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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:38 AM
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One more reason to :heart: Russ Feingold.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 10:41 AM by The Witch
mike_from_new_york: Someone asked the President this awhile ago, and he turned it into a joke. Just for a comparison- Did you see Brokeback Mountain?

Russ_Feingold: Yes I did. And I thought it was a tremendous, tragic movie that everyone should see.



from the recently concluded "listening session" on his pac's website (transcript to be up soon, apparently.)
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:39 AM
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1. Heart
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:40 AM
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2. Cool. There will be a transcript! Do you have a link to the site?
He answered my question and I want to show hubby! :P
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:41 AM
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3. just edited OP w/link, sorry I was lazy before :)
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:42 AM
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5. Thank you!
:thumbsup:
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:42 AM
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4. Gotta love Russ.
He's just not playing the right's game. He's the only person in the Senate with an actual pair of balls. Except for Hillary, of course.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:43 AM
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6. There's so many
I might be a little in love with him. Really. It's so rare to see someone who's actually willing to fight for what he believes in.
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twenty2strings Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:48 AM
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7. Someone explain why this wonderful guy isn't presidential...
material. Are we trying to self destruct? Is it like a person who always destroys their personal relationships because they are afraid of happiness? The Jewish fear factor? Too well groomed? What? :crazy:
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:04 AM
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8. He is my choice and WI's choice
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:20 AM
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12. Too smart. Too competent. Too sensible. Too progressive. No cowboy hat.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:20 AM by smoogatz
Not pro-corporate enough. Not a tough-talkin' swaggerer(er). Not Christian!!!! Divorced!!! Twice!!!! Good Gawd, Maw--get me my shootin' iron!!!
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:51 PM
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15. Because he's divorced?
:shrug: I don't know.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:05 AM
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9. Russ is great on guns too.
I know guns are not a bigtime issue with most democrats, but it is for a lot us (especially in the south or in rural areas). Russ's position on guns is one of the best in the party.


Excerpt from a recent statement (http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/speeches/04/03/200... )
I have never accepted the proposition that the gun debate is a black and white issue, a matter of ``you're with us, or you're against us.'' Instead, I have followed what I believe is a moderate course, faithful to the Constitution and to the realities of modern society. I believe that the Second Amendment was not an afterthought, that it has meaning today and must be respected. I support the right to bear arms for lawful purposes--for hunting and sport and for self-protection. Millions of Americans own firearms legally and we should not take action that tells them that they are second-class citizens or that their constitutional rights are under attack. At the same time, there are actions we can and should take to protect public safety that do not infringe on constitutional rights.

I supported the Brady bill requiring background checks of gun purchasers. I have voted in favor of closing the gun show loophole that unacceptably increases the danger that a gun will fall into the hands of a criminal. And I support child safety locks and other measures to make firearms less dangerous to gun owners and their families. These are reasonable measures that do not infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and use guns.

On the other hand, I have long opposed banning handguns, requiring national gun registration, and restricting the rights of young adults to own guns even if they are well trained and operating under adult supervision. I believe that prohibiting certain types of weapons is problematic as well. Although I voted for the ban on certain kinds of semi-automatic weapons in 1994, I have come to believe that it is a largely arbitrary and symbolic measure. Citizens see it as a first step towards confiscating their firearms. I will, therefore, vote against its reauthorization.
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KyuzoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:00 PM
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14. That last paragraphs seals the deal for me...I'm 1000% Feingold.
The Assault Weapons Ban was a joke and I'm glad a Democrat has come out to admit it.
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:06 AM
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10. Yes, I find it amazing . . .
We can elect former wrestlers and actors, but to take someone of Mr. Fiengold's character, intellect, capabilities, heart, compassion, etc. as presidential material, I hear far too much negativism. Just doesn't make any sense. :cry: What is wrong here! :cry:
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ROakes1019 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:12 AM
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11. Rhodes Scholar
I heard a Senator on the floor (who was going on to object to Feingold's Patriot Act resistence but paid a backhand compliment) that Russ is, among things, a Rhodes Scholar. He's my hope for 2008. Now, of all times, it should be apparent we some intellect in the White House.
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KyuzoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:25 AM
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13. THIS IS HUGH!!!!11 FINEGULD THE demonCRAP IS A FAG!!!!11
Sorry, just channeling the Freeper reaction.
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