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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:25 PM
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Dems Set To Kill Feinstein Censure Resolution



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Dems Set To Kill Feinstein Censure Resolution
November 14, 2007 09:53 PM

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the state's Democratic Party pushed back Wednesday against a proposal by a coalition of progressives to censure the four-term senator for her recent votes siding with the Bush Administration, dismissing the proposal as a distraction put forth by activists who did not speak for the majority of Democrats in the Golden State.

Feinstein's office defended what they called her record of standing up to Bush, citing her role in recent probes into allegations of partisan firing at the Justice Department, as well as her votes against the Supreme Court nominations of Chief Justice John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

"She led the Judiciary Committee investigation into Alberto Gonzales and the firing of the U.S Attorneys," said Feinstein spokesman Scott Gerber. "What Sen. Feinstein is going to continue to do is fight for this issues that are important for all Californians."

On Monday, a coalition of progressive Democrats said they would ask the California Democratic Party to censure Feinstein at its executive board meeting this weekend, citing her recent votes in favor of confirming Attorney General Michael Mukasey and controversial appeals court judge Leslie Southwick.

They argued that in backing the Bush Administration's nominees, Feinstein had lost touch with the core principles of her party's base.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:28 PM
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1. Shit, I read the first five words and got all excited.
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:30 PM by jgraz


Edit: yeah, I can't count. :dunce:
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:28 PM
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2. If she worked on the investigation into Alberto Gonzales why does
that have any favor over her vote for Mukasey? She has lost touch with her constituents.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:42 PM
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3. I see absolutely, positively, no apologetic tone from Feinstein whatsoever
She's shitting right into the face of those who take issue with her positions. Instead of arrogantly "pushing back", why isn't she meeting with members of the progressive coalition to try and understand why her votes that favor Bush are objectionable? These are Democrats for God's sake! Calling those Democrats who object to her siding with Bush "activists" who do not speak for Democrats in California, and calling their efforts "distractions" reminds me of the way Bush called the many people who demonstrated against going to war in Iraq a mere "focus group".
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