Monday, October 03, 2005

I Heart Miers

Old Sully (can I call him Sully? I feel like I can call him Sully. He can call me Belly, if he wants. It's all cool.) posts some choice quotes from I crib them from him:
Roe (or any other social issue) is simply not on his front burner. I've feared this, and now I'm convinced it's true. In fact, I think he and Rove are intentionally not placing anti-Roe votes on the Court. Roe stands, both Miers and Roberts uphold it (although upholding restrictions) and it becomes clear we have a 7-2 Supreme Court in favor of Roe.
The post below should not get lost, that her name was on a list of acceptables supplied by the Democrats. Bush is a gutless, abortionist liar. I spit on him. Seriously.
I cannot believe that I ever trusted this man. I am such a fool. I cannot believe that I have been so foolish as to look past the open borders, the excessive spending, the support of moderate Senators over Conservatives, the nation building in Iraq, the twisted bankruptcy "reform," etc.
could have picked a real conservative. instead, he picks a 60-year-old woman who's never been married and has never had kids. are we really to believe that she'll vote to overturn roe? are we to believe that this woman hasn't had sex outside of marriage over the past several decades? and if she has, hasn't she been counting on the right to abortion just as other career-oriented women do? bush has betrayed us. i will never again contribute to the republican party.
Then Sully chimes in:
As for Roe, it seems obvious to me why Bush-Rove don't want to over-rule it. The last thing they want is to remove that issue from their arsenal of campaign weaponry. Roe has long been the right's best friend in electoral politics. Why would they give it up now? You don't think that people like Rove are actually sincere about abortion, do you?
Shh. Listen, America. Do you hear that? That's the sound of me laughing long and hard. Yes, spite is the last bastion of losers. I don't give a shit. I laugh at you and your "beloved" idiot, who you voted into office and who has now finally stabbed you right in the back enough that you notice. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.


Blogger HUCK said...

Quick! It's time to start gouging the prices on the red-slashed 'W' circle stickers!

Might I join you in your snickering?

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...

10/03/2005 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous brittney said...

Want to add to the laughter?

DeLay just got nailed with a money laundering indictment.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

"I laugh at you and your "beloved" idiot, who you voted into office and who has now finally stabbed you right in the back enough that you notice."

I laugh at them, too.

10/03/2005 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...


Why are we laughing? Just because some people don't like this choice for the Supremes?

I must admit that I don't feel that I know enough about her to care one way or the other.

I wasn't expecting, nor was I wanting anyone in the court who would overturn Roe. There are plenty of us who believe Roe to be good law. I would venture to say that many of the folks in an uproar don't even know why they're agitated. They just know that someone somewhere said they don't like this pick.

As with everything else, I think I'll wait until I know more than Jackshit about her before I make up my mind.

Although I would say that my first inclination is that I'd like to see SCOTUS nominations be slightly more serious than the Pillsbury bake-off.

10/03/2005 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems a little ironic that your laughter is caused by a 'betrayal' where he is apparently siding with your own belief.

10/03/2005 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to sign my previous comment.... Just so you know who said it.


10/03/2005 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Aw, W., I figured it was you.

No, I have to say that, while, in general, I don't like Bush one bit, I do really appreciate one thing about him: the man is who he is.

It's not like he woke up three days ago and, for the first time, said, "You know what, I'm going to hand this job to my underqualified pal." He's always giving jobs to his underqualified pals.

He's always obviously not been about anything that conservatives say they normally stand for--smaller government, less spending, etc.--and for so long liberals have been like "Hello? Can you not see that this dude does not share your agenda? He does what he wants and expects you to vote for him anyway."

And we've been told it's un-American to criticise him.

But now, now, when he does what he wants without bothering to pander to his base, they're all outraged, as if this comes out of left-field.

They felt he'd promised them a bunch of stuff that he never really did. They thought he'd stack the court with anti-abortion judges because they failed to see what Sullivan sees so clearly, that the people in power don't give a shit about anything but keeping power.

If they let you think they've promised to control women, it's only because it serves their purpose--to keep power.

My point is, at the end of the day, I both believe this stuff really matters and I feel that my ability to do more than vote is non-existant.

Am I relieved that Roe v. Wade will continue to stand? Well, in what sense? Personally, I'm at a point in my life where, unless the baby's life were at stake or my life were at stake, I wouldn't have an abortion. Even if I had to move closer to my parents for help, I'd have the kid.

But I respect women who can't make that choice. And I know that women will always end pregnancies, whether it's legal or not. It's not like there weren't any abortions and then RvW was decided and now there are tons.

So, yeah, if politics is just one more game of strategy, then maybe I feel okay about this. My "side" "won" for a little while longer.

But if government is supposed to be about pooling resources and doing for all of us what we don't have enough money and clout and access to do for ourselves and not about a small group of people--both Democrats and Republicans--doing whatever it takes to keep the power they've accrued, then, no, I don't feel very good about this. I feel kind of sick to my stomach. And I'm laughing to keep from crying.

10/03/2005 10:00:00 PM  

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