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Warped Press Coverage -- Frustrating, Not Unexpected.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is going to sternly grill Judge John Roberts during the committee hearings on his nomination to the Supreme Court. The subject matter? Abortion, and Congressí ability to enact social policy. OK, so far, nothing new. Feinstein, former mayor of San Francisco, grilling a conservative nominee to show his lack of fidelity of liberal touchstone issues. However, the story itself is nothing compared to the manner in which it is written. The link in this paragraph is to an AP wire story.
" íModerate?í Dianne Feinstein? If Feinstein is moderate, then only Michael Moore, Karl Marx, Hitler, Mao and Stalin qualify as íliberal!í "
The story says these words: "Feinstein, a moderate Democrat, has emerged as a pivotal figure. Judiciary Committee Republicans have enough votes to send Robertsí nomination to the full Senate for consideration, but Feinsteinís committee vote could influence other Democrats." [emphasis added] "Moderate?" Dianne Feinstein? If Feinstein is moderate, then only Michael Moore, Karl Marx, Hitler, Mao and Stalin qualify as "liberal!"
USLiberals.about.com states that "Senator Feinstein is a regarded as an astute liberal voice of authority and reasoned moderation..." Even this definition is spun to make liberals -- extreme leftists who want government to dictate every little iota of our lives -- look like they espouse "reasoned moderation." However, her record belies this "moderation" fallacy. Letís take a look, shall we?
"Sen. Feinstein supports the use (abuse?) of the "common good" clause, the Interstate Commerce clause and the 14th Amendment to use Congress to legislate the social structure of America! These positions are solidly, and extremely, left-wing."
Sen. Feinstein is a strong opponent of the Second Amendment -- she supports massive gun control. She also supports extreme environmentalist positions, even those, such as opposition to drilling in ANWR, that compromise our national security. She opposes our war on terrorism. She supports spending government funds on the destruction of living human embryos for stem-cell research, notwithstanding the fact that the private sector sees so little benefit to this that they will not pony up their own funds (A sure sign of questionable science). Sen. Feinstein supports the use (abuse?) of the "common good" clause, the Interstate Commerce clause and the 14th Amendment to use Congress to legislate the social structure of America! These positions are solidly, and extremely, left-wing.
Now, please donít get me wrong. I am not trying to stuff a sock in Sen. Feinsteinís mouth. Let her say what she has a Constitutional right to say. What ticks me off is this propensity to try to put the sheepís clothing of "moderation" onto yet another liberal wolf. See, the press knows that the people are repelled by liberal extremism. They therefore lie to us and knowingly use these false labels.
This kind of B.S. frustrates and angers me. However, itís to be expected. These people have no morals and no scruples, and will do anything to regain power. Mark my words, should they ever regain power, the left will find a way to scrap the Constitution and make the United States a totalitarian regime. Theyíve always hated true liberty. They can never be allowed to claim power again, or it will be the end of the United States as a free country.