There are a handful of Democratic Senators who regularly “post” at Daily Kos — Kennedy, Kerry, Obama, and Feingold. I’m not sure they actually write their own posts any more than I think they write their own speeches. But that’s less important than the idea that they might be reading the responses. Yeah, I know — respondents at dKos (same as at any blog) can be pretty wild. But all in all, I think it’s a healthy relationship — party politicians and bloggers — and one that needs strengthening. The fact is, beltway Democrats have become flaccid and could use a shot of fury and fire now and then.
Here’s Feingold yesterday:
I’ve seen some strange things in my life, but I cannot describe the feeling I had, sitting on the House floor during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, listening to the President assert that his executive power is, basically, absolute, and watching several members of Congress stand up and cheer him on. It was surreal and disrespectful to our system of government and to the oath that as elected officials we have all sworn to uphold. Cheering? Clapping? Applause? All for violating the law?