Skip to comments.The Coming Web Attack on the Court Nominee
Posted on 07/06/2005 2:57:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
July 06, 2005, 5:37 p.m.
The Coming Web Attack on the Court Nominee
Anti-Bush groups say they are "hoping for peace but arming for war."
NARAL Pro-Choice America, which has taken a leading role in the fight against several of President Bush's judicial nominees, has purchased the web addresses stopgonzales.com, stopgonzales.org, and stopgonzales.net in anticipation that the president might nominate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the Supreme Court. Gonzales, seen as a moderate, has sometimes been mentioned as a candidate who might not spur vigorous opposition from pro-Democratic groups. The existence of the stopgonzales sites indicates that such a vigorous opposition is at least being planned.
Asked whether the purchase of the stopgonzales names meant NARAL would oppose Gonzales's nomination, NARAL spokesman Ted Miller told National Review Online, "I wouldn't read too much into that. We haven't made any decision on that. We had pretty serious concerns about his nomination for attorney general, but, in general, we are hoping not to have to oppose a nomination by the president. We are hoping for peace and arming for war."
NARAL has also purchased the web addresses stopowen.com, which refers to Judge Priscilla Owen, stopmcconnell.com, which refers to Judge Michael McConnell, and stopgarza.com, which refers to Judge Emilio Garza. All are considered possible candidates for the court.
Miller told NRO that NARAL has also not made a decision to oppose any of those potential nominees, but that "clearly these are all people who have been in the news as potential nominees who we would have concerns about."
Other anti-Bush groups have also purchased web addresses from which to attack other potential candidates. For example, People for the American Way has purchased stopluttig.com, for Judge Michael Luttig, stopwilkinson.com, for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, stopalito.com, for Judge Samuel Alito, stopbrown.com, for Judge Janice Rogers Brown, and stopjones.com, for Judge Edith Jones.
People for the American Way spokeswoman Laurie Boeder told NRO that the organization has not yet decided to oppose any potential nominee. "Simply buying a domain name does not mean a decision to oppose a nominee has been made, but of those listed [Luttig, Wilkinson, Alito, Brown, and Jones], we are likely to oppose them," Boeder said. She called purchasing the web names "part of the long-term preparation for any Supreme Court vacancy."
Finally, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, another group that has played a substantial role in opposing Bush nominees, has purchased stopestrada.com, for Miguel Estrada, President Bush's filibustered nominee to a place on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and stoproberts.com, for Judge John Roberts.
Byron York, NR's White House correspondent, is the author of the book The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President and Why They'll Try Even Harder Next Time.
"The Coming Web Attack on the Court Nominee"
Peruse DU. It ain't coming....it's here
I'm thinking of purchasing stopwhackoliberals.com, stopwhackoliberals.org and stopwhackoliberals.net in anticipation of the upcoming fight.
"NARAL Pro-Choice America, which has taken a leading role in the fight against several of President Bush's judicial nominees, has purchased the web addresses stopgonzales.com, stopgonzales.org, and stopgonzales.net in anticipation that the president might nominate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the Supreme Court."
Great. They can spend 50 million dollars of their masters money to get out the message to 20% of the lefties.
Don't be silly. Absolutely any candidate who does not come right out and guarantee the Dems a pro-abortion position (and whatever else they demand) will be Borked. They've been looking forward to this bit of hysteria for the last five years now. It does NOT matter who Bush nominates, he or she will be attacked on principle, the principle being that as a Bush nominee he or she ought to be attacked.
Let's face it, the Dems really don't have anything else to crow about. This is the one fight they think they can win simply by doing what they do best: smearing, screaming, and behaving like lunatics. It's the worst side of a party that doesn't have a good one.
They've been looking forward to this bit of hysteria for the last five years now.
I agree, but they have used up much of their political capital Borking lower court nomanees. The people are sick and tired of their antics, and many of the 2006 democrat candidates know this and are fearing for their jobs. They saw what happened to (one of the most powerful men in Washington) Tommy Daschle in 2004.
If they want to maintain their jobs in Washington they would be well advised to take heed.
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