Harriet Miers gave cash contribution to the Democratic National Committee in 1988 and Gore campaign -- while Bush dad was running for president!...
Enough said. Bush has betrayed the base. This nominee is absolutely unacceptable. She's worse than Alberto Gonzales. The Republicans in the Senate must stop this nomination or the GOP must pay the price and lose power.
We're actually looking at the court moving to the LEFT thanks to Bush.
Gore was pro-life then. Try again.
But there's more. Her contributions changed to the Republicans around 1994 and I believe stayed in that direction. People have room to grow. I voted for Jimmy Carter. Twice. And now, I'm a conservative Republican. I see this potentially as a Bill Clinton conversion.
I don't see how a strict constructionist, a fundamental pro-life Christian is a move to the left.<p<But than again, that's just me.
Republicans didn't really exist in Texas in the 1980's also recall that Gore was a pro-life dixiecrat in 1988.
And Reagan was a democrat before he was a Republican. I guess we were all wrong about him too.
I'm part of the base and I'm fine with this pick.
If you remember back in the 1980s, Al Gore was a lot more conservative. His wife began the whole issue about labeling music, etc. for age-appropriateness. He went more left in the late 80s, probably looking at the democratic party and seeing that it wasn't family-oriented any more, so why should he be?
As I said, I was a dem in the 80s but I never held to all their veiws, I have always been pro life, have been pro gun and believe in the constitution as it was written.
Judging her on a few donations that may have been required of her to keep her job(read the article) isn't the smartest thing to do.
I am going to keep my options open and see what happens. All of you trolls and DUers trying to cause problems here just roll off my back.
I fully understand your concern with Miers' contributions to DNC and Gore. However, as a sixth-generation Texan, I can assure you that supporting Democrats in Texas was the norm, even for solid conservatives, until the relatively recent past.
During the 80s, there were mass defections into the Republican party, largely a result of the Reagan years. Still today, many Texas Democrats are more conservative than Republicans in other states.
I know very conservative voters in rural areas who wouldn't vote for a Republican for any office -- bitterness left over from the Hoover years and the great depression. Honest.
There are numerous explanations for those contributions; let's hold judgement and see what we hear. Could be that Miers' seeming bi-partisanship plays a part in getting votes for a solid conservative to the court.
It seems to me that YOU are the one betraying the base.
You thought Souter was OK, supported GWHB as a conservative...
What can you possibly say that we should listen to?
Anyway, I have one word for this appointment.
Oh go soak your head. You've been saying the same crap forever. You hate President Bush, you've always hated President Bush. Nothing he has done or could do would make you happy. Go to LoonyPlace, your mindset fits in with them.
Bush I wasn't Bush II. He was barely pro-life, and he paled in comparison to RR on just about every Conservative cause. It wasn't easy voting for him in '88. Gore at the time wasn't a flaming liberal, either.
Don't give up so soon.