Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Gonzalez not good enough

In Denmark today, the President reminded the press that he is not a lawyer, and therefore he would depend on the advice of others to help him fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O' Connor. He then asked what he called "special interest groups" on the left and right to "raise the tone of the debate."

So help me, if the President is trying to get around fulfilling his campaign promise to appoint a strict-constructionist conservative judge, neither he nor the Republican Party will live it down. Many people (including myself) voted for George W. Bush despite deep reservations. We did so largely because we believed in his promise to appoint a strict-constructionist to the United States Supreme Court. Alberto Gonzales has proven by his record that he is not such a person. Personal friendship with the President aside, if this man does not pass muster, he should not be appointed to the Supreme Court. If the President should fail to deliver on what many conservatives saw as his most important campaign promise, the very base of the Republican Party could collapse. I'd advise the President to keep his promises and tread very carefully...

3 Comments:

At Wednesday, July 06, 2005 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Adam Graham said...

Quite right. The fact is that Conservatives have put up with A LOT from Bush including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (largest entitlement in 40 years), his refusal to veto a signal bill from Congress, even tehwne they're overespending like drunkeen sailors, the appointment of gay activists to various postions in the administration, but if he crosses Conservative on judges, it would utterly disastrous and cross the rubicon.

 
At Thursday, July 07, 2005 12:10:00 AM, Anonymous The "Constantly BAREFOOTED" Ray said...

David, Did I not try to tell you years ago that this would happen with Bush? Did I not say to you that soon enough, the Republican Party would show itself to not be good enough for us who were true conservatives? Did I not say that perhaps we who are true conservatives should look toward finding or else making a new home for ourselves? Yes, I said all those things. I used to say that I didn't trust my first impressions; well, I am beginning to change my mind. My first impression of Bush was soft compromise, and not hard core values such as you and I share. Adam is quite correct about all he's saying. IN his book, "Where the Right Went Wrong", Pat Bucannin predicted a civil war from within the Republican Party. He felt that this would begin around 2006 or so. those of us who were and are legitimate conservatives would rise up against the imperialist neoconservatives and there would either be a total collapse of the Republican Party or else we legitimate conservatives would take over. No more equivocation. No more compromise.

 
At Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:45:00 AM, Anonymous Adam Graham said...

Before we loose the dogs of war, maybe we should see who Bush actually appoints.

 

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