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What did I tell you?
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 9/20/2005 | Joseph Farrah

Posted on 09/20/2005 1:09:28 PM PDT by SirLinksalot

What did I tell you?

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

I predicted Aug. 8 that John Roberts would be confirmed by the U.S. Senate – getting all Republican votes and most Democrats.

I reiterated this prediction Aug. 12 with the first real evidence of opposition to Roberts caving because he is not what they most fear about Republican appointees to the court.

And now I can illustrate this unfolding trend by pointing out that the Washington Post formally endorsed confirmation of Roberts last Sunday.

To quote the Post:

John G. Roberts Jr. should be confirmed as chief justice of the United States. He is overwhelmingly well-qualified, possesses an unusually keen legal mind and practices a collegiality of the type an effective chief justice must have. He shows every sign of commitment to restraint and impartiality. Nominees of comparable quality have, after rigorous hearings, been confirmed nearly unanimously. We hope Judge Roberts will similarly be approved by a large bipartisan vote.

Well, I don't hope for such a confirmation. I fear it. I know it is coming. It is inevitable. There is no way around it. But I hope what is unfolding in Washington will serve a higher purpose – to awaken freedom-minded and justice-loving and Constitution-revering Americans to the fact that they have been conned, once again, by President Bush.

Most of the individuals and organizations one might expect to protest Roberts' nomination quickly fell into line and endorsed him despite overwhelming evidence he is cut out of the mold of David Souter and Anthony Kennedy.

These "conservative" groups and individuals suggest I am wrong about Roberts and doth protest too much.

Let me tell you why they are wrong – and why they should be very alarmed about the nomination of Roberts and his elevation to replace the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

First of all, Bush has already effectively weakened the court with this pick. There is no way anyone can make the case that Roberts is as good as Rehnquist. I suppose someone could make the case that he would be better than Sandra Day O'Connor. But does anyone reading this column really expect he will be as strong in his leadership of the court as Rehnquist? Does anyone believe he is as principled? Does anyone believe he possesses Rehnquist's worldview?

I don't think so. So, let's face facts. Bush just pushed the court further in the direction of the activists.

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Joseph Farrah, like Ann Coulter is of the mind that John Roberts is as inscrutable as Justice Souter was when he was nominated.

They want a "known" quantity, i.e., someone less "lawyerly" in their responses and someone with a strong trail of decisions that allow us to gauge his judicial philosophy.

1 posted on 09/20/2005 1:09:30 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: SirLinksalot

Mark Levin's endorsement is all I need.


2 posted on 09/20/2005 1:10:07 PM PDT by Terpfen (http://www.pattonhq.com/unknowntext.html)
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To: Terpfen

<<<
Mark Levin's endorsement is all I need.
>>>

And what did the great one say about Judge Roberts ?


3 posted on 09/20/2005 1:10:45 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: SirLinksalot

Farah is a Bush hating moron.


4 posted on 09/20/2005 1:11:07 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Cindy Sheehan, Pat Buchanan, John Conyers, and David Duke Are Just Different Sides of the Same Coin.)
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To: COEXERJ145
Are you saying the Farah hates bush because bush is a moron?
5 posted on 09/20/2005 1:12:14 PM PDT by dts32041 ( Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: SirLinksalot

Please include original titles to prevent duplicate posts.
Thanks.


6 posted on 09/20/2005 1:12:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: dts32041

Farah is the moron.


7 posted on 09/20/2005 1:13:29 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Cindy Sheehan, Pat Buchanan, John Conyers, and David Duke Are Just Different Sides of the Same Coin.)
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To: SirLinksalot

An FR search could produce quotes and articles more accurate than what I can give you, but essentially, Levin says Roberts is one of the best choices Bush could have made.


8 posted on 09/20/2005 1:13:32 PM PDT by Terpfen (http://www.pattonhq.com/unknowntext.html)
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To: SirLinksalot

I quit the WND newsletter the same time I deleted Drudge from favorites.

when I found Free Republic.


9 posted on 09/20/2005 1:15:08 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Terpfen

"Mark Levin's endorsement is all I need."
I, too, would like to read what "The Great One" has to say about Roberts.
Personally I thought Roberts was brilliant during the confirmation hearings.


10 posted on 09/20/2005 1:15:21 PM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006 - George Allen, POTUS 2008)
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To: SirLinksalot

They assume he is a liberal judge because there is nothing that shows he is a liberal judge ? Quite interesting logic.


11 posted on 09/20/2005 1:15:25 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: SirLinksalot
I predicted Aug. 8 that John Roberts would be confirmed by the U.S. Senate – getting all Republican votes and most Democrats.

And you will be wrong. Most Democrats will vote no.

12 posted on 09/20/2005 1:16:39 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: SirLinksalot
overwhelming evidence he is cut out of the mold of David Souter and Anthony Kennedy.

Which is what? I can buy the argument that there is a lack of evidence that he will be a great conservative, but I have a hard time buying that their is evidence that he will be a Souter.

13 posted on 09/20/2005 1:17:51 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: dts32041

Get a grip!


14 posted on 09/20/2005 1:19:36 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Terpfen; SirLinksalot
Mark Levin's endorsement is all I need.

Me too.

15 posted on 09/20/2005 1:21:30 PM PDT by b4its2late (FOOTBALL REFEREES: Best seat in the house, and we're paid to be there.)
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To: SirLinksalot

Farah is wrong just as often as he's right, if not more so.

Wanting Roberts to open up and tell the Democrats in the Senate and the propaganda mongers in the media what he really thinks is about as stupid an idea as I can think of. But he comes strongly recommended by a large number of people whose opinions I respect, nor have I seen anything in his record or conduct to suggest that they are wrong.


16 posted on 09/20/2005 1:22:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SirLinksalot

The C.Y.A. approach to John Roberts is a stupid one.

John Roberts is "The Teflon Bork".

The idea that he is another Souter shows the insanity of some on the right. It is this kind of paranoia that has eaten the Democratic Party alive.

Did Mr. Ferret come to this conclusion before or after Harry Reid went on a Senate floor rant against Roberts?


17 posted on 09/20/2005 1:23:42 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: blackie
That's what I have been trying to do, You know how hard it is to find a set of grips for a detonics pocket 9.

Darn near impossible.

18 posted on 09/20/2005 1:24:59 PM PDT by dts32041 ( Robin Hood, stealing from the government and giving back to tax payer. Where is he today?)
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To: digger48

I found Free Republic in '97 after Drudge wrote about it in his newsletter, that I subscribed to.

I lurked for while and became a member in '98. ;)


19 posted on 09/20/2005 1:29:32 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: SirLinksalot

Stop embarassing Farah by posting his crap in a place where people can read it.


20 posted on 09/20/2005 1:30:27 PM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Great point." -- AliVertias; ":-) Very clever" -- MJY1288)
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