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Russ Feingold for President

Thursday, April 14, 2005

The five most successful Senators and Representatives at passing legislative ammendments are:

The five most successful Senators and Representatives at passing legislative ammendments are:

MyDD :: Due Diligence of Politics, Election Forecast & the World Today: "Top 5 Senators: John McCain R-AZ); Orrin Hatch (R-UT); Jeff Bingaman (D-NM); Charles Grassley (R-IA); Russell Feingold (D-WI).
Top 5 Representatives: James Saxton (R-NJ); Ron Paul (R-TX); Christopher Smith (R-NJ); Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA); Charles Rangel (D-NY)."


To get anything done in Congress, you must be bi-partisan. Here's an example of how Russ Feingold isn't just some crazy liberal who offers amendments that are far left of center.

The five most successful Senators and Representatives at passing legislative ammendments are:

The five most successful Senators and Representatives at passing legislative ammendments are:

MyDD :: Due Diligence of Politics, Election Forecast & the World Today: "Top 5 Senators: John McCain R-AZ); Orrin Hatch (R-UT); Jeff Bingaman (D-NM); Charles Grassley (R-IA); Russell Feingold (D-WI).
Top 5 Representatives: James Saxton (R-NJ); Ron Paul (R-TX); Christopher Smith (R-NJ); Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA); Charles Rangel (D-NY)."


To get anything done in Congress, you must be bi-partisan. Here's an example of how Russ Feingold isn't just some crazy liberal who offers amendments that are far left of center.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Comments enabled

Comments on this blog are now enabled - I had thought it was set to allow them but I was wrong.

Flame away folks!

Daily Kos has it wrong - completely

Daily Kos: "(Incidentally, I'm not a Feingold supporter for president. Anyone who attempts to regulate blogs -- like he has -- is instantly on my s*** list). "


What Feingold has said...

(from different statements and testimony)

"For example, last week the charge was made that McCain-Feingold would go after bloggers. Nothing could be further from the truth, as you know."

...

There is simply no reason - none - to think that the FEC should or intends to regulate blogs or other Internet communications by private citizens. Suggestions to the contrary are simply the latest attempt by opponents of reform to whip up baseless fears.

...

The FEC must tread carefully in the area of political communications on the Internet. Political news and commentary on the Internet are important, even vital, to our democracy, and becoming more so. For starters, the FEC should provide adequate protection for legitimate online journalists. Online journalists should be treated the same as other legitimate broadcast media, newspapers, etc. and, at this point, I don't see any reason why the FEC shouldn't include legitimate online journalists and bloggers in the "media exemption" rule.

...

I see the major problem with McCain-Feingold - is that hardly anyone understands it. But clearly the bill author's intent is not to "regulate" blogs - for Kos to be claiming that is nonsense, and dare I say fearmongering.

The End Already?

JS Online: Feingold, wife announce plans to end marriage: "'This is the end of his presidential hopes, at least for 2008,' said the University of Virginia's Larry Sabato, an expert in presidential campaigns.
'The Democratic Party is much more tolerant of things, but a twice-divorced single man would have very little chance of being elected president. That is not something that would appeal to any red state.'"


Not to mention that the red states have a higher divorce rate than the blue states. But all of that aside - apparently Senator Feingold will be having a divorce. From personal experience, I can't think of a much more painful thing for a family. I wish the Feingolds all of the best. I didn't post this to get into anyone's personal lives.

Some believe that this will kill his 2008 aspirations. Hopefully not.

Charles O. Jones, emeritus professor of political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, takes a different view. "I think today it (two divorces) could be overcome, that's my impression. Today, versus 30, 40 or 50 years ago, divorce is not as much a scandal as it had been."

So can a single man win the Democratic Nomination, let alone the Presidency? Dennis Kucinich had no luck, but then again, Feingold would hopefully have a better campaign. Could a twice divorced man do those things? It's tough to say, but Senator Feingold, if you are considering this still, don't not run just because no one has been elected like that before. There are first times for everything.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Who's Better Off?

This is the best article I've read in weeks:

Who's Better Off?

It's a statement made by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The shocker:

HE'S A REPUBLICAN.

This clearly outlines why the Iraq war was wrong, is wrong, and, barring an act of God, will continue to be wrong. It was, in hindsight, clearly not something that we should have done. If you're not sure you agree, read Mr. Paul's statements.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Seeing red early in '08

MyDD :: Due Diligence of Politics, Election Forecast & the World Today: "Wow, get ready to visit 'Bama.... no wonder Russ Fiengold has been visting early and often (just kidding). The Alabama House voted 52 to 40 on Wednesday in favor of a bill to move the presidential preference primary in 2008 to the first Saturday after the New Hampshire Primary...If it passes the Senate and the Gov signs, Alabama voters in 2008 would be among the first in the nation to go to the polls to choose Republican and Democratic candidates for president under a bill that has passed the Alabama House.... The bill now goes to the Senate for debate. "

Saturday, April 02, 2005

MSNBC: A Democratic dark horse poised to emerge



3/30/05: MSNBC -

A Democratic dark horse poised to emerge


We're not sure that there's much else to say.


~DraftRuss Staff