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"The Spolied Brats in the Senate"
| Feb.14, 2003
| by Roger Burdick
Posted on 02/14/2003 5:11:03 AM PST by conservativecorner
On Wednesday morning, Democrats in the U. S. Senate declared war on President Bushs judicial nominees. They stated that there would be a filibuster of the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the District of Columbia Circuit Court. The sole reason the Senate is going for a filibuster is because Miguel Estrada is Hispanic. They may say its other things, but the real reason is plain, pure racism. I have often said that the average liberal is one of the most racist persons in America. How else would you explain the obsession they have with a persons race?
Here are some of the reasons the Democrats have stated in opposition to Mr. Estrada:
They say he isnt qualified, as he has no prior judicial experience. That is true, hes never been a judge, but then neither had five of the current eight judges in that same court.
The Democrats claim that he wont let the senators see the legal memoranda he wrote when he was working for the Office of Solicitor General. That, also, is true, because what the senators are asking for is privileged information. For Mr. Estrada to release that information is unethical. For the Democrats to ask for it in the first place is just as unethical. It is also a violation of the Constitutions separation of powers. Just about everyone, except the Democrats, agree on this issue.
It is said that Mr. Estrada doesnt have the temperament to be a judge. I guess that the fact that he received a ''most qualified'' rating from the American Bar Association is irrelevant. I mention only the ABA rating as that is considered the ''Gold Standard'' for judicial nominations.
The Democrats claim that he doesnt want to discuss his philosophies with them. He has repeatedly explained his judicial philosophies; its his political philosophies he refuses to talk about. Of course, he shouldnt. Hes looking at a judicial nomination, and he isnt running for office!
The Democrats claim that many Hispanic groups oppose him, and thus he is unqualified. He is supported by the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Hispanic National Bar Association, Puerto Rican American Federation, the Hispanic Business Roundtable, The Latino Coalition, and the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, just to name a few.
There is only one group that opposes him and that is the group of liberal Democrats in the Senate and a few of their allies in political action groups. I say get off the filibuster and give him a vote. If he loses fine, but if he wins, he gets appointed.
This is just the first battle in a war for the judiciary, and possibly a Supreme Court nominee in the future. The problem is that the Democrats have lost power and they want it back. In order to overcome their limitations, they start off with a filibuster. In this fashion, there are sixty votes necessary to appoint a nominee; it takes that many to overcome a filibuster. In reality there should only be fifty-one votes necessary to nominate which is the way the U. S. Constitution is written.
The Democrats are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats. Unfortunately for them, they helped get rid of Trent Lott and have to face Bill Frist. Senator Frist is going to let them try for a filibuster, in that way all of America can see the inherent racism of the liberals.
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What can you say about a party that is still in love with the Arkansas Mafia after everything that has happened to this country? So many failures while Bubba was in charge!
Democrats are for minorities...as long as they stay in their place.
posted on 02/14/2003 5:16:00 AM PST
(WHERE'S THE OVERNIGHT POLLING ON THE ESTRADA FILIBUSTER???)
A DEMOCRAT FILIBUSTER TACTIC COMING SOON TO A SENATE CHAMBER NEAR YOU:
Alderman Irene Smith cited for public urination
07/23/2001 08:45 PM
St. Louis police issued a citation Monday to Alderman Irene Smith related to her apparently having urinated into a waste basket during floor debate last week.
City Counselor Patti Hageman said her office would decide whether to charge Smith, D-1st Ward, with violating the city's ordinance against public urination. If a charge is filed, it will go to the city courts, where Smith once was the chief judge.
The incident took place July 17 as Smith filibustered against a redistricting bill.
The presiding officer ruled that Smith would yield the floor if she left to use a restroom. Friends of Smith surrounded her with a quilt, sheet and tablecloth as she appeared to urinate. Smith has refused to say whether she actually did.
Smith could not be reached for comment Monday. Her attorney, Anita Rivkin-Carothers, said if Smith is charged, she will plead not guilty, relying on the city's "inability to prove her guilty of any violation."
The democrats have declared war on America.
posted on 02/14/2003 5:19:25 AM PST
All things considered, Miguel Estrada is the best thing to have happened to the Dems in a long time. They are now exposed for the rats they are. They are the racists that they accuse anyone of a conservative leaning to be. LULAC will crucify them for this one as well as the other organizations supporting Estrada. The Hispanic community doesn't easily forget. Estrada will get the seat, but they will never be able to peddle that load of crap about their love of minorities again. Who is now the fastest growing minority community in the US? You guessed it Hispanics
posted on 02/14/2003 5:54:21 AM PST
I have always thought this is a simple case of profiling: He's hispanic----he's probably Catholic---he's probably pro life.
posted on 02/14/2003 6:05:48 AM PST
and after 2004, GWB will have 60 votes.
posted on 02/14/2003 6:07:56 AM PST
by The Wizard
(Demonrats are enemies of America)
Midge Rendell, Ed Rendell's wife ("Fast Eddie" is now PA gobnuer, was National Democratic Party Head for a while, and mayor of Philly prior). What I have heard from a reliable source who was a high-ranking member of Rendell's Philly Administration is that Ed transfered a total of $500,000 from his campaign funds to Clinton's. That was $250,000 to buy his wife a Federal Bench, and some time later another $250,000 to buy a Federal Appellate seat -- that's the level Senor Estrada is up for.
The cover story is that she got it by her connections, her "civic" (arts) contributions of time and energy. Senator "Magic Bullet" MacArlen Specter vouches for that story. Now MacArlen's own Lady MacArlen -- what post did Clinton give her? It's a high one in the taxpayer-funded national "arts".
What many folks liked about Clinton -- and this is important too -- is that he wasn't walled off. He was accessible. You just needed the money, the swag, or a solid bloc of votes (a money equivalent), or private appointment moxie -- all to the trade. You could buy your way in.
Mike Royko, the Cubs fan and political commentator, used to say the most dangerous politician is one who can't be bribed. I don't agree -- this is what I was taught, by my own political teachers -- but I don't agree. What the cutter is is this: the most dangerous politician is the one who is myopic, who listens to only a chosen "golden" or "elite" few and shuts out the rest, or shuts out -- prejudicially -- some group, because say they are low class, they are dirty jews, they are subhuman apeish irish micks, they are spics, they are papists, they are niggras, they are white-trash, etc, etc. Bribes, any free commerce, legit and not, are not in the long-term prone to that weakness of caste-ing that makes for seperations, oppressions and then tyranny.
The Clinton Judges, many or some, may be presumed to have been buy-ins, in by bribe. That's a rot.
Here is a man, Estrada, not in by bribe, and the masters of bribery are in ruckus -- is their dear well of bribes to be boarded up?
posted on 02/14/2003 6:21:55 AM PST
"The democrats have declared war on America."
. . .yes, and our battles here are as important to the future of our country as are the battles our Military train for.
It is critical that our Repubs and GW, do not get soft on this nomination. . .
The time is NOW. . .they must prevail; we must prevail.
posted on 02/14/2003 6:32:49 AM PST
Has anyone in the Democratic party considered the possibilty that Congress may be the root cause of their concerns with Estrada? Most appeals to the court to which Estrada was nominated deal with the interpretation of laws passed by Congress and rarely deal with Constitutional issues. Appellate courts are not fact finders. It stands to reason that if Congress passed more intelligable legislation, the need for judicial review would be greatly reduced and the room for judicial interpretation would narrowed considerably.
posted on 02/14/2003 6:34:55 AM PST
The sole reason the Senate is going for a filibuster is because Miguel Estrada is Hispanic.
Nope. There's a lot more going on here.
It's about pandering to the pro-abortion constituency, pure and simple, a cohort much, much larger than the potential number of Hispanic votes.
The fillibuster also has the collateral benefit of delaying the Bush agenda in a way that seems to be ideological and is purely political.
I agree that this is a huge blunder on the part of the dems, but it's not about race.
It's about a lot more than this nomination. It's about whether we go back to the mores of the previous administration or we move forward with honor and integrity.
posted on 02/14/2003 7:09:08 AM PST
It is also intended to intimidate the conservatives into not appointing conservative judges and to intimidate conservative judges not to rule conservatively ..... or else. For them, the Constitution must be changeable by the judiciary because they can't change it the legal way. It must become "a living document". and those who follow it as written are their biggest hurdle to socialism and control.
To: Mind-numbed Robot
EVERY ONE, ESP FLORIDA FREEPERS, Sen Bill Nelson's staff this morning said that "he met with Estrada yesterday and is leaning towards supporting him." That means that everyone needs to start calling him now!
posted on 02/14/2003 8:18:28 AM PST
posted on 02/14/2003 8:20:22 AM PST
( Happy Valentine's Day yall)
I have often said that the average liberal is one of the most racist persons in America. How else would you explain the obsession they have with a persons race?
It also explains why the liberals have such an obsession with gun control. Notice the blue states: they have a high concentration of minorities in urban areas, and also a high concentration of liberals. Why do you think Daley in Chicago keeps pressing for more and more RKBA restrictions? He is quaking in his racist little boots about Chicago's blacks, hispanics, etc. legally owning firearms. He would lose physical and mental control of these citizens. He would also lose his stranglehold on the city of Chicago and by default (Blowgoyovich) Illinois.
posted on 02/14/2003 11:21:15 AM PST
I like your tagline! The pee story is sickening. She knew advance what she was going to do - why do you think her friends had tablecloths with them? What a disgusting (on many different levels) animal of a woman.
posted on 02/14/2003 11:23:52 AM PST
I think it's about two things: protecting that shoddy ruling called Roe vs Wade, and getting Bush to spend money from his war-chest on ads countering the filibuster.
"What a disgusting (on many different levels) animal of a woman."
A Democrat is a Democrat is a Democrat.
However, instead of blatent episodes of public urination in the United States Senate, we might see certain bulbous and redfaced eastern Senators from the Democratic side of the aisle being shielded under blankets by their aides while doing just the opposite...taking a few drinks instead. 8)
That would be Ted "Splash" Kennedy, right? Or else the spawn of satan jr. senator from NY drinking human blood from a vat?
posted on 02/14/2003 12:41:29 PM PST
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