Feingold for President - Minnesota

No more lies. The president broke the law.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Issues with the Times and Democrates


Well I have been having connection issues and I want to thank all the new comments.

The past week has been a tumultuous one with the apparent abandonment of the party and the rallying that I have been seeing on other fronts in support of Feingold over the censure issue.

First there was the accusation of grandstanding, then the hopes that the censure could be voted away by Boehner quickly.

Next is this editorial that I was shocked to see in the NYT.

I hate knocking the press because it smacks of a sore loser mentality.

I felt betrayed. I have read this paper since I was a kid (my dad is from Brooklyn). I have assiduously followed events by reading it and they have made so many mistakes over the past 4 years. Between the Judy Miller issues, which includes the build up to the war in Iraq and then the wait on reporting the NSA issue til after the election I have stuck with them because they are an institution but they seemed to have missed the point. Plus their accusations, if they are any indication of the future, indicate to me a go along to get along attitude that is inappropriate to the current issues facing this country.

After countless articles about Bush violating the law and everything wrong with the administration and complicity with the war in Iraq they specifically make an editorial AGAIST censure.

It smacks of lazy journalism. The reason, which Feingold stated, is that there are no other avenues. Feingold and the Democrats have tried to get the information and the administration will not share it. It is silly to see two branches paralyzed by a bureaucratic catch 22. I.e. You can't censure unless you know everything and you can't know anything cause it is classified.

Finally Feingold sits on the Intelligence committee and the Judiciary committee. The idea that the editorial board at the NYT thinks it knows more than him about this is indicative of another hallmark of the time that we live in-Hubris

This lack of historical frame of reference is just insulting with another editorial on Tuesday about Andrew Jackson. It is just irresponsible. First of all if you take the premise of the article that Feingold should worry about getting along with Bush; I don't think they are gonna have a tea party together anytime soon anyway. For many people this is going to be where they get their knowledge about censure from and to equate the interpersonal rivalries and cabinet mechanics from another time period to the current situation is too obtuse for chance. Who is the NYT pulling for? It certainly seems to be some other Senator.

I don't think that the Times does understand the frustration of Senator Feingold and most Americans with the flagrant lying and law breaking of this government. They see it as a bit of political gamesman ship much like the Democrats who think that they can wait in the wings. They think they are being cunning. However it ceases to be politics when the law is broken. It becomes a coup at that point. A mild mannered and distant one but a coup nonetheless. Senator Feingold understands that we are not a nation of gods or men but a nation of laws. To strike at the laws of this country is to strike at the stability and freedom that every American was promised by the founders of this country.

There is of course no excuse for the NYT. If I can watch the speech then I can understand why Feingold is putting this resolution forward. To cloud the issue in a pretense of intellectuality and "fairness" is to ignore that some things are true and some things are not. The truth is what we are looking for in the paper isn't it.

Thank god for Comedy Central- at least I can still get the news somewhere.

Monday, March 13, 2006

THE PRESIDENT BROKE THE LAW

This is what leadership looks like I will simply ask for you to watch his speech

The questions now is what will the other democrates do. According to raw story.com some are making space. I believe that we are in a situation where we may have a leader bigger than the party that he is in. If the democrates cannot support a censure they have given up right to expect my vote.

The republicans should vote with as well. I hope they listen though I seriously doubt it.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fool cain't get fooled agin!

I would love if everyone checked out this link

http://www.frakturweb.org/feingold

I have put the details up at the top. I guess in the end politics really comes down to people. I hope anyone who reads this will show up. I am looking forward to going.

Joel has made the fliers and is putting them up around his area and I am sure he will not mind if you print that off and share it. Also if you have any questions give Joel a call ( he told me I could put this up) 651 4427639

I would like poeple to consider what we can do to get name recognition for Feingold. I think that there is no doubt that Feingold is considering a run. It will take support from every state to convince him-it is a big risk to run- If people want to write a letter to him I can gather them to mail and I will pay the postage, that's a promise. If some one has a list of local papers for us to start writing great! Bring your ideas since I feel short of great ideas to get the word out.

If anyone gets a letter to the editor published in thier local paper or the strib let us know so we can thank you. Now onto my long delayed scribling. I think my point to day would be that I don't car about positioning and what party people are in I just want a president I can trust.

One of the reasons that Russ is a great candidate is because he doesn't have to run on specific issues. He can and will explain his thoughts.The wellspring of his political reasoning is the law and ethics.
Our bumper sticker should be this:

no more lies
Feingold for president.

Feingolds strength on issues across the board is his honesty. He is not an exhibitionist screaming his faith or morals to the world. He is honest on any political issue in front of him. I think that is why other more senior senators will listen and work with him. I am choosing a leader I can trust this year, even though I might not agree with him on every issue , at least I want an honest person there.

Oh yeah I really don't think we should forget about the war and competance as an issue.

Here is a video I found, maybe some of you have seen it.

http://wewillnotbesilenced.cf.huffingtonpost.com/


-Charles Manning

http://feingoldforpresident.blogspot.com/

Oh yeah there is a meet up on the ninth and I have some folks asking around up here. Let's do it.

I geuss when I read through other sites there is a lot of political hack talk. What positions and so on. Does he support this issue or that issue. I would like to stop for a moment and consider this... I have made up my mind, I don't need to know Feingold's finely tuned sound bite. I want Feingold cause we can trust him. The way he thinks about goverment and it's duty is how I think goverment should be run.

Yes he has some stunts that are barnstomer kind of tactics. An example would be the returning of his raise every year. I really don't think that is that important, heck if he needs the money take it. you know what he does it anyway-that is just one of his quirks. It is not going to cause a global calamity.

Yes he is divorced-I could care less. He has proven his mettle and earned the trust of the voters. He really is looking out for us.

Anyway I hope that there are more people than just joe and I at the meet up on march 9th.

The other meet ups had some good ideas and I am thinking that we should start trying to keep up with local papers and start letters to the editors. We must raise an awareness for Feingold.

I don't know everyone of Feingold's positions

I don't know if he will win

I don't know if he can really pull those southern farmers

I do know that he cannot be a bad choice as President. He is the most American of candidates at a time when we need competance and honesty in goverment.

I like all of the democratic candidates that have been mentioned. I think any of them would be better than what we have but if we want to reclaim our rights and our American identity as a freedom loving , law abiding and thinking nation we need to elect a President that shows the capacity for a democracy to change.

I don't think Feingodl is that far left quite honestly. I always felt that he was in the middle and then the middle shifted.

His record speaks. I have watched his speaches and lived in areas that voted for him and I can tell you that Wisconsin is great. It is an efficient state with great services, great schools, and great people. They are not raving liberals yet they know that Feingold is real leadership and that is precisely what we need. I think there is potential for a great President in Feingold that will realize many goals of America.

I think Feingold at the very least will be able to bury the partisanship that has so poisened our political atmosphere. If that is the only thing that the next President does they will have done an invaluble service to every American alive since that is what is truely paralyzing this country.

This vapid , intellectually crushing, repetitive , name calling, bitter, broken partisanship.

Lets have a leader that can talk.

Let's have a leader that can stand up.

Let's have a leader not afraid to take a position and then have the presense of mind to explain why he did so.

If you want to see footage of Feingold explaining his policies and beliefs go here

Then go and search for Feingold.