Justice Alito: This is Gonna PISS OFF the Left!  

Monday, October 31, 2005

Samuel Alito has been nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bush.

Already, we have the liberal press trying to twist this into a bad thing. You gotta love those liberals. Their hate for the President is only matched by their hate for the Constitution itself and those who would support it and the Founders' original intent.

This just in from Reuters (with my comments, of course):

Bush Nominates Alito to Supreme Court
By Steve Holland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush nominated conservative judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court on Monday in a move likely to set off a partisan battle with Democrats as he tries to right his struggling presidency.
Struggling presidency? Hardly. Sure there are things the President could be doing better with, but you loonies don't even bother with those because you are so preoccupied with trying to make his successes look like failures. The War on Terror, including the portion of it being fought in Iraq, has been a great success, and would be even more successful if the President would just be more aggressive with it. Of course, the Left would hate him even more for doing that.
Bush acted quickly to find a replacement nominee for the lifetime appointment on the highest U.S. court after loyalist Harriet Miers withdrew from consideration on Thursday under fierce attack from conservatives within Bush's Republican Party who questioned her credentials.
What credentials? I never saw any.
Bush, appearing with Alito in the White House, listed the judge's lengthy resume and called Alito a "thoughtful judge who considers the legal merits carefully and applies the law in a principled fashion."
A breath of fresh air if true. You could just never know which way O'Connor was going to go on anything, which is a very bad thing, given that the Constitution shouldn't be that hard to understand.
"I'm confident that the United States Senate will be impressed by Judge Alito's distinguished record, his measured judicial temperament, and his tremendous personal integrity," Bush said.
The Senate will have its usual breakdown. The libs will hate him because he's our guy, and the conservatives will consider his record carefully and honestly. The spineless morons"moderates" will go with whatever they figure will get them in the least amount of trouble with the two sides. My call: Alito will be confirmed.
He called on the Senate to act promptly and vote on him by the end of the year, a timetable that could prove difficult.
Give them all the time they need.
Alito, 55, is considered a conservative in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia. Alito is sometimes given the nickname "Scalito" -- a comparison to Scalia, who shares his Italian heritage as well as his reputation for conservatism and a strong intellect. He is a judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
NOW we're talking! A conservative New Jerseyan working in Philadelphia is a pretty rare thing, but if he's the kind of judge Scalia is, we've definitely got the right guy here. Someone who will READ the Constitution (has already, in this case) and IMPLEMENT it. THAT'S ALL. Issues, smissues. Issues aren't a judge's job. Reading and applying the Constitution is. If this is indeed who Alito is, confirm him ASAP.
The choice, which would replace the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, is bound to trigger a fight from Senate Democrats who want to see O'Connor replaced by a moderate justice like her.
"A moderate justice like her." Yeah guys, that's what we need. Someone who applies the Constitution when it's convenient and pisses on it when it's not. We elected President Bush because he promised us CONSTITUTIONALIST JUDGES. In case you're wondering why Ms. Miers is no longer under consideration, it's because we had NO IDEA where she stood on that and there wasn't much to indicate we ever would. At this point, I'd say Alito is a WAY better choice.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said he was disappointed with the pick and that the Senate, which must confirm the pick, will now have to determine whether Alito is "too radical for the American people."
Well Harry, I hate to tell you this, but a number of us have already determined that YOU and YOUR PARTY are "too radical for the American people." That's why you guys are out of power. If Alito is the constitutionalist we're hearing he is, then he definitely isn't too radical for Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin. I can understand why that would be too radical for you Donks, but for those of us who revere what the Constitution and the Founders' philosophy stand for, I'd say we could do a whole lot worse.
"I look forward to meeting Judge Alito and learning why those who want to pack the court with judicial activists are so much more enthusiastic about him than they were about Harriet Miers," Reid said.
Actually, Harry, it's the other way around. We're trying to RID the court of judicial activists. In case you may have forgotten, it was your old buddy FDR who decided it was OK to pack the court with judicial activists.
Bush is seeking to rebound from one of the toughest weeks of his presidency.
Note to the author, Mr. Holland - When you make bullshit statements like this, you undermine your credibility as a reporter. Nothing you cite in the following paragraph even comes close, in terms of tough weeks, than the weeks following September 11, 2001. This statement is more proof that you liberals really think Americans are stupid and short-sighted. Do you actually believe the majority of Americans have forgotten 9/11?? Puh-LEASE!
First Miers withdrew, then Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the investigation into who leaked a CIA agent's name in 2003.
Miers withdrawing was a good thing. President Bush's acceptance of her withdrawal will ultimately prove to be one of the best things he has done in his two terms. Libby's woes stem from the fact that he had some problems with the truth in an investigation that's not likely to have even been justified in the first place. Furthermore, Libby is currently still presumed innocent. If this is the toughest stuff you can come up with, guys, you've got worse problems than I thought. Besides, what the fuck does any of that have to do with Alito's competence and appropriateness for the position to which he is appointed? I'm waiting ...
Bush is looking for a fresh start, and aides were hoping the new Supreme Court nominee would help provide him one. He is also focusing on making progress in the Iraq war and trying to cut federal spending that has ballooned under his presidency.
Fresh start? Maybe with us constitutionalists that he dissed with the Miers nomination. I doubt there will be any serious repercussions for the President on this one. After all, he did the right thing in the end ...

Now all you liberals repeat after me ...

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ...