Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Democrats wave the white flag on Feingold's bid to censure the president

"Run away! Run Away!"

WASHINGTON, March 13 — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked an immediate vote on a call by one of their own to censure President Bush for his eavesdropping program.

They acted after Republicans said they were eager to pass judgment on a proposal that they portrayed as baseless and disruptive to the antiterror effort.

Minutes before Senator Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin, formally introduced his resolution reprimanding Mr. Bush, Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, the majority leader, said Republicans were ready to vote by day's end or Tuesday.

"When we're talking about censure of the president of the United States at a time of war, when this president is out defending the American people with a very good, lawful, constitutional program, it is serious business," Mr. Frist said. "If they want to make an issue out of it, we're willing to do just that."

Put your money where your mouth is fools! That's the easiest way to kill shameless political grandstanding. America backs the terrorist surveillance program Feingold, and security is obviously on their minds after all the hubbub because of DP World port deal. So maybe think before you open your mouth next time.

Or don't actually, because it only seems to help Dubya.

UPDATE: Blackfive has a pic of Feingold being given "the finger" as he paraded about the Senate like a buffoon yesterday demanding censure. Hah!