RNC Mischaracterizes Feingold's Censure Resolution
A GOP radio ad accuses Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin of proposing to censure President Bush "for pursuing suspected members of al Qaeda," which isn't true. Feingold has stated he supports wiretapping suspected terrorists. His measure would censure Bush for ordering wiretaps on US soil without a court warrant, for failing to notify all members of the Senate and House intelligence committees, and for "efforts to mislead the American people" about the legality of the program.That is possibly the most weasely wording I have seen so far this year.
Feingold and the PATRIOT ActAh, nothing like throwing figures out into the ether when no one on earth will ever be able to prove them.
The radio ad says the PATRIOT Act "has disrupted over one hundred and fifty terrorist threats and cells," a claim that rests solely on statements from the Department of Justice and which hasn't been independently verified. The ad also says Feingold is leading Democrats in "opposing the PATRIOT Act and terrorist surveillance program."
Republicans hope to convince voters that Democrats intend to impeach the President if they gain control of Congress.Oh.
Well, actually, that's what I'm kind of hoping will happen. What can I say, I believe that our president is really crappy at hiding the illegal and immoral things he does. This makes me think that, if hearings show evidence of malfeasance, that he should indeed be impeached.