02:46 PM   #28 
  - That's "Saint Russ the Purist"...  jefferson_dem   Jun-30-10 04:25 PM   #33 
  - I guess some of us aren't lucky enough to be tainted like you.  ClassWarrior   Jun-30-10 04:39 PM   #36 
  - Regardless, the net value of his no vote protects the status quo  BlueIdaho   Jun-30-10 04:07 PM   #31 
  - His "no" vote?  Zenlitened   Jun-30-10 07:22 PM   #51 
  - Teabaggers Heart Feingold.  jefferson_dem   Jun-30-10 04:24 PM   #32 
  - So, you want to kick yet another Progressive from the Senate? Aren't  NorthCarolina   Jun-30-10 08:44 PM   #59 
     - "Progressive"? Ha.  jefferson_dem   Jun-30-10 08:57 PM   #60 
        - Funny thing,  NorthCarolina   Jul-01-10 08:30 AM   #63 
           - Actually, I give major props to Kooch when he does the right thing...  jefferson_dem   Jul-01-10 09:18 AM   #64 
  - I share his concerns. However, something is better than nothing.  flpoljunkie   Jun-30-10 04:36 PM   #34 
  - Most often "something" is far worse than nothing. n/t  Greyhound   Jun-30-10 06:10 PM   #43 
  - Or just obstructing a vote. n/t  Phx_Dem   Jun-30-10 04:59 PM   #37 
  - Oh yes, rec'd and kicked  sabrina 1   Jun-30-10 06:47 PM   #45 
  - All depends on the forum n/t  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 06:51 PM   #48 
  - He's siding with the Republicans to kill tougher reform measures.  geek tragedy   Jun-30-10 06:51 PM   #49 
     - He is siding with the people, the BS is that he is siding with the Repubs...  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 07:40 PM   #52 
        - So, Mitch McConnell is right and Bernie Sanders and Dennis Kucinich  geek tragedy   Jul-01-10 10:35 AM   #67 
  - Banks `Dodged a Bullet' as U.S. Congress Dilutes Trading Rules  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 06:49 PM   #46 
  - Defeating the bill means losing the good AND keeping the bad parts.  geek tragedy   Jun-30-10 06:51 PM   #47 
     - Nobody wants to keep the bad parts, when this bills passes ...  slipslidingaway   Jun-30-10 07:21 PM   #50 
     - If the effort to get real reform was there, defeating THIS bill  sabrina 1   Jun-30-10 08:00 PM   #57 
     - he's got an election to win!  Aramchek   Jul-01-10 09:30 AM   #65 
  - k&r  LWolf   Jun-30-10 07:49 PM   #53 
  - Feingold is a huge asset in the senate n/t  golfguru   Jul-01-10 09:34 AM   #66 
  - K&R for Feingold....  bvar22   Jul-01-10 11:19 AM   #68 
  - Thank you Senator Feingold!  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-01-10 11:42 AM   #69 
  - I have mixed feelings about this......  Armstead   Jul-01-10 11:43 AM   #70 
     - Me too, though I'm less convinced in this case that something is better than nothing.  Zenlitened   Jul-01-10 12:30 PM   #71 

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