Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Reid's war on the judiciary...and it IS war!

I've often said that the left will fight to the death any judicial nominee that dares to interpret the Constitution the way it was written, rather than legislate from the bench. After all, liberal ideas are routinely rejected by the public (and overwhelmingly so). In order for liberals to force their way of life onto an electorate that rejects their message, they must do so from the bench, since they fail to do so legislatively. In other words, the judiciary is the last gasp of hope for the liberal agenda.

Harry Reid has begun a smear-and-intimidation campaign against the (twice-elected) President's judicial nominees. Excerpt below, full story here:
Columnist Bob Novak unveiled the story in his May 16 column, reporting that a California political consulting firm requested the financial records of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Edith Jones and 29 other "appellate judges in all but one of the country's judicial circuits, including nine widely mentioned Supreme Court possibilities." According to Novak, such a mass request for disclosure by federal judges is unprecedented.

But what makes this more interesting is that one of the partners in the consulting firm is Craig Varoga, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Should we assume complicity on Reid's part?

Until I hear him denouncing this outrage, I'll presume he's supportive of it. With his consistent pugnaciousness and pettiness in these Senate skirmishes and his recent demeaning reference to President Bush as a "loser" before high school students, we now know Reid's not the mild-mannered public servant he pretends to be.
Neither was Tom Dasshole, and looked what happened to him. Granted, Reid has another 5+ years, since he was just re-elected in NV before becoming the new attack dog of the left.
Many doubt the dirt hunt is limited to the judges' public records. Judicial Confirmation Network counsel Wendy E. Long said: "It's clear that Sen. Reid's former communications director, who now runs a left-wing political research firm, has not been hired by NARAL simply to obtain public records. You don't hire an expensive political research firm to do what the Senate Democratic staff can easily do."
Of course you don't.
Of the two political parties, which has the cleaner hands in the fight over federal judgeships? One party is fighting to the death for the "privacy" "rights" of women to "choose" to kill their own babies in the womb on demand and, in the process, is in bed with groups engaged in the most egregious privacy-invading expedition against prospective Supreme Court nominees.
Ironic, isn't it? These bastards purport to care about "privacy" at every turn...unless we're talking about the privacy of anyone who gets in their way! But, there is a good idea to come from this:
If everyone's finances are so relevant all of a sudden, perhaps someone should do an expose concerning the financial workings of NARAL to inquire, among other things, into what kind of incentives NARAL and other such groups have actually to be pro-choice, as opposed to pro-death. What's good for the goose ...