Gang of 14

The gang of 14 soundly defeated the filibuster on Alito's nomination. I took this as an eye-opening situation, because Alito is not quite a moderate appointment.

The vote therefore will proceed and Alito will be confirmed to the US Supreme court.

But at what cost? With all democrats in the committee opposing him, and now, on the senate floor, should America rightly confirm , as people who are pro-bill of rights, and pro-environment - this fellow?

I believe that the court was leaning too far to the left, and I am proud that there is a right wing balance to it, in this appointment. But that said, I just have this still , small voice telling me: is this the right guy?

Bush nominated Harriet Miers almost as a diversionary tactic, IMHO.  This fellow is a right winger's dream, replacing a key swing vote. And the right wing that salutes unbridled executive power - is called fascism.

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Re: Gang of 14

The court was leaning too far to the left? You're kidding, I hope.

by bluenc 2006-01-30 07:45PM | 0 recs
Re: Gang of 14

Care to explain this:

I believe that the court was leaning too far to the left, and I am proud that there is a right wing balance to it, in this appointment.

I know that it's en vougue with certain Democrats to ingratiate themselves with conservatives by first agreeing with conservative narratives (i.e., the courts are liberal, republican'ts won fair-and-square), but there aren't many conservatives lurking in these here parts.  So, please explain to me how your statement makes any sense, other than just an attempt to appeal to conservative readers prejudices against the court -- which, I hope, you know to be an utter bullshit.

by bedobe 2006-01-30 09:57PM | 0 recs
If you think the high court was leaning...

...too far to the left, why are you a Democrat? Or are you? The place for people who think that the Rehnquist Court was too liberal is the GOP, if not the Montana Militia. Are you ashamed of the stigma associated with being a Republican? Or are those Robin-Hood-In-Reverse uniforms prohibitively expensive? This blog is ostensibly a liberal endeavor, but there seem to be many contributors who believe that the Salem Witch Trials leaned too far to the left.

by georgewturd 2006-01-31 03:21AM | 0 recs
Re: Gang of 14

They crafted that compromise to not enhance tha filibuster, but not allow the Dems to use it and it is working.  As far as being too far to the left, 7 out of 9 are Rep appointees, and if you call republicans liberals you must be kidding.

by mleflo2 2006-02-01 06:07AM | 0 recs

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