Skip to comments.McCain to Hillary supporters: I voted to confirm Ginsburg and Breyer, you know
Posted on 06/16/2008 12:13:45 PM PDT by pissant
Kaus expects nothing less than a full-blown conservosphere freak-out over this. Im underwhelmed.
After his public conference call with Clinton supporters (covered extensively by Jonathan Martin) Saturday, John McCain met privately with some 75 of those supporters at his Virginia headquarters, two people who were there said
He stayed for a good almost half hour afterwards shaking hands, listening to our concerns, talking to us, said [Party Unity My Ass] founder Will Bower, who said he thought many of the people there would vote for McCain
Bower said hed liked McCains answer on judges, in which he pointed out that he supported Bill Clinton with both Ginsberg [sic] and Breyer.
Whats he supposed to say? He was there to woo liberals. The best he could do realistically when they asked him about judges was to point to the Gang of 14 and emphasize that he wasnt an obstructionist when the lefts turn came to pack the Court. Which, incidentally, would be an odd thing for the right to fault him for at this point: After years of Democratic shrieking about Bushs appointments, my sense is most conservatives believe the senates advice and consent should be limited to determining whether the nominee has the legal chops to do the job plus some cursory ideological vetting to make sure theres no truly fringe kookiness anywhere in his/her closet. If the left had followed McCains example, Miguel Estrada would be five years into his tenure on the D.C. Circuit.
Besides, unlike immigration, this clearly isnt a subject on which Maverick is as far left as Obama although given the composition of the senate next year, the difference between a McCain appointee and an Obama appointee is likely to be the difference between, say, an OConnor and a Ginsburg. The formers better than the latter, but if you think youre getting another Roberts or Alito under any circumstances, think again.
email from Hillary today:
Together, you and I changed America forever. We touched so many lives over the course of this campaign, and I can’t thank you enough for the support you showed me. I met so many wonderful people out on the trail, and I wanted to share some of those memories with you.
I hope you’ll take a moment to view our online album with some favorite photos from the campaign.
Thank you so much — I’ll be in touch soon.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Cartman to MacCainiacs: How can you continue to pretend this asshat isn't a covert leftist?
He wants the Hillary supporters more than he wants conservatives. Guess what, Juanito? You win; You DON'T get my vote.
Can't understand why Kaus, or anybody else, would expect conservatives to erupt in a sudden freak-out over something they've known from long before McCrazy officially began his '08 campaign.
This is a joke, right?
Ya got to really love the open primary process and how it has been perverted.
This whole political season seems to be one long never-ending affront to conservatism and American ideals all the way around.
GoP,,, It is not too late to pull the plug on this one.
Just curious-—do you know if he supported the appointment of William Howard Taft?
If this is true, it simply cement’s McCain’s status as a major putz.....
If this is true, it simply cements McCain’s status as a major putz.....
Who are they!? Why do they have to quote anonymous "secret" insiders who were there. We know McCains votes. Nothing new here. But if the sources don't come out... BS!
Ginsburg ,, 96-3 Senate vote for approval.
Breyer ,, 80-10 Senate vote for approval.
Both Clinton appointees.
Alas, Norm, the ‘GOP’ loves McCain. It is the conservatives that are not enamored. GOP and conservative are not synonymous.
Looks like Johnny McCain in pandering to the left and telling conservatives to kiss his a$$!
What a nightmare for the GOP who had the chance to nominate Thompson or Hunter but instead nominated one of their most liberal Senators.
But Hannity said that McCain would give us judges like Roberts and Scalia!
That's more the description of folks like you, who behave like McCain spells doom for Conservatism and America.
> I voted to confirm Ginsburg and Breyer, you know<
Did I get that right? Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Hubby keeps telling me, “He might really suck, but at least he’ll appoint good justices!”.
I said, “Look at how he does everything else? How can you possibly believe he will appoint conservative judges?”
We may agree to disagree on this one.
I’m trying to forgive and forget, Senator. Please stop rubbing my nose in it.
Scriptures to contemplate doom by:
Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too
had a sharp sickle. Still another angel, who had charge of
the fire, came from the altar and called in a loud voice to
him who had the sharp sickle, “Take your sharp sickle and
gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine,
because its grapes are ripe.”
The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes
and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath.