New York Senator Charles Schumer, a man who discovers the true meaning of love every time he listens to his own voice, has thrown down the gauntlet against President Bush.
MC Gangsta Chuckie S has decided that a conservative republican president does not have the right to appoint conservative republican judges to the Supreme Court for any reason. This is despite the fact that President Bush stated he would doing this during his campaign for President.
So what is the reason for Chuckie S, like most hardcore gangsta thugs, to eliminate reason altogether in evaluating Supreme Court Justices? The reason is that John Roberts and Sam Alito are not being judged based on their qualifications. They are being based on their ideology. Senator, Schumer, welcome to the world of ideological bigotry.
John Roberts is one of the finest legal minds on this planet. He is an intellectual titan. Sam Alito is also a brilliant legal scholar. They are strict constructionists that interpret the constitution. They take a minimalist approach, as opposed to an activist approach.
So given their brilliance, geniality, and respect for the law as the Founding Fathers intended, what could be the problem with these judges according to Chuckie S?
Their flaw is he disagrees with them. That’s it. It is no more complicated than that. They are conservatives, and he is a liberal. The fact that conservatives supported ACLU activist Ruth Bader Ginsburg (although she was stealth in her hearings, pretending to be a moderate) is lost on Mr. Schumer. Bill Clinton’s ultra leftist nominee passed 97-3. Mr. Schumer runs the risk of creating a future poisonous environment for any democratic president.
This blind hatred is one sided. From Robert Bork to Clarence Thomas to Miguel Estrada to Janice Rogers Brown to Charles Pickering to John Roberts to Sam Alito, liberals simply cannot accept that conservatives have a right to exist. They also cannot accept that they lose presidential elections more often than not, which prevents them from nominating candidates they prefer.
Charles Schumer has told President Bush that he will fight any nominee for any reason. If bush is for it, Schumer is against it. This is the democratic party philosophy. It is Bush Derangement Syndrome, and it is driven by the Axis of Antisemitism, that being Daily Kos, Huffington Post, and Moveon.org.
The solution to this problem is two-fold. First of all, President Bush needs to take an uncompromising hard line. He smacked down Saddam Hussein. He can surely stand up to a lilliputian like Charles Schumer. The President has 30% approval. Congress is standing at about -5% approval. The Alito hearings were a disaster for the democrats. President Bush should name the most conservative nominees possible, provided that they are qualified. Being conservative cannot be the only criteria. Harriet Miers was conservative, but she was not seen as a fine legal mind.
Liberals are never going to like President Bush. Therefore, President Bush needs to raise his support among those who want to support him, but are demoralized. He needs to reach out to the base, and hitting back hard raises support. His press conference could say:
“I am the President. I won two national elections. My critics did not. I will nominate the finest legal minds, and the democrats will play politics with the nominations. For those of you who believe that all democrats or all republicans are evil, you are lost souls that are blinded by hatred. For those of you who believe that the issue should be whether or not my nominees are qualified based on their experience, knowledge and intellect, let’s have an honest discussion. I am offering fine legal minds representing the American People, and the Senate is offering nominees representing their dwindling left wing base. I am the President, I will nominate whoever I please, and those who do not like this I say one thing…bring it on.”
The President is too polite to do this. He is too gracious. So I will do his dirty work for him.
Senator Schumer, length is no substitute for strength. You are an arrogant gasbag, and the ash heap of history awaits you. Being on television makes you a celebrity. It does not make you a good person. I am a conservative with an advanced degree, and it offends me that you think my disagreeing you makes me an extremist. I want my President to nominate the finest legal minds to the high court, and if you will not give them the swift confirmation they deserve, I hope he rams the nominations down your liberal throat. You will lose this battle because you are not the President.
Lastly, Hillary Clinton had better be careful how she picks a horse in this struggle. Republicans have a long memory, and there are plenty of people who might want to limit executive power if a senator who hypocritically advocates this changes their mind if they get a taste of the Oval Office.
The choice is between a President who has sworn to uphold the Constitution and a liberal senator who wishes to rewrite this sacred document in their own narcissistic image.