Monday, July 30, 2007

Senator Schumer and Supreme Court Judges-And THEY Say WE'RE Obstructionist!

This is word for word from Fidelis:

I posted this article while I was on my way to class tonight; there is a companion article in my email.

Lately, since the Republicans in Congress and the grass roots new media have BOTH stood up to the thugs, communists and do-nothings masquerading as respectable members of Congress (i.e., the Democrats), the Democrats have been whining the rest of us are--GASP-- "OBSTRUCTIONISTS".

They say this because we refuse to allow smoky back room deals being shoved down our throats (Immigration). They say this because the President continues to veto their surrender bills--even with the publicity stunt slumber party (in which they knew they didn't have enough votes to override the impending veto). They say this because we have had ENOUGH of their do-nothing, time wasting, tax-payer insulting, feel they can do what they want with OUR tax dollars worthless carcasses. They say this because we DEMAND they listen to the troops on the ground rather than the polls that stroke their already over-inflated egos (Just today one of the farthest left of the dinosaur media actually had to eat crow and acknowledge the truth in Iraq--the surge is WORKING and Iraqis are STEPPING UP to take over their own country and THEY SIMPLY CANNOT HANDLE THIS).

They say this because they are LOSING, because they are the WORST Congress ever inflicted upon this country and because they are terrified the average American citizen has had enough--and they WILL lose their jobs in the next election.

Their credibility is GONE.

You have the SOH conspiring with known states protecting terrorists, on a trip she was advised not to take--and by thumbing her nose at the American people, she screwed up a vitally important message entrusted to her by our ALLY, Israel.

You have a presidential candidate with no experience and no substance, one who swings in the wind and his policy changes when the wind does--stating unequivocally he will meet, without conditions, leaders (thugs?) of known terrorist regimes because we "don't talk enough".

You have a thief and liar finally letting her hair down, coming straight out and saying she intends to turn this country into a communistic, totalitarian state, punishing people for being successful by taking their rightfully earned wealth and plunging this country into the class of a third world country by doing so.

THESE are the people calling US obstructionist.

Now, you have this. A bunch of children saying they're going to blatantly ignore the Constitution in appointing judges because THEY'RE ineffective in running this country. But WE'RE the obstructionists. A bunch of bleating sheep who will NOT be happy until each body bag ever manufactured is filled--hopefully, in their eyes, with one of our troops. Holding funding for those troops (and therefore vitally needed armor, transportation and supplies) in their childish temper tantrums. Withholding funds that WILL lead to more troop deaths because THEY didn't get their way.

But WE'RE the obstructionists.

And, I GUARANTEE the moonbat brigade is going to go stark raving bonkers the more they get "Mitch-slapped"--hopefully, bonkers enough people will turn out in DROVES at election time to GET THESE OBSTRUCTIONISTS OUT OF WASHINGTON.


Schumer to fight any new Bush High Court pick

Carrie Budoff

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”

Schumer’s assertion comes as Democrats and liberal advocacy groups are increasingly complaining that the Supreme Court with Bush’s nominees – Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito – has moved quicker than expected to overturn legal precedents.
Um...perhaps because, rather than follow the principle of stare decisis required of all United States court actions, these previous "precedents" were either actual legislation from the bench or were truly unconstitutional. The reversal should NOT have been necessary because they never should have been legislated from the bench to begin with. The justices job is to INTERPRET the Constitution, not add to it the way Dr. Frankenstein added to his monster--a leg here, an arm there and oh, wait a minute, let's add a second head over there because that's what the "public" (communists aka democrats/liberals) wants.
Senators were too quick to accept the nominees’ word that they would respect legal precedents, and “too easily impressed with the charm of Roberts and the erudition of Alito,” Schumer said.
Once again...the justices causing such an uproar have actually been DOING THE JOB AS DELINEATED IN THE CONSTITUTION. They have begun to overthrow the non-legal "precedents" the better red than dead crowd wanted so badly. Abortion is illegal, not precedent. Nowhere in the Constitution is it acceptable to kill an unborn child and is in fact against the prevailing "law of the land". But then, communists and liberals like to kill helpless things. Further, just as prohibition was an absolute disaster, so was school busing. Prohibition was repealed; now, the ground has been broken for the same treatment to school busing.
“There is no doubt that we were hoodwinked,” said Schumer, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and heads the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
This is just too stupid to acknowledge.
A White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, said Schumer's comments show "a tremendous disrespect for the Constitution" by suggesting that the Senate not confirm nominees.

"This is the kind of blind obstruction that people have come to expect from Sen. Schumer," Perino said. "He has an alarming habit of attacking people whose character and position make them unwilling or unable to respond. That is the sign of a bully. If the past is any indication, I would bet that we would see a Democratic senatorial fundraising appeal in the next few days."
From another Fidelis article, here's how they reacted in the past:
“Republicans in the Senate went on to confirm 15 of President Clinton’s nominees. In contrast, the Democrat controlled Senate has only confirmed three of President Bush’s nominees in the first six months of this year. This is barely half the speed of which Senator Leahy considered ‘not acceptable’ seven years ago. Chairman Leahy is perfectly positioned to rectify the injustice of denying qualified nominees an up or down vote,” said Burch.
Schumer voted against confirming Roberts and Alito. In Friday’s speech, he said his “greatest regret” in the last Congress was not doing more to scuttle Alito.
And, why is that, ladies and gentlemen? BECAUSE THE MAN IS TERRIFIED conservative values might actually gain a foothold and be given a chance to grow again--showing him for the red-loving (ever notice how communists like the color red--like blood?) jerk he is.
“Alito shouldn’t have been confirmed,” Schumer said. “I should have done a better job. My colleagues said we didn’t have the votes, but I think we should have twisted more arms and done more.”
Oh REALLY? "Twisted more arms...?" Doesn't that fall under undue duress? Back room deals? Undue influence? LOBBYING?
While no retirements appear imminent, Bush still could have the opportunity to fill another vacancy on the court. Yet the two oldest members – Justice John Paul Stevens, 87, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 74 – are part of the court's liberal bloc and could hold off retirement until Bush leaves office in January, 2009.

Earlier this week, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, said he was persuaded by a conversation with Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who spoke with Specter at the Aspen Institute gathering in Colorado this month, to study the decisions of the Roberts Court. The term that ended in June was notable for several rulings that reversed or chipped away at several long-standing decisions, delighting conservatives but enraging liberals.
See above--of course they're going to investigate--they KNOW the decisions they call precedents are illegal and they're terrified the American public will finally wake up. Further, Breyer prefers to rely on "global" precedent rather than AMERICAN/CONSTITUTIONAL precedent. GLOBAL precedent has no bearing in the United States jurisdictions--and he is in blatant contempt of violating the Constitution himself.
Breyer has publicly raised concerns that conservative justices were violating stare decisis, the legal doctrine that, for the sake of stability, courts should generally leave precedents undisturbed.
Once again, stare decisis is required for all jurisprudence issues in the United States; however, it is invalid in dealing with global precedent and with illegal legislation from the bench.
“It is not often in the law that so few have so quickly changed so much,” Breyer said, reading his dissent from the bench in June to a 5-4 ruling that overturned school desegregation policies in two cities.
Well, he certainly tried to do a lot more. I think the green-eyed monster of jealousy plagues this idiot because he simply couldn't accomplish what he wanted to, and that was push more communist/democrat/liberal bias on the country through continued illegal activity from the bench.
Schumer said there were four lessons to be learned from Alito and Roberts: Confirmation hearings are meaningless, a nominee’s record should be weighed more heavily than rhetoric, “ideology matters” and “take the president at his word.”
And those are BAD THINGS??? In whose eyes? The unborn children who will live? The kids who won't be forcibly bused to a school they don't belong in, simply to satisfy a "quota"? And the funniest of all--"take the President at his word". Funny, he doesn't seem to understand that anywhere else.
“When a president says he wants to nominate justices in the mold of [Antonin] Scalia and [Clarence] Thomas,” Schumer said, “believe him.".
Yes--believe him. And, believe him when he says he's going to pull out the veto pen while you fritter troops lives away, while you endanger the country's security and while you embolden the enemy.


Further, when it comes to abuses of the Constitution--all of the communist/democrat/liberals need to take a good look at who the TRUE shredders of the Constitution are--and the best place to start is in their own mirrors.

Now, we need to get back to the basics of said Constitution--quit favoring muslims with the religiosity of their fanaticism while slamming Christians and Jews. Quit giving special consideration to a barbaric, murderous political system (although not as bad as communism has proven to be in sheer numbers of corpses stacking up like cordwood--YET) and their "religious propaganda symbols" over and above the same considerations, beliefs and symbols of other religions such as Christianity and Judaism.

When was the last time you heard of your tax dollars being used to install "religiously acceptable" wash facilities and religiously correct cafeterias on a publicly funded campus for Christians and Jews? You haven't--and you won't. But go to the University of Michigan and that's EXACTLY what they're doing on THEIR campus for muslims--again, with YOUR tax dollars.

Doesn't THAT violate the communist/democrat/liberal belief in separation of church and state (which is, by the way, a COMPLETE misinterpretation of "the government shall not interfere with an individual's right to worship as they please" and something else legislated from the bench to trash all Christian and Jewish holidays).

An alleged hate crime consisting of flushing a koran down a toilet occurred over the weekend at Pace University--yet an alleged "artist" standing a crucifix in a bottle of urine and titleing it "Piss Christ" is considered to be that "artist's" First Amendment right to free expression and no Christian group is allowed to stop it. Where were Alito, Thomas and Roberts then? Oh wait...the communists/democrats/liberals held the majority bloc on the Court at the time. It's okay to "hate" Christians and appease muslims. I forgot there for a minute.

If I had a koran---I'd have a killer bonfire. And I'd fight it ANY "charge" of a "hate crime" as high as I could take it, as loud as I could make it because I'd be indulging MY First Amendment right to free expression. I can hate a book and it's NOT a hate crime.

And the communist/democratic/liberal faction in this country needs to look into their mirrors and confront their Dorian Gray souls--conservatives are rising and it's not going to be pretty for them. The more OBSTRUCTIONIST THEY BECOME--the more powerful WE become in Taking Our Country Back (to paraphrase the name of Snooper's site). It's time to Wake Up America (Spree's site), and get back to our heritage of freedom instead of the communist/democrat/liberal agenda to turn us into the Orwellian world envisioned by them.

[UPDATE] Politico has two excellent articles on this issue here and here.

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My Favorite Speeches and Other Items of Interest

  • George Bush's March 28, 2007 Discusses Economy, War on Terror During Remarks to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association;
  • Mitch McConnell's March 15, 2007 Funding For Troops, Not Timelines for Retreat;
  • Ronald Reagan's June 12, 1987 Tear Down This Wall Speech;
  • Vice President Cheney's March 12, 2007 Remarks at the AIPAC 2007 Policy Conference;

Winston Churchill Quotes

  • A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.
  • Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
  • Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
  • Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
  • Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
  • I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
  • I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
  • I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
  • I like a man who grins when he fights.
  • I was only the servant of my country and had I, at any moment, failed to express her unflinching resolve to fight and conquer, I should at once have been rightly cast aside.
  • If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack.
  • In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
  • It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
  • Moral of the Work. In war: resolution. In defeat: defiance. In victory: magnanimity. In peace: goodwill.
  • Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
  • Never, never, never give up.
  • No folly is more costly than the folly of intolerant idealism.
  • One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
  • Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
  • The first quality that is needed is audacity.
  • The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
  • The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
  • There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
  • These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
  • They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
  • True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
  • Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.
  • War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
  • War is mainly a catalogue of blunders.
  • We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
  • We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
  • When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
  • When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
  • You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Ronald Reagan Quotes

  • "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
  • Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
  • All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
  • Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources
  • Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
  • Double, no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth, a noble cause.
  • Facts are stupid things.
  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
  • Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
  • Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
  • Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
  • History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
  • How can a president not be an actor?
  • How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
  • I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
  • I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I believe they are correct. Now, I'm not going to deny that you don't now and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.
  • In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tryanny and unrest.
  • Let us ask ourselves; "What kind of people do we think we are?".
  • Man is not free unless government is limited.
  • My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
  • No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.
  • Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
  • Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act.
  • Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.
  • Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
  • The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
  • The United Sates has much to offer the third world war.
  • There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
  • To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.
  • Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.
  • We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
  • We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
  • We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
  • We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
  • Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
  • You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough, I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

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