Feingold Not Doing Well

I would say that Russ Feingold has zero shot at being the 2008 Democratic Rented Presidential Candidate position (via NewsMax):

Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold’s effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying.

Feingold’s fellow Democrats did just that Monday, with several saying they wanted first to see the Senate Intelligence Committee finish an investigation of the warrantless wiretapping program that Bush authorized as part of his war on terrorism.

Asked at a news conference whether he would vote for the censure resolution, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada declined to endorse it and said he hadn’t read it.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said he had not read it either and wasn’t inclined simply to scold the president.”I’d prefer to see us solve the problem,” Lieberman told reporters. Across the Capitol, reaction was similar.

Feingold’s resolution drew empathy but no outright support from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi “understands Senator Feingold’s frustration that the facts about the NSA domestic surveillance program have not been disclosed appropriately to Congress,” her office said in a statement. “Both the House and the Senate must fully investigate the program and assign responsibility for any laws that may have been broken.”

So, that would be a “Nay,” Russ.

Cheney dared other Democrats to support Feingold’s resolution.

“The outrageous proposition that we ought to protect our enemies’ ability to communicate as it plots against America poses a key test of our Democratic leaders,” he said. “Do they support the extreme and counterproductive antics of a few or do they support a lawful program vital to the security of this nation?

“The American people already made their decision,” Cheney added. “They agree with the president.”

Added Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist: “Senator Feingold’s time would be better spent putting forth constructive ideas rather than using cheap political tricks that compromise America’s national security by sending a dangerous signal of disunity around the globe.”

So far, I have yet to see any hard proof that any American citizen or organization has been illegally spied on by the NSA. And, that whole thing where Bush said “Law enforcement officers need a federal judge’s permission to wiretap a foreign terrorist’s phone, a federal judge’s permission to track his calls, or a federal judge’s permission to search his property. Officers must meet strict standards to use any of these tools. And these standards are fully consistent with the Constitution of the U.S.” ? Well, the National Security Agency is not a law enforcement agency.

And, you know? When I really think about it, I really do not give a rats ass if the NSA spied on American citizens who have ties with terrorism. We used to have people who cared more about protecting the United States then protecting the Rights of those who would harm her. FDR was a raging Socialist, at least by his actions. But, he didn’t care about the Rights of Japanese Americans. He threw them in camps. The man had balls.

And, finally, the program was started under Clinton, in 1998, as Truthout proved (by accident.)

A bit more: when Lefties start claiming victory with a C-SPAN poll, it was DU’d.

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10 Responses to “Feingold Not Doing Well”

  1. Vice President Dick Cheney gives Senator Feingold a well deserved spanking…

    Vice President Dick Cheney is a quiet man but with great common sense and great courage. He stood up today against Liberal Democrats who want an unconstitutional overthrow of the United States Government for their own political hatred and lust for pow…

  2. Feingold’s Resolution To Censure Bush N…

    Looks like Russ Feingold’s grandstanding is going nowhere. Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold’s effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying, preventing a floor vote that could alienate swing voters. A…

  3. Angel says:

    Better yet why not give them all national intelligence and military secrets..heck why should the terrorists hafta work so hard……..

  4. If the dems had their way, we would assign full AMerican Rights to foreign terrorists with bombs in their hands.

  5. CDB says:

    Why do you keep bringing up the Bill of Rights to defend the President’s actions violating the same? You keep asking for proof and claiming that Innocence before guilt, yet the the man you are defending removed those protections from every American when he tapped them without a warrent.

  6. Ogre says:

    Did you see that Frist tried to get a vote on it? How quickly the resolution was withdrawn…

  7. jack says:

    you supporters of bush cheney should not reference the constitution. you are relinquishing your democracy because of your fear that you allow those draft dodger leaders of yours to cram down your throat.

  8. So far, I have yet to hear of one American who has had any actual liberties denied. Just lots of inuendo.

  9. scrapiron says:

    Sounds like another Rove ‘rope-a-dope play to me. No one can say for sure that the entire NSA program wasn’t a ploy (never intercepted one call) to trick the terrorists into using some type of communications that can be tracked. Monitoring billions of call to get to one is an almost impossable task.
    The fact that not one left winger can come up with one instance that any national security programs has violated one right is enough to prove they are so paranoid they should be comitted before they injure themselves or others. I love it when a plan comes togather. Give Feingold some new rope so he can hang more of the dim-wits. He sure made asses of the 45 left wing members of the Senate in one swoop.

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