Friday, July 08, 2005

Quote of the Day (even though made two days ago)

Thomas Sowell on the upcoming battle to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Conner:

The upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles in the wake of the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor are seen by too many people in terms of the Senate's comity and consensus. You can always get a consensus by surrendering.

With Senate Democrats united and Senate Republicans divided, comity and consensus mean letting the minority party determine what kind of Supreme Court will be making laws for our children and grandchildren to live under. What is the point of having elections if the winners are going to act like losers and vice versa?

Bush won by promising to appoint conservative, strict constructionist justices. Whether you agree with him or not, (1) he won and (2) he should back up his promise with action.


At 4:24 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

I agree with you on this.

I do NOT agree with the people who are criticizing Bush for asking Rethugs to tone down the partisan rhetoric.

Principled arguments are one thing, and they should be made as strongly as possible. I'll go to the mat with anyone there and you know it. Partisan rhetoric is another, and there is no need to stoop to their level. Bush is absolutely right on this and his critics are ABSOLUTELY WRONG to criticize him.

One of the things I most admire in the President is his self-control in not responding to some of the low-life ad hominem attacks aimed at him. It really whacks me off to see people in my own party turn on him for taking a leadership position - the RIGHT position, if you ask me (not that anyone did) - on this issue.

Well now you can all rest easy knowing what I think on this important issue.

Sorry, it pisses me off.


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