Call Democrats/Republicans to Support Feingold
It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into dictatorship--Sandra Day O'Connor
Incident upon incident of Bush administration's misrule is piling up in the public eye, to be neatly forgotten.Russ Feingold has the bull by the horns. His move to censure President Bush upholds our Constitution (read the Senators well crafted statement) and I think offers a sort of litmus test; would you like someone who lacks the backbone to hold the President to his oath and the houses of Congress to their duties as elected representitive of "We the People"?
Mr Frist deems this wrong in time of war:
I think it’s a crazy political move and I think it in part is a political move because here we are, the Republican Party, the leadership in the Congress, supporting the President of the United States as Commander in Chief, who is out there fighting al Qaeda and the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and the people who have sworn, have sworn to destroy Western civilization and all the families listening to us.
The ethically challenged Mr Frist shows an ignorance of history- another President was called to impeachment hearings for domestic wiretapping on a much smaller scale, during a different quagmire - excuse me - war. And think about it: Mr Bush "is not out there fighting" anyone. He has spent 365 days vacationing in Crawford Texas- all Americans should get the equivalent of a years paid time off scattered through each five. Vacationing pre 9/11. Vacationing during Katrina. Mr Frist, if anything the "War President" has been Missing In Action.
Offense being the best defense, Frist was pushing for a vote right away yesterday. Polticians need time to talk, to rally. This is a big break from the usual butt kissing, folding, converging to the Republican discipline- think Joe Lieberman, et all. A bit of time, and our phone calls may see Bush censured- a lesson of hope for all Americans- we have no King!
(If the poll watching, sinecure insecure politicos will put what is right before elite politics-as-usual. yup, I have BIG hopes) Hey, I'm Progressive. A bit cynical perhaps, but past performance, recent history have colored me that way. I have hope.
George W. Bush as the New Richard M. Nixon: Both Wiretapped Illegally, and Impeachably; Both Claimed That a President May Violate Congress' Laws to Protect National Security
The above quote the title from a FindLaw Writ article by John Dean, it is very illuminating concerning the issue of warrentless spying.
Mr Bush has poll ratings consistant with those of Mr Nixon during his second term, low 30's...
Members of both parties have said that Mr Bush is working outside the law.
I've written this on the fly. This WikiPedia page can help you do your own research. I need to call some of those folks who write me constantly asking for money for the Democratic Party to ask them why they are not supporting Mr Feingold, our Constitution and the future of our nation as we know it.
Where's the grit and backbone of the "opposition" party?
title change, minor editing since posted 2 hours ago