On this side of the pond, the Supreme Court of the United States is down a judge. When that happens, the President nominates a person to become the new Justice and Congress must approve the nominee. Of course depending on who is in power, the other side will never like the person (even if they do, they have to pound their fist so their constiuents will be proud).
So President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor and charges from the far right are already coming out that she is a racist because of a speech she gave and her part in a ruling. Now I personally don’t care where you come down on whether or not she is or not. But really? This is the best strategy of opposing her??
I hate the political pundits and talking heads on both sides. Used to watch ’em but now I can’t stomach it. But Rachel Maddow from MSNBC had an interesting point. (hat tip to Chris Johnson for the video of it I saw) She said,
The question is why do this? And that’s a calculation about political capital. If you think you spend political capital by attacking the judicial nominee, it doesn’t seem like much use to waste that capital on someone who everybody thinks is going to get confirmed anyway. If on the other hand you think that you build up your political capital…you increase your political power by attacking a nominee then it makes sense to come after a Sonia Sotomayor with both political barrels. And, then it makes sense to ask what kind of Republican party and what kind of Conservative Movement is this fight building?
Personally I think the Conservatives are focusing on the wrong thing. Their best strategy is summed up in my latest editorial cartoon. They should be telling Liberals that they are excited about the nominee and especially the fact that she is Roman Catholic in hopes that she will rule to overturn Roe vs Wade (ie abortion laws). Then watch the far left stumble over themselves to make sure to find out where she stands on abortion.
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That’s so true. Some of the political topics the right and left get heated up about doesn’t do anything for anybody.
Sure it does, it gets them ratings if they are on TV and press if they aren’t.
I have never liked politics because of all the bickering. I’ve only become involved since this election. Obama for some reason seems to be more believable than the others. I could be wrong, but only time will tell.
Didn’t you, who have your own blog, write a post about internet bickering? If you can handle that, you should be running for office by now.
Can I still vote for Rob Blagojevich for anything? There’s something impressive to me about a politician who’s dirty and insane and not afraid to deny it to the very end. Rob knew that with great power came great opportunity. 🙂
“Great power comes great opportunity” Sounds like something Uncle Jack told Hank.
Should be interesting. A case that she dismissed out of hand, which was about reverse discrimination in my home state of Connecticut, is currently being heard by the Supreme Court.
Heard about that. Don’t know when it is scheduled but wouldn’t that be interesting if she is approved and judging the case again.