06 October 2005

POTUS Swings For The Fences

And it is outa here !!!

The President gave the WOT speech we all knew he could give. One that reads like a VDH piece on NRO, and that should give the usual suspect fits. Now we all know that the usual suspects are the same left/rightwingnuts that follow every shrill udderance from Mother Sheehan and her ilk.

I mean how weird is it that Lew Rockwell, Pat Buchanan, Nancy Pelosi, David Duke, AlGore and The KosKids are all on the same side of an issue. What is the common thread? The JOOOSSS!!!, of course. I mean every left/rightwingnut knows that the jooosss!!! rule the world, can't you tell by the history of The Chosen Ones??

Okay enough sarcasm, on to what the President said:
He called a spade a spade

Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism...These extremists distort the idea of jihad into a call for terrorist murder against Christians and Jews and Hindus -- and also against Muslims from other traditions, who they regard as heretics.

This is a slightly watereddown view of the ROP, there is that touch of Political Correctness, but there is enough truth here to make the people who believe all that realpolitik crap that come out of OldFoggeyBottom stand up and notice that The President F'ing Gets It!!!

This speech was given at the right time, I know that there will be people on both side of the issue who will say it is "too little too late", it is "too much". it is "over the top" etc., etc., etc. Well I have to disagree, had this speech been given closer to either 9/11 or the last election, the LSM would have crapped all over themselves trying to PROVE how wrong he was. There would have been faxes from Kinko's in Texas proving that the ROP was not what POTUS said it was and the talking heads would have all nodded and said "WHY YES, THIS PROVES THAT ISLAM IS A WONDERFUL RELIGION, AND IF THEY EVER TAKE OVER THE US THEY WILL LEAVE US ALONE."

Thank G-D for GWB.

05 October 2005

Original Vs. Conservative Part II

Here are two very different takes on the President's choice of Harriet Miers.

The first comes from George Will's editorial in the WaPo today. My favorite part;

It is not important that she be confirmed because there is no evidence that
she is among the leading lights of American jurisprudence, or that she possesses
talents commensurate with the Supreme Court's tasks

and then this

If 100 such people had been asked to list 100 individuals who have given evidence of the reflectiveness and excellence requisite in a justice, Miers's name probably would not have appeared in any of the 10,000 places on those lists.

Talk about elitism, Mother of a Merciless God, this is the kind of crap that you would expect from Jean Phraud Kerrie, not a "supporter of the President".

Will's biggest point seems to be that because POTUS signed the HORRIFIC McCain Feingold law, while stating that the SCOTUS would do it's job, he (the President) has no standing to decide a persons qualifications to be an Originalist on the Constitution. WTF!
So I think the real problem here is George Will is upset that no one asked him first. I usually like Mr. Will, but he has this one all wrong.

Next up is Sen. John Cornyn (R - Texas) and his take in the WSJ today. He takes a less elitist view of the choice and reminds everyone that Ms. Miers is a lawyer who has been in a court room in the last 25 years, unlike the other (CJ Roberts not included) members of the Court.

So again I say, let this thing shake itself out.
Support the President, I am, on this one.

04 October 2005

Another Open Letter To The Incumbent Republican Senatorial Protection Committee

Dear soon to be Minority Party Leadership;
This letter is in response to the TV ads that you are running in the Rhode Island Republican Primary race.
Great Job!!
Yea, let us keep defending Senator Chafee, while attacking his primary opponent, great plan, who thought it up Howard Dean????
Now don't get me wrong, I don't think that Mayor Laffey is the second coming of Ronald Reagan, in fact, I'm not even sure he is a moderate Republican, but let the race gain some momentum before jumping in.
This is Rhode Island, the State that declared independence from England two whole months before the rest of the colonies signed that wonderful paper in Philadelphia. We also refused to ratify the Constitution until every other state had. We are a very contrarian lot, and we do not usually take kindly to outside interests getting involved in our politics.
Heck, we don't like it when someone from a different city or town makes a statement or writes a letter critical of something a different city or town is doing politically.

My biggest complaint is the blind defense of Sen. Chafee.
He doesn't deserve it, especially from a national party standpoint. He has been as close to the textbook definition of a RINO, (I don't have to tell you what that means, do I?) as one can get.
The President has been unable to expect help from this man, who wrote in the President's father's name in the last election, on many issues.

Please reconsider getting so heavily involved, unless there is someone there who wants to see RI Sec of State Matt Brown, a true wing nut lefty, in the US Senate.

Conservative Vs. Original

Okay I can sort of understand the argument of some conservatives against the President's latest choice for SCOTUS, but let's step back from the brink for a moment and look at this through the true prism of what we want.

First let us agree that judicial Activism is the problem, not just Liberalism.

Next, just because Harriet Miers is not a conservative activist, doesn't mean she's a bad choice.

It is the role of the court to interpret the law, not write it.

We have to accept, on face value the word of not just President Bush, but John Leo and Martin Olasky, two of the smartest men in America when it comes to issues of Original Intent. They both know this woman and they both say she is what we need on the bench. That is good enough for me.

Next, there is the call to "go to the mattresses" over the SCOTUS choice. To force the Dem's to stand up and attack the President's nominee. Yea great plan, let's have a fight against a lock stepping bunch of liberals, with such stalwart party members as George "boo hoo" Voinovich, "missing" Link Chaffee, "The Girls From Maine", Arlen "thanks for the money, now go away" Spector. Yea that sounds like fun. NOT!!!!

Lastly the big bugaboo from both sides of the aisle seams to be Ms. Miers' lack of experience on the bench.
So What!!! Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist was an Assistant Attorney General under President Nixon when he was chosen. He turned out alright.