Because I'm an inherent leftist whiner, I had initially intended to write a whiny post whining about President Obama. But since he told me not to do that I decided (for one day at least) to do something constructive.
So with that in mind, I decided to remind you all that Russ Feingold still needs our help. The latest poll shows that he's still running behind Banana Republican Ron Johnson, who wants to remake America in China's image, i.e., turn it into a gigantic sweatshop for corporate interests.
Folks, do we really want to see another millionaire richy-rich elite buy himself a senate seat? Especially when said richy-rich elite is replacing one of the most honest and independent liberal voices in the United States? Oh haaaaaaail no.
Now here's the good news: Although Russ is still being outspent by a wide margin, we made significant progress in helping close the gap with the Cheddarbomb a couple of weeks ago. In fact, the combined efforts of multiple blogs helped Russ raise nearly $500,000 over the span of a day. Russ was both overwhelmed and grateful by the support a lot of you showed him. Here's the big "THANK YOU" video he made:
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Now I know what you're thinking: "Dude, why bother wasting my money on politicians when both parties have made a series of colossal blunders over the past 20 years that have wrecked the country?" Well, yes they have. But Russ Feingold has been an exception to the rule. From financial deregulation to the Iraq war to civil liberties encroachments to the bank bailouts, Russ has been one of the few within the Democratic Party to boldly speak out against the insanity of our elite political class. The tragedy of it all is that Russ has had to spend so much of his career voting against horrible policies rather than in favor of helpful ones. If we had 50 Feingolds in the Senate, things might be different. But alas, we only have one. And he needs our help.
So give to Russ Feingold if you can. I'm not a rich guy -- and if I were I'd be buying myself a Senate seat like Ron Johnson -- but I just flipped Russ $50 and would love you to do the same. Give whatever you feel comfortable giving, guys. Very few Senate Democrats are worth fighting for but Russ Feingold is one of them.