Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The senator we can't afford to lose

Now that Christine O'Donnell has dashed the Republicans' chances of winning back the Senate, the country needs to focus on senators we can't afford to lose.

Just as O'Donnell would be the senator America can't afford to gain, Wisconsin's Russ Feingold is the senator we can hardly afford to lose. A rarity, that Feingold is.

Feingold, a Democrat, is one of the most beloved senators nationwide. I generally don't endorse Democrats outright any longer, because of the DLC's dominance. My attitude towards party leaders is: you break, you buy. But Feingold isn't like the assholes and lightweights up there on Capitol Hill who tell us how to live and squander our money like it's their own.

The most striking example of Feingold's forward-thinking views is the fact that he was the only senator who voted against the extreme-right Patriot Act.

Russ Feingold is being challenged by Republican and official media demigod Ron Johnson. The corporate-backed Johnson is a climate change denier who supports offshore oil drilling - in the Great Lakes, of all places! His business got bailout money from the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and he demanded stimulus cash even though he opposes the stimulus package.

Just as bad as this, Johnson even opposed Wisconsin's proposed Child Victims Act, which would have made it easier for victims of child sex abuse to sue abusers.

The Senate is full of right-wing clowns who make fools of themselves every time they open their mouths. The Capitol has its share of DeMints, Coburns, Inhofes, and Chamblisses. We can hardly afford to have Ron Johnson swell the ranks of the D.C. circus. I know you like to laugh at these morons, but they're funnier when they lose and throw a shitfit over the results. Don't cheer their election just because you think you'll save money on comedy clubs.

If Feingold wins, Feingold wins. If Johnson wins, I WILL be at the forefront of the effort to have him removed from office (just like with Chris Christie). We need to keep Ron Johnson embarrassingly weak and powerless even as a senator.

(Also, if you're still worried about the GOP retaking the Senate, bear in mind that at this point 2 years ago, John McCain was leading presidential polls by as much as 10%.)

(Source: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/95740094.html)


  1. "Feingold, a Democrat, is one of the most beloved senators nationwide."

    No, he's loved by you and no one else in the state.

  2. " know you like to laugh at these morons, but they're funnier when they lose and throw a shitfit over the results."

    Like Scott Brown did after Coakley beat him like you predicted?

    'White supremacist record thief wins Senate

    That's throwing a shitfit.

  3. Do you even know what state I live in, Gufus?

  4. I'm referring to my state, Wisconsin.