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Censure Bush, Cheney, and the administration July 24, 2007 11:22 AM

Dear Friend,

Since Sunday, when I announced that I am drafting two censure proposals condemning the President, Vice President, and the administration for their misguided actions in Iraq and for their disregard for the rule of law, I've received thousands of emails and phone calls from people in Wisconsin and around the country. I've also read and watched what 'pundits' and the 'D.C consultant class' have had to say about my proposals. And, while it's really no surprise, the two couldn't be farther away from one another.

I've heard some pundits characterize censure as 'piling on' an unpopular president that could, in the end, hurt Democrats in 2008. Some have said it's a 'big tactical mistake. I could go on, but I'm sure you get the point.

Meanwhile, outside of Washington, D.C., it's clear from the thousands of responses I've received, from people on both sides of the aisle, that the American people as a whole are sick and tired of the notion of an imperial presidency. Americans are demanding accountability.

From illegal domestic wiretapping, to the President's dubious signing statements, to the current U.S. Attorney scandal; from manipulating intelligence data to suit their ideology, to their dishonesty about weapons of mass destruction, to their disgraceful efforts to convince Americans that Iraq was directly involved with the attacks of 9/11, the Bush White House has failed this country in a catastrophic manner.

We have a duty and responsibility to make sure that this President, and future presidents, understand clearly that Americans value the rule of law and will not stand by while an administration ignores our laws and our Constitution.

I'm continuing to work on both censure resolutions and will formally introduce them in the coming days, but I still need your feedback. Please click here to send me your thoughts.

It's time to get our country moving in a new direction. But that new direction must start by acknowledging that the Bush Administration must be held to account and compelled to follow the laws of our country.


Russ Feingold
United States Senator
Honorary Chair, Progressive Patriots Fund

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Demand Accountability July 24, 2007 11:30 AM

My comments:

"This is only the first step.

Impeachment MUST be put back on the table!

Bush, Cheney, and the administration, their Iraq "war" and too many other anti-American actions, have made this country a shambles, and the horror has divided this country since 2001.

To fail to bring Bush, Cheney, and the administration to account for their actions, is ludicrous, and blatantly un-American. To avoid doing so because it will create some unfortunate spectacle simply ignores the fact that Bush, Cheney, and the administration have done exactly that since they took office.

Bush, Cheney, and the administration, have failed to capture, or even identify, the people responsible for the horrific events of 9/11/01 -- Hussein didn't do it, and we will never forget!

Bush, Cheney, and the administration, are responsible for 1000s of US deaths and injuries, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths and maimings, -- and the count increases daily.

Bush, Cheney, and the administration, are responsible for tens of thousands of US deaths due to an arrogant refusal to fund stem cell research.

Bush, Cheney, and the administration, are responsible for countless US deaths due to their assisting insurance company representatives -- instead of the elderly and handicapped they should have been protecting -- in the systematic destruction of Medicare.

Bush, Cheney, and the administration, are responsible for destroying the environment, and the US economy.

Unfortunately, the list goes on and on.

To say this administration is the worst in US history is an understatement, and to say that they manipulated this country and the populace is touching but the tip of the iceberg."

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