Monday, March 20, 2006

Thank You Senator Feingold!

Senator Russ Feingold is not afraid of being a maverick. Wisconsin is proud to have him as our elected representative in the United States Senate.

Feingold's censure resolution states in part:
“Resolved that the United States Senate does hereby censure George W. Bush, president of the United States, and does condemn his unlawful authorization of wiretaps of Americans within the United States without obtaining the court orders required.”
The Republicans have answered this with a petition from Ken Mehlman:
" This week, liberal Democrat Russ Feingold called on the Senate to censure the President for a program that is successfully stopping terrorists. After months of searching, Democrat leaders are finally beginning to find their agenda: take away the tools America needs to fight terror. In the last 24 hours, fringe groups like and Democrat leaders from John Kerry to Harry Reid to Dick Durbin have rallied to Feingold's side, praising his grandstanding as a "catalyst" for the investigation of the President.

Weakening our national security is their agenda. Is it yours? Sign the petition to tell the Democrat leaders to stop undermining the War on Terror with cheap political stunts.

We are a nation at war. Our President has no more basic responsibility than to protect the American people and fight terrorists who want to kill us. It's one thing if a lone Senator wants our government to look the other way when an Al Qaeda terrorist contacts a sleeper cell inside the United States. It's entirely another when Democrat minority leader Harry Reid commends Feingold's censure move for "bringing [the terrorist surveillance program] to the attention of the American people."

Democrat leaders never miss an opportunity to put politics before our nation's security. And now, they would rather censure the President for doing his job than actually fight the War on Terror. It's what the wing of their party wants, and now, it's their agenda -- from the top of the ticket on down.

Make your voice heard. Tell Democrat leaders to stop playing politics with national security."
Thank you Mr. Mehlman.

You forgot one thing.

The President of the United States needs to follow the law.

We don't have a KING in America. We have a President. A President who swears to uphold the Constitution, not hold it hostage.

Do Republicans no longer believe the President is required to be law-abiding?

We support the fight on terror. We also support the law.

Even in the hardest of times, Americans have supported preserving our Constitution and our freedoms. We all support the fight against terrorists and evil-doers.

But apparently, the Republicans believe that it is ok for the President and his cronies to take the law into their own hands. To decide for themselves which laws need to be obeyed and which can be ignored.

Americans know better.

Thank you Senator Feingold. From one John Kerry blogger who is proud to be in the same party as this brave Senator from the state of Wisconsin!



Anonymous Greg said...

Hey Bob, how do you feel about a potential Russ Feingold candidacy for president, or are you pretty much wedded to Kerry?

12:38 PM  
Blogger BobsAdvice said...

I would be happy with a Russ Feingold candidacy. I just happen to think John Kerry has greater depth and experience and may be better at international matters. I also believe that Kerry's Vietnam experience is a big plus. Both candidates have demonstrated their ability to take principled stands that don't always have popular support.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I was a major Kerry supporter in the last election. I was a delegate to the national convention. I still love Kerry, but I truly believe Russ is our new man. He is quicker on his feet and communitcates more clearly then Kerry. He is also gutsier. I'm going with Feingold this time around and believe he can win this election for us.

10:23 PM  
Blogger BobsAdvice said...


Thanks for writing. I am a big Russ Feingold fan as well. He is my Senator after all.

But for President I am hanging in there for Kerry. I think we are both reading off the same page.

I will not say anything negative about Russ, he is too fine and brave a leader in this country for me to try to criticize him. But Kerry brings his perspective as a Vietnam veteran who understands war from a first-hand perspective. As long as Senator Kerry is willing to have another go at it, I shall be blogging for him.

It is interesting that the two Senators have been working closer this past year.

What about a Kerry/Feingold ticket?


12:11 AM  

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