Archive for July 2005

Stupid Things Liberals Say

Sat,30 July, 2005

This week’s “TheoLib” Award:
“John Roberts is a Roman Catholic. How important to him is his religion? Do you think it might affect him as a Supreme Court Justice?” –ABC’s Barbara Walters

Affirmative Action Court:
“In the end, it may take a president who looks more like Sandra Day O’Connor to pick a court that looks more like America, than tokenism. Just imagine what could happen if a woman president chose justices who looked like her.” –Susan Estrich

This week’s “Leftmedia Buster” Award:
“NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who last week tagged Supreme Court nominee John Roberts as ‘very, very conservative’ and ‘very, very, very conservative,’ on ‘Inside Washington’ over the weekend described him as merely ‘very conservative.’ But she couldn’t resist adding a modifier every time she applied the conservative label, also dubbing him ‘a really conservative guy,’ ‘a hard-line conservative’ and ‘a clear conservative.’ Plus, she emphasized how he’s ‘a conservative Catholic’.” –Brent Baker of the Media Research Center (who is not a liberal)

Is it Watergate yet?
“In the same summer in which Deep Throat has been identified, that remodeled phrase from Watergate keeps reappearing: What did the ‘fill-in-the-blank’ know and when did he know it?” –MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on the non-story story

From the Clintonista Media Sycophant Department:
“President Clinton, as you well know President Bush has been under fire recently because Karl Rove allegedly released the identity of a CIA agent to reporters. President Bush has said it’s a fire-able offense now if a crime was committed, but in your view is the ethical violation enough to warrant dismissal?” –NBC’s Katie Couric querying former Prevaricator-in-Chief Bill Clinton **Evidently, Katie considers Mr. Clinton a preeminent authority on presidential administration ethics!

This week’s “Sagacity” Award: “George Bush is not as clever as he thinks he is.” –Rep. Maxine Waters on John Roberts’ nomination
**”Maybe the President isn’t as clever as he thinks he is, but he’s still way more clever than Maxine Waters.” –Rich Galen++

From the “Separation of Powers” Department: “You wouldn’t run for the United States Senate or for governor or for anything else without answering people’s questions about what you believe. And I think the Supreme Court is no different.” –Sen. Evan Bayh failing to distinguish between how one is seated in the legislative versus the judicial branch ++

From the Litmus Test Files: “We simply want to determine if Judge Roberts is a mainstream thinker. … This is not, and let me emphasize that, this is not a game of ‘gotcha’ and document requests and in general, information requests are not an end, a goal to prove something. They’re a means to simply determining Justice Roberts’ judicial views. That’s all we want.” –Chuck Schumer

Hysterical Revisionism: “The President and his Right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.” –DNC Chairman Howard Dean, getting the facts as wrong as he usually does.

From the “Politically Challenged” Files: “At a time when Washington remains gripped in partisan warfare based on the Bush administration’s narrow and ideologically driven agenda, it’s a good time for Democrats to look beyond the Beltway and talk honestly with each other about what we should stand for. That will be the primary purpose of the DLC 2005 National Conversation.” –Democratic Leadership Council press release describing the group’s meeting this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio **Bad news when they need a focus group to figure out what they believe.++

“Now, I know the DLC has taken some shots from some within our party and that it has returned fire too. Well, I think it’s high time for a cease-fire, time for all Democrats to work together based on the fundamental values we all share.” –Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham **Funny how empty a word “values” can be coming from a Clinton.

This week’s “Sagacity” Award: “George Bush is not as clever as he thinks he is.” –Rep. Maxine Waters on John Roberts’ nomination **”Maybe the President isn’t as clever as he thinks he is, but he’s still way more clever than Maxine Waters.” –Rich Galen++

From the “Separation of Powers” Department: “You wouldn’t run for the United States Senate or for governor or for anything else without answering people’s questions about what you believe. And I think the Supreme Court is no different.” –Sen. Evan Bayh failing to distinguish between how one is seated in the legislative versus the judicial branch ++

From the Litmus Test Files: “We simply want to determine if Judge Roberts is a mainstream thinker. … This is not, and let me emphasize that, this is not a game of ‘gotcha’ and document requests and in general, information requests are not an end, a goal to prove something. They’re a means to simply determining Justice Roberts’ judicial views. That’s all we want.” –Chuck Schumer

Hysterical Revisionism: “The President and his Right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.” –DNC Chairman Howard Dean, getting the facts as wrong as he usually does.

From the “Politically Challenged” Files: “At a time when Washington remains gripped in partisan warfare based on the Bush administration’s narrow and ideologically driven agenda, it’s a good time for Democrats to look beyond the Beltway and talk honestly with each other about what we should stand for. That will be the primary purpose of the DLC 2005 National Conversation.” –Democratic Leadership Council press release describing the group’s meeting this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio **Bad news when they need a focus group to figure out what they believe.++

“Now, I know the DLC has taken some shots from some within our party and that it has returned fire too. Well, I think it’s high time for a cease-fire, time for all Democrats to work together based on the fundamental values we all share.” –Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham **Funny how empty a word “values” can be coming from a Clinton.

Hat Tip: Federalist Patriot

Stupid Things Liberals Say

Sat,30 July, 2005

This week’s “TheoLib” Award:
“John Roberts is a Roman Catholic. How important to him is his religion? Do you think it might affect him as a Supreme Court Justice?” –ABC’s Barbara Walters

Affirmative Action Court:
“In the end, it may take a president who looks more like Sandra Day O’Connor to pick a court that looks more like America, than tokenism. Just imagine what could happen if a woman president chose justices who looked like her.” –Susan Estrich

This week’s “Leftmedia Buster” Award:
“NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who last week tagged Supreme Court nominee John Roberts as ‘very, very conservative’ and ‘very, very, very conservative,’ on ‘Inside Washington’ over the weekend described him as merely ‘very conservative.’ But she couldn’t resist adding a modifier every time she applied the conservative label, also dubbing him ‘a really conservative guy,’ ‘a hard-line conservative’ and ‘a clear conservative.’ Plus, she emphasized how he’s ‘a conservative Catholic’.” –Brent Baker of the Media Research Center (who is not a liberal)

Is it Watergate yet?
“In the same summer in which Deep Throat has been identified, that remodeled phrase from Watergate keeps reappearing: What did the ‘fill-in-the-blank’ know and when did he know it?” –MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on the non-story story

From the Clintonista Media Sycophant Department:
“President Clinton, as you well know President Bush has been under fire recently because Karl Rove allegedly released the identity of a CIA agent to reporters. President Bush has said it’s a fire-able offense now if a crime was committed, but in your view is the ethical violation enough to warrant dismissal?” –NBC’s Katie Couric querying former Prevaricator-in-Chief Bill Clinton **Evidently, Katie considers Mr. Clinton a preeminent authority on presidential administration ethics!

This week’s “Sagacity” Award: “George Bush is not as clever as he thinks he is.” –Rep. Maxine Waters on John Roberts’ nomination
**”Maybe the President isn’t as clever as he thinks he is, but he’s still way more clever than Maxine Waters.” –Rich Galen++

From the “Separation of Powers” Department: “You wouldn’t run for the United States Senate or for governor or for anything else without answering people’s questions about what you believe. And I think the Supreme Court is no different.” –Sen. Evan Bayh failing to distinguish between how one is seated in the legislative versus the judicial branch ++

From the Litmus Test Files: “We simply want to determine if Judge Roberts is a mainstream thinker. … This is not, and let me emphasize that, this is not a game of ‘gotcha’ and document requests and in general, information requests are not an end, a goal to prove something. They’re a means to simply determining Justice Roberts’ judicial views. That’s all we want.” –Chuck Schumer

Hysterical Revisionism: “The President and his Right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.” –DNC Chairman Howard Dean, getting the facts as wrong as he usually does.

From the “Politically Challenged” Files: “At a time when Washington remains gripped in partisan warfare based on the Bush administration’s narrow and ideologically driven agenda, it’s a good time for Democrats to look beyond the Beltway and talk honestly with each other about what we should stand for. That will be the primary purpose of the DLC 2005 National Conversation.” –Democratic Leadership Council press release describing the group’s meeting this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio **Bad news when they need a focus group to figure out what they believe.++

“Now, I know the DLC has taken some shots from some within our party and that it has returned fire too. Well, I think it’s high time for a cease-fire, time for all Democrats to work together based on the fundamental values we all share.” –Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham **Funny how empty a word “values” can be coming from a Clinton.

This week’s “Sagacity” Award: “George Bush is not as clever as he thinks he is.” –Rep. Maxine Waters on John Roberts’ nomination **”Maybe the President isn’t as clever as he thinks he is, but he’s still way more clever than Maxine Waters.” –Rich Galen++

From the “Separation of Powers” Department: “You wouldn’t run for the United States Senate or for governor or for anything else without answering people’s questions about what you believe. And I think the Supreme Court is no different.” –Sen. Evan Bayh failing to distinguish between how one is seated in the legislative versus the judicial branch ++

From the Litmus Test Files: “We simply want to determine if Judge Roberts is a mainstream thinker. … This is not, and let me emphasize that, this is not a game of ‘gotcha’ and document requests and in general, information requests are not an end, a goal to prove something. They’re a means to simply determining Justice Roberts’ judicial views. That’s all we want.” –Chuck Schumer

Hysterical Revisionism: “The President and his Right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.” –DNC Chairman Howard Dean, getting the facts as wrong as he usually does.

From the “Politically Challenged” Files: “At a time when Washington remains gripped in partisan warfare based on the Bush administration’s narrow and ideologically driven agenda, it’s a good time for Democrats to look beyond the Beltway and talk honestly with each other about what we should stand for. That will be the primary purpose of the DLC 2005 National Conversation.” –Democratic Leadership Council press release describing the group’s meeting this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio **Bad news when they need a focus group to figure out what they believe.++

“Now, I know the DLC has taken some shots from some within our party and that it has returned fire too. Well, I think it’s high time for a cease-fire, time for all Democrats to work together based on the fundamental values we all share.” –Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham **Funny how empty a word “values” can be coming from a Clinton.

Hat Tip: Federalist Patriot

Stupid Things Liberals Say

Sat,30 July, 2005

This week’s “TheoLib” Award:
“John Roberts is a Roman Catholic. How important to him is his religion? Do you think it might affect him as a Supreme Court Justice?” –ABC’s Barbara Walters

Affirmative Action Court:
“In the end, it may take a president who looks more like Sandra Day O’Connor to pick a court that looks more like America, than tokenism. Just imagine what could happen if a woman president chose justices who looked like her.” –Susan Estrich

This week’s “Leftmedia Buster” Award:
“NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who last week tagged Supreme Court nominee John Roberts as ‘very, very conservative’ and ‘very, very, very conservative,’ on ‘Inside Washington’ over the weekend described him as merely ‘very conservative.’ But she couldn’t resist adding a modifier every time she applied the conservative label, also dubbing him ‘a really conservative guy,’ ‘a hard-line conservative’ and ‘a clear conservative.’ Plus, she emphasized how he’s ‘a conservative Catholic’.” –Brent Baker of the Media Research Center (who is not a liberal)

Is it Watergate yet?
“In the same summer in which Deep Throat has been identified, that remodeled phrase from Watergate keeps reappearing: What did the ‘fill-in-the-blank’ know and when did he know it?” –MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on the non-story story

From the Clintonista Media Sycophant Department:
“President Clinton, as you well know President Bush has been under fire recently because Karl Rove allegedly released the identity of a CIA agent to reporters. President Bush has said it’s a fire-able offense now if a crime was committed, but in your view is the ethical violation enough to warrant dismissal?” –NBC’s Katie Couric querying former Prevaricator-in-Chief Bill Clinton **Evidently, Katie considers Mr. Clinton a preeminent authority on presidential administration ethics!

This week’s “Sagacity” Award: “George Bush is not as clever as he thinks he is.” –Rep. Maxine Waters on John Roberts’ nomination
**”Maybe the President isn’t as clever as he thinks he is, but he’s still way more clever than Maxine Waters.” –Rich Galen++

From the “Separation of Powers” Department: “You wouldn’t run for the United States Senate or for governor or for anything else without answering people’s questions about what you believe. And I think the Supreme Court is no different.” –Sen. Evan Bayh failing to distinguish between how one is seated in the legislative versus the judicial branch ++

From the Litmus Test Files: “We simply want to determine if Judge Roberts is a mainstream thinker. … This is not, and let me emphasize that, this is not a game of ‘gotcha’ and document requests and in general, information requests are not an end, a goal to prove something. They’re a means to simply determining Justice Roberts’ judicial views. That’s all we want.” –Chuck Schumer

Hysterical Revisionism: “The President and his Right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.” –DNC Chairman Howard Dean, getting the facts as wrong as he usually does.

From the “Politically Challenged” Files: “At a time when Washington remains gripped in partisan warfare based on the Bush administration’s narrow and ideologically driven agenda, it’s a good time for Democrats to look beyond the Beltway and talk honestly with each other about what we should stand for. That will be the primary purpose of the DLC 2005 National Conversation.” –Democratic Leadership Council press release describing the group’s meeting this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio **Bad news when they need a focus group to figure out what they believe.++

“Now, I know the DLC has taken some shots from some within our party and that it has returned fire too. Well, I think it’s high time for a cease-fire, time for all Democrats to work together based on the fundamental values we all share.” –Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham **Funny how empty a word “values” can be coming from a Clinton.

This week’s “Sagacity” Award: “George Bush is not as clever as he thinks he is.” –Rep. Maxine Waters on John Roberts’ nomination **”Maybe the President isn’t as clever as he thinks he is, but he’s still way more clever than Maxine Waters.” –Rich Galen++

From the “Separation of Powers” Department: “You wouldn’t run for the United States Senate or for governor or for anything else without answering people’s questions about what you believe. And I think the Supreme Court is no different.” –Sen. Evan Bayh failing to distinguish between how one is seated in the legislative versus the judicial branch ++

From the Litmus Test Files: “We simply want to determine if Judge Roberts is a mainstream thinker. … This is not, and let me emphasize that, this is not a game of ‘gotcha’ and document requests and in general, information requests are not an end, a goal to prove something. They’re a means to simply determining Justice Roberts’ judicial views. That’s all we want.” –Chuck Schumer

Hysterical Revisionism: “The President and his Right-wing Supreme Court think it is ‘okay’ to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is.” –DNC Chairman Howard Dean, getting the facts as wrong as he usually does.

From the “Politically Challenged” Files: “At a time when Washington remains gripped in partisan warfare based on the Bush administration’s narrow and ideologically driven agenda, it’s a good time for Democrats to look beyond the Beltway and talk honestly with each other about what we should stand for. That will be the primary purpose of the DLC 2005 National Conversation.” –Democratic Leadership Council press release describing the group’s meeting this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio **Bad news when they need a focus group to figure out what they believe.++

“Now, I know the DLC has taken some shots from some within our party and that it has returned fire too. Well, I think it’s high time for a cease-fire, time for all Democrats to work together based on the fundamental values we all share.” –Hillary Rodham Clinton Rodham **Funny how empty a word “values” can be coming from a Clinton.

Hat Tip: Federalist Patriot

With deft Roberts choice, Bush plays judicial jujitsu

Sat,30 July, 2005

by Dick Morris

Who says President Bush isn’t brilliant? His maneuver in appointing Judge John Roberts has completely throttled the Democrats in the highest-stakes game of his second term. The key is that Bush has used the Democrats’ opposition to his district and circuit-court judicial appointments against them and made it a ratification of the Roberts candidacy. Simply put, by choosing a judge whom the Democrats confirmed unanimously when he was nominated for the D.C. Circuit Court — and whom they did not filibuster — Bush has made the Democrats impotent. Full Article

With deft Roberts choice, Bush plays judicial jujitsu

Sat,30 July, 2005

by Dick Morris

Who says President Bush isn’t brilliant? His maneuver in appointing Judge John Roberts has completely throttled the Democrats in the highest-stakes game of his second term. The key is that Bush has used the Democrats’ opposition to his district and circuit-court judicial appointments against them and made it a ratification of the Roberts candidacy. Simply put, by choosing a judge whom the Democrats confirmed unanimously when he was nominated for the D.C. Circuit Court — and whom they did not filibuster — Bush has made the Democrats impotent. Full Article

With deft Roberts choice, Bush plays judicial jujitsu

Sat,30 July, 2005

by Dick Morris

Who says President Bush isn’t brilliant? His maneuver in appointing Judge John Roberts has completely throttled the Democrats in the highest-stakes game of his second term. The key is that Bush has used the Democrats’ opposition to his district and circuit-court judicial appointments against them and made it a ratification of the Roberts candidacy. Simply put, by choosing a judge whom the Democrats confirmed unanimously when he was nominated for the D.C. Circuit Court — and whom they did not filibuster — Bush has made the Democrats impotent. Full Article

The Extremist Skeleton in John Roberts’ Closet

Fri,29 July, 2005

Leading democrats in congress have generously requested that Bush’s Supreme Court appointee meet only two simple requirements. As stated in the Constitution:
1. He must not allow idealogy to interfere with his decisions, and
2. He must be head-over-heels, red-hot, crazy-in-love with abortion.
So far, Judge Roberts hasn’t been very forthcoming concerning his opinions about a Woman’s Right to Choose. His reluctance to burst into giddy squeals of joy at the mere mention of “abortion” is cause enough for alarm. Nonetheless, gracious democrats were willing to accept him as a “moderate” until evidence could be manufactured to the contrary, and then repeated in a hysterical furvor until it drowns out all else. However, there have been quiet rumblings from the general vicinity of Ted Kennedy’s stately blowhole that suggest Roberts is an extremist in moderate’s clothing, a religious zealot who seeks to overturn Roe v. Wade and condemn millions of innocent abortionists to death by starvation. While Roberts continues to stonewall, several notes scrawled on the back of a Boston-area buffet menu suggest that Roberts is less than enthusiastic about the concept of tearing a fetus apart inside its mother’s womb and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Suddenly, Bush’s pick doesn’t seem quite the “moderate”, does he?
The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice should not be taken lightly. A Woman’s Right to Choose is the magic hat from which all other rights are conjured – from a Right to Same-Sex Marriage to a Right to a Living Wage. As a jury member in an active court case, I have a deep respect for the sanctity of our judicial system, and refuse to entrust to a side show freak who becomes squeamish over the thought of a baby’s brains being sucked out through its skull so mommy won’t have to miss a party.