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Feingold Criticizes Fellow Dems Bush Measure
Here in the United States, Senator Russ Feingold has lashed out at fellow Democrats for not supporting his measure to censure President Bush for his warrantless domestic spy program. Feingold has failed to attract any co-sponsors. Appearing on Fox News, Feingold said: "I'm amazed at Democrats, cowering with this president's numbers so low. The administration just has to raise the specter of the war and the Democrats run and hide. … Too many Democrats are going to do the same thing they did in 2000 and 2004.… [Democrats shouldn't] cower to the argument, that whatever you do, if you question the administration, you're helping the terrorists."

that's from democracy now. so are we surprised?

the democrats are still running scared. the evan blahs are running the show and the result is every 1 plays duck and cover. scared little turtles afraid to come out of the shells.

they better learn to do something or quit complaining about the results of elections.

2006 is supposed to be a lock, a sure thing.

of course we heard that in 2004 and 2002 as well. remember?

in 2002, it was 'we're going to win! we're going to win! the opposition party always, always, always picks up seats in the mid-terms!' and?

they lost.

in 2004, it was 'people are sick of bully boy so we're going to win!' and?

they're so scared to say a damn thing.

i'm sick of the hillary clintons who want to get their war on. i'm sick of the bean counters who crunch the numbers. i'm sick of james carville most of all.

he really needs to go away.

he and paul begela are cowards and have always been cowards. carville knows how to shout, when he's not stammering, but what's the point when he can't stand up for anything?

could he or the weasel begela stand up for cynthia mckinney? no, they ran with the press lies and slammed her.

that's who they are. if there's a hint of controversy, they run.

and i really do not think 1 of our talking heads should be married to mary matalin. not because she's a republican, not because she wipes the floor with him in their 'cutesy' tv matchups, but because she's involved with cheney.

with all that's happened regarding scooter libby and the outing of valerie plame, with the hunting accident, with every thing, he needs to step away from the limelight.

we have no idea who aided in the lies and who didn't. matalin's a spinner. she's often a liar. if she's part of the lie the people into war, then we don't need her husband speaking for us.

if she was involved in the conspiracy to out valerie plame, do you think she'll get what's coming to her or will she get a pass?

i'm not saying she is involved. i'm saying there are too many serious issues coming out of the vice president's office and someone so close to it should not be the spouse of a democratic talking head. he needs to step away from the limelight.

worst case scenario, he's married to this year's g. gordon liddy. the democratic party doesn't need him speaking for them.

so what do we lose out on?

a few of his bizarre sayings that make tim russert chuckle and make us look like idiots?

that's really all we miss out on.

he's 1 of the triangulators. his whole life is triangulation.

he's not going to step away, even if mary matalin gets frog marched off, so we should wake up to the fact that he's not a political genius.

he can't figure out how to solve a problem and his campaign strategy for bill clinton was nothing but the most simplistic crap that every 1's used since. in bill clinton's 1st campaign, there was betsy wright to balance out carville and wright got the big picture.

carville doesn't. that's why he runs such crappy campaigns and why kerry's campaign was doomed the minute carville and the others hopped on board.

it's all about 'don't make any waves and you'll win.'

this while the other side launches attacks and makes their own waves.

so the candidate floats along while a tidal wave mounts until it's wipe out time.

then there's jimmy carville within 2 weeks telling the press how the candidate failed. the candidate. it's never jimmy carville's fault.

i'm really sick of him and his centrist, b.s. crowd that can't speak honestly because they're too busy polling to figure out what people MIGHT think.

i don't know what's worse, those people are a democratic party inane enough to send out a fund raising e-mail entitled 'russ feingold is a traitor.' after the generic salutation, 'howard dean' tells you that's what the republicans want you to think. (i didn't get an e-mail with that title from republicans, 'howard dean.') then they hit you up for money.

here's some of that e-mail:

That's what Republicans want you to think.
They are so scared of having a legitimate debate about Iraq or national security that they have only one reaction to news of their failures or calls for accountability.
On Monday, Democratic Senator Russ Feingold introduced legislation to censure the President for breaking the law by creating a secret domestic spying program. Agree or disagree with his proposal, as a Senator -- and as an American -- he has the right to speak his mind and express his views without Republican Senators questioning his patriotism.
But that's exactly what happened. This week Republican Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado, in an interview with Fox News radio, said in response to Feingold's action that he has "time and time again [sided] with the terrorists".

they're scared, 'howard'? them? i didn't see any democrats in the senate rushing to defend feingold. so who's scared?

seriously, let's be objective. wayne allard's an idiot. but he's speaking his mind. his inflamatory statement passed his polling group or he side stepped them. where are the democrats?


until they can figure that out, they're stuck in their own mess as sure as we're stuck in iraq.

tomorrow, i'm going to note some things that readers are planning to mark the 3rd annivesary of the invasion but tonight, i'm too pissed off at cowardly democrats. if you need to know about something serious, something the dems won't talk about, go read c.i.'s "NYT: They're calling the current situation in Iraq 'strife'". i read it this morning while drinking my coffee. i had parts of read it to me by t over the phone. (she loves it.) then fly boy came by tonight (not a good night because we had the roundtable for the gina & krista round-robin) and wanted to talk about it and he's still wondering exactly what it takes up to wake up the big media and the democratic party to what's going on in iraq? i have no idea.