I was honored today to join folks from DC for Democracy, the local Democracy for America affiliate, to personally deliver over 23,000 thank you notes to Senator Russ Feingold. Shortly after the the 2010 election, Jim Dean asked DFA members from all across the country to send the Senator messages of appreciation. In an email to all members, he wrote:
Right-wing Republican Ron Johnson was asked about one of his favorite books, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, during last night's WI-Sen debate. Johnson characterized the book as "a warning of what could happen to America."
Russ Feingold was a Better Democrat long before it was cool. Deregulation, trade, campaign finance reform, media consolidation, education, civil liberties and racial profiling, Iraq, good jobs with good wages, LGBT rights, health care, Afghanistan, tax fairness -- you name the issue, and Feingold's backbone is on full display while so many others cower.