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It Gets Worse for Feingold; RNC Launches Petition

Republicans in Washington are working overtime to expose Sen. Russ Feingold’s political maneuver to censure President Bush. Tonight, Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman e-mailed RNC supporters, encouraging them to sign a petition telling Democrats to “stop weakening national security.”

This week, liberal Democrat Russ Feingold called on the Senate to censure the President for a program that is successfully stopping terrorists. After months of searching, Democrat leaders are finally beginning to find their agenda: take away the tools America needs to fight terror. In the last 24 hours, fringe groups like MoveOn.org and Democrat leaders from John Kerry to Harry Reid to Dick Durbin have rallied to Feingold’s side, praising his grandstanding as a "catalyst" for the investigation of the President.

Weakening our national security is their agenda. Is it yours? Sign the petition to tell the Democrat leaders to stop undermining the War on Terror with cheap political stunts.

We are a nation at war. Our President has no more basic responsibility than to protect the American people and fight terrorists who want to kill us. It’s one thing if a lone Senator wants our government to look the other way when an Al Qaeda terrorist contacts a sleeper cell inside the United States. It’s entirely another when Democrat minority leader Harry Reid commends Feingold’s censure move for "bringing [the terrorist surveillance program] to the attention of the American people."

Democrat leaders never miss an opportunity to put politics before our nation’s security. And now, they would rather censure the President for doing his job than actually fight the War on Terror. It’s what the MoveOn.org wing of their party wants, and now, it’s their agenda — from the top of the ticket on down.

Make your voice heard. Tell Democrat leaders to stop playing politics with national security.

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Mr. Bluey, a contributing editor to Human Events, is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at RobertBluey.com.

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