Sunday, March 19, 2006

Off a conventional Clift

By Creature

Oh, Eleanor, what happened to you? Have you too made a deal with the conventional wisdom god? Here is Eleanor Clift regarding Senator Feingold's censure resolution:

Republicans finally had something to celebrate this week when Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold called for censuring George W. Bush. Democrats must have a death wish. Just when the momentum was going against the president, Feingold pops up to toss the GOP a life raft. [Read More]

Eleanor, if you weren't trapped in that bubble they call D.C. you would know that maybe only 33% of Republicans had something to celebrate, that no life raft was tossed, and that no momentum shift occurred for GWB. The shift that occurred was in Senator Feingold's favorable ratings from 22% to 52%. The sky hasn't fallen and people are talking about how the President broke the law. Senator Feingold should be applauded for standing up for the rule of law and for trying to get his colleagues to do the same. Censure may not be the best way to hold the President accountable, impeachment and prison would satisfy me more; however, censure is a reasonable way to reprimand the President, and the entire Democratic party should be behind it.

The days of polite politics are no more. This must be the new conventional wisdom.

I would recommend reading Eleanor Clift's piece if only to understand how not to think. Sorry Eleanor, I'm usually on your side, but this time you are way off base.

Digby has more.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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