Monday, March 13, 2006

Democrats Wimp Out--Again

Feingold Draws Little Support for Censure

Typical of their pre-war, "Chicken-Dove"* incapacity to criticize the administration, Democrats once again failed to rise to the occasion, this time in support of Sen. Russ Feingold's efforts to censure President Bush over domestic spying.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid whooped up his wimp status when he announced that he would not endorse the Censure Resolution, and what's worse, he hadn't even read it. So much for "Give 'em Hell, Harry," Reid's banner website slogan.

Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) solidified his reputation as the Democrat-in-name-only-Republican when he said he hadn't read the Resolution either and had no intention of scolding Bush. The obvious question, of course, is, "Why not?!"

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*Definition: Chicken-Dove - Noun / One who opposes unnecessary war but hasn't the courage to stand up against those proposing unnecessary war.

Photo credit: U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) speaks to journalists on Capitol Hill in Washington March 13, 2006, following efforts to censure U.S. President George W. Bush over domestic spying on the floor of the Senate. A censure resolution has been used just once in U.S. history, against Andrew Jackson in 1834. REUTERS/Jason Reed.


Shaw Kenawe said...

I sent Senator Feingold some love. Contact him on his website and tell him what a hero he is.

What the hell is the matter with the Dems?

The Unknown Candidate said...

Good idea, Shaw. Will do.

Wish I knew what was with the Dems. Their lack of moral courage is really disturbing.

rimone said...

or there's shitloads of blackmail material hanging over their heads.

The Unknown Candidate said...

Righhhht. how could I forget about that little tactic.... I tend to believe this has more to do with political-protect-my-derriere maneuvering than blackmail...or a combination of both, but regardless, it's a lack of moral courage.