Sunday, March 05, 2006

Sensenbrenner Smears Feingold on U.S. Security

How shocking would this be if it weren’t so damn predictable?

Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner celebrated the GOP’s victory on renewing the flawed USA Patriot Act last week by saying that Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), who has been the chief Democratic opponent of the law’s current incarnation, doesn’t want the United States to be secure.

"The Patriot Act has made America safer," said Sensenbrenner, also of Wisconsin, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee. "And Russ Feingold doesn't want that."

While millions of Americans are against the attempt by Sensenbrenner – one of the Patriot Act’s chief architects – to take the U.S. back to a civil-liberties Stone Age, the Republican party once again continues its disgusting tradition of smearing the patriotism or loyalty of anyone who opposes their sick agenda for our country.

One wonders if Sensenbrenner’s next action will be to Photoshop Feingold having tea and couscous with Osama bin Laden.

What else does Sensenbrenner say about the gutsy Democrat?

"Russ Feingold is playing politics with the security of the American people," he said.

Now, coming from a Republican, that’s funny.