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Democrats Fuming Over Feingold

 Update:The censure resolution is now headed for the Judiciary Committee. Gotta love it. Feingold steps up and acts like a patriot and rather than supporting him his fellow Democrats are fuming:

One longtime Senate aide was particularly scathing. Feingold’s grandstanding screwed the pooch and played into Bill Frist’s hands," the aide said. "Thank God Dems punted this down the field. Frist was going to force Democrats to vote on a resolution Feingold had kept a big secret and he would’ve split the caucus on an issue that needed time to get the whole caucus to support. Russ Feingold had only one persons’ interests in mind with his Sunday bombshell, and those were his own. He practically handed a victory to a Bush White House that desperately needs a win.

And Feingold’s fighting back:

I’m amazed at Democrats, cowering with this president’s numbers so low. The administration just has to raise the specter of the war and the Democrats run and hide. ‘ Too many Democrats are going to do the same thing they did in 2000 and 2004. In the face of this, they’ll say we’d better just focus on domestic issues. [Democrats shouldn’t] cower to the argument, that whatever you do, if you question the administration, you’re helping the terrorists.

Call your Democratic Senator. The thing that is making them furious are the phone calls they’re getting. Don’t let them hide in the bunker while Feingold is out there fighting.

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