Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Sotomayor Complex

A firestorm of controversy has erupted today following President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor's record has now been opened and her history seems to contradict the President's claim that she possesses a moderate voice and is a fair jurist.

Perhaps the most troubling statement she made was this:

"...The Court of Appeals is where policy is made."

I can not underestimate the danger of confirming to the highest court in the land, a woman who completely rejects the legislative and executive branches.

This kind of sentiment epitomizes liberal judicial activism and represents a growing threat within this country. These judges refuse to acknowledge the presence of any governing body in America, excluding of course, the court system.

This startling revelation is more than enough cause to demand Sotomayor's immediate withdrawal as a nominee.

But the debate took an unexpected turn today...

Based on prior court decisions and documented speeches, accusations have been made today that Judge Sotomayor is a racist.

This conversation has no place in the debate.

As I wrote earlier today Republicans must keep this debate as civil and professional as possible. If the GOP launches a prodigious assault on this woman they will only be playing into the charges hurled by the disgraced General Colin Powell that the Republicans are a "small tent" party.

With the plethora of Ms. Sotomayor's professional shortcomings, surely the GOP can conjure up enough evidence to force the President to withdraw this absurd nominee.

SCOTUS & Sotomayor

Well I have certainly chosen an eventful day to return from vacation.

This morning President Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.

He praised her as a woman with vast judicial experience, compassion and intellect.

If confirmed Sotomayor would become the nation's first Hispanic Justice and the third woman in history.

While she will certainly not change the balance of the court as her replacement, Justice Souter, sided with liberals, she does have a considerable age advantage over her potential predecessor. At 54, Sotomayor would become one of the younger faces on the Court.

The media has already began their sensationalist reporting and propagandizing. The following is an actual excerpt from the Associated Press:

"It was a striking picture of diversity: a black president, a white vice president and a Hispanic nominee to the nation's highest court."

It is lunacy to believe this woman will be a competent Justice of the Supreme Court because she is of a certain color.

The woman has spent seventeen years on the federal bench, amassing her fair share of controversial rulings.

Her past will be meticulously dissected by the Senate in the coming months. The media and the Democrat Party will spin it as "GOP filibustering" when in reality it is an important process when one is being appointed to a lifetime position of power.

It is not a decision to be taken lightly and the road to confirmation should be a lengthy one.

Regardless of her prior history of rulings, Judge Sotomayor now stands at the precipice of history.

As Hispanics have been shifting in droves towards the left, the GOP must remain well-mannered towards this woman. She is widely respected as a jurist and her story is a tale of American success.

If party members can treat her fairly during the confirmation proceedings, focusing their arguments on issues and supporting them with tangible evidence, we will see the beauty of democracy at work.

Democrats would have you believe this is an historic opportunity for the left but it has the potential to be just as much one for the right.

Republicans will present all the evidence in an objective manner during the hearings. Their questions will be inquisitive in nature and the nominee will not face the barrage of attacks Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts had to endure.

The modus operandi will be to determine if Ms. Sotomayor is a viable candidate for confirmation and to be certain she will protect the Constitution of the United States.

When the process is complete, the American electorate will be grateful to GOP senators for upholding their Constitutional oath to carry out a fair confirmation.

If this hearing is handled correctly, in the professional demeanor described above, we will then witness a resurgence of Republican support abroad.

Monday, May 11, 2009

California Crazy

I have always wished California shared the same Constitutional right as Texas to secede from the Union. I, along with most mainstream Americans, would not miss its' presence for a second.

To further my argument, the California state legislature is attempting to pass a bill creating a "Harvey Milk Day".

The state Senate has passed legislation creating such a holiday and I do not expect the RINO Governor Schwarzenegger to veto the bill.

These left wing lunatics want our school children to honor a radical, openly gay San Francisco politician and subscribe to his beliefs.

Californian politicians are severely out of touch with mainstream America and ought to be called out on their hatred of a Christian union.

There is no "Ronald Reagan Day" in California because he was not the radical that they would like to honor.

Reagan saw America as a "Shining city on a hill" and did not fit the modus operandi of the fringe groups in the Golden State.

They would instead honor a liberal who disavowed America as a Christian nation.

Nothing Funny Here

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was held Saturday evening. Journalists, celebrities and politicians came together to honor a tradition stemming back to the days of President Calvin Coolidge.

As is tradition, the President tells a few jokes and makes a couple tongue in cheek remarks at his opponents.

President Obama's skit was entertaining and even possessed some nuggets of truth, such as when he told the room filled with the media and celebrities "I know you all voted for me".

The night was seemingly flawless, not even Joe Biden could ruin the atmosphere with an off the cuff remark.

Then came comedian Wanda Sykes.

Her bit started out tame enough poking fun at Obama's basketball skills but then took an ugly turn when she set Rush Limbaugh in her sights.

After incorrectly quoting Limbaugh as saying he hopes this country fails (this has been erroneously reported by all media outlets, his actual quote revolves around socialism failing) Wanda went on to say: “I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight.”

President Obama was noticeably grinning from ear to ear.

She continued, wishing death upon the talk radio behemoth by saying "Limbaugh hopes the country fails. I hope his kidneys fail."

Once again, the President succumb to laughter.

The administration has since taken steps to distance itself from Sykes.

Earlier today at a press conference, White House puppet Robert Gibbs said “I think there are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that."

Notice how Gibbs never mentioned Obama having a problem with Sykes' wishing Limbaugh dead.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

An Observation

During the campaign season Senator McCain was grilled by the Democrat Party and especially candidate Obama for labeling the "wealthy" as anyone earning more than $5 million annually.

Under Obama's new tax plan, "wealthy" is now anyone making more than $250,000 per year.

The media has not covered this new designation of "wealthy" and the Republicans are surprisingly silent.

If there is nobody holding this President accountable then there is no limit to his agenda.

Reckless spending and tax hikes will continue until someone steps up to challenge Obama.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Specter Part II

Senator Specter's defection to the Democrat Party has come at a high price as he has lost his seniority on all Senate committees.

Last night, the Senate passed a resolution declaring Specter as the most junior Democrat on the committees to which he was assigned.

Harry Reid's office said the issue of Specter's seniority would be taken up again following the 2010 elections.

The Democrats must not have too much faith at the moment in their newest member's electability come next year. They did not want to risk elevating him only to lose the seat in 2010.

Specter would have played a crucial role as the ranking Republican on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee as it prepares for hearings on the next Supreme court nominee.

Republicans could never rely on this renegade and now it appears, through his many demotions, that the Democrats do not trust him either.