The Chair would like to recognize the undistinguished gentleman from Wisconsin:
"The president has broken the law and, in some way, he must be held accountable," prattled Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis). “Congress has to reassert our system of government, and the cleanest and the most efficient way to do that is to censure the president. And, hopefully, he will acknowledge that he did something wrong."
Ah yes, the admission of wrongdoing. Nothing confounds a Democrat more than actually standing up for your actions, and because of that President Bush has become the very antithesis of a Democrat. Bush’s refusal to back down from the NSA terrorist surveillance program has given a small time, liberal Senator for Wisconsin a soap box from which to improve his political stature. However, since the legality of the program is still undetermined, proposing a censure of the President is completely baseless.
Realize it is this type of political grandstanding that have lead the Democrats to their current minority status in our political system. I know term “eavesdropping” harkens back the liberal heyday of Watergate, but until someone can prove the NSA is spying on American citizens without suspicions of terrorism, then I say we continue the program. Oh sure, pass a few laws of governance over it and maybe a little congressional oversight, but unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise it should stay a weapon against terrorism.
“Congress has to reassert our system of government, and the cleanest and the most efficient way to do that is to censure the president.” Those are a lot of words that accomplish absolutely nothing. Censure the President for what? Thinking outside the box? Don’t forget the legal pundits are, as I said previous, still undecided on whether Bush and NSA broke the law. Please also notice the subtle disregard of Feingold, as he offers no alternative solutions to NSA terrorist surveillance. I guess if I was going to “reassert our system of government,” as a congressman I would might…I don’t know…thinking off the top of head here…throw out an idea or two that might benefit the country. However, Feingold believes a better use of our Senate’s time is too publicly debate the fact that people disagree with President Bush.
As I have expounded on many times back on my home blog, In A Word, if you choose to step up to the plate and take a swing at the President you had better come with solutions. I am tired of hearing what is wrong in America by the Democrats. Any fool can tell you there are problems in this country. Leaders offer solutions; even solutions that ultimately don’t fix the problem.