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Democrats On Message With Obstruction Of Judiciary

Feeling pumped with less than two years left of the Bush administration, Sen. Charles Schumer holds the line on their shadow legislature, the Supreme Court. Schumer declares that Democrats won’t approve another Bush nominee for the Supreme Court. Saying approving Alito was a mistake.

Schumer voted against confirming Roberts and Alito. In Friday’s speech, he said his greatest regret in the last Congress was not doing more to scuttle Alito.

Can’t you just feel the love of working together?

We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.

They can’t afford? Do you see the arrogance of all of this? That’s democrat-speak for we have to get our shadow legislature back if we have any expectations to subvert the will of the people again.

You have to respect these Democrats for one thing. They do stay focused on their goal. And it has nothing to do with their constitutional responsibilities. We can add ‘obstruct’ to the list of goals. It’s now subpoena, surrender, censor, and obstruct. The administration, the war, talk radio, and the judiciary.

Freedom Of Speech Prevails

The SCOTUS today ruled in favor of freedom of political speech, shooting down the ridiculous provisions of the sinister McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance ‘Reform’ bill.

Speaking of freedom of speech, and what would happen if the Fairness Doctrine would be revived, here is what you would get, all you would get, regarding today’s decision under the Fairness Doctrine. Which would be represented by ABC news radio reporting it like this today. . .

The Supreme Court today put some restrictions to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform bill.

That was it. And that’s all you need to know (as far as the MSM is concerned). That’s those far-right justices (Kennedy?) on the Supreme Court. To be fair, the sentence didn’t mention the ‘far-right’ part, but I’m sure they would have been able to work it in if they could have lengthened the blurb up to maybe 7 seconds, instead of the 3 seconds they actually gave it. The perception is that that bill, as blatantly unconstitutional as it is, by definition, was a good thing, and the courts were coming down against reform.

You see, without the alternative media, internet, and talk radio, you wouldn’t be told the truth about the ruling. The bill was more than restricted, it was neutered. Right there is the difference from what you can know about what’s going on and what you would know about whats going on if that Stalinist Fairness Doctrine ever sees the light of day again.

The Party Comes Before Country

Wazup? Well, there’s the war on terror. That’s a big ticket item. “Social Security” is another year closer to insolvency. Another big ticket item. We have 698 miles of border to secure from terrorists and illegals. Another big ticket item. There are 12-20 million illegals in this country already. War time or not, it too is a big ticket item. There’s a lot going on and not much happening to fix any of it.

So what are democrats doing? Both the House and SenateHouse Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Ca) Judiciary committees are issuing subpoenas into an investigation of legal activity. They are investigating legal activity. There is no accusation of anything illegal in the firing of those 8 U.S. attorneys. They have issued subpoenas to former White House council Harriet Myers and Sara M. Taylor, former White House political director, and the White House for documentation. All for legal activity. Maybe probing illegal activity would better serve us? Take Rep. William Jefferson (D-La) for example. His constituents call him Dollar Bill Jefferson. He had $90,000 in marked bribe money in his freezer at his D.C. home, two years ago. That would be a good place to start.

related: Waxman will probe areas of Bush government, 11/10/06

Jefferson’s Fall from Grace, it’s all in the family.

UPDATE: 7/9/07, Bush says stuff it. Executive privilege envoked in US attorney probe.

Cover-up Of The Constitutional Showdown

No, it’s not about Democrats v. Bush this time.  This time it’s about special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.  Fitzgerald is fighting release of documents in the now ‘closed’ Valerie Wilson debacle.  From today’s Opinion Journal Online. . .

Mr. Fitzgerald is fighting release of the affidavits he filed with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to justify compelling two reporters to testify about their conversations with Mr. Libby, and to throw one of them in jail for 85 days until she did so. Also under court seal are eight pages of a redacted 2005 D.C. Circuit opinion by Judge David Tatel that explained the court’s decision to support Mr. Fitzgerald’s pursuit of the reporters.

Republicans, Get Off Your Butt

If you’ve watched any TV lately you are surely aware of the flap that some democrat senators are making over the termination of a few federal prosecutors.  And if that’s all you’ve been exposed to then you probably believe that there was something untoward going on, on the part of the Bush administration.  If so then please consider the possibility that you’ve been misinformed.

To put it bluntly, the whole episode is spin.  Nothing illegal, nothing even improper.  For ‘the rest of the story’ (thank you Paul Harvey for that one) turn to this editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal (not the mainstream media).

You probably have also noticed that neither the President or Attorney General Gonzalez have had anyone come to their defense.  Total silence among fellow republicans.  Could it be that, after 6 years of pounding by the MSM, republicans have been defeated by the mainstream media and democrat spin?  That they’ve lost their spine and/or the will to fight back.  Ahem, just the exact result the democrats want for the constant pounding on one hand, with no platform of their own in the other.  The “culture of corruption” and all that crap.

The democrats in Washington have gone a long way to ruin this government, and lose the war on terror, for the sole purpose of  ‘image’ around the world and getting their monopoly back in Washington.  Nothing is too sacred to sacrifice as long as they get where they want to be and to get what they want.  Which is total control in Washington, punitive taxes, punish free enterprise, expand the welfare state, socialized medicine, abortion on demand up to and including the last half-inch of birth in the vagina, borders in name only, free-for-all voting, constitutional rights for terrorists, just to name a few.

2008 is in the democrat’s sights and republicans are too distracted to see that far ahead.  It’s time.  Now, before its too late.  Take the time to let your elected representatives know that you expect them to get their spine back and stand up to democrat spin and not just sit back and watch the world go by.

For example, I just spent the last half hour getting this off my chest and I implore you to do likewise.  Republicans can not expect to lead anyone when they appear to be intimidated by people the likes of Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton.

Below is a copy of my note to my republican elected officials up to and including the President.  You can do it easily at congress.org.  Tell them you’ve had enough and what you expect them to do.

Although the main focus of this request is to my Rep. Jeff Miller, the biggest opportunity to put an end to the democrats’ stirring the pot, to hamstring the administration, is in your hands Mr. President and Mr. Gonzalez.  Please get to a camera, get to a microphone, and call a spade a spade.  Explain the facts as they are in this so-called scandal.  Point out the unwillingness of some of the 8 prosecutors to tackle obvious voter fraud cases.  Point out that yes, it is political. It is totally political.  Elections are political.  And the democrats are not interested in eradicating, let alone investigating, voter fraud.  There is ample probable cause.

Point out that Clinton replace them all, some say (and I happen to agree) so that he could get rid of the one who was working on, or would be working on, the Whitewater scandal.  Point out Hubbell’s role in it.

Point out that they all serve at the pleasure of the President, even though nobody seems to deny that fact.  But whatever you do, don’t let the democrats throw blood in the water to purposefully smear and incapacitate the administration.

Point out the facts, that Kay, and the guy in New Mexico, sat on their hands in suspected voter fraud cases.  Point out that these were democrat prosecutors.

Point out that these democrats don’t trust the American people to do what’s right.  That’s why they wholly 100% rest their agendas on the judiciary, from prosecutors right on up to the Supreme Court.  Otherwise, they would be on your side in canning those prosecutors instead of castigating you.

Point out that ‘the American People’ (other than the drive-by media) and Schumer and Clinton, want and expect absolutely no hanky panky with elections.  Point out the hypocrisy in the democrats’ interest in stopping voter fraud.  IE. if the suspect is republican, they’re all for it.  But not for it if the the suspect is a democrat.  Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004 come to mind.

I’m left scratching my head and pulling my hair out at the SILENCE of all the republicans in Congress in this matter.  We need to fight back.  IF you don’t, the silence becomes tantamount to an admission of wrongdoing, which I know is 180 degrees from the truth.

We need a pep rally on the steps of the Capitol and in front of the White House.  The dems have that show down pat, and it works for them.

Time has long past to step up and tell the people exactly what is happening.  Don’t leave it up to Schumer and his ilk to do all the talking.  “The American people” will be able to understand the motives of the democrat’s phony scandal campaign without you having to tell them that too!

The ‘new tone’ has not worked.  It has won nothing but trouble.  Democrats don’t respect you, simply and only because you are an R and not a D.  They deserve to be stood up to, before another election season rewards democrats for their total and constant attacks on everything and anything you do.

Judiciary Run Amok

In the latest bizarro judicial decision, having already raped and pillaged the White House and the position of Commander in Chief, U.S. District Judge James Robertson is telling the Treasury Department to change the money so that the blind can, ostensibly, use it more effectively.   It’s a warm and fuzzy thought, but since when have judges become a replacement for the people?

From a technical standpoint, the answer lies in an electronic scanner instead of changing the whole monetary system.  Besides, the fraud issues won’t go away because of the feel of it, or the presence of braille.  Without a scanner of some sort, how could you assume that the ‘new’ currency is really currency? 

And from a ‘where’s the money going to come from to overhaul the money supply’ standpoint, it seems to me that this judge needs to recognize money himself.  Even though he can see it, he still doesn’t recognize it.

Judge Flips On Terrorist Surveillance Tactics

A federal judge issues an opinion 180 degrees from her initial opinion of a few months ago.  Big win for the ‘terrorist-rights’ crowd.  Same ones who would take a chance of losing their own head, and yours, and mine.  The left is so fascinated with new ways to usurp Presidential powers, including the position of commander-in-chief.  To wit . . .

A federal judge struck down President Bush’s authority to designate groups as terrorists, saying his post-Sept. 11 executive order was unconstitutional and vague, according to a ruling released Tuesday.

Constitutionally speaking, I think a judicial smackdown is in order.  They need to stay on their own side of the fence.  And only congress can do that.  Fat chance. 

al-AP link; Federal Judge Rules Bush’s Post-Sept. 11 Terror Order Unconstitutional

The Aura Of Rep. Alcee Hastings

The Rev. Al Sharpton ‘wants to see some returns.’ What? This over Nancy Pelosi’s choice, Alcee Hastings, to become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the most vital and sensitive positions, in terms of national security, in government. And Rev. Sharpton says Alcee Hastings is the man. Nothing would make Nancy happier. For her, history began this morning. Nancy Pelosi voted to impeach him.

Mr. Hastings, your resume shows as a federal judge you were impeached by the house and convicted in the senate for taking bribes. Thanks anyway. We’re looking for someone with a history of integrity, not just recent history.

Aside from that, there’s more about Alcee Hastings than his being impeached as a federal judge for his bribery problems. His accomplice in that investigation, William Borders, was criminally convicted and went to prison. Borders also refused to testify against Hastings and Hastings was acquitted. And Borders got out of prison when Bill Clinton pardoned him on his last day in office.  Well isn’t that special?

Byron York points out that the pardon documents given to Clinton listed Borders’ crime this way:

“Conspiracy to corruptly solicit and accept money in return for influencing the official acts of a federal district court judge (Alcee L. Hastings), and to defraud the United States in connection with the performance of lawful government functions; corruptly influencing, obstructing, impeding and endeavoring to influence, obstruct and impede the due administration of justice, and aiding and abetting therein; traveling interstate with intent to commit bribery.”

Sharpton is calling Democrats to task, starting with his post on the Huffington Post. His point is that the Dems couldn’t have tilted the balance of power in Washington without 90 percent of the black vote. That’s a fact, but wasn’t his point. Rev. Al Sharpton’s point is there aren’t enough minorities in the Democrat ranks of influence. Its another ‘Bryant Gumbel‘ moment. Al just noticed a ‘paucity of blacks’ in the Democrat ranks, and his reaction is more like a ‘you owe us’ challenge to the Democrat leadership.

Hastings’ record what it is, I’m sure we could do better. And, btw, I don’t care what color his/her skin is, unlike Rev. Sharpton. I do care about the integrity of a person considered for that position, which ranks above skin color for me.

Byron York @ NRO: Hastings says he’s a victim of politics.