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Who Elected President Bush (And Supports His Choice For Scotus)?
Captain's Quarters Blog Comment ^ | 11 October 2005 | msdl5

Posted on 10/11/2005 4:19:08 PM PDT by shrinkermd

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Great comment. The people that voted for the President and gave him the electoral mandate are behind him and his nominee for SCOTUS.
1 posted on 10/11/2005 4:19:10 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

Interesting.


2 posted on 10/11/2005 4:21:02 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic: your educational retreat from the stress of Leftist media jihad.)
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To: shrinkermd

Good comments by the Captain.


3 posted on 10/11/2005 4:21:23 PM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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To: shrinkermd

I voted for GW and I think he totally botched this nomination. But we'll see what happens in the hearings.


4 posted on 10/11/2005 4:21:37 PM PDT by Huck (Miers Miers Miers Miers Miers--I'm mired in Miers.)
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To: shrinkermd
Hicks, hayseeds, Jesus freaks, rednecks, NASCAR fools......

That pretty much describes me.

5 posted on 10/11/2005 4:22:39 PM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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To: My2Cents

Describes me too.


6 posted on 10/11/2005 4:23:33 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

Thank you for posting this. I am avoiding the zillions of Bush bashing threads today as I am making enemies around here! :-) I wondered if there were any reasonable threads on the subject and then I found this one! Yippee!


7 posted on 10/11/2005 4:23:36 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: ladyinred

Yes, I think the fellow that wrote this comment should be writing commercials for Harriet. He spoke not only the truth, but did so in powerful, evocative terms.


8 posted on 10/11/2005 4:27:13 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd
Well, you're right - my state didn't give him any electoral votes.

So, in return, can we get him to stop ruling us, especially with his out-of-control spending, border insecurity and silly nominations?

9 posted on 10/11/2005 4:27:13 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Huck

I voted and worked my ass off for Bush. He's a great placeholder President. The question is a placeholder for what?

He hasnt done much for me in 5 years since the tax cut and WOT. Think hes showing the tone deaf qualities of his father. We have three years of a lot of no progess ahead.

I myself and my conservative friends actually think the pick was disrespectful to the base, the court and even to the lowly liberal.

One mans opinion like all.


10 posted on 10/11/2005 4:27:38 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: Wolfstar; ohioWfan; EmilyGeiger; mystery-ak; GretchenM; DrDeb; Howlin; SoCalPol; CAluvdubya; ...

You might enjoy this :)


11 posted on 10/11/2005 4:27:50 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Why are the RINOs afraid of Miers?)
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To: samadams2000
He hasnt done much for me in 5 years since the tax cut and WOT

And he's had nothing else to deal with?

12 posted on 10/11/2005 4:29:22 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Why are the RINOs afraid of Miers?)
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To: shrinkermd
That's right - the people who voted for Bush in states that went for the Kerry should just STFU, bend over, grab their ankles, and take it like a man.. er woman.. hmmm

All the complaining must be coming from conservatives in blue states - that explains the split - that's the ticket!
13 posted on 10/11/2005 4:31:51 PM PDT by al_again
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To: silent_jonny

Yes, I sure did; thanks for the ping.


14 posted on 10/11/2005 4:31:57 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Hank Rearden
So, in return, can we get him to stop ruling us, especially with his out-of-control spending, border insecurity and silly nominations?

Hank, I feel reasonably certain that Bush would flush you if he could get your head to fit in the bowl.

15 posted on 10/11/2005 4:32:32 PM PDT by sinkspur (If you're not willing to give Harriett Miers a hearing, I don't give a damn what you think.)
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To: My2Cents
Hicks, hayseeds, Jesus freaks, rednecks, NASCAR fools......

That pretty much describes me.

Or as Algore says, the extra chromosome set, LOL.

16 posted on 10/11/2005 4:32:44 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Conservatives don't want judicial "litmus tests", UNLESS they supply the test that is))
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To: shrinkermd

Very interesting observation.


17 posted on 10/11/2005 4:32:57 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: samadams2000
He hasnt done much for me in 5 years since the tax cut and WOT.

That's a lot more than the last guy did, right?

18 posted on 10/11/2005 4:35:09 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Conservatives don't want judicial "litmus tests", UNLESS they supply the test that is))
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To: shrinkermd
I and my state of South Carolina elected George Bush and I support Miers for SCOTUS.

I am not in love with this president and I criticize him often and I will continue to do so but I elected him to make these decisions so I will support him.

Only time will tell if Dubya was right or wrong.
19 posted on 10/11/2005 4:36:35 PM PDT by RightWinger
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To: shrinkermd

who are the ones the republicans looked to to motivate the base in 2000,2002, and 2004?

It was the same 'elitists' they are now condeming.

Their influence goes beyond their home states. Such a comment is ridiculous.

The administration and the party powers are cutting off their own noses. They'll come back to these 'elitists', hat in hand, when they need their support in whipping the base back up.


20 posted on 10/11/2005 4:36:39 PM PDT by flashbunny (Sorry, but I'm allergic to KoolAid.)
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To: shrinkermd

I agree.


21 posted on 10/11/2005 4:37:29 PM PDT by Bush 100 Percent
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To: shrinkermd
After all, it wasn't our decision to treat the O'Connor seat as a quota fulfillment; that seems to have originated with the First Lady herself, a form of sexism all its own.

Amen. Conservatives aren't supposed to let them be swayed by false victimizations. We aren't supposed to tear out our hair worrying about some Lilliputian whining about isms and quotas. To have the Bushes flinging crap at their own supporters is quite aggravating.

The thing is, we can't afford a "miss" here, the stakes are too high. More decisions like that recently negating property rights will completely mutate our country into something that would be unrecognizable to our Founding Fathers. A "swing" vote, another Justice O'Connor, isn't enough to turn the tide. We need a 'genuine article' conservative jurist.

22 posted on 10/11/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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If your state didnt' vote for Bush, apparently you have no business commenting on what GWB does!


23 posted on 10/11/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT by flashbunny (Sorry, but I'm allergic to KoolAid.)
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To: shrinkermd
Nuthin' wrong with the pick.

If a few farmers and storekeepers can write a constitution, why can't a "lawyer" who hasn't achieved an elitist level interpret it?

24 posted on 10/11/2005 4:37:56 PM PDT by Thumper1960 ("It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed."-V.I.Lenin)
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To: sinkspur

The President wouldn't flush him, he is his favorite turd


25 posted on 10/11/2005 4:38:05 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: Thumper1960

Excellent comment


26 posted on 10/11/2005 4:38:44 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: ladyinred

I, actually, have found several reasonable threads on this today. Not that everyone agreed, but for the most part, there were actual "discussions".


27 posted on 10/11/2005 4:39:22 PM PDT by Bush 100 Percent
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To: samadams2000; al_again; Huck; Hank Rearden; My2Cents; sinkspur; ladyinred
Without the votes of Republicans living in New York, California, Massachusetts, among all of the other states enumerated by this guy, George W. Bush would have lost the popular vote in 2004.

Though don't expect them to be touting that fact anytime in the immediate future.

This nomination-regardless of what you think of Harriet Miers as an individual-is awful in every respect.

She'll be confirmed-with a miracle she won't-but that doesn't mean I have to sit here and be silent.

Not by any means.

28 posted on 10/11/2005 4:39:39 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("We don't want a Supreme Court justice just like George W. Bush. We can do better.")
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To: shrinkermd

WELL SAID!!!!!


29 posted on 10/11/2005 4:40:02 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: My2Cents
Why would the people in "red states" want a Dukakis lefty like Miers on the SCOTUS? I doubt that they do, it wouldn't make sense for them to want that.
30 posted on 10/11/2005 4:40:37 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis
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To: samadams2000
He hasnt done much for me in 5 years since the tax cut and WOT

Sorry but your post is just begging for a quote.

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what" .... you know the rest.

31 posted on 10/11/2005 4:41:18 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: My2Cents

is it from him or from a reader of his blog?

Now comments on blogs end up in news/activism?


32 posted on 10/11/2005 4:41:35 PM PDT by flashbunny (Sorry, but I'm allergic to KoolAid.)
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To: OldFriend

so, if your state didn't vote for GWB, does that mean you can't comment on it?

It is not well said, it is one of the most idiotic comments I have ever read.


33 posted on 10/11/2005 4:42:29 PM PDT by flashbunny (Sorry, but I'm allergic to KoolAid.)
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To: samadams2000

I voted for him, and I am glad I did.

Nobody is perfect, but he has been much better than most.

I support his SCOTUS nominee and I am sick of listening to the critics.


34 posted on 10/11/2005 4:42:33 PM PDT by arjay (May God give President Bush strength and comfort in this time of struggle!)
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To: flashbunny
"They'll come back to these 'elitists', hat in hand, when they need their support in whipping the base back up."

Not if they've lost their audiences.

35 posted on 10/11/2005 4:43:14 PM PDT by A Citizen Reporter
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To: RightWinger

I'm with you there. We in "The Base" elected Bush in great measure because we trust his character and judgment. Frankly, I don't know Harriet Miers from squat, so I'm going to have to trust W on this one. He's the one we elected to make these nominations. Unless people are willing to say they made a horrible mistake in voting to re-elect Bush, people should stifle it.


36 posted on 10/11/2005 4:43:14 PM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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To: ladyinred

Now that I am reading more of the answers, here, the earlier threads were much more civil and promoted actual discussion. You may want to check those out.


37 posted on 10/11/2005 4:43:38 PM PDT by Bush 100 Percent
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To: shrinkermd

I voted for him twice, and still would against Gore or Kerry. But as a voting citizen I still have a right, and an obligation, to let him know when I am dissatisfied and why.


38 posted on 10/11/2005 4:43:42 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: My2Cents
Hicks, hayseeds,....

Yup. Describes me too. But, I'm from Wisconsin, so... I'll just haveta STFU.

39 posted on 10/11/2005 4:43:44 PM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty)
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To: samadams2000

"He hasnt done much for me in 5 years since the tax cut and WOT."

Bush cutting your taxes and keeping you alive through the WOT are the most important things he could have done for you and provide benefits that are ongoing both to the economy and the security of the nation. We start sounding like liberals when we expect a president to do much more beyond lowering taxes and securing the nation. And I say this as someone pissed about the high spending and lax border control, so don't come back at me with "But don't you care about..." Yes I do care about those things, but I also recognize the important things Bush has done for this nation.


40 posted on 10/11/2005 4:44:58 PM PDT by MikeA
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Why would the people in "red states" want a Dukakis lefty like Miers

Upon what do you base your characterization that Miers is a "Dukakis lefty"?

41 posted on 10/11/2005 4:45:08 PM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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Thumper, are you the famous psychoanalyst who said, "..If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all..?"

I suppose everyone forgets that Krystal endorsed, supported McCain all the way. I also suppose they forget that Buchanan ran against both Bush I and Bush II. Losers never forget! I know according to your dictum copied above that I should not say anything, but isn't it true, President Bush is unloved in the Beltway circuits?

42 posted on 10/11/2005 4:45:13 PM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: samadams2000

"He hasnt done much for me in 5 years since the tax cut and WOT."

Bush cutting your taxes and keeping you alive through the WOT are the most important things he could have done for you and these provide benefits that are ongoing both to the economy and the security of the nation. We start sounding like liberals when we expect a president "to do for me" much more beyond lowering taxes and securing the nation. And I say this as someone pissed about the high spending and lax border control, so don't come back at me with "But don't you care about..." Yes I do care about those things, but I also recognize the important things Bush has done for this nation.


43 posted on 10/11/2005 4:45:33 PM PDT by MikeA
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To: dawn53
Quoting John F. Kennedy?

I suppose it's better than Gloria Steinem, Barbara Mikulski, Susan Faludi, and some of the other more heterodox allies the pro-Miers folks have linked arms with.

44 posted on 10/11/2005 4:45:33 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("We don't want a Supreme Court justice just like George W. Bush. We can do better.")
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Well, if she gets on in time, I think we'll see how she and Roberts decide cases by next July, which means we can hold the GOP accountable in the midterms, good or bad.


45 posted on 10/11/2005 4:45:46 PM PDT by Huck (Miers Miers Miers Miers Miers--I'm mired in Miers.)
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To: badgerlandjim

Well, I'm from California, and voted for Arnold, so according to some, I shouldn't even be an American.


46 posted on 10/11/2005 4:46:06 PM PDT by My2Cents (The political battles of our day are battles over morality, between the haves and the have nots.)
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To: My2Cents
Hicks, hayseeds, Jesus freaks, rednecks, NASCAR fools..

I'm good with that.

47 posted on 10/11/2005 4:46:34 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: A Citizen Reporter

not likely. They'll be around long after january 20,2009.

Bush will just be another former president then.

GWB would not be in the white house without these 'elitists' and he knows it.


48 posted on 10/11/2005 4:46:41 PM PDT by flashbunny (Sorry, but I'm allergic to KoolAid.)
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To: shrinkermd

It's really incredible watching the GOP faithful eat their own. You're fanning the flames. It's fun to watch.


49 posted on 10/11/2005 4:47:10 PM PDT by Huck (Miers Miers Miers Miers Miers--I'm mired in Miers.)
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To: Huck
I voted for GW and think that there is nothing wrong at all with this nomination.

But, if you can come up with a better one, by all means do so, and I'll bet that no matter who this person is, there is something wrong with them.

Let's wait for the hearings as you suggest. Let's hear what SHE has to say. Lord knows I'm SICK TO DEATH of hearing what everyone else has to say.

In years past, when Democrats ran the show, there was hardly a word mentioned on who Clinton appointed. But because it's a Bush appointment, well!!! Can't have Bush appoint ANYONE, can we?

The Democrats have managed to stall, filibuster, and MSM has managed to question everything about anyone BUSH appoints to the point where even the brand of dental floss they use could be a reason why Bush goofed yet again, and this person is not a good candidate.

I wish everyone would put as much energy into bitching about everything a Democrat does with the public trust, who they appoint to SCOTUS, what treaties they signed undermining our sovereignty and violating our constitution.
If we need to be bitching, lets bitch at these republicans in office for not correcting the wrongs done by the Democrat's (and Republican rhino's) in the past. Let's fix law's and clarify them so it doesn't matter who is sitting on the bench, make them so any idiot sitting there CAN'T misinterpret them. A judge has one job. Uphold the law of the land, not create it. Let's take back the country, Restore our constitution, and put the Judicial system back in it's place.
50 posted on 10/11/2005 4:47:37 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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