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Monday, March 13, 2006

Feingold Draws Little Support for Censure

An AP story released just minutes ago states:
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.

I told you earlier in this blog that this was a publicity stunt by Feingold to get some name exposure for his presidential bid.

The article continues:
Republicans dared Democrats to vote for the proposal.

"Some Democrats in Congress have decided the president is the enemy," Vice President Dick Cheney told a Republican audience in Feingold's home state.

Even as he spoke, Democratic leaders held off the immediate vote that Majority Leader Bill Frist requested.

So once again, a Democrat senator wastes valuable time on the senate floor demanding a vote on something, then when the Republicans say, "OK, how about we vote on it RIGHT NOW", they scurry off to their corners. (much like Jack Murtha wanting a vote on immediate withdrawl, and Chuck Rangel's bill calling for a miltary draft which he subsequently voted against)

Not very presidential, Senator Feingold.

link to story here


Blogger joe said...

I have to agree with one thing, the punks in the Senate are used to bending over for the loudest bully. One day maybe we can get some honesty and integrity up there to get some frekking work done.

10:19 PM  

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