Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University of Law, and frequent talking head on the cable news stations, is typically a pretty consistent liberal. That’s why this statement from him is so puzzling. I was ready to hear him give a ringing endorsement of the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Surprisingly, he comes out against Obama’s pick. Maybe he’s just sore that he got passed over?
President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice today, and the media is responding as expected. The White House narrative is being adhered to with stunning precision.
The real problem will be defeating her nomination. It will be impossible to do. If any Republican tries, the Democrats will immediately scream racism. The Democrats will accuse Republicans of the worst kind of discrimination. The media will gladly take the bait and run with the meme. What’s more, I can’t think of one Republican who would have the guts to deny her the seat on the court.
The Republicans are too afraid of losing what’s left of the Hispanic vote to stand on principal.
So, the only thing to do is highlight her record. Pour through her past decisions and bring to light her controversial statements. Expose Sotomayor as a leftist bench legislator. Make this a case against Barack Obama. For every mention of a wacko liberal decision made by Sotomayor, link it to a current policy of Barack Obama and use it to educate voters who still see the man as a modern day Christ.
It’s the only thing the Republicans can do. But, it won’t be enough.
Sonia Sotomayor will be confirmed, and the country will suffer through her policy making for decades to come.
You may have heard about the Democrats plan to use a speed reader to assure the voters that the bills they pass are actually being read. Well, it’s true, as evidenced by the video below.
It’d actually be funny, if it wasn’t so sad.
This guy is a piece of work.
Steve Anderson is a pastor in Arizona. He’s also been known to harrass people who are in authority over him. On May 10th, Mother’s Day, Pastor Steve asked too many questions when he tried to cross the border back into the U.S.
The result? Well, let the video tell the story.
And it gets better than that…here’s video Pastor Steve took himself, almost like he was prepared for something to happen.
Stopped at checkpoint. Refuses to cooperate. Probable cause to search the vehicle is developed. He is ordered out of the vehicle for the search. He refuses. Keeps doors locked. Refuses to exit. Argues. Told that he is under arrest. Continues to argue. Gets the door forced open and is arrested. Seems cut and dry to me.
Kids…this is the face of stupidity.
Pastor Steve and his wife have a blog where they provide play-by-play of the events surrounding their “activism”. And don’t miss all the videos of Steve’s fifteen minutes of fame. Feel free to browse – it’s a hoot.
Oh, and one more thing. Wonder what it’s like to sit in Pastor Steve’s church on Sunday? Here’s a taste…
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, May 21st, 2009.
“If liberals are unhappy about some decisions, and conservatives are unhappy about other decisions, then it may seem to them that the President is on the path of sensible compromise. But in the fight against terrorism, there is no middle ground, and half-measures keep you half exposed.
“You cannot keep just some nuclear-armed terrorists out of the United States, you must keep every nuclear-armed terrorist out of the United States. Triangulation is a political strategy, not a national security strategy. There is never a good time to compromise when the lives and safety of the American people are in the balance.”
Calm, measured, logical common sense.
Read the rest of the speech here.