Thursday, January 12, 2006

What a Shock

"Senator Schumer Signals He's a Likely 'No' on Alito."

This is news?

Time and again we see Senate Republicans vote for liberal judicial candidates, such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- who was confirmed to the Supreme Court on a 96 to 3 vote! -- in deference to a President's Constitutional right to choose his nominees.

And time and again we see Senate Democrats refuse to vote for qualified conservative judicial candidates based strictly on political ideology and a desire to thwart a Republican President.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dave J. Escobar said...

Of course it isn't news.

However, this notion of "the President's Constitutional right to choose his nominees" is a little strange don't you think? Sure, the President has right to nominate whoever he wants, but the Congress has the right to question that nomination. The fact that a liberal judicial nominee was voted in with only three dissenters has no bearing on what's happening this year (that was 1993, come on...).
Congress should exercise the right to question a juducial nominee. If Senate Republicans failed to do so 13 years ago, that is no reason Senate Democrats ought to do so today.
I also think that Mrs. Alito's antics were uncalled for. Her husband is a well-known judge, who I am sure has not been sheltered from all criticism until this very week. Every knew what was store for Alito this week, even his wife. What she did was simply a tactic to try and cow senators into a less aggressive confirmation procedure.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

"The fact that a liberal judicial nominee was voted in with only three dissenters has no bearing on what's happening this year (that was 1993, come on...)."

Of course it does. On that we simply disagree.

I also find your referral to Mrs. Alito's "antics" and "tactic" as sadly typical of too many on the left. (It was hard to believe some of the liberal comments posted by Michelle Malkin today.)

Thanks for visiting -- Laura

3:51 PM  

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