Notice Anything Different About THIS Nomination?
Perhaps my memory is failing me, but I don’t recall this kind of reaction from the lefties the DAY Harriet Miers was nominated.
Chuck Shumer, PFAW, Pandagon One more, Think Progress
h/t Jeff G at PW
You know it’s a good nomination when all the right people are pissed off about it. Just like voting for the California initiatives, looking at the opponents is probably more revealing than looking at the supporters. I do have to give Chucky credit for snippiest remarks of the day:
“Like Rosa Parks, Judge Alito will be able to change history by virtue of where he sits. The real question today is whether Judge Alito would use his seat on the bench, just as Rosa Parks used her seat on the bus, to change history for the better or whether he would use that seat to reverse much of what Rosa Parks and so many others fought so hard and for so long to put in place…Judge Alito's visit to Rosa Parks this morning was appropriate. His record, as I'm sure Rosa Parks would agree, is much more important.”Yeah, I’m sure Rosa Parks would be really wrapped around the axle over Judge Alito’s nomination. I do give Chucky mad props for so shamelessly using the death of an American Civil Rights Icon to immediate political advantage. That immediately reminded me of Hillary coming strong with the gun control meme right after the Columbine massacre. New York is very fortunate to have not one, but two world class mendacious hacks occupying both Senate seats.
Not to be outdone by some baby kissing pol, John Roberts of CBSNEWS characterized the nomination of a man who has spent the last 15 years as a distinguished appellate judge as “sloppy seconds.”
Chris Matthews is reported to have “outed” some racists on the left in today’s Hardball episode. Reading from a Democratic talking points fax:
“I’m sitting here holding in my hands a disgusting document, put out not for attribution. But it come from the Democrats, they are circulating it, I can say that. It's a complaint sheet against judge Alito's nomination. The first thing they nail about this Italian-American is he failed to win a mob conviction in 1988. They nail him on not putting Italian mobsters in jail. Why would they bring this up this ethnically-charged issue?"Just off the top of my head I’d say that they will do or say anything it takes to destroy a nominee that they are opposed to while simultaneously holding conservatives to absurd standards with respect to racial comments all the while slandering Italians, blacks, Hispanics or anybody else that gets between them and government sponsored abortion. Or something like that.
My favorite is the “Scalito” blast that the entire MSM has adopted as a racist pet name combining the Italian surnames of nominee Samuel Alito and current Justice Antonin Scalia. Isn’t it so cute that these two dagos kinda look alike and are both conservative and such? I almost wish the President had nominated Emilio Garza or Miguel Estrada just so I could hear the Dems refer to him as “Dirty Sanchez.” NOT!
These are all very positive developments on balance, as they show the left flailing wildly from day one already making fools of themselves demonizing a man that looks like a slightly dorky dad from a dozen Hollywood movies. It is not going to stick. Sit back and enjoy the spectacle, we are about to witness the resurrection of the Bush Presidency.
Slick move of the day goes to the President for having nominated a candidate from the home state and judicial circuit of Judicial Committee Chairman Specter. This puts the squishy pro-abortion Republican in the position of having to consider the ramifications of punching out a fellow Pennsylvanian while attempting to reconcile that conflict with his fawning NARAL buddies. Touche' Mr. President!