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Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:19 AM

 

Kick for Russ Feingold for Attorney General !!!!!

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For eighteen years from 1993 to 2011, Russ Feingold represented Wisconsin in the United States Senate. He served on the Foreign Relations, Intelligence, Judiciary, and Budget Committees. He also served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1983 to 1993 and practiced law for six years at Foley & Lardner and LaFollette & Sinykin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Well known for leading the fight for campaign finance reform in the Senate alongside Senator John McCain, Senator Feingold was also the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act, and was the first senator to propose a timetable to exit Iraq. Feingold was the recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundationís Profile in Courage Award in 1999 and also received the Four Freedoms Award from the Roosevelt Institute in 2011. Feingold graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with honors in 1975, received an honors degree from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1977, and then went on to Harvard Law School, where he earned his honors degree in 1979.

Since leaving the Senate, Feingold has been a visiting professor at Marquette University Law School, the inaugural Mimi and Peter Haas Distinguished Visitor at Stanford University, the Stephen Edward Scarff Distinguished Visiting Professor of Foreign Policy at Lawrence University, and was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.

Feingold founded Progressives United in 2011 to address corporate influence in the U.S. political system following the Supreme Courtís decision on the case of Citizens United, and the organization continues today while Feingold serves in government. Feingold recently served as a co-chair for President Obamaís reelection campaign.

Feingold is also the author of the New York Times bestseller While America Sleeps, about American policies both domestically and abroad since the terrorist attacks of September 11, and discussing what steps must be taken to ensure that the next ten years are focused on the international problems that threaten America and its citizens.

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Reply Kick for Russ Feingold for Attorney General !!!!! (Original post)
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 OP
Greater Society Sep 2014 #1
donco Sep 2014 #2
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2014 #3
valerief Sep 2014 #4
Enthusiast Sep 2014 #5
delrem Sep 2014 #6
midnight Sep 2014 #7
ladjf Sep 2014 #8
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #14
Greybnk48 Sep 2014 #9
librechik Sep 2014 #10
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #11
librechik Sep 2014 #12
grahamhgreen Sep 2014 #13
librechik Sep 2014 #15
delrem Sep 2014 #16
LostOne4Ever Sep 2014 #17

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:28 AM

1. I like this choice.

 

Or former Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL) IF we have to deal with a Republican Senate. He's smart, competent and centered.

But I agree, Feingold ideally.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 01:36 AM

2. Good

the sooner the hit the wall the better.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 02:47 AM

3. Great idea!

He would be excellent!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:00 AM

4. Another fabulous choice!!! nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:08 AM

5. Kicked and recommended!

Thank you, grahamhgreen.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 03:19 AM

6. We will be told in due course.

Nobody who'd even imagine standing up in a tippy canoe....

We're into the new Iraq/Syria war days, now, and all Dems will be required to get alongside.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 08:56 AM

7. He knows how the patriot act was misused.


"I recall during the debate in 2005 that proponents of Section 215 argued that these authorities had never been misused. They cannot make that statement now. They have been misused."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/06/russ-feingold-tried-to-warn-us-about-section-215-of-the-patriot-act/276878/

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 09:27 AM

8. Please no. nt

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Response to ladjf (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:11 AM

14. Why not? Better choice?

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:31 AM

9. Perfect!

He cannot be bought or manipulated.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:33 AM

10. blocked (without a doubt)

think of someone the PuKKKes will accept. And despite all the rumors, Jesus Christ is not available.

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Response to librechik (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:50 AM

11. Why even have a Dem President if you do what the R's want every friggin time??????

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:59 AM

12. infuriating, isn't it?

there's this--somebody here at DU pointed out Sheldon Wolin to me. He is spot on about what happened to us

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_totalitarianism

"Wolin believes that the democracy of the United States is sanitized of political participation, and describes it as managed democracy: "a political form in which governments are legitimated by elections that they have learned to control".[11] Under managed democracy, the electorate is prevented from having a significant impact on policies adopted by the state through the continuous employment of public relations techniques.[12]

Wolin believes that the United States resembles Nazi Germany in one major way without an inversion: the essential role that propaganda plays in the system. According to Wolin, whereas the production of propaganda was crudely centralized in Nazi Germany, in the United States it is left to highly concentrated media corporations, thus maintaining the illusion of a "free press".[13] Dissent is allowed, although the corporate media serves as a filter, allowing most people, with limited time available to keep themselves apprised of current events, only to hear points of view which the corporate media deems to be "serious".[4][14][15]"

It's a fascinating Wiki

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Response to librechik (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:11 AM

13. Wow. Inverted totalitarianism. Excellent read. The whole "the R's won't pass it, so give them what

 

want" meme seems to be a part of this fight.

They fight to get someone like Russ nominated would drive issues like the 'patriot act' into the fore of the debate.

Of course the R's will be against anyone in that position who would work to change the status quo. I don't see much point in nominating someone the R's like. Aren't they on vacation??? Seems like a good time for a recess appt.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:14 AM

15. oh I so wish Obama would turn full on liberal for the last 2 years, and just rip the mask off

these criminals. What's he got to lose? they won't help him anyway.

Meh. He's too polite. He's got a future in corporate America too. If he does what the MIC tells him to.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 10:56 PM

16. The 'patriot act'?

Haven't the Dems had a chance at reforming that kind of law?
How well have the Dems done?

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Sat Sep 27, 2014, 05:33 AM

17. Kick and rec! (nt)

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