Are the Democrats nuts!

The Democrats need to stop Alito from a seat on the Supreme Court. Need a reason why ...
"What we've worked on for 30 years, to mobilize people of faith and value in this country, what we've done through these years is coming to culmination right now," Falwell said at a rally on the eve of Alito's confirmation hearing.

"Now we're looking at what we really started on 30 years ago, reconstruction of a court system gone awry," Falwell said.

The Christian Right and the Republicans fought darn near every appointment Clinton tried to make. They went after anyone that knew a gay person, read a book by a feminist, or said the world wasn't flat.

The Washington Post today in an editorial, "Democrats Ready to Go After Alito" suggest the "Senate Democrats are expected to attack Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. on multiple fronts at the confirmation hearing that opens at noon today, but their strongest ammunition is likely to come from the nominee's own hand."

I will beleive it when I see it. Too many Democrats are sitting back hoping the Republicans will sink themselves. The attitude that people will complain or see Democrats as obstructionist if they hold up Alito's confirmation is bunk.

The whole point here is to stop these people from getting to the Supreme Court. If George Bush wants to nominate someone that is not already in the hands of the Christian Right then lets talk. This person has the endorsement of the people that don't endorse anything unless it accepts the making of a theocracy.

Yesterday Howard Dean showed Democrats how to take on the media, how to address issues. Lets hope the democrats will stand for something. Be brave, the world is counting on you as is this Canadian.

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HDcanuck said...

Rick, this is important outside of the United Theocracy of America how? ps... keep it up, i love your blogs even if I don't always agree with you!!

Anonymous said...

The United Theocracy of America, that's good, I like it.

The importance is we are going to see more crap like that up here if we don't watch out and act now.

OMG, you should see the word verification I have to type in, oh well, here goes...

HDcanuck said...

I don't think so. It seems to me that we have continued to define ourselves differently from the Americans over the last decade. Our national identity will continue to solidify separately from a U.S. identity, wherever that is going. We will even survive Stephen Harper.

Rick Barnes said...

Jim and Bruce

We wil survive a short minority Stephen Harper Government. We will survive even a majority. Will we recognise Canada after four years of Harper?

Look to private insurance like the USA, Campbell, Klein and Charest want this.

Look to having to present your private insurance if in another province.

Look to even fewer programs for HIV/AIDS prevention and support, advances are being made allbeit awfully dam slow.

Cuts to taxes on the wealthy. Imahgine what a boon it is going to be for someone earning 20,000 year to see a cut in GST. What a crock of baloney.

The biggest winners there will be the wealthy again, and the losers will be the poor, disabled and low and middle income families that have fewer government support programs.

I agree we would survive, at what cost.

Rick Barnes said...

As goes America so goes Canada. More conservative supreme court will see a meaner USA over all.

HDcanuck said...

Rick, private medical insurance would be a Canadian disaster; how do you know that Klein, Charest and Campbell want it? Everything I've heard from them has been about increased access to private treatment with public funding, within the CHA.