Skip to comments.Nomination of John G. Roberts [LIVE Thread 9-13]~Day Two
Posted on 09/13/2005 5:01:31 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
Q&A with Roberts to Start
On Tuesday, the eighteen members of the Senate Judiciary Cmte. begin questioning Chief Justice nominee John Roberts. This will take all day, with the senators asking their questions, up to a half-hour for each member, in order of seniority, alternating by party.
The Schedule (media advisory)
Tentative Schedule for the Hearing: Schedule is subject to change
Tuesday, Sept. 13
9:30 am Chairman Specter begins 30 minute round of questioning (Round 1)
1:00 pm Break for lunch
2:00 pm Resume questioning
6:00 pm Break for dinner
7:00 pm Resume questioning
8:30 pm Round 1 questioning ends
The Dem playbook
The Hill newspaper gives us a peek at the Democratic playbook for the Roberts hearings. Below are the attack assignments for the Democratic members of the Committee:
Kennedy -- civil rights
Leahy -- Bybee torture memo
Biden -- privacy, personal autonomyand the 9th Amendment
Kohl -- Property rights and civil liberties
Feinstein -- "judicial activism" and Roe vs. Wade
Feingold -- limits of executive powers
Schumer and Durbin have wisely refused to show their hand.
Senate Judiciary Committee webcast.
It says "round 1" how many rounds of questioning does he have to endure from these idiots?
Schumer will most likely be the designated attack beast.
Ping for after morning appointment . . .
Fireworks or we see Roberts' light/truth sabre reduce the Demrats to their real size.
Depends upon whether or not they smell blood or find a scab to pick.
Bork and Thomas went into extraordinary rounds.
It looks like Roberts will be confirmed.
I think you are right. Yesterday Chuckie said something to the effect "We only see 10 % of You. Just the "tip" of the iceberg and we all know that the real problem is the 90% that we don't see submerged underwater".
Thanks so much for these threads. Yesterday was typical 'rat bile. The rest of this week should be an eye-opener for Americans as we watch liberals defend their ideology like gargoyles on a condemned building.
Can't post much today but will read the responses.
That should have been Kennedy's line
Day Two...Oh Goody!....We get to see Chuckie Schumer make even a bigger A$$ of himself today than he did yesterday...personally, I wish none of these hearings were televised....this forum just gives the liberal politicians the opportunity to posture and rant.....against Republicans...
Sometimes I think this just creates more Republicans. It is embarrasing to feel you are aligned with people like Schumer, Kennedy and Biden.
Let these liberal senatorial bloodsuckers demean, insult and patronize Judge Roberts to the max. The majority of folks in this country are not watching the hearings like us news junkies, so the damage is mimimal.
However, one thing is not minimal. It's the effect of the attacks on Roberts himself. The attacks will be seared into his psyche.
Don't misunderstand. This is not to say that the attacks will affect him in any negative way.....he's a big boy and is expecting the onslaught.
It just seems to me that liberalism rearing its ugly fascist head in this hearing will not be forgotten by John Roberts. And while he will always be fair, no one can tell me that the vituperation of these monstrous senators won't be reinforcing conservatism in Chief Justice Roberts subconscious forever.
This is a good thing.
This is going to go on until 8:30 tonight? Ugh...it has GOT to be against American's civil liberties to be subjected to so many blowhards for so many hours.
I am sure he is. I think Clarence Thomas was only half prepared, because no one had any idea how low they were willing to go.
I look forward to today's hearings myself. Word is that after Judge Roberts' measured remarks yesterday, dems on the committee said "this guy is good".
Let them bring it on as you say, Leni. John Roberts is more than up to the challenge. There is no intellectual match-up if you ask me. Roberts puts them all to shame.
Court TV will also be carrying the Roberts Hearing.
Ditto Leni and well said. I believe there will be fireworks but from the dems side only. They will become indignant and enraged and our next CJ will answer their questions in a most "humbling" and respectful way. But it will leave a mark and it will reinforce his conservatism.
The dems will continue to rear their ugly liberal heads and for those that are watching, will also remember their disrespect for a man of character.
Oh yeah, and we'll be watching....
1st Lady Laura Bush live on C-span2 right now....
Thanks for the heads up, I love watching people who hate giving speeches, give speeches...
They always do so well!
most ppl won't watch the hearing... either working or don't care. They only get what they see on sound bites from the MSM on the news. The Dems are looking to see who gets the best coverage on the MSM nightly news from sound bites. sad thing is majority of Americans won't see how much the Dems make a$$ of themselves. Hopefully Brit tonight on FNC will have some good bites of the Dems being A$$es, plus there is always Rush.
Only reason I will watch is I am home with children and love politics. But I gotta go to work acouple hours this afternoon, so I will miss all the fun till after work.
I used to go to Truro Epis Ch in Fairfax, with Justice Thomas. He was not totally blind-sighted, and had only an inkling after Bork, but he did not expect the anger and vitrio l from the Dims.
They won't even get to first base with Roberts, IMO. He is not only BRILLIANT, he is prepared, and ready! It is going to be fun watching the guy send them down the road! They still won't know what hit them, when they are spinning out of control, in flames!
Sen. Grassley said on C-SPAN this morning that today each senator gets 30 min., tomorrow they get 20 min..
On Thurs., I believe the "witnesses" get their time, then to go back to senators' questions. If necessary, they will go through the weekend. It doesn't end until every senator has asked all of his/her questions.
At the end of this hearing, D.C. will end up containing the biggest pile of excrement known to man.
Thanks for the heads up; watching.
The president will address the nation on Thursday night at 9:00 p.m.
I'd like to see Hatch tell Chuckie to STHU, just once. It would be a hoot.
Bet money that Kennedy or Schumer is scheduled for the nightly news hours. just to get prime viewing.
Anyone having trouble with C-SPAN links? When I pull up the screen the C-SPAN 1 - 2 & 3 links are gone.
Hatch has told Schumer he had just asked "a dumbass question". That really was a hoot. Happened a year or so ago.
That happens every now and then, click on the links down at the bottom on their home page.
No; FNC said it will be to discuss ongoing Katrina relief efforts.
And that doesn't even count all the stalling and delaying tactics the Dims will employ. They will stretch these hearings out for as long as they can and continue to assail President Bush, hoping that dragging his approval down will erode support for Roberts. Eventually, the argument they will make, I'm guessing, is that it's far better that those SCOTUS seats remain vacant than to allow a president with "historically low approval numbers" who "showed his lack of judgement and leadership by botching the hurricane relief efforts" make "lifetime appointments" to the court with such "divisive" nominees.
Specter is trying to move waaaay left by back dooring an "will you uphold" stare decicis.
(quoting blacks law? This idiot went to law school? quoting blacks law is pandering to the public not asking a legal question.)
Arlen Scottish Law Specter starts grilling about Stare Decisis....abortion....
I thought Spectre wasn't going to ask Roberts about Roe v. Wade and although this isn't that case law specifically, Spectre seems to be closely skirting the issue.
Maybe he's trying to cut Feinstein off at the pass...
Just a few minutes into it and I am already very very impressed with John Roberts. Wow, he's a smart man.
Arlen lied again. Surprise surprise :(
I LOVE IT....SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE SPECTER.
"Senator Kennedy, Do you think Judge Roberts should be disqualified if we found out that he once drove off a bridge, while drunk, and then ran away leaving his female passenger to suffocate?"
Spectre has really misled us, imo, when he said and columns were written about how he wouldn't ask about abortion. And he's really pushing Roberts to answer some questions that so far Roberts has declined to answer.
Should be an interesting day!