Thursday, March 23, 2006
Russ Feingold on The Daily Show
Jon Stewart (rightfully) seemed impressed by Feingold's answers and spine amidst the sea of weak Dems (Here, thanks to TIVO and Crooks & Liars is their exchange): Stewart: This has not been taken as a mild step in many ways. A lot of your Dem collegues are reacting as though you're Jack Abramoff and you have a casino you want to talk to them about. Why? I have to ask you, are your fellow Dems intimidated by the admin, are they powerless or do they agree with the admin? Why are they all running away? Feingold: Well, let me take a chance on this in terms of the last couple of elections. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. This is what's happened here. We got fooled in '02 on the Iraq War. We had a Dem majority in the Senate and we went along w/ this rather unwise war. Same thing in '04. How many times are we going to let Bush & Cheney say, "You guys don't support the troops, you're not patriotic," and let them push us around. We have to stand up them. And it's pretty mild to say, "Mr President you broke the law, that's not the right thing to do." I think that's a perfectly reasonable approach instead of letting the admin push us around." OMG... I love you Russ. You say what needs to be said and you dare to have a set of brass ones when so many of your ilk are busy cowering and shaking in the corner like cats shitting razorblades. Bush broke the law-- plain and simple. It deserves censure at the very least. Now, if only we could dig up a stained blue dress......