The Logic Lifeline

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Another try at the stealth approach

It is a shame that conservatives must roll the dice in order to try to get an acceptable Supreme Court appointee. In spite of all the trouble Democrats gave Bork and Thomas, the Republicans recognized Clinton was elected by the people and had the right to nominate extreme ACLU leftist Ruth Ginsberg. They questioned her, registered their philosophical differences and gave her a vote. Instead of reciprocating, Democrats must simply think Republicans are chumps and continue to obstruct high court nominations.

If not for the blocking of the nuclear option, Bush could have nominated an open conservative judge underlining his right as president to do so. Instead a stealth appointee must be made where there is little or no audit trail to conclusively show how he thinks. While the Dems grill him to attempt to find how he might vote, conservatives are praying he is a Scalia and terrified he might be a Souter. This approach has not yielded good results in the past, but it is likely the only way a candidate is even going to get through.


  • At 10:14 AM, Blogger LogicalOne said…

    To suggest that Republicans didn't try to block Ruth Bader Ginsburg's confirmation because they are such patriots is ridiculous. The knew they couldn't block her because they were in the minority. And if they thought she was so extreme, why is it that only 3 Republicans in the Senate voted not to confirm her?

    Let's face it. Those were different times. We are now in a position where compromise and collegiality are seen as weaknesses. Both sides have poisoned the political process by acting like the only solution is to demonize and annihilate opponents.

  • At 12:55 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Even though they were in the minority, I believe that they had enough to filibuster had they chosen such an extreme. Only 3 Republicans voted against her because in the past they did not as a rule vote on ideology, but on ability.

    I agree there is no more room for "compromise and collegiality". I just wish the Republicans would get it.


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