Friday, July 08, 2005
One has to laugh at how Democrats bend over backwards to express admiration, awe and sheer devotion to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Of course, they are following the designated talking points, echoing similar themes and a single-minded message.
Democrats have not always been pleased with Supreme Court decisions of which O'Connor was in the majority. Remember "Bush v. Gore"? After the Supreme Court case that logically concluded the Florida Supreme Court debacle, Democrats sowed seeds of discontent, cynicism and downright hostility towards the Supreme Court.
This is what Hillary Clinton (now a Senate colleague of those quoted above) had to say about the "Bush v. Gore" decision - "The Bush v. Gore presidential election case is an example of a hypocritical Supreme Court majority that broadens the rights of states only when it serves conservative ends" [Democrats.com]
Barbara Boxer - "I am heartbroken that the Supreme Court has issued an opinion (in Bush v. Gore) that, to me, undermines a core democratic principle—that every vote counts and every vote must be counted." [Great Source]
Why would these senators attack the judiciary but then turn around and praise O'Connor as she retires from the Supreme Court? In case there's any doubt that the Democrats want "moderate" Republican judges for moderation's sake, recall that "moderate Republican" to a Democrat means "pro-choice". Abortion trumps all issues for the left-wing.