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  •  Russ Feingold sniping from the sidelines (12+ / 0-)

    Sad, that.

    I was disappointed when he lost his Senate seat to a nutbag.  

    I was even more disappointed that he wouldn't run for Governor and instead we got Walker.  

    Then a third time when I thought perhaps he would step back in to take Kohl's seat and come back to DC.

    Having Russ out of the game is a loss for our cause.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 10:40:22 AM PDT

    •  Russ Feingold was a strong U.S. Senator (6+ / 0-)

      There was nothing wrong with him!  He had high approval ratings from what I understand.  However, it seems that the 2010 election cycle was more about Tea Party Republicans going after those that supported Obamacare, the stimulus and even the whole notion compromising amongst Republicans and Democrats.

      Nevertheless, Senator Ron Johnson should be a top target for the Democratic Party in 2016.  NO Republican, I mean no one deserves to do what Johnson did to Feingold.

      Of course, there are many reasons to hate Ron Johnson.  Among those, as cited by Wikipedia, are as follows:

      Recovery Act: "We would have been far better off not spending any of the money and let the recovery happen as it was going to happen."

      Global Warming:  Attributes global warming to man-made causes "crazy."

      Regulatory Reform:  Introduced the Regulation Moratorium and Job Prevention Act, which would impose a moratorium on significant new federal regulations until the unemployment falls to 7.7 percent.

      In looking on Wikipedia, I see that Mr. Johnson did not complete his MBA degree because he did not finish his thesis.  Of course, any life-threatening events would be a reasonable explanation for this but otherwise, I cannot understand for the life of me how someone finishes all of his/her classes but cannot manage to complete the thesis.  I'm an MBA student myself and I find Johnson's deal to sound like a complete waste of money to me.

      •  I agree that Feingold is great. Johnson's (3+ / 0-)
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        not finishing his thesis doesn't bother me. He did not agree to a federal judge, a moderate, from Wisconsin. I feel his role as an obstructionist is what represents us here in Wisconsin the least.

        •  He is also against Obamacare and has called it (2+ / 0-)
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          a "threat to freedom". I think he has said it is the biggest threat to freedom in  our lifetime. I find that troubling.

          I am pretty sure that he doesn't "believe" in climate change either.

          He also voted against the Violence Against Women act, an interesting article about that is here:
          http://foxtrot-echo.blogspot.com/...

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