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Our Beloved President left his detractors eating his dust as he made a giant splash and nominated Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. to the Supreme Court. Judge Roberts is himself an embattled appellate nominee who was stonewalled twice before, once from a Bush 41 nomination and again in 2001 before finally being renominated in 2003 and finally being seated.
"Judge Roberts is an ideal pick. He is young, only 50 years old, which is essential in producing a lasting positive effect on the liberal court."
Judge Roberts is an ideal pick. He is young, only 50 years old, which is essential in producing a lasting positive effect on the liberal court. He has been a strong advocate of the strict construction of the Constitution, and is widely known for his brilliant legal mind. He was part of the panel that recently upheld the lawfulness of the Guantanamo tribunals, and further held that terrorists are not subject to the Geneva Convention.
Some are stating that Judge Roberts will not move the position of the Court when he is seated. They are almost treating him as a "Souter," someone who is more liberal than he lets on. I disagree. Justice Roberts will be someone who will strictly interpret the Constitution, and as such, he will be an impediment to the left wingís effort to cram liberal doctrines down our throats by judicial fiat.
"Another reason to believe that Judge Roberts is a good pick: Heís violently opposed by the leftists in the Senate."
Another reason to believe that Judge Roberts is a good pick: Heís violently opposed by the leftists in the Senate. Chucky "murderous puppet of the Left" Schumer, the New York senator without any cajones, said: "The burden is on a nominee to the Supreme Court to prove that he is worthy, not on the Senate to prove he is unworthy." Dickie "I hate our troops" Durbin, soon to be ex-senator from Illinois, said: "The president had an opportunity to unite the country with his Supreme Court nomination, to nominate an individual in the image of Justice Sandra Day OíConnor. Instead, by putting forward John Robertsí name, President Bush has chosen a more controversial nominee and guaranteed a more controversial confirmation process." When our President pisses off both Chucky and Dickie in a single move, you know heís done quite well! To answer the question "But what if this opposition is fake?" The lefties arenít that smart.
Now the fun starts: As the head of the National Right to Life Committee duly noted, the leftists will force the issue and demand a filibuster. That will bring the Gang of 14 onto the hot seat, and they will have to commit or get off the pot. Can someone who was passed by the Senate in 2003 be an "extreme circumstance" now? Not reasonably. But then, who has ever sanely accused the left of being reasonable?
The Gang of 14 may just hold together and invoke cloture. If they donít, expect McCain, Graham and DeWine to bolt and vote Nuclear. With Dick Cheney, the Niclear option is triggered, and judicial filibusters end forever, and the leftists can go pout in the corner. I am confident that our man will be on the bench on the first monday in October.
Someone else whoís supremely confident is our President. He has played this nomination masterfully. He has realized his position and nominated a justice in the mold of Thomas and Scalia. The court will benefit, we the people will benefit, and he will benefit.
This is a wonderful night!