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    most of them ARE saying they need more time to consider it (and are getting hammered for for saying even that).

    However, when the likes of Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders, and (gasp!) John Murtha all refuse to support Feingold's censure measure (usually on the basis of they need more information), I think thats a sign that Feingold made a mistake doing what he did at this time.

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    by FleetAdmiralJ on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 11:05:43 AM PST

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    •  I dont get this thinking.... (1+ / 0-)
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      that Feingold should have told the other Dems he was going to do a censure motion.

      The Dems should have been trying to censure the president months ago. When you have a president breaking the law and a GOP party accomadating the law-breaking, why wouldnt a light- bulb appear over many of the senators to say "her maybe we need to censure or impeach this guy."

      To say that Feingold censure move came out of blue and he should have given his fellow Dem senators a 'heads up' warning is exactly the problem. He shouldnt have had to, because it should have been planned and already done.

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      by pharoah on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 11:13:46 AM PST

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    •  Keeping the issue alive (1+ / 0-)
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      Feingold is known as a principled maverick so, given the administration's boast that it did not consider itself bound by the law, coupled with Republican stonewalling, he pretty much had to act.  Other Democrats can work with this by stressing that they don't rule out censure, that they are actively considering it, that they can understand why Feingold felt the need to act, that there must ultimately be full accountability.  But that is not the message that the media has been conveying.  They can still get this message out there if they repeat it every time the MSM tries to portray this as a political catfight, refusing to take anti-Feingold bait. In other words, why not take the lemons and make some lemonade?

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