Saturday, January 28, 2006

Filibuster Pandering

I'm amazed! First Kerry, then Kennedy and now Hillary foams at the mouth about a filibuster of Alito. What a colossal waste of time. Of course those who support this doomed stunt say its the principle, it's to make a point, but they're wrong. No reasonable (and that word is important here) person would look at Alito's personal life and judicial history and label him as extreme, or one who made judicial decisions based on ideology ignoring the law! The evidence isn't there. Because a decision on cases involving abortion, race, big business, etc. doesn't favor your beliefs doesn't mean there was inappropriate personal bias. Are people influenced by their ideology? Of course, but the most important test of a judge is that they first and foremost show the ability to apply the law appropriately and fairly. These senators know Alito's resume is in fact stellar and yet they say Alito's appointment will mean illegal abortion, the end of women's rights, the end of civil rights, and so on. This is a lie and they know it, but they pander to the looney left , to the extreme liberals, as I assume they believe this is their base. The problem with the left is they don't practice what they preach. They say they believe in free speech and that civil rights are so precious, but they don't defend them universally. The examples are endless. In fact conservatives clearly hold these founding principles more firmly as we support the rights of those we loath. The obvious pandering will not bode well with many democrats who don't associate with the far left.

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