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October 03, 2005


Yah, sure. But what does she know about Arabian horses?

Posted by annika, Oct. 3, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
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A. She's fugly.

B. Not as fugly as Ruth Bider-Meinhoff Ginsburger.

C. I don't want a spinster on the bench. Much of life's wisdom is gained through raising your own children. I pity the fool who doesn't know this. She may be OK, but I'm guessing that she's another political operative ala Sandra Dee O'commie. Beware those with experience in State politics.

D. I want a forty-something conservative ala Roberts. WTF is the white house thinking?

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 3, 2005

Reliable? Confirmable?

Ever been in the pit in Washington? (I have)

Ever worry about getting Judge confirmed? (I have)

Things are a lot more complex than they appear.

The Beltway is one complicated place. Easy to criticize until you need to make it work.

Stick with OSU; it is simpler to just hit the line and have good D.

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 4, 2005

Condescension is so unflattering. Some things really ARE simple. I can see how a lifetime of legal quibbling might diminish one's clarity.

"It's judgment that defeats us." -Kurtz

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 4, 2005

It's time to get back to running the country.

Harriet is a lock for confirmation. They'll never lay a glove on her.

The Dems are disappointed because they were gearing up for a fight, so were the conservatives.

So were all the fringe loony organizations, who won't be able to collect millions to support their cause, and divert half of it to other loony stuff. (What do you call assassins who accuse assassins? Kurtz)

Bush knows her; he knows how and what she thinks. If you support Bush, relax; if you don't, beware. She's gonna hurt ya.

Forget 1988 donations to Gore; he was thought to be the conservative candidate against Dukakis. There were no Republicans in Texas then, remember?

She is the Man.

A great appointment, as you will all learn in the hearings.

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 4, 2005

She's a great "political" appointment, at least inside the beltway. That's how we got most of the clowns on the court NOW. The court we have NOW is a Republican court. Seven of nine are Republican appointees! She is not even a good appointment politically, because when all he had left was his base, dubyah stupidly offended it deeply.

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 4, 2005

I'm getting sick of the groussing from conservatives on this appointment. Picking a fight right now over a judge would have been a boon to democrats next September, and while it would have been red meat for the base, it would have only alienated the center, which is where elections are WON.

The president made a very judicious move, throwing out a candidate that the left had no good reason to oppose other than for the sake of being oppositional. And what does he get for it? Mutiny from his own party. You guys are turning into chicken little. Do you believe the crap in the media about the president being on the ropes? His poll numbers are improving consistently. Everything going on in the news is serving to discredit the media and their democrat masters. Contrary to popular opinion, when you have the enemy down is not the time to strike a blow for partisanship, it is the time to use your advantage to sooth the great body of centrists in America who actually decide elections and who are getting very tired of the partisan grousing from the left and the right. It's thermodynamics in politics. Every action results in an equal and opposite reaction. Going overboard in either direction results in the massive center of the electorate shifting to the other side.

Centrists, as wishy washy as they can be, decide all elections except the Democratic presidential primaries (which is why the Dems keep nominating unelectable moonbats). Do we want to start taking lessons from McCauliffe and Dean? Rather than twisting the knife to "reassure the base", the President knows that reassuring the center that he can govern with moderation is more important for those Republicans running in the mid-terms next fall. Cramming a right-wing zealot down the country's throat would simply convince the great undecided that the left is right about W and Rove, and leave the "sane and moderate" middle ground to the Dems to take away our majorities in the house and senate next fall.

Instead of abandoning ship and joining the moonbats in backstabbing the President, "the base" needs to get used to the idea that if they want a President and legislature that are nominally on their side, they are going to have to accept that those elected officials occasionally have to act moderately to stay in office. Because "the base" has never won a national election in this country, but they can certainly deprive their side of national office by throwing a tantrum and letting him fall from power while they are pouting over a nomination.

Posted by: Scot on Oct. 6, 2005

Thanks for the instruction Scot. Now I know how to think.

She's not the issue. The issue is that we're at a point where we are ready for the battle, and dubyah has pulled away. This was the time to allow the D's to identify themselves, and for the Senate to identify what squishy fucks they are. Politics is about conflict.

Go read Sun Tsu, when you're strong you attack. All the bullshit aside, we're strong now.

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 6, 2005