Russ Feingold Is Still an Idiot

During the John Roberts confirmation hearings, I was moved to comment on the idiotic behavior of Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold. That post is still drawing (lots of) hits in search engines, and Feingold's behavior this week has provided further ample evidence of his disconnect with sanity.

Feingold's solo effort to censure President Bush for trying to protect us from terrorists by listening in on calls from Al Qaeda operatives is certainly illustrative. There is certainly a clear political intent in his action. There is only room for one candidate to Hillary's left in the Democratic primary in 08. Kerry, Gore, Edwards, and Dean are all swimming in the water Feingold wants for his lane. He has to do something to distinguish himself from the pack. I think that is his goal, as he must surely know there is zero chance of a censure motion even being voted on (the Democrats will do everything in their power to keep a vote from happening.)

But on another level, this is a sad sign. If there were not a large pool of voters to be swayed by such a foolish action, Feingold would not be doing it. The reality is that there is a significant minority of moonbats who really believe President Bush is a threat to our liberty; that we are living on the verge of, if not already in, a police state; and that the mainstream media is right wing!!! It almost makes one wish for some test demonstrating at least a minimum grasp of reality prior to voting.


At 9:29 AM, Blogger noneed4thneed said...

First off, Sen. Feingold is not going at this solo. As of now, their are 5 Senators who have signed on to the censure resolution.

As for candidates to the left of Hillary, Dean and Gore are not running. Kerry needs to do a lot to get to the left of Hillary (but I agree his call for a filibuster on Alito was probably based on this motivation).

There is a large nuumber of voters who support this censure. The poll I saw 46% supported and 43% were against it. It looks like you are the one not in the mainstream.

Bush needs to stop living in his pre-1776 mentality. His oath was to protect the constitution.

"Without freedom, we are not America. If we don't preserve our liberties, we cannot win this war, no matter how many terrorists we capture or kill." -Russ Feingold

At 2:38 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

yup the masses are as_es...old sayin but stil holds tru!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Iwanski said...

I don't always agree with him, but I think Feingold is correct on this.

The war on terror does not give the President the right to break the law. Really, Bush is lucky it's only censure we're talking about. The last guy got impeached for FAR less.

At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute... the constitution grants the power to regulate interstate commerce, enact tariffs on international commerce, and plenty of other regulation powers when dealing with anything internationally OR even interstate... yet the liberals claim that the government doesn't have the power to regulate and monitor conversations with known terrorists overseas? Give me a break... they could regulate conversation with ANYONE internationally. You, as a US Citizen, have the right to contact and share information with people outside the United States, and the US government has the power (which we give them) to monitor what is being said via international channels.


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