Skip to comments.Among Democrats Activists, Little Indecision on Roberts: Who controls the Democratics?
Posted on 09/22/2005 7:11:22 AM PDT by rface
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 - While many Democratic senators are still wrestling with their vote on Judge John G. Roberts Jr.'s nomination as chief justice of the United States, Democratic activists - in advocacy groups, policy organizations, the party apparatus - do not seem nearly as torn. [[ they are united in opposition!]]
The opposition to the Roberts nomination in Democratic circles is vocal, widespread and not confined to the party's left; [[contrary to what Limbaugh claims!!]] Bruce Reed, the president of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council, urged a no vote this week, even as Howard Dean, declared Roberts "the wrong man for the job."
Ellen Malcolm, from Emily's List [[a radical group]], said ....."people want to see a show of strength and leadership from Democratic senators."
Simon Rosenberg, president of the centrist [[sure...]] New Democratic Network said, "Democrats believe this president is weakening our country,"
.....activists scoff at the idea that Democratic senators, by supporting Judge Roberts, can strengthen themselves or moderate the president's instincts when he picks the next nominee. Mr. Bush, they assert, has never responded to compromise as anything other than a sign of weakness.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Who makes more sense.....Limbaugh or the NYTimes?????
Let them all vote NO. Let Republicans know just how stupid they are. Then the Republicans will be free to nominate truely conservative judges with no regard to what the Dems might think.
Well, first off the Democratic Leadership Council is only centrist if you consider Bill Clinton a centrist.
Harry reid was portrayed as a moderate pro-lifer, and he has gone after Roberts (among other things) on Roe. Reid's pick is to the left of Patrick Leahy's.
The Washington Post AND the L.A. Times are for Roberts. Looks like these "centrist" groups are pretty far left to me.
I will say, though, that that one guy was right, this President will take any compromise as a sign of weakness. Their problem is that knee-jerk opposition to a judge as obviously superior as John Roberts makes them look even worse, not only to the Karl Roves of the world, buyt to the American people. Either way they go on this nomination, they lose. Great strategery once again by President Bush!
A rag-tag assortment of radical leftwing single-issue special interest groups.
I rarely listen to Rush, (simply because I am usually working when he is on), but I did get to hear a bit of him yesterday. He was saying that the democrats need to unify around people and groups like Move on, DU, Cindy Sheehan, People for the American way (Ralph Neas) etc. The far left wing is vocal about their position and stand firmly behind it, while the party is being wishy-washy and trying to be in the center.
Rush is right on regarding this subject. Absolutely the Democrats need to stand up and declare:
1) We oppose Roberts, simply because Bush likes him
2) We want out of Iraq............NOW!!
3) We want Gay Marriage, higher taxes, higher gas prices, an activist court, discrimination against affluent white people, etc. etc. etc.
Nothing could be better for us, then if they did all of that.
It really does not matter if you or I consider Clinton ( viewing the two as one) to be centrist, we are not about to vote for Clinton(s) anyway. Is what matters is if they can convince 16% of the Ameican voters that they are.
(16% represents 51% of the potential 'undecideds')
As is the SF Comical.
And that's no joke: whenever I see the word my brain unconsciously substitutes words like "Jerk", "Dumbass", "Useless Whining Dink" or other not-so-nice phrases for it.
I have the Left to thank for that.
The Democrat party successfully continues its march to destruction as a political party!!!
My prediction when I first heard that Roberts would be nominated was that he'd get at least 70 votes. He should get 100 votes.
So is my local dimocrat propaganda paper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
It seems fairly evident to me that control of the Supreme Court is an issue of primary importance to liberals and leftists, and by extension to the Democratic Party. The Democrats will object to any Republican nominee, unless that nominee is able to pass a litmus test of acceptability.