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No use “griping and groaning”

October 4, 2010

President Obama is right.  It’s no use “griping and groaning” about the state of politics.  The only way to make things better is to support candidates who are working for the things I believe in. No matter how discouraging the political situation, there always are some candidates worth supporting.

Senator Russ Feingold

I admire the steadfastness of my congressional representative, Louise Slaughter, but her reelection is virtually certain.  Instead I have sent a contribution to Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.  He was the only U.S. Senator to vote against the USA Patriot Act in 2001 and one of 28 to vote against authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq.  He joined with Senator John McCain to successfully introduce the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Act.  He opposed the bank bailout and favored a single-payer national health insurance plan (although in the end he voted for the Affordable Care Act).  He opposed the new financial regulation law as inadequate.

He is in his third term in the U.S. Senate, but is in danger of losing his seat to Ron Johnson, a conservative businessman new to politics, who is outspending Feingold three to one in the campaign. Click on Russ Feingold campaign if you’re interested in helping him.