Feingold Taking a Stance
Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin is leading a hearing today in the Judiciary Committee about a topic that makes many of his fellow Democrats squirm: using the power of the purse to bring an end to the Iraq war.
This coincides with Bush being the "decider" and Cheney's statement that he's the VP and you're not. I love snappy comebacks.
I'm happy to see someone actually making a tough stance. I just fear that instead of getting behind this in a united front, the Dems instead will try to distance themselves from the "radical". Hey, guys, it's not high school anymore. You don't have to impress the popular kids and shun the "nerds".
I really really really hope they get the marketing to work for them on this one. Feingold has already stated that this will not affect the troops' supplies and salaries. It will only prevent more deployment of soldiers. They really need to push that meme because the neo-con PR machine is already in place and very good and dealing out misinformation to the willfully misinformed. The Democrats need to put up a united front on this with no holdouts on their side and they need to make sure they work the media machine. Fast. As i was told, even if you have the superior product, you can lose out because the inferior product had the better marketing. 8 years of Bush is a harsh price to pay for poor marketing decisions. Have they learned their lesson? Are we cutting thru the bozone* layer? I have no high expectations, but i would like to be pleasantly surprised.
Edwards has already introduced legislation to do the same. That's 2. And one of them running for president. Hope this lights a fire under the fence straddlers.
By min | January 30, 2007, 12:33 PM | Liberal Outrage