Skip to comments.A freeper's observation. The regrettable actions of the Democrats in this time of crises.
Posted on 10/25/2001 2:50:25 PM PDT by E.G.C.
One of the many unfortunate, regrettable aspects of the tragic events of September 11th besides the fact that so many people have lost their lives and so many families have had their lives changed forever is the fact that one political party has used these events as an excuse and an opportunity to resort to some very mischevous and regetable actions. That party as you might have guessed is the Democrats.
One of these many unfortunate acts by this party is the ongoing holdup of judicial nominations by the Bush administration. What is even more sad about this is that our resolve to respond to this action by holding up the appropriations is not quite as strong as it needs to be. Worldnet Daily has an excellent article on this subject titled "GOP accused of 'caving in' to Daschle."(Here's the link to that article.)
Earlier this year, Senator Charles Schumer from New York stated that when a judge is considered for an appointment that ideology rather than experience or fitness should be a consideration. Apparently, he and the Democrats seem to think that the rule of law is all about advancing the social and political agenda of the Democratic party and the liberal and progressive political agenda. That is not what the rule of law is all about and they know it. What the rule of law is about is the strict interpetation of our Constitution the way it is supposed to be done. The way the founders had intended. Justice Stephen Breyer brushed that idea aside and said the founders never intended for the Constitution to be stirctly interpeted. Obviously someone needs to give him a lesson about the framers intent because he totally wrong in that regard.
During the first year in office, President Ronald Reagan had 41 judges confirmed. George Bush Sr. had only 15 confirmed. Bill Clinton (XXX42) had 28 confirmed. When President Bush took office earlier this year, there were 67 vacancies. That number has since gone up to 110. That's really a sad and tragic commentary on the process as it is being run with those currently in charge.
When people are given the authority of the bench and then precede to legislate from the bench instead of interpeting the Constitution the way they are supposed to, enormous harm and chaos results. Innocent people, mostly conservative and chistians are wronged while those who do wrong, mostly liberals and progressives and people with money and power and the ability to buy off these judges are given slaps of the hand and allowed to walk. All because we as a nation have decided that the political and social agendas of the Democratic party and the liberal and progressive causes should take precedence over the Constitution and the rule of law. It is in this situation that we as a nation end up losers big time. This has got to change and it has got to change RIGHT NOW!!!! There needs to be some changes in the GOP leadership on the Senate side. President Bush has some well qualified judges waiting to be confirmed. If he doesn't get them confirmed, he should just appoint them during recess. That'll show the Demorats who the real boss is.
Subject: Debbie Willhite
Second in command at the U.S.Post Office, longtime powerful FOB. She's got to be in that job as a reward from Bill Clinton. The first time we saw her on television after the Brentwood postal facility showed positive signs for anthrax, she's sowing seeds of discord, blatantly attacking the CDC, blaming them for postal employees' deaths. It was clearly CYA for her. Her southern accent hasn't changed, but now when she's on television, she's billed as Deborah Willhite. From 93, she worked on Clinton presidential campaigns, she was co-executive director of the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Another job she had: "Denver -- Mayor Wellington E. Webb, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, and Denver Summit Executive Director Debbie Willhite today announced that the National Western Events Center will be the location for a major entertainment called "Saturday at the Summit" for the eight world leaders during the Denver Summit of the Eight. The event will be held Saturday evening, June 21, 1997.
She's also close to Terry McAuliffe: from the National Review, 1997: "This year, money people have also been given key inaugural posts. Terry McAuliffe, former DNC fund-raising whiz, is co-chair. The co-executive director is Debbie Willhite, who passed the time between the last inaugural and this one as a lobbyist at Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly Public Affairs Co., where she described her work to The National Journal as that of a "maitre d' ... I introduce folks to people in the administration they'd like to meet and vice versa."
This woman has an agenda....it's not the post office! If we can't get her fired, at least we can alert ourselves to her motives. What she says now in criticizing the CDC and the federal government, will be fodder used against Bush in 2004. After her CYA appearance all over television news shows blaming the CDC, we had Rahm Emanuel on a talk show the next night, basically seconding her remarks. The blame game Willhite started is accelerating, and I fear it will turn into a "Blame Bush" effort in 2004.
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