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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:44 PM
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A Waste of Time Senator Feingold?
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 05:47 PM by kpete
A Waste of Time Senator?
by TocqueDeville
Mon Jul 16, 2007 at 12:59:47 PM PDT


The failure to rebuke this administration is a de facto endorsement of lawlessness, the agenda of the neocons, and their insane policies of aggression. It is a statement to the world that, while we may not all agree with torture, illegal warfare, the Bush doctrine, the utilization of deceit, and the violation of the law and our constitution, our objections do not rise to the level of interfering with the next election.

I fully respect the anger and frustration many Americans feel with this Administration. I share much of it. But on balance, I think Congresss time is much better spent ending the war in Iraq, conducting the oversight that was absent for the last six years, and advancing progressive legislation.


This borders on offensive. This statement effectively reduces the advocacy for impeachment as the rantings of an angry mob instead of the thoughtful deliberation of informed citizens who care deeply about what their country is becoming and what nightmares lay in store if we don't correct the dangerous precedents set by this administration.

Would we like to see the Democrats finally stand up and kick George Bush's little ass back to Crawford? Of course. But this is much bigger than that.

And lastly, what the hell kind of progressive legislation are you thinking you can get passed with a veto proof majority? Any amendments you slip into a piece of legislation that would be signed by George Bush will most certainly not be worth it.

much more at:
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/16/15123/4867

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:46 PM
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1. Russ Feingold is one of my favorite senators.
Not just among the current crop but among all senators who've ever served.

A terrific addition to the U.S. Senate chamber.

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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:49 PM
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3. I agree, he's a good man. Hard to find in DC anymore. nt
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:48 PM
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2. Agreed with the OP but kick George Bush's little ass back to CONNECTICUT
He was spawned there let him return there.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:49 PM
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4. I agree with TocqueDeville. "Are we a country of ..."
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 05:54 PM by TahitiNut
:shrug:
Are we a country of lawlessness and unchecked executive power? Are we a country that lies to the world community, and yet expects their trust? Are we a country that sanctions with passivity the vision of American preeminence and unilateral, militant domination?
No ... we're a country of cowards and outlaws unless and until we impeach the criminals inside the Beltway.
Nothing more.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:50 PM
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5. It's two-faced bullshit is what it is.
I wish Feingold spent half the time on impeachment that he does coming up with excuses for not impeaching.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:56 PM
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6. Exactly
As kpete said:

This borders on offensive. This statement effectively reduces the advocacy for impeachment as the rantings of an angry mob instead of the thoughtful deliberation of informed citizens who care deeply about what their country is becoming and what nightmares lay in store if we don't correct the dangerous precedents set by this administration.
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Feingold also said in the Update to Kos, which followed the original statement:
"...the Constitution left it up to the judgment of members of Congress whether or not moving forward with impeachment is best for the country."

I find Feingold's statement offensive. Congress hasn't been doing too well making judgments about "what is best for the country"...
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:56 PM
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7. Maybe several million people spread across the Mall
(in DC) and down Pennsylvania Ave with pitch forks (plastic and I want that concession) and torches would send a message to an apparently deaf and blind Senator Feingold.
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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:30 PM
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8.  We don't have time to waste
Impeachment may be our only hope to avoid war with Iran and bring our troops home. You can't reason with insanity It's not working Senator feingold... Please reconsider...
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:45 PM
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9. right
you can't reason with insanity...

And they are insane.
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