judge dread parts two and three

As you may know, this week the Senate will be voting on two of Bush’s extreme, far-right judicial re-nominees for the federal judiciary, as per the agreement that was struck in order to postpone the so-called “nuclear option,” which would have seen the 200-year old rules of the Senate rewritten. (The first of the three, Patricia Owen, was already voted on, and will be taking a seat of the federal court.)

A week or so ago, I theorized that it was possible, given the fact that a few Democrats had, surprisingly, voted for Owen, that part of the agreement not made public called for nominal Democratic support of the first candidate. And, I was hoping, if that were the case, perhaps it had likewise been agreed to ahead of time that either one or both of the next two candidates (who are more objectionable than Owen) might be voted down by a bipartisan majority. Lately, however, I’ve started to think that’s probably not the case. So, with that in mind, I’d like to ask that you all start calling the offices of your senators, asking that they vote no on Bush’s next two re-nominees — Brown and Pryor…. Here, if you don’t know anything about them, are some highlights put together by People for the American Way:

Janice Rogers Brown

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3 Comments

  1. john galt
    Posted June 5, 2005 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Interesting, being opposed to racial preferences makes you a right wing idealogue.. What about that pesky equal protection clause?

  2. mark
    Posted June 5, 2005 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    You can focus on that if you like, John. I’ll focus on the fact that she’s referred to the New Deal (Social Security, etc) as unconstitutional and anti-American. That’s enough for me.

  3. john galt
    Posted June 5, 2005 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Did she say it was unconstitutional? Your post says “mark[ed] the triumph of our own socialist revolution.” I don’t know how you’d disagree with that, The new deal was a socialist program. I think social security would have even been fine if it hadn’t been implemented as a ponzi scheme with all the proceeds (taxes) put into the general fund. If it had been private accounts (which I think it was when it was first formed) we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today (If I remember correctly Kenedy made SS part of the general fund) I’m just waiting for my 401k money to be siezed to prop up the system.

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