posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:59 PM
I did cartwheels. It's like I just woke up an Christmas morning and found the GI JOE Aircraft Carrier under the tree.
I have to tell everyone, in no uncertain terms, how much I absolutely LOVE this SCOTUS pick. I'm salivating at the thought of those confirmaton
hearings. He didn't pick a woman. He didnt pick a hispanic. He didn't pick a moderate. Not only did he NOT gain key votes in these groups, he
In one swoop, Bush just lost Women voters. He just lost moderate Republican senators who have to run for reelection in 06. Jesus, he just lost some
THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME FRIGGING THING I"VE EVER SEEN!
Seriously. At a time when his poll numbers are dropping like a lead anchor, Bush should have shored up support from the moderate middle by nominating
a rational thinking moderate judge.
But, what does he do?
He nominates somebody to appease the people who ALREADY agree with him! Hahaha, and I know the my GOP friends on this very board are as happy as I am,
but for completely different reasons. They think this is ACTUALLY good for them.
And what's going to get played over and over again?
"Roe v Wade was wrongly decided and should be overturned"
Bounding through the primordial echo chamber of the American psyche like a ticking clock. And while feelings are strong on both side of the issue, any
clear thinking person can read poll numbers, and poll numbers say that 2/3rds of Americans, Democrat and Republican, don't want Roe overturned. 80%
of women don't want Roe overturned!
I can only hope that Frist threatens the Nuclear Option. Because, there's nothing that would make this more of a PR DISASTER than for the GOP to be
publically perceived as rewriting the constitution to cater to an extremist minority who want to change our way of life.
(And yes, I know that they're not rewriting the constitution. But, we're talking about John Q. Public here - he's not worried about semantics)
My public prediction: Bush's approval ratings dip into the high thirties, or rock bottom forties. Moderate senators from Pennsilvania, Iowa, Ohio,
and other swings states defect, and George Bush is picking out a new SCOTUS nominee by September.
The pefect storm has been brewing, and I just smelled rain.