Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Those Senate Dems must be proud!

The left is definitely fighting Alito's nomination tooth and nail, even if it makes them look like monsters in the process. From the AP:
Under persistent questioning, Alito also declined for a second straight day to say whether he believes, as he did in 1985, that the Constitution contains no right to an abortion. "I don't think it's appropriate for me to speak about issues that could realistically come up" before the courts, he said.

Alito, 55, was unflappable for hours on end in marathon questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. But his wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner, grew emotional near the end of the day and left the hearing room weeping.

"Judge Alito, I'm sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (news, bio, voting record). A moment earlier, the South Carolina Republican had offered Alito a chance to defend his integrity, asking whether he was a "closet bigot."

"I'm not any kind of bigot, I'm not," said Alito.

"No sir, you're not," Graham agreed.

Alito's wife returned with him following a brief recess.
Why would anyone want to be a Supreme Court Justice with the way the left handles nominees? Just ask Alito's wife:

We see how the left views the judiciary's role, though:
Durbin cited rulings in cases involving a black man accused of murder, a retarded man who had been sexually molested and an injury at a coal work site.

He said that in each case, Alito had made rulings that favored the powerful at the expense of the powerless. "I find this as a recurring pattern, and it raises the question in my mind whether the average person, the dispossessed person, the poor person who finally has their day in court ... are going to be subject to the crushing hand of fate when it comes to your decisions."
Screw the rule of law! No, the purpose of the judiciary is to stick it to "th' man" and champion the "little guy"! Law, schmaw! It's not like the Constitution delegates law-writing to the legislature or anything! Oh, wait...yes, it does. Uh...anyway...

The judiciary is bloodsport to the left, and it's poisoning their party. And they think they can win elections like this?