More Rough ‘n’ Ready Russ
The Feingold Censure Resolution is unmasking the hideous underbelly of almost every Washington institution as vividly as anything that can be recalled. Each of the rotted Beltway branches is playing so true to form that the distinct forms of corruption and dishonesty which characterize each of them are standing nakedly revealed. As ugly of a sight as it is, it is highly instructive to watch it all unfold.
Feingold stepped up and spoke for millions of Americans who see this administration’s abuse of power as a very serious matter for which this president should be held to account. We are desperate for such leadership and we care nothing about the lack of political politesse with which it was raised. The president and his party are held in very low esteem by two thirds of the country. If not now, when?
The thing that pisses me off is how the Democrats are treating this as a political calculation. I want them to uphold our nation’s Constitution and the rule of law. I don’t care how many senate seats are lost over this, or whether or not anyone’s re-election bid is jeopardized. I want accountability in my government.
I’ll repeat — Feingold’s popularity among Democrats has soared from 22% before he introduced the resolution to 52% after the resolution. The nerve he tapped is way beyond political squabbling. This should not be some big mystery.