Super Nominee – Super Scrutiny.
Senator Patrick (Leaky) Leahy (D-VT) has stated that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens who is retiring at the end of this term, should be in place for the next Supreme Court term which begins in October.
Umm, maybe not, Pat… there are some Senate Republicans who are going to work at their pay grade for once and just scrutinize the hell out of everything they’ve ever done. Oh, I don’t know, does the name Bork bring anything to mind? This was when Ted Kennedy opposed Judge Robert Bork’s nomination to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan. Ted Kennedy stood in front of the nation and attacked Bork, lying through his eye teeth. The Republicans were completely caught off balance and by the time they did react to the attack the Democrats owned the story. The rest is history.
History may be written here again this summer as the left stack up their leftist nominees, selected by their leftist boss, to advance through judicial activism what the left cannot win at the ballot box. How the Senate Republicans handle this process will tell us a whole bunch about who will stay in the Senate. The truth is we’ve had a gut full of Republicans making deals and pandering to our political opponents. It’s time to stand up and be counted or…?
To be sure there will be rich Conservative hunting grounds. Possibly, we should give all of Obama’s appointees a copy of the Constitution. I’m sure they will find it foreign to their belief and totally unknown to most. There’s the guy over in Berkeley who just ‘accidentally’ happened to misplace the 100 most important legal positions he had taken. I’m sure the Committee would just love to discuss that one at length.
I watched Senate Republicans roll over time after time in the confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor. There was plenty there to question and yet Republicans who have been taking our money to do their jobs rolled over on their backs with their feet in the air. No mas. That’s not how we want you to tend our business. We expect you to be hard nosed and tough… be the party of no. Most especially, stand by the conservative principles that have made this country great.
You can’t go far wrong if you stick to that formula.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2010