Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Russ Feingold: DLC operates through instilling fear in Democrats

  1. #1
    Running with myself
    ROTH ARMY ELITE
    Satan's Avatar
    Member No
    33
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    06-13-2016 @ 11:12 AM
    Location
    Hell
    Age
    53
    Posts
    6,666
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    603
    Thanked 965 Times in 749 Posts


    Rep Power
    31

    Cool Russ Feingold: DLC operates through instilling fear in Democrats

    WEDNESDAY
    8/9/2006

    3:30 p.m.: Feingold Says Centrist DLC Consultants 'Instill Fear in Democrats'

    MILWAUKEE -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold knocked the centrist Democratic Leadership Council today, saying its strategy of hoping to win by being “a little different than Republicans” hasn’t worked. He also accused the group's adherents of instilling fear in Democrats who oppose the war.

    “They are the ones that coalesced with the big corporations to pass unfair trade agreements that hurt America,” Feingold said. “It was the DLC that came up with the health care plan with the Clintons that was so complicated nobody could understand it. It’s the DLC that has cut off our ability to say things like, ‘Let’s get out of Iraq because it’s a bad idea.’”

    Feingold said DLC consultants “instill fear in Democrats” by saying opposition to the war would be taken as not supporting the troops. “What I want is us to get the right answer whether it’s liberal, conservative or middle of the road,” Feingold said.

    Democrats should not try to be just “a little different than the Republicans and hope that we win," Feingold said. "I think that’s what (the DLC) brought us and it hasn’t worked.”

    During the roughly hour-long luncheon in Milwaukee hosted by WisPolitics.com and the Milwaukee Press Club, Feingold answered questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience of about 60 people.

    Feingold also rebuked U.S. Rep Jim Sensenbrenner for “standing in the way of immigration reform.”

    Feingold said he agrees on the need for tough border enforcement to stop illegal immigration, but called Sensenbrenner’s plan for dealing with illegal immigrants already here “irresponsible” and called for the creation of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

    “I think that the idea that this man is trying to stand in the way of immigration reform in this country is a tragedy,’ Feingold said. “He is standing in the way. He is one of the people most standing in the way of trying to solve this problem.”

    Although Feingold touched on issues such as education, health care, renewable energy and affordable housing, many of his comments focused on the Iraq war.

    Feingold said Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's primary loss to anti-Iraq war candidate Ned Lamont is a warning that the Iraq war is an issue that won't go away and be replaced by other issues.

    The Iraq war has been a "disastrous mistake," he said, and warned politicians that "you are simply not listening if you don't know people have had it with this mistake and want it to end."


    Feingold called for Democrats to be bold and said Democrats “should not be afraid to say we will be tough militarily and otherwise when we need to be. But we need to say we’ll be smarter about it and do a better job.”

    He also repeated his call for a public timetable of withdrawal for the bulk of American troops in Iraq, and said the country's presence there has created a militaristic environment and that it fuels the insurgency and sectarian violence.

    Feingold said he believes if America left Iraq violence would decline, but said that even it didn’t, “we have a greater responsibility to the American people to protect our national security” and that the Iraq war has drained resources for combating terrorism elsewhere.

    Feingold also touched on his presidential aspirations and said he would wait until after the November elections to see if his positions are resonating with the public.

    Feingold said he would only run if he felt he could win both the nomination and the general election, adding that he wouldn’t join the race just to make a statement.

    -- By David A. Wise

    Link
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  2. #2
    Builder of Sites
    DIAMOND STATUS
    LoungeMachine's Avatar
    Member No
    6584
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Last Online
    02-08-2016 @ 02:28 AM
    Location
    Milan to Minsk
    Posts
    32,555
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    4,111
    Thanked 3,703 Times in 2,511 Posts


    Rep Power
    85
    .......and then Russ said: "And with that, we're off to New Hampshire"



    LMAO


    probably get my vote at this point....
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  3. #3
    Frontline Voice of Reason
    TOASTMASTER GENERAL
    BigBadBrian's Avatar
    Member No
    51
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    02-09-2013 @ 06:23 AM
    Location
    Lighted Streets on Quiet Nights
    Posts
    10,620
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    276
    Thanked 192 Times in 162 Posts


    Rep Power
    28
    Originally posted by LoungeMachine
    .......and then Russ said: "And with that, we're off to New Hampshire"



    LMAO


    probably get my vote at this point....
    Vote your conscience...I encourage all Americans to do that.

    However, I see the DLC turning on Feingold like they did to Howie Dean.

    Yeeeaaaahh!!!!!!!!

    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  4. #4
    Running with myself
    ROTH ARMY ELITE
    Satan's Avatar
    Member No
    33
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    06-13-2016 @ 11:12 AM
    Location
    Hell
    Age
    53
    Posts
    6,666
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    603
    Thanked 965 Times in 749 Posts


    Rep Power
    31
    Originally posted by BigBadBrian
    Vote your conscience...I encourage all Americans to do that.

    However, I see the DLC turning on Feingold like they did to Howie Dean.

    Yeeeaaaahh!!!!!!!!

    Of course they will. But will people BUY the bullshit this time.

    The DLC took a big hit on Tuesday. Holy Joe was their poster boy, and Wednesday found the DLC principals grudgingly endorsing Ned Lamont, because to endorse Indy Joe would forever blow their cover of pretending to be Democrats.

    Notice has been served on the DLC. Their days of Republican infiltration and corporatization of the Demoncratic party are OVER. And their attempts to spin it as a "far left rebellion" won't work. Ned Lamont is no leftist. Neither is Howard Dean. And certainly not Jack Murtha. Plenty of room for true moderates and centrists in the party. No room for corporatists and neocon moles.

  5. #5
    Professional Smartass
    ROTH ARMY SUPREME
    Guitar Shark's Avatar
    Member No
    307
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    12-23-2015 @ 06:48 PM
    Location
    Hawaii
    Age
    48
    Posts
    7,575
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,474
    Thanked 1,574 Times in 877 Posts


    Rep Power
    40
    I'm happy Lieberman lost, but I fear this will only fracture the Democratic party further and make it even more difficult for the Dems to capitalize on the horrible situation the Republicans have created for us.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-07-2007, 02:41 PM
  2. The Feingold Resolution and the Sound of Silence
    By Warham in forum The Front Line
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-19-2006, 03:54 PM
  3. Feingold Wants Bush Censured for Spying
    By Nickdfresh in forum The Front Line
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-12-2006, 04:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •