Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Sen. Mensa Drops the F-Bomb

Before even knowing exactly who the nominee was, Sen. Mensa, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today on the floor stated that the filibuster was coming. My response? DUH! Of course it is! It's coming more surely than the sunrise tomorrow morning. But I had thought that they would have locked the Senate's resident village idiot into the basement.

I'm listening to Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Pat Leahy (D-VT). They are indicating that John Roberts has a tough road to hoe. Schumer revisited his vote to put Roberts on the D.C. Court of Appeals. He didn't answer specific questions about how he would hold on certain cases and his personal views at that hearing (same ones ACLU counsel and now Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg refused to answer), and that this will be a huge matter.

Dick Durbin, calls Roberts a "controversial nominee" who will generate a more "controversial nomination process."

Let's make no mistake Roberts has significant experience and quality. He is highly respected by everyone except the Senate minority.

And lets be clear...the most extreme judge appointed to the court is the aforementioned Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Dems will filibuster (or at least try it). If they don't, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. These Democrats are as extreme as they claim the President and his nominees are. These are the 1960s SDS leftists. They concede nothing, they object to everything. This will be a fight.

Strap yourselves in.


Blogger Gary Gross said...

What's interesting to me is that Dan Abrams on MSNBC, certainly no wild-eyed archconservative, predicts that Roberts will get confirmed with 90+ votes.

In watching Leahy & Schumer tonight, I thought they looked utterly demoralized. Schumer wasn't his usual fire-breathing self & Leahy wasn't his usual surly self. They looked defeated already.

That doesn't mean they won't put up a fight in committee but I think it's a sign that they know that John Roberts will be confirmed.

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