Skip to comments.What did I tell you?
Posted on 09/20/2005 1:09:28 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
What did I tell you?
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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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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.
Mark Levin's endorsement is all I need.
Mark Levin's endorsement is all I need.
And what did the great one say about Judge Roberts ?
Farah is a Bush hating moron.
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Farah is the moron.
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.
I quit the WND newsletter the same time I deleted Drudge from favorites.
when I found Free Republic.
"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.
They assume he is a liberal judge because there is nothing that shows he is a liberal judge ? Quite interesting logic.
And you will be wrong. Most Democrats will vote no.
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.
Get a grip!
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.
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?
Darn near impossible.
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. ;)
Stop embarassing Farah by posting his crap in a place where people can read it.