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Russ Feingold Quotes

Russ Feingold
It intimidated the Democrats, it cost us the elections, and it arguably cost us the presidency,
Russ Feingold
#Democrats

Russ Feingold
It intimidated the Democrats, it cost us the elections, and it arguably cost us the presidency, ... There was such a fear that we would be labeled as soft on terrorism and not supporting the president on 9/11.
Russ Feingold
#Democrats

Russ Feingold
This is a confirmation proceeding, however, not a coronation,
Russ Feingold
#Confirmation

Russ Feingold
This proposal is unacceptable. The administration has been talking about war in Iraq for quite some time now. Surely they had the time to draft a more careful, thoughtful proposal than the irresponsibly broad and sweeping language that they sent to Congress.
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#Iraq

Russ Feingold
Unfair trade agreements, passed by both Republicans and Democrats, have sent millions of jobs to other countries. We need to stop this hemorrhaging and find ways for American workers to compete in the new market.
Russ Feingold
#American Politician #Democrats

Russ Feingold
Those remarks were constructive, and we need to be having this discussion here at home. I am putting a vision of when this ends on the table in the hope that we can get the focus back on our top priority, and that is keeping America and the American people safe.
Russ Feingold
#Home

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The cost of this .... is staggering.
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#Cost

Russ Feingold
really wants to run for president.
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#President

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We have created a breeding ground for terrorism in Iraq, ... It's not the fault of the brave (military) women and men. It's the fault of the people who sent them there.
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#Iraq

Russ Feingold
He does not have a sufficiently strong dedication to civil rights law that I believe a judge on this circuit court must have.
Russ Feingold
#Civil Rights

Russ Feingold
What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is the harm of doing our job as legislators and making sure we do not stick the entire bankruptcy community with these provisions that do not make any sense?
Russ Feingold
#American Politician

Russ Feingold
The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts.
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#American Politician #Behavior

Russ Feingold
Rather than continuing with a media blitz that tries to repackage a 'stay the course' strategy that isn't working, the president and his administration should give the public a plan, with a timetable, to complete the military mission in Iraq.
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#Media

Russ Feingold
I don't want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.
Russ Feingold
#American Politician #Government

Russ Feingold
I think [Bush] probably broke the law here, but we need to know why they did it this way and what the legal justifications were, and then we need to determine what kind of accountability will occur if laws were broken.
Russ Feingold
#Law

Russ Feingold
Over the last five years, Wisconsinites have lost nearly 80,000 manufacturing jobs, largely because of unfair trade agreements and questionable administration policies.
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#Jobs

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Given the 440th's outstanding performance as well as its excellent record of recruitment and retention, it is clear that the nation will be losing a valuable asset.
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#Performance

Russ Feingold
Make no mistake, our military readiness is already suffering, ... According to a recent RAND study, the Army has been stretched so thin that active-duty soldiers are now spending one of every two years abroad, leaving little of the Army left in any appropriate condition to respond to crises that may emerge elsewhere in the world. In an era in which we confront a globally networked enemy, and at a time when nuclear weapons proliferation is an urgent threat, continuing on our present course is irresponsible at best.
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#Army

Russ Feingold
My view, as of this moment, is that to dismiss this case would be in appearance and in fact improperly short-circuiting this trial. I simply cannot say that the House managers cannot prevail regardless of what witness might plausibly testify and regardless of what persuasive arguments might be offered, ... I want to be clear that my vote against the motion does not mean that I am leaning in favor of a final vote to convict the president. I am not.
Russ Feingold
#Appearance

Russ Feingold
[The only likely contender for ‘08 who has so far made it clear that the war in Iraq is damaging U.S. national security and has actually proposed an exit strategy is Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold.] It’s time for senators and members of Congress, especially those from my own party, to be less timid while this administration neglects urgent national security priorities in favor of staying a flawed policy course in Iraq, ... Let’s see if we can remove the troops after we succeed with a series of steps by the end of December 2006.
Russ Feingold
#Iraq

Russ Feingold
If a trip is worth taking, members of Congress should be prepared to justify paying for it out of their office accounts.
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#American Politician #Congress

Russ Feingold
Last week the president of the United States gave his State of the Union address, where he spoke of America's leadership in the world, and called on all of us to 'lead this world toward freedom.' Again and again, he invoked the principle of freedom, and how it can transform nations, and empower people around the world. But, almost in the same breath, the president openly acknowledged that he has ordered the government to spy on Americans, on American soil, without the warrants required by law. The president issued a call to spread freedom throughout the world, and then he admitted that he has deprived Americans of one of their most basic freedoms under the Fourth Amendment to be free from unjustified government intrusion.
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#United States

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I think we have to at least openly consider at what point we can bring our troops home or, at least, to begin to bring our troops home. Not only from the point of view of making sure there is support from the American people for this continued effort but also to consider whether the large presence of American troops here could contribute to or feed the insurgency and whether in any way it makes it more difficult for a government of national unity to be created.
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#Home

Russ Feingold
It?s the reality of a situation like this that when you have a large troop presence that it has the tendency to fuel the insurgency, because they can make the incorrect and unfair claim that somehow the United States is here to occupy this country, which of course is not true.
Russ Feingold
#Reality

Russ Feingold
It is not only all right but necessary to stand up to George Bush.
Russ Feingold
#American Politician

Russ Feingold
Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone.
Russ Feingold
#American Politician