Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Senate Dems Cave Again. Feingold Left Out to Dry.
In the You've Got To Be Shitting Me department, we have the story about how, Russ Feingold's fellow Senate Democrats left the poor bastard hanging in the wind over his effort to censure the Preznit's illegal wiretapping. Yahoo News AP wire excerpt:
WASHINGTON - Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold accused fellow Democrats on Tuesday of cowering rather than joining him on trying to censure President Bush over domestic spying.
"Democrats run and hide" when the administration invokes the war on terrorism, Feingold told reporters. Feingold introduced censure legislation Monday in the Senate but not a single Democrat has embraced it. Several have said they want to see the results of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation before supporting any punitive legislation.
Republicans dismissed the proposal Tuesday as being more about Feingold's 2008 presidential aspirations than Bush's actions. On and off the Senate floor, they have dared Democrats to vote for the resolution.
"I'm amazed at Democrats ... cowering with this president's numbers so low," Feingold said. The latest AP-Ipsos poll on Bush, conducted last week, found just 37 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed approving his overall performance, the lowest of his presidency.
You're not alone in your amazement Russ. Christ, what will it take before the rest of the gang acts? Single-digit approval numbers? What's this bullshit about waiting to "see the results of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation"? What do they think those results will be? The committee will be run by, and populated with Republicans, and they would rather eat worms than defy Clueless Leader.
How many more things does this administration have to have turn to shit with its reverse Midas touch before the opposition party feels sufficiently motivated to make an effort to stop the madness? WMD? Out of control budget and trade deficits? The Katrina screwup? The bungled Iraq occupation? The domestic spying program? Prisoner abuse? The hamstringing of Medicare? The Abramoff scandal? The Medeivalization of the Supreme Court? I'm sure I've forgotten a crime or seven, but any ONE of these things on its own should have been enough to get Harry Reid, and before him Tom Daschle, to stand up and hold this administration's feet to the fire.
Hell, the Republicans impeached Bill Clinton for having a girlfriend and we can't get ONE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR to stand with Russ Feingold as he tries to hold Preznit "As Long As I'm The Dictator" accountable for his idiotic actions? And people wonder why I'm a political pessimist...
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