2.03.2006 | New, Improved Democrats – Now with backbone

One of the aspects about President Bush's State of the Union address earlier this week that bothered me most was how he decided to cast his opponents as being of a "pre-9/11 mentality." I wasn't the only one who noticed.

In this Daily Kos guest post, Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin (D) relates his shock and dismay that so many of his colleagues in Congress would stand and applaud the president for going around Congress and exceeding his authority. Instead of a pre-9/11 mentality, Feingold boldly proposes that these members of Congress have a "pre-1776 mentality" and don't understand why we have the Bill of Rights to protect American citizens. Definitely worth reading no matter what side you're on in this issue.

More notable than the arguments in the post, however, is how this Senator was able to boil down a complex argument into what is basically a two-word phrase. Well done, Senator. Well done.

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