Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Schadenfreude

The anger and frustration expressed by leftist Senators and their moonbat allies over the Judge Alito nomination fills me with delight. You know, the thought that it might be damaging to their health...perks me up so early in the morning. I am not a coffee person, so I need something like this to fire me up at the start of the day.

It is not news to anyone that the Left's biggest concern with any Supreme Court nominee is ABORTION. And my oh my, do they ever have a lot to say about that issue. The usual suspects speak out:

Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee, who favor abortion rights, wrapped Judge Alito's writings on abortion into their broader concern -- in the words of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. -- that Judge Alito could push the court so far to the right that he would put at risk "decades of American progress in safeguarding our fundamental rights and freedoms."
It's amazing what skillful wrapping can do. Take burritos, for instance -- a good burrito wrapper can insert some unpalatable or even toxic substance in the middle of a burrito and you would never notice while you were eating it. Teddy of the Great State of Mass. is obviously an expert rhetorical burrito wrapper. He has managed to hide a toxic issue inside of the tasty wrapping of "fundamental rights and freedoms". Who could argue with that?

Hey Ted -- were Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan exercising their "right to choose"? Just wondering.

The judiciary panel's top Democrat, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, called the choice "needlessly provocative" and criticized Ms. Miers' withdrawal as the result of a "right-wing litmus test."
Because, you know, the Demoncrats would never needlessly provoke the opposition by demanding a left-wing litmus test for Supreme Court nominees, nosiree bob. Just ask Chuck:

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said concerns among Democrats -- who are ever cautious not to appear as though they have their own litmus test -- could not be narrowed to one issue.

"Many of the opinions that he has written over the last 15 years cast real doubt on whether he can be a fair, mainstream, albeit conservative judge, who strives to protect the rights of all Americans, instead of a judge who will use his power to restrict those rights and legislate from the bench," Mr. Schumer said.

I won't bother to look it up, but isn't this an old quote? I could swear that I saw almost the exactly the same thing when John Roberts was nominated. From about forty different moonbats. Not all 'bats are 'crats:

But Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who also supports abortion rights, plunged directly into the abortion issue yesterday during his 75-minute meeting with Judge Alito.

Mr. Specter said the nominee told him that he believes that there is a right to privacy under the Constitution's Liberty Clause, and that the Griswold v. Connecticut case, which upheld the right of married couples to use contraception and was an underpinning of Roe v. Wade, was "good law."

Just because Griswold is "good law" doesn't necessarily mean that a decision using the precedent is a good outcome. Abortion is not contraception. Conception has already occurred when an abortion is performed. Specter is trying to spin this in order to please his moonbat buddies. It won't work, Arlen. Give it up.

The chairman also said he had asked Judge Alito many of the same questions that he asked then-Judge John G. Roberts Jr. about whether Roe v. Wade was a "super-duper precedent" because the high court had opportunities to overrule it but on numerous occasions had not.
Had Arlen Specter asked me if Roe v. Wade was a "super-duper precedent", I would have answered, "No, it's a super-duper pooper scooper!" Because a silly and stupidly phrased question deserves an equivalent response.

Speaking of silly and stupid, they're coming out of the woodwork:

"The Miers nomination process exposed the far-right's agenda on Roe: They want it eviscerated, or they want it overturned. And they are jubilant about [Judge] Alito," said Nancy A. Keenan, president of the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America. "That tells us a lot."
Yes, jubilant. We are dancing in the streets, composing psalms and hymns, crashing cymbals, and banging tambourines to express our delight over Judge Alito. I bet you didn't think we had it in us, did you? It must feel like we're dancing on your grave prematurely.

Here's another soon-to-be ulcer patient:

"I think it's pretty clear he would remove constitutional protections for women's health and rights if given the chance," said Laura Hessburg, director of public policy at the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association. "To us, it's just a slam-dunk case that he's not going to be a swing vote, and there's no hope there. So it's really defeating."
Defeatism! That's the ticket. We need to keep nominating far-right judges and electing far-right politicians until the Left checks itself into a political hospice. They will not be missed.

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