Terrence Wall, Republican candidate for Senate made all sorts of false and outrageous claims about Senator Russ Feingold in a recent WisPolitics interview. Wall won’t officially kick off his campaign until late January or early February, but in the interview he comes out swinging with the cheap shots.
Wall attacks Feingold as being “Dr. No” on Afghanistan, alleging Feingold has done nothing in the realm of creating an exit strategy. Wall questions;
“Where is his positive suggestions, where his proactive approach to creating an exit strategy…what has he actually done to help resolve it? I’m not aware of anything.”
Your ignorance will get you nowhere Mr. Wall.
In the Wall Street Journal Sen. Feingold proposed a flexible timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan, while sustaining targeted strikes on Taliban and al Qaeda leaders. The timetable includes pursuit of diplomatic efforts that incorporate all countries in the region.
Wall actually revives the domino theory when he posits a US troop withdrawal leading to al Qaeda and Taliban control of Afghanistan spreads to Pakistan’s government, and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Wall also accuses Feingold of failing to use his status as a Senator to assess the conflict.
During an April 2009 Foreign Relations Committee hearing Feingold questioned retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich, who acknowledged an escalation of forces may be more destabilizing to Pakistan, driving Afghan militants across the Pakistani border.
Wall also questions Feingold’s independence claiming;
“He votes exactly how Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership tell him to vote. He’s not the independent he claims to be.”
Really? Only 9% of the Senate votes against the majority of their party more than Russ Feingold. Not to mention that Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House…
But Wall’s most outrageous statement in the interview by far is;
“After eighteen years…what has [Feingold] done for Wisconsin? If you can identify anything let me know.”
How about protecting our civil liberties, ensuring proper care for our veterans, reducing wasteful government spending, supporting our law-enforcement officers, and preserving the family farm? Not to mention visiting each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to hold a listening session once a year, every year, since 1993.
Terrence Wall — In your attempt to characterize Russ Feingold as a do-nothing, constituent-ignorant, rubber-stamp for Dem leadership you have instead exposed yourself for the “too-lazy-to-research and when-facts-are-inconvienent-lie” hack you are. If the interview was any indication of your approach to campaigning, save yourself some money and embarrassment, Wisconsinites will see right through the lies.