Sunday, June 25, 2006

Meet the Press

I think Senator Feingold did a great job on "Meet the Press" this morning...but, don't take my word for it check out the video or the transcript.

Tim Russert asked Senator Feingold about all the usual topics: Iraq, the censure of the president, Hillary, the 2008 presidential race, and I think Senator Feingold did a great job getting his message across despite Russert's best attempts to trip him up (which is Russert's job, I guess).

Senator Feingold appearance on "Meet the Press" has won a lot of his praise among bloggers for his saying that he will support whoever wins the Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut, whether it is Joe Lieberman or Ned Lamont...thus saying he will NOT support Lieberman if he loses the primary and runs for election as an Independent. You wouldn't think a Democratic Senator saying he'll support the Democratic nominee for Senate would be newsworthy, but, unfortunately, in this case it is. You can read more about this in Jonathan Singer's post on MyDD.

Obviously the Republican National Committee also thinks that Senator Feingold did a good job, otherwise they wouldn't have felt the need to issue this press release.

Just to point out one, of probably many mistakes in the RNC press release, it claims that: " Sens. Kerry And Feingold Even Asked For Donations To Fund Their "Cut And Run" Campaign...(Sens. Kerry and Feingold, "No Time To Play It Safe," Email, 6/20/06)" Okay, I actually received that email and it focused entirely on getting on getting us to contact our senators to support the Kerry-Feingold Amendment, it never asked for donations. But hey, never let the truth get in the way of a third-rate press release.

That's it for this time...Until next time, keep going Forward!

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8 Comments:

At 11:20 PM, Blogger activist kaza said...

Yep, Russ was inspiring as always! Run, Russ, run!

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Captain Ron said...

I was very happy with what Russ had to say. I really hope he runs but when I saw him at his listening session I got the feel that he wasn't going to. I'm sure the Republicants will pick him apart like they usually do. They will never understand us open-minded people and someday I hope the dems will realize that we could own this country if we ALL voted. We hold the key to America's future and we aren't using it. This is our year...go Dems in 2006!!!

 
At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To say, "well yes I do believe the President has committed impeachable offenses but it may not be good for America to impeach him" is to say either that you really don't believe the President committed any impeachable offenses or it is to say it is not politically expedient to impeach him at this time. And the only reason it is not expedient to impeach the President at this time is because you don't have the votes to do it. You don't have the votes to do it because the American people disagree with you Senator Feingold.

It is not politically expedient because it is only you and the radical left wing of your party who would love to impeach the President. You, however, are smart enough to know that you do not have the backing of the American people so it is you Senator and your radical, leftist friends who are out of step with the American people. You want to sound tough and macho by talking up impeachment but you dare not cross the line into action because you know you would loose--you wouldn't even carry a majority of your party given how overwhelmingly they vote to support the war.

You are hustling Feingold, you are hustling but you simply are not skillful enough to pull it off you shyster. In the end you come across as the anemic, double talking, political hack you genuinely are Senator.

 
At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To say, "well yes I do believe the President has committed impeachable offenses but it may not be good for America to impeach him" is to say either that you really don't believe the President committed any impeachable offenses or it is to say it is not politically expedient to impeach him at this time. And the only reason it is not expedient to impeach the President at this time is because you don't have the votes to do it. You don't have the votes to do it because the American people disagree with you Senator Feingold.

It is not politically expedient because it is only you and the radical left wing of your party who would love to impeach the President. You, however, are smart enough to know that you do not have the backing of the American people so it is you Senator and your radical, leftist friends who are out of step with the American people. You want to sound tough and macho by talking up impeachment but you dare not cross the line into action because you know you would loose--you wouldn't even carry a majority of your party given how overwhelmingly they vote to support the war.

You are hustling Feingold, you are hustling but you simply are not skillful enough to pull it off you shyster. In the end you come across as the anemic, double talking, political hack you genuinely are Senator.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Kris Schultz said...

I am a huge Russ Feingold fan, and am glad he is doing what he is doing. When so many people in DC lack a spine, Russ has it!

Here's another issue involving Iraq and a spine...Have you heard about the Akaka primary Hawaii?

It's a reverse Lieberman situation, where anti-war Akaka is being challenged by Bush sympathizing Case. Akaka is one of 13 Senators to vote for a firm timetable of withdrawl of U.S. troops from Iraq, while Case rubberstamped Bush's war in a house vote the week before. I just wrote a big blog posting about it that I thought you might be interested in. Akaka needs as much support as we can give him.

 
At 11:57 PM, Blogger Captain Ron said...

You ever notice how conservatives all seem to blog anonymously?....if I was a conservative, I wouldn't want people to know who I was either.

Are there any presidents out there who didn't at some point commit impeachable offenses??? Honestly, did you ever hear a Republican willingly bring up Iran Contra? Their god Reagan never did anything wrong. Reagan and Bush proved that trickle down economics doesn't work. Creating huge deficits is bad for the economy. Sending jobs overseas is bad for the economy. They just don't get it.

As for Feingold. We will find out this November how many people support Feingold. You can't judge the Republicans in Congress now as the peoples' voice for what happened since they were elected. That's like saying you don't like something that you've never tried. The congressional races will be a huge mind-boggling experience for you Republicans. However, you will not take that as a wake-up call but will continue to fight your losing battles until the country finally realizes how pathetic you are.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Dan K. said...

Kaza: Great to see you back here! Keep on reading and supporting Russ!

Captain Ron: What was it about when you saw Russ at the listening session that made you feel he wasn't going to run?

I think that if he gets enough ecnouragment he'll run...but maybe I just say that to make myself feel better!

Kris: Thanks for the kind words about Senator Feingold...and for reminding me about the Akaka primary. Sen. Akaka's been right on a lot of things, and I'd hate to lose him. I'll read your post about it and make sure to keep an eye on that race.

Anonymous: If you are going to post a right wing rant on the comments to my site, would you please be kind enough to: A. Use your name, or a clever pseudonym, and B. Only post it once. Thanks a lot!

 
At 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Make your voice heard, and let others know!

 

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