You are right, and I don't think any honest Republican could say that G.W.Bush is a Conservative. He is however President, and therefore has the right to nominate whomsoever he pleases. All the elitist Conservatives pissing and moaning about Meirs are just like Schumer; they think they, not the President, have the right to nominate the next Supreme Court Justice.
Apparently "they" don't even have the right to express an opinion of what should be done with this abominomination.
Wrong. The President DID promise to nominate SCJs in the mold of Scalia. He hasn't and though it is his choice, it is our choice to voice objection. 1st Amendment, I believe.
The President is not the King. He needs to listen to the pulse of the people that put him on office and that is us.
What is an elitist Conservative? One who has stood their ground and not given in to the "softening" of the GOP? I need to know.
Well I am an honest Conservative. I think President Bush is a Conservative. He is not the most Conservative man in the party, but by-and-large he is Conservative.
When I compare him to my Senator Lott, he is very Conservative. Did you know that right before Katrina hit Lott came out in support of eco-terrorists in Mississippi, favoring a moratorium on offshore drilling for Natural Gas? I'll bet his arse waiting in line for 5 hours to buy gas after Katrina hit us, had a modifying effect on his PC crap!
I also believe that we will see movement on the borders soon. Frist announced today that it was on the docket. It should have been done long ago. Washington is so screwed up today, it is amazing that anything can get accomplished.
That's not true. "They" do think they're entitled to critize what they see as a poor decision. And they are!
You are hereby estopped from complaining about any of President Hillary's judicial nominations.
"He is however President, and therefore has the right to nominate whomsoever he pleases."
With that said, the conservative movement is bigger than any one person. Its an ongoing culture, a consciousness that must be sustained and grown. Bush has to go back to texas to live. His relationship with Mexico is very important in his eyes, unlike Clinton whom has no desire to live in Arkansas except to occasionally show up to check on his library.
We have every right to question Bush's nominee to the supreme court. The nominee will remain long after he is gone. If she turns out to be a something less desired during the committee hearings, let the conservative leaders know about it.
What I find interesting about the whole issue is the "de ja vu" ness of this nominee ala Cheney. Here Cheney was supposed to find Bush a VP. After Cheney put alot of candidates through the hoops, Bush looks at Cheney, and says why not? Now here we have Miers putting SC justices through the hoops, we get Roberts, and Bush looks at her and says, why not? It doesn't really smack of chronyism as more of convenience, but qualified.
Of course, Clinton brought a bunch of wackjobs with him from Arkansas. Of course the only one that was halfway decent was Witt for FEMA, and there was that other guy that killed himself in the park. Oh, and then there was that gas CEO guy who became Clinton's chief of staff who turned out to be a joke and was reassigned.