Sunday, March 12, 2006

Senator Feingold Takes Charge...Again

Once again, Wisconsin Senator Russell Feingold is taking a leadership role on issues of national importance. Take, for example, his upcoming resolution to 'censure' President Bush.

According to a story from AP, "The five-page resolution to be introduced on Monday contends that Bush violated the law when, on his own, he set up the eavesdropping program within the National Security Agency in the months following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001."

Not surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has essentially accused Feingold of aiding and abetting the enemy. How else does one translate the charge that the censure resolution would, according to the AP summation of his remarks, "weaken the U.S. during wartime." Your point being?

It will be interesting to see if this resolution is even allowed to be brought to the floor for debate and vote. If it is, how many Democrats will join Senator Feingold in calling for censure?

If the House Democratic response to Rep. Murtha is any indication, I would just like to say to the good Senator, 'watch your back.'

As per usual, Senator Feingold is demonstrating how to truly represent the opposition party in a way that reflects the growing outrage in this country. The alternative is to follow Clinton, Reid, Biden, Dean and gang in the charade known as GOP-lite.

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