Wednesday, May 7, 2008

McCain Watch: "Elections have consequences"

Hey, he said it, not me:

"Elections have consequences. One of the consequences is the president of the United States gets to name his or her nominees to the bench."

Yeah, let that sink in for a minute. "President" McCain would most likely be nominating one -- if not two -- Supreme Court Justices. From NewsDay:
As models, McCain named Roberts and Alito, both solid conservative votes on rulings, and the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, an Arizona native and for years the most conservative member of the court.

That's in contrast to the type of judges both Obama and Clinton have said they would nominate - jurists who would uphold civil rights, privacy and other social issues opposed by conservatives. McCain attacked both Democrats, but singled out Obama for his sharpest critique, suggesting Obama sounded like a "judicial activist" himself in defending his no vote on Roberts.
Yeah, I'm depressed that Hillary Clinton didn't do better in the primaries yesterday. But I have no doubt of the importance of keeping John McCain out of the White House. No doubt.


Anonymous said...

I agree with your perspective. We want our chosen candidate to win, but when it comes down to it, we need a Dem in the White House. For all kinds of reasons!

Sue J said...

thanks, "tbfka dcup"!

Cootamundra W said...

I too agree with your perspective. Some in my house say that Clinton won't give in until after hte last primary.

We HAVE to work hard to make sure Mccain does not get to be the resident of the White House and make sure that the next resident of the White House is a Dem.

Heard more in the rumor mills about Kinda Sleazy as a running mate for McCain. (hee hee...)

Mauigirl said...

Thanks for keeping this front and center to remind everyone who the real enemy is. Democrats Unite!

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

If it makes you feel any better, most of the conservatives I know aren't buying McCain's "conversion" one iota. They feel that, once/if he's elected, the Senator will revert back to form, cutting deals left and right (mostly left) with the Democrats. You have to remember, between 2000 and 2002, McCain was in fact a de facto Democrat himself. It was only when he concluded that he could run again did this whole ridiculous calculus start taking place. Bottom line, predicting what John McCain will do (other that continuing the war, I'm saying) has always been a risky business - which I guess is another reason for not voting for him. As for Obama, am I the only one concerned about that comment of striking Al Qaeda inside of Pakistan? I mean, THAT is totally out of the Bush playbook. But no scrutiny, though. You see, this is why I hate political parties. They blind us. We go totally out of our way trying to trash the other guy but turn the other cheek when our guy says something askew. Oh well, carry on my partisan friends.