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.
Just curious: Who does get your vote?
MacCain will do precisely what he's done for his entire political career: Betray his base.
If you're going to hire a job applicant, you look at his previous work history to determine how he'll behave in the future. It's NO different in politics, and that he's betrayed conservatives so regularly in the past only shows us that MacCain WILL betray them in the future.
Less than worthless.
Screw the imp & the pimp!
Only a conservative.
What a pitifull election year.
Enjoy your Obama presidency. I hope your convictions keep you warm after B. Hussein taxes the crap out of you and we have about 3 or more 9/11 type situations. Good Job, jackhole.
Thanks for that note on the distinction.
Give America the Fist... (or the finger)
Why no link to the article?
No it doesn’t. It’s always been the tradition in the Senate to approve a president’s choice of SC nominee unless that person is not qualified to be there like Harriet Myers was not. Republicans have upheld that tradition. Democrats decided to forego that tradition and pretend that they control all aspects of government during the Bush presidency even though a Republican president was elected. McCain is emphasizing that tradition.
oops, I posted to the wrong person. sorry about that.
It's not the snake you see in front of you (Obama) who'll kill you. It's the one you don't see(MacCain), hiding in the grass beside you who's your real threat.
Notice how the libs hardly ever mention SCOTUS picks this time? They know that there is no way a conservative judge will pass through Congress with Obama or McCain.
Time for conservatives to do a reality check.
Too bad GHWB didn’t do “some cursory ideological vetting to make sure theres no truly fringe kookiness anywhere in his/her close” before taking Warren Rudman’s word about Souter.
Oh Pissant...how you carry on...you must get up every morning and HUNT for nasty things to post about McCain.
Two things: 1) “politics makes for stange bed-fellows” and 2)...it’s a simple election...TWO choices (no more...no less)...pick the one that will do the bettr job for the country and move on. If you don’t like either...stay home.
Continuing to rant against McCain just doesn’t make any sense unless you’d like people to vote for Obama.
...Or Romney, who would have been fantastic compared to this fool...
“FWIW” is one helluva rant.