Skip to comments.McCain promises war over Supreme Court
Posted on 07/12/2005 11:02:02 AM PDT by Imani
Sen. McCain [R-AZ] Strong Words On Supreme Ct Nomination at Dallas Fundraiser: 'During the campaign, President Bush said he will appoint judges who will strictly interpret the constitution... thinking anything else is either amnesia or ignorance... elections have consequences... whomever he nominates deserves an up or down vote and no filibuster... and an up or down vote is what we will have'...
Sounds like somebody running for President on the GOP side...I guess he's decided not to run on the Dem side.
I just called his Arizona office and thanked him for his comments of strong support for the President's nominee. They took my name and address and are forward the comments to the D.C. office. Come on, folks, some of you might not like him very much, but if he does stand tall in this battle, give him kudos. You have plenty of time to blast him during the next battle.
D.C. office --- 202-224-2235
I find this hard to believe it came from McCain's own mouth. Did he and Teddy break up?
Sorry I am so late getting back to you---babysitting was a rough one today...both grandkiddies...
Okay, when I saw John McCain say that he would NOT go along with the "nuke option", he was sitting in the ballpark, I thought it was a Red Sox game.. I may have been wrong about the team...
Maybe the Nationals...sorry, but I remember distinctly seeing him, cause he was wearing a baseball cap...it was hard to take him seriously...
Yup. He's got the squishy moderates and enough liberals Democrats are okay with him. He needs to attempt to get some conservative votes. He'll be in the tank if he opposes any conservative nominee.
Sorry it took so long to answer....
WE will not forget---
BTW, Chrissy on Hairball has his panties in the biggest wad in his life, I think...
He has this mad look on his face, like someone just stole his wife...David Gregory is lying totally about this Karl Rove story..and the one person on the show to speak up for Karl keeps getting cut off and interuppted by Chrissy and David Gregory...
I still don't McCain. Why oh why can't the good folks in Arizona vote him out?
If McCain could successfully use his influence to assure Scalia-like originalist judges and break any filibuster the Democrats might propose, he might just be on his way to becoming the Republican nominee in 2008. That is the one thing that could make the base forget about some of betrayals in the past.
It will go the way of the Bolton nomination and will be vacant until HRC is elected in 2008.
I wouldn't bet on your premise. Bush will take this fight to the people, and will use it in the 2006 elections. The Democrat resistance will start to pi$$ the populace off to no end, because Bush can use all of the Democrat arguments over all the past issues, and call it simple obstructionism. Handcuffing the Supreme Court will not go over well.
I think McCain got the message that he needs to be on the right side of this issue to have any chance in 2008.
Bush, for his legacy's sake and for the sake of the Republican party, needs to keep his promise on the issue as well.
You bet he does. He has to realize just how bad the law was written, and how much it was abused in 2004.
Perhaps he finally realized he'll need conservatives to get the GOP nomination in 2008. The fool doesn't realize it's too late for him.
Yeah John, put your actions where your mouth is fella.
I have a hard time accepting this from him, and he is the only reason why.
McCain is the one who sabotaged the end of the filibuster that would have guarenteed constitutionalists on the Court because he didn't want his competitors for the nomination to get credit (Frist, Allen) after he foolishly put it out there he'd vote no, and couldn't take it back without losing face.
he won't win back the base with this blatant ploy, since he is the reason we're in this mess now rather than had it settled a couple months ago.
I'm willing to use him, but I don't trust him, and his motives are purely selfish.
Don't you think McCain will be on "our" side on the Supreme Court because he expects Bush to nominate Alberto Gonzales anyway? So, it's a freebie for McCain and his 2008 nomination prospects.
Sounds pretty impressive, doesn't it? I do believe that's one of McCain's best skills. Bluster...self-serving bluster. McCain may have made this imperial declaration, but he will switch lanes in a heartbeat if it benefits him politically.
I like this as a description of McCain.