Skip to comments.Bush Judicial Nominees Withdraw
Posted on 01/09/2007 9:49:04 AM PST by SmithL
WASHINGTON (AP) --
In a concession to the Senate's new Democratic majority, four of President Bush's appeals court appointees have asked to have their nominations withdrawn, Republican officials said Tuesday.
These officials said that William Haynes, William Myers and Terrence Boyle had all decided to abandon their quest for confirmation. Another nominee, Mike Wallace, let it be known last month that he, too, had asked Bush to withdraw his nomination.
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This should be all out war. The Senate wants to deny these nominees an up or down vote, then shut down the entire legislative process with the veto pen. No good legislation is going to come out of there now anyhow.
How many networks would give Conservatives any air time?
Nah, during the time it takes the Dems and a few RINOs help Bush get shamnesty passed, the veto pen will remain locked in a cabinet.
Hey, it's going to get worse. When the conservatives and moderate wimps stay home next time, they are going to give liberal democrats veto proof majorities and the presidency. Already our soldiers and allies are being abandoned by Congress. taxes will go up. More liberal judges. Partial birth abortions. It's ok, the morons who stayed home only consigned 300 million people to this.
I hope the so-called perfect conservatives are happy with their new Democrat Congress.
Republicans weren't perfect, but they were 100% better than what we're stuck with.
Maybe some freepers need a reminder about compromise and not getting 100% of what they want out of any politician.
This clip is from Reagan's autobiography:
When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't get it all, some said, don't take anything.
I'd learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: 'I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.'
If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it.
~~ Ronald Reagan, in his autobiography, An American Life .
I expect a do-nothing congress that increases the polarization in the country...
Republicans in my neck of the woods lost in November because the center abandoned Republicans due to the War and Immigration. Our republican turnout was as large and loyal as it had been since 1994.
The morons who stayed home?
I guess you failed to notice where voter percentages, across gender and ethnicity, shifted to the Dems.
The GOP failed to give a good reason to the average swing voter as to why they should stay in power. They stressed how important it was they maintained control - after showing they mostly saw power as a way to get the lion's share of earmarks and pork. That resonated with a lot of voters.
So if you want to blame someone, blame the pork-eating pubbies. Don't blame the voters. Blaming the voters is like a rapist blaming the victim for dressing in a way that "deserved" rape.
I would not be to sure about that.
Yes--and not enough people listened--got to learn the hard way it seems. Got this address to pass along comments to Breck boy...
The Democrats are in charge of destroying any and ALL decent people for the bench.
What is particularly galling is to hear the so called Reagan conservatives demanding all or nothing from the President.
Excellent post, Peach! BTTT!!!
The GOP should ditch the elephant and adapt Han Solo as their mascot - "It's not my fault!"
Sorry, but it wasn't the fault of voters that the GOP slapped earmarks on appropriations bills for the Iraq War and out Democrated the Democrats on spending over the last six years.
It wasn't the fault of voters that the GOP cavorted with K-street.
It wasn't the fault of voters that Hastert was utterly clueless for dealing with corruption, including his insane protests of the FBI raid of Jefferson's office.
It wasn't the fault of the voters that the GOP abandoned just about every stated principle from the Reagan revolution and the 1994 revolution.
So if you want to properly affix blame, look within the party leadership. Unless, of course, you're content with having the GOP slide back into perpetual minority status.
Peach is a treasured poster on this forum.
She is able to get to the heart of any topic with the most cogent commentary.
And there is her transcription skills.....second to none who are TV deprived.
Then your area was the exception and not the rule.
From TownHall.org (Janice Shaw Crouse):
In terms of how groups voted, there were slight, but very significant changes from 2002 to 2006 that spelled disaster for the GOP.
More Republicans voted for Democrats (9 percent), than Democrats voted for Republicans (6 percent).
More conservatives voted for Democrats (21 percent), than liberals voted for Republicans (10 percent).
Nearly 30 percent (29 percent) of White Evangelicals voted for Democrats, and 54 percent of those who attend church weekly voted for Democrats.
Among voters who thought that the scandals were "extremely important," 53 percent voted Democrat.
Though roughly the same percentage of evangelicals voted in 2006 as voted in 2002 (24 and 25 percent), there was a 2 percentage point drop in conservatives who voted (34 percent in 2002 compared with 32 percent in 2006). Also, there was an increase in the percentage of liberals who voted; in 2002, 17 percent of voters identified themselves as liberal compared to 21 percent in 2006.
As anyone here on FR can see, while there was a small drop of conservatives that turned out to vote (a 2% drop), there was a 4% INCREASE in liberal voters.
Those 2% of conservatives who did not vote are the stay at home, protest non-voters. 2% could easily have swung a number of states. It appears that more liberal voters realized how important these mid-terms were than conservative voters.
We get the politicians we deserve by our voting (or non-voting) actions.
I blame McCain/Graham for the fact that Haynes will not be on the bench.
Thanks guys for showing me how worthless our old Senate majority was.
All or nothing? We asked for a couple of things - cut spending and enforce the laws on immigration. Instead we had runaway spending and a Homeland Security chief who is so clueless that he is slapping passport requirements on citizens while admitting his department cannot keep track of visa holders who have left the country - and it was visa overstayers who were a large contingent of the 9-11 hijackers.
Perhaps if the GOP loyalists had done more to help hold the GOP accountable, swing voters might have been more inclinded to vote for the GOP. Instead, they properly caught the stench of political hypocrisy from the GOP like the aroma from a New Jersey swamp.
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