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Thursday, January 26, 2006

John Kerry Still Doesn't Get It

CNN reports John Kerry plans to lead a filibuster against Justice Alito. Says Kerry:

"Judge Alito's confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court," Kerry said in a written statement explaining his support for a filibuster.

"We can't afford to see the court's swing vote, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like Samuel Alito."

Kerry, in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum, was marshaling support in phone calls during the day, Democratic sources told CNN.

Sources said Kerry talked to a group of Democratic senators Wednesday, and urged that they join him. He also has the support of fellow Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

John Kerry had every opportunity to help shape the United States Supreme Court. He could have run a better presidential campaign. He could and should have better pointed out the contrast of Bush's complete incompetence, and their various records of public service. He failed on all counts, and for better or worse the American people rehired George Bush as their President. That choice has had disastrous consequences for America.

The bottom line is that George Bush won reelection. He won the right to appoint Supreme Court Justices. Judge Alito is an extremely well qualified judge to sit on the Supreme Court. He has been on the appellate court for over 15 years. The Senate should confirm him unless there is objective, verifiable evidence he is somehow unqualifed or incompetent to sit as a justice. If John Kerry wanted a different justice, he could have and should have won the election. A filibuster is a bad idea for the democrats. Worse, it is a bad idea for America. Get over it John.


Blogger Ian said...

Once again, I agree with you. I am not particularly thrilled about Alito, but I have to admit that there could be a lot worse. I'm with Harry Reid on this one. I think that they should just let this one go. Some of the Dems shoul consider picking their battles more carefully.

They should spend more time with more pressing issues...

4:03 PM  
Blogger Guy Murray said...

ian: Thanks for your thoughts. This is just a continuation of John Kerry's horrible timing, focus, and scope of his pathetic presidential campaign. I hope the democrats get their act together . . .but I'm not holding my breath.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Most definitely. They need to seriously get behind a single candidate early and get their stuff together. Kerry is not it!

I honestly don't forsee a Repub as President next election, but I don't want to see voters fire the Republicans, but I want to see voters hire a Democrat. If you know what I mean.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Guy Murray said...

Here's a thought for a non-republican. What do you think of Mitt Romney as a potential candidate?

7:27 AM  

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