Skip to comments.Dickerson on 'This Week': GOP Opposition To Obama Sup. Ct. Nominee Would Be 'Fake Fight'
Posted on 12/28/2008 9:55:49 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer are "moderate" liberals. And Republican opposition to Obama Supreme Court nominees would constitute a "fake fight" demonstrating that the GOP remains mired in the culture wars. Such was the collective wisdom of two of the roundtable members on ABC's "This Week" today.
Before moving to the substance, a word about the roundtable's lopsided composition, which resembled nothing more than Homecoming for public radio types. To "balance" David Brody of CBN, ABC chose Kurt Andersen of Public Radio International, Alison Stewart of NPR, and John Dickerson of Slate and . . . NPR. Andersen kicked off the Supreme Court segment with his "moderate" liberal comment. Dickerson followed with his pre-emptive warning about that potential Republican "fake fight."
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Republicans shouldn’t dare oppose Obama SCOTUS nominees ping to Today show list.
If they are moderate liberals, who are the raidcal ones? Of course, Obama will get whatever he wants, and how dare you try to stop him!
Goebbels and Orwell could do little better than the managing editors in the Mainstream media. Destroy conservatism by completely ignoring the idea and redefining the previous far left as the right, and the extreme left as the “normal” left.
What in the sam hill is a “fake fight”? Either you fight or you don’t.
CBN David Brodie? I am not even sure who`s side he is on? Nor Pat Robertson for that matter!
When Liberals "fight" corruption?
alison Stewart was a news reader on MSNBC. Now she’s an erudite commentator on NPR. She still has that nervous tick in her left eye whenever she lies, which is every time she opens her mouth.
We nominated most of the supreme court justices in the last 28 years. Reagan gave us Alito but also Connor and Kennedy. Bush Senior gave us Souter the turd (helped in no small part by outgoing senator John Sununu’s father who was his chief-of-staff)and Thomas. Bush gave us Roberts and Alito (almost Meyers).
Before that, Ford gave us the turd of John Paul Stevens, and Nixon appointed Blackmun, Powell, Rhenquist, and Burgher (only one of which was actually a conservative).
Most of our guys have batted .500 at best (Bush only batted 1.000 because we forced his hand on Meyers). We should not be defending a one-seat majority on the supreme court, we should be defending a 3-seat majority. It’s disgusting to think of our court swinging to the left if one of our venerable conservative justices were to fall ill after spending so much energy to nominate justices who will actually apply the constitution as written.
I was at the gym and I saw this on tv. Glad I didn’t have to listen to it. Sounds like it was a “fake” discussion.
When Clinton nominated Ginsburg, easily the most radical nominee of the 20th century, maybe ever, only 3 Republicans voted against her.
We can't fix the Republicans unless we recognize what they are.
Just like Israel remains mired in a fake war of survival against moderate muslims.
I am so tired of this "Alice in Wonderland" universe the self-styled moderate liberals inhabit.
Their black-is-white and up-is-down hissy fits are just plain humorous at this point.
The collective amnesia is truly spectacular.
The domestic socialists never opposed or blocked any of the Bush appointments.
I am praying for some real heavy duty fake fights which will last for years... if the GOP grows some.
New York politics?
There is nothiing MODERATE about USSC justices that can not read the 2nd amendment right. They are a disgrace to this country.
The One is perfect. There can be no legitimate opposition to The One.
Were they smoking some of that Hawaiian?
ummmmm, it was President Bush (43) who gave us Alito. Reagan nominated Scalia. (all those Italian names sound the same)
This Finkelstein guy ought to be investigated for something if he thinks Ginsburg is a “moderate liberal” ~ she’s a raving lunatic of a Far Left fanatic ~ more like Pol Pot than let’s say, Kim Il Jung, but still far, far, far to the Left.
I am about sick and tired of the MSM touting the line that Conservatives are single handley fighting a “cutlure war”. A war takes two warring sides. How come it is not the liberals fighting a culture war. Of coars they are fighting one they just want the other side to give up the fight they act like they are not fighting. If they are tired of the cuture war then THEY can quit anytime they like. I HATE the BIAS. It is like Howared Dean screaming about Republicans and God, Guns and Gays. Hey Dean quit fighting YOUR cuture war. This thing is NOT one sided. I could say the same thing... I wish liberals and Democrats would quit taking about God, Guns and Gays all the time and stop their wedge issue game that divides the nation. See how that sounds back at ya.
“This Finkelstein guy,” who happens to be me, governs, was reporting and criticizing what John Dickerson said on the show. I was anything but endorsing his view, as would be clear from reading the article.
Orwell warned us about people like the editors in the MSM — it's not his fault that the left uses his works as how-to manuals.
We the readers of the new media NEED to be pampered eh!
Sorry if I inadvertently trashed you. Will do better in the future.
Thanks, muawiyah. I’ve done the same myself. It’s not unusual for people who haven’t read the article to go off on “that Finkelstein” on these threads. Occasionally I do include big disclaimers advising people to direct their complaints correctly!
Just about any time Rs in Congress decide to show some spine it is likely to be a “fake fight” — maybe they can get the “Gang of 14” to mediate in the Senate!!
Aw, we all know that “Finkelstein guy” is just a puppet of all the outrageous libs he quotes in his pieces — he pretends to be critical of them but he’s actually their publicist. /SARCASM
[just kidding, Mark Finkelstein, I think you do great work and I appreciate that someone is willing to wade through the sludge of the liberal media to report back on it]
Darn, you outed me, and here I thought I was being so cagey. The worst part is that the DNC had told me they wouldn’t try to rescue me or pay the ransom if I got captured ;-)
Are you staying optimistic? Are there enough balances left in our check and balance system?
Perhaps his pal from the hood Bill Ayers or his wife with the legal degree Bernadine Dohrn could be his pick?
I don’t see the Republicans standing up and fighting now, they have never bothered in the past.
During the campaign, it was all about the things that McCain couldn't say about Obama, and all the things that Obama said, pre-emptively, that McCain WOULD say about him. This resulted in neutering McCain, as he never used any of the pre-emptively off-limits topics against Obama.
Now they're saying, pre-emptively, that a nomination fight will be a "fake fight," so don't try it.
Guy up above says you're their "publicist" though~
It's a term used by fake journalists.
Whomever Obama appoints, no matter how liberal, McCain will lead the way to confirmation.
We got to conservative justices on the court...real conservatives. I can’t see the GOP refusing to confirm liberal judges.