Sunday, October 16, 2005

Bush to conservatives: drop dead

Social conservatives of the country unite: You have nothing to lose but your chains. George Bush despises you. The invaluable Jonathan Chait has an excellent article in the New Republic showing just how much Bush has exploited the social/religious conservatives. Already upset over Bush's non-response to our immigration catastrophe, conservatives are raging mad.

Even though Harriet Miers is a good bowler (thank the New York Times for that oh-so relevant fact), her nomination is a poke in the eye to the religious and social conservatives who supported George Bush in his last two elections. The Bush administration is now reduced to crying "sexism" and "elitism" toward conservatives who oppose Miers. As Tucker Carlson pointed out on his show last week, those accusations are usually made by people who have no real arguments. Miers is a unqualified crony, and the White House knows it. Bogus charges of sexism are all the administration has left. Unfortunately, Miers will be confirmed, probably with a sizable number of Democratic votes.

7 comments:

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Chris said...

Yeah, she probably will be confirmed, sadly enough.

Anonymous said...

I hope she has the decency to withdraw, but someone that unqualified wont have any class. Worst pick ever, doesn't belong on the court. Just a dried up childless hag. Ugly, stupid.

Jack Davis said...

Anonymous, I welcome comments, but please refrain from the ad hominem attacks. They add nothing constructive. I don't object to miers because of her looks or the fact that she is childless. Those factors are irrelevant to the discussion. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

While ad hominem attacks are bad, you are overzealous in condemning them. The fact that she was 60 years old (and looked much older) is important as she wont last long on the court--wasting a precious seat.

Her decision to remain childless is highly unusual and suspicious; childless females are much more liberal on average, and it screams "feminist lawyer". Females have a strong maternal instinct; for her to be unmarried and childless is a warning sign. So much for "family values"

Jack Davis said...

I guess it's all academic now!

Baby said...

Now whomever is nominated will look like Cardozo or Holmes (great jurist) in comparison!