During a 30-minute conference call, Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., told bloggers he was disappointed that his party was “playing it safe” by refusing to end the Iraq war: “The problem is a whole lot of middle-of-the-road Democrats who refuse to pull the trigger, who refuse to do what needs to be done.”
In honor of Sen. Ted Kennedy’s passing, we’re re-posting one of his classic moral stands. This 2007 speech against the escalation of the Iraq war was so good we had to give him the Truthdigger of the Week award back then.
The Democrats may hold the power of the purse, but that hasn’t stopped presidents in the past from defying Congress. Teddy Roosevelt succeeded in sending his Great White Fleet around the globe to demonstrate American naval power despite objections from the legislative branch.