Monday, July 30, 2007

Political war looms over the Supreme Court

From NewsMax:

Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Friday that 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, reported The Politico. "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.”

According to the Washington Post, Schumer declared that his decision not to lead a successful filibuster in January 2006 of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's nomination was one of his "greatest failings" as a senator.

Schumer said that after watching the work of the newly constructed "Roberts court" the past 18 months, he would block any future Supreme Court nominee of President Bush's should a vacancy arise between now and January 2009.

Gee, wouldn't be nice if we had pulled the trigger on the "nuclear option" which would have changed the Senate rules to mandate an up or down vote on judicial nominees rather than allowing them to be filibustered?

We had the votes back then after all. Who was it who took it off the table? Oh, I remember. It was crazy John McCain and his detestable little butt-boy Lindsey Graham. Them along with 5 other backstabbing traitorous RINOs and 7 Democrats who were happy to help screw the Republican majority.

How is the McCain candidacy polling in the Republican primaries? Can't tell since I left my microscope back at the lab.

Of course if one of the leftist judges assumes room temperature then that will leave the court leaning sharply to the right and if two of them go tits-up the conservatives can run wild, at least until January 2009.

That would be something. Chuck Schumer going down in history as the man who enabled the overturn of Roe v Wade.