Americans were naive to believe that the conservative, Democrat freshmen Senators and House members are actually going to be able to “reform” anything like they promised. They are going to owe Nancy Pelosi and other veteren members for getting them elected and if the frosh cross the “real Democrats”, they’ll be one and done in two years. Hopefully in two years, the voters will pay more attention then.
I have been criticized by other bloggers for making comments such as this:
“. . . voting Republican can make the difference between keeping our right to have church and not.”
Well, it appears I was right. Sen. Chuck Schumer is already saying he will veto the next Alito.
More than the inability to influence Iraq policy or the President’s tax cuts, Chuck Schumer says that the single greatest failure of the Democrats as an opposition party was allowing Samuel Alito to join the Supreme Court.
“Judges are the most important,” said Mr. Schumer, who orchestrated the implausible Democratic takeover of the Senate last week. “One more justice would have made it a 5-4 conservative, hard-right majority for a long time. That won’t happen.”
From now on, all the President’s judicial appointments will need to meet the requirements of Mr. Schumer, the Park Slope power broker who has happily accepted the mantle of chief architect for the Democrats’ effort to build a majority for the 2008 elections and beyond.
Jay Stephenson is also alarmed:
I doubt anyone to the right of Nadine Strossen would meet Mr. Schumer’s requirements!
We got our new direction for America. Liberals are happy and terrorists are happy. They are now poised for more attacks because they know as well as conservatives do that the frosh are frozen. Islamofacists want to wipe America off the face of the earth. If they are allowed to run free after being captured because of a liberal SCOTUS, it will only recycle more attacks leading to our downfall. But at least we had church last night, so it doesn’t matter who has a majority in the Senate.
Others: Hot Air