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Posted on 10/08/2005 9:52:18 AM PDT by Allen H
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So the idea is to head off Democrat opposition by going for the milquetoast first? I'm not sure I like that idea.
The question should be put, which would you want? Bush to nominate Miers, or, Kerry to nominate Lawrence Tribe?
I hate vanities. But not this one.
How about finding a thread with an actual news story and posting this as a comment? That is the way it is done. Then, after a year or two, if enough people like what you say, you can become a columnist like JohnHuang2.
"...trust in the guy and believe that he would have gotten to know this woman the past 10 years hes had a close relationship with her."
I trust him too.
Good posting and thanks for putting it up.
Bush has damaged the conservative movement by nominating Ms. Miers, rather than Judge with a solid track record.
Sun Tzu The Art of War
DITTO! You are right on!
Yes, I would rather have had Bush nominate Janice Rodgers Brown, and have had a knock-down, drag-out fight in the Senate, with all the Demoncrats and RINOs voting against Brown, and her nomination failing--and then Harriet Miers.
Because those events would have driven enough Black voters out of the arms of the Demoncrats to break the stranglehold that keeps Blacks on the urban plantations. It would have been a blow to the Demoncrats that it would have taken them years of more lies to overcome.
The Miers pick is the fulfillment of a promise made to the CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE portion of W's base.
The fallout, therefrom, cleves along spiritual, not intellectual lines.
Bovine Fecal Matter!
If the founders had intended to restrict service on SCOTUS to a VERY narrow segment of society such as "judges with proven track records" they could easily have done so! They chose not to do that. Can you even imagine why?
The president is far smarter that these elitists give him credit for!
Suppose Bush put up, say, Wilkinson and he got buffeted by the Senate. Clearly and unmistakably, Senate Democrats would be opposing the candidate based on politics and not the merits. The Angry Left was ready to shred Roberts, but it couldn't -- because his record was just too good. You saw how the Democratic senators who feared for their jobs supported him.
Now, you might say, that wasn't the pick that would have changed the balance of the court. True (as far as media perception goes). My answer is ... so what? Does that make our side less correct?
This is why we put up with all the compromises of the past five years. This was it. This was our shot. What did we get? The least qualified candidate since Abe Fortas.
Come on, we're supposed to care about the right way to do things, not just the right outcome. That's what makes us better.
Yeah ... exactly, this individual has been onboard all of one month and boring us to tears already.
I agree with you 100%.
I know I don't like that idea.
If a milquetoast pick is to be made, why not at least send a tested conservative up first. Let the Republician controlled senate show their true colors and then send up a miquetoast nominee.
What evidence to you have that Miers is milk-toast? Her recent and past history indicates the opposite. Just because she hasn't been in anyones face about her beliefs doesn't meen she doesn't have or believe them. Meek does not mean weak. narwal and now and a bunch of other liberal groups have come out strongly against her, so just because some democrat Senators think she's okay, doesn't mean they will in the hearings or on the floor. I expect very sharp criticism from most all democrats in the Judicial Committee. Maybe even more than Roberts got, since she's not just a conservative like Roberts, she's a Bush loyal conservative, and that's evil to all democrats. I just don't get all the venomous oppositon from conservatives towards her, and I say that as a life long conservative Christian Republican who's been a delegate at the State convention. I don't understand it. I don't like it. And it disgusts me and has no positive outcome for the conservative movement. What this loud and blatant opposition to her does do is do what the democrats haven't been able to do and are so gleeful about. Split the conservative movement in this country. So is opposing her worth giving the democrats what they've wanted for over a decade? You can oppose her speficically and wish it had been someone else without withdrawing support from the President and the conservative majority, and like it or not that is exactly how this opposition to Miers comes across.
Great post Allen. Good job.
Wilkinson leaked the details of his interview with Bush to the NEW YORK TIMES. If you were Bush would you feel comfortable nominating a person like that?
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