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  •  Care to elaborate... (1+ / 0-)
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    on how the Senator apparently isn't living up to his obligation to challenge this administration?  How can he "do better"?

    •  I repeat: A *letter* (0+ / 0-)

      Woo.

      Someone who believes in God will believe anything. Base your reality on facts, not myth.

      by RequestedUsername on Tue Jul 18, 2006 at 07:54:54 AM PDT

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      •  I repeat... (0+ / 0-)

        What the hell else do you want?

        It's easy to be critical, but how about putting some actual thought into your criticism?

        Also, if you've been following the issue at all, you'll know that the Senator has done far more than send a letter about the issue.

        •  How about a one-man filibuster (0+ / 0-)

          on the Senate floor?  The Senator seems to be in good shape, perhaps he could beat Strom's record.  Diapers, lip balm, wakeups and ortho shoes have improved since the 60's.

          It would get headlines, at least.  This illegal wiretapping issue is in danger of slipping below the radar.

          Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

          by Cream Puff on Tue Jul 18, 2006 at 08:52:08 AM PDT

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          •  (psssst) (3+ / 0-)
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            (filibusters can get voted down)

            Do you really think the Republicans would have a problem getting the handful of Dem votes they need to stop a filibuster on the issue?

            Plus, he needs to be given the floor for it in the first place.

            Plus, Senator Feingold already gets headlines regularly about the issue.

            Honestly, I'm totally baffled at why people would be criticising Senator Feingold for being soft on the issue when he has been the one single mindedly pursuing it since it emerged.

            •  If he gets the floor, (0+ / 0-)

              can he not go on for as long as he likes?  I'm not talking about a cloture vote, just talking until he collapses.

              Finegold may get headlines, but the sensation is missing.  A David Blaine-type stunt could pique the interest of many apolitical citizens.

              Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

              by Cream Puff on Tue Jul 18, 2006 at 09:14:04 AM PDT

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        •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

          I know he's done more and if you look above you'll see that I mention I'd still vote for him for Pres.  But if the past 6 years have proved anything, it's that Bush will not listen to a letter.  He only listens if half the country gets up and screams in his face, and even then he'll just go through the motions for a few days.

          Someone who believes in God will believe anything. Base your reality on facts, not myth.

          by RequestedUsername on Tue Jul 18, 2006 at 09:13:56 AM PDT

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      •  What don't you understand about 'minority party' (1+ / 0-)
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        The minority party has its hands tied.  If we can take the House or the Senate (or both), then you'll see something a little more powerful than a mere letter.  But until the Democrats can start calling hearings and issuing subpoenas, there are few options.

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