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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Fight everyone's been waiting for

By nominating Alito for Supreme court, Bush finally gave the right the SCOTUS fight they have been itching to have. Conservatives like political expediency when it's their interests that are being tended to. They may be needy these days, but they already seem to have forgiven Bush for wandering into the Miers cul-de-sac. The blast of e-mails supporting Alito as a strict constructionist was filling my inbox before breakfast. When Miers was nominated, approving testimonials started as a trickle and then stopped altogether. This time the e-mails have lots of chewy talking points, such as Alito's unanimous approval for the U.S. Court of Appeals by a Democrat-controlled judiciary committee and Senate in 1990. The left is jumping on the case just as quickly. People for the American Way is boasting that it "will mobilize its 750,000 members and activists to wage a massive national effort to defeat Alito's nomination." It will "work closely with its coalition partners to educate Americans about the threats posed by this nomination." Those war rooms everybody readied during the summer look like they'll get some use after all. This should be fun.


At 11/01/2005 06:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend, this fight's a fake.

Today's Wall Street Journal has an article that contains a key admission: in A Brilliant Judicial Mind the moneyshot is "Judge Alito's credentials are more like those we have come to expect from Supreme Court nominees, including an Ivy League education ....."

It has been at least 100 years since there were only 10 law schools in this country.


At 11/01/2005 07:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way that Alito won't be confirmed. He will make the democratic Senator's look like whiney children just like Robert's did during his hearings. The Dems don't want to filibuster because the polls say something along the lines of 82% of American's disagree with filibustering a Judicial nominee. They can't do that going into the 2006 Senate rance unless the Dems want to lose their seats. Besides since he has been confirmed not once but twice in the Senate already, doing that would look really silly. He will be confirmed in very short order and I can't wait to see the Democratic Senator's look silly as they did during Robert's hearings. This makes 2 judges who are in their 50's, there are 3 other justices that are over 80 yo, we could get a 3rd choice before 2008 that will last for the next 30 years. The Dems have offically lost their way of making laws they can't get passed by the people, it's morning in America!:)

At 11/01/2005 01:16:00 PM, Blogger The Sagacious Dodger said...

I disagree Annonymous. I think the Dems will fight it because they have to. Thier supporters expect them to face this one down. It is claimed in every poll that the people want to see the democrats show some balls and this is an opportunity. Even if it is a losing battle. Btw, electing judges who dislike equality, civil rights and secular society isnt really a positive thing. Morning might be a strong word.

At 11/01/2005 07:16:00 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

These things are getting so nasty that soon good people won't want to be nominated.

Man, do I miss the good old days when there was a little dignity in the senate.

At 11/01/2005 09:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Nixon taught us so well. And so it goes with today's republicans. What a contrived ploy. Totally shameless.

At 11/03/2005 07:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You brainwashed lefties are really a hoot to listen to. Talking points straight from the DNC! Perhaps if you actually read the decisons and didn't rely upon waht journalists and the DNC lies to tell you how to think you would be in much better place to make those arguments? Judge Alito isn't against civil rights or any of the other things he has been accused of, he is for being fair and not holding some people up depending on skin color as more fair. What is wrong with being judged by your character and achivements and not by what color skin your were born with?

Somehow by your words I'm guessing you weren't even born when Nixion was President? Nixon wasn't the demon the DNC made him out to be. Shameless? I'd save that word for the Clintoons. The left in this country are the ones who walk in lockstep, led by the lies of the DNC , just watch.... all that is needed is raising the arm and presto instant fasism. You guys sure have mastered Projection, but thank God we aren't limited anymore to what a few people decide is the news we get. That is the way Democrats kept power, never again! Sincerely from Middle America. Thank-God we are taking the courts away from the left, no more laws from the bench. The people will vote in their representives, the legislature will make the laws that the people approve of and constitutional rights will be voted by a 2/3's majority of states and won't ever be thrust upon us by the SC ever again. Just as the constitution says it is supposed to be.

At 11/03/2005 07:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, to diffuse the insults over typos, I fully expect them.

At 11/03/2005 07:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is claimed in every poll

You actually believe polls? LOL It is well know that the time of day/day of week they are taken, the way the questions are asked and who is asked can skew them any way that the sponsor of the poll wants. If they are taken over the weekend, if they ask leading questions ( for instance, are you happy about the war? who is going to answer yes? ever if you support it!), if they start by asking "are you a democrat" (this has happened to me, if you answer no they hang up!). Don't take them as gospel because most of them aren't worth the paper they are printed upon.

The Democrats can't afford to fillibuster because of the seats in some of the Senate races that are close. A fillibuster will push the races to the right. If they are dumb enough to do that, the nuclear option will be passed and in 2006 there will be a fillibster proof majority. Moderates who decide the elections are getting fed up with the Democrats games and that they have become the party of NO. The hard left might want them to fight, but the hard left is only about 18% of the population, not enought to matter!


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