WaPo reported Major liberal groups accused Democratic senators yesterday of showing too little stomach for opposing John G. Roberts Jr.'s Supreme Court nomination, saying newly released documents indicate he is much more conservative than many people first thought.
So he is a conservative. What sort of judge did George W Bush promise to appoint both in 2000 and 2004? He is not a child molester, a serial killer, or an Extreme Left Wing Liberal.The response was quick and pointed, as two key senators unleashed their sharpest criticisms yet of Roberts and sought to assure activists that the battle is far from over. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, said in a statement: "Those papers that we have received paint a picture of John Roberts as an eager and aggressive advocate of policies that are deeply tinged with the ideology of the far right wing of his party then, and now.
Then the people that elected GWB should be pleased.In influential White House and Department of Justice positions, John Roberts expressed views that were among the most radical being offered by a cadre intent on reversing decades of policies on civil rights, voting rights, women's rights, privacy, and access to justice."
I seriously doubt that. I suspect what he advocated was following the law, as passed by the legislature, and making certain those laws were consistent with the Constitution. Which probably does tick the Dems off, since they want judges that will put on xray goggles and pretend to see things that the founders never wrote into the Constitution, and which they know they could not get 2/3 of both houses and 3/4 of the state legislatures to approve putting into the Constitution..... Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, said Democrats who support Roberts could face a voter backlash, particularly if he turns out to be as conservative as the groups contend. "History shows us that voters turned on Alan Dixon for his vote on Clarence Thomas
Were these racist Dems (like the former KKK member Robert Byrd once was) that did not the fact that Thomas was black, or did they just think Thomas was too "uppity" because he thought for himself, and was a conservative.and voters gave Arlen Specter the toughest reelection of his life," Aron said, referring to the former Democratic senator from Illinois and the current Republican senator from Pennsylvania. If grass-roots voters "are where we expect they'll be around the time of the vote [on Roberts], they'll remember long and hard.".... With Democrats holding 44 of the Senate's 100 seats, liberal activists concede that it would be extremely difficult to block Roberts's confirmation.
But they are welcome to vote against him if they wish.But they urged those senators yesterday to show more openness to the possibility if more documents and the hearings suggest that Roberts is in the mold of conservatives such as Justice Antonin Scalia.
It seems that I remember GWB saying he wanted judges like Thomas and Scalia.