Columnist extraordinaire Jack Kelly has a post up today in which he analyzes some of the reaction to the Miers nomination. Among other things, his post extensively quotes a Freeper with "inside information," who is one of the very few people I've seen to switch from being anti-Miers to pro-Miers (the number switching the other way seems to be growing.)
To basically summarize, the Freeper in question makes three points, based upon inside information that he believes to be trustworthy. First, he claims, Harriet Miers is literally the only candidate on the President's list who could have gotten through the Senate. Second, he says, Specter was ready and raring to Bork another judicial candidate. Third, this is all the Senate's fault, and if we want the problem fixed, we need to work harder to get even more Republicans elected.
Now, this Freeper (Pukin Dog), is very well-stated, and his position sounds very reasonable. "We wanted to do better, but political realities are what they are. WHy don't you get out there and beat the paths in 2006, and maybe next time it will turn out better?"
Sounds reasonable right? I'll tell you what, Mr. Anonymous Inside White House Source, you send a decent candidate down to the Senate first, and if they reject him/her, then you come to me with this madness-dressed-in-sanity crap. Don't explain to me why you pre-emptively surrendered with, "You folks need to get out there and work harder."
Let's get this straight. Some blame is gonna go around if this judicial nomination bombs. If the President wanted to insulate himself from that blame, he owed it to his own administration to give it a shot and place the onus squarely on the Senate to oppose a qualified candidate on purely ideological grounds. Make them do it in front of the whole nation - Democrat and RINO alike - and if the chips fall that way, then let em fall, and then you can give us this, "I have to send my staff attorney in there now, she's the best person who can get through."
I'll tell you why this is important, Mr. Source. Whenever we hear stuff like this as an explanation for why something cannot be done before it is even tried, it lends a little more credibility to what the moonbats have been saying for years - that the party really doesn't want to overturn Roe v. Wade, and that you're using it to string us all along and get easy votes.
Personally, I'm done being your cash (vote) cow. You can prove to me that you mean to be a pro-life party in more than name, or I'm going to start giving serious credence to the belief that you really are duping me, and I really hate being duped. You can successfully accomplish this by withdrawing this miserable nomination and at least trying to send up a worthy nominee. If that nominee fails because of Arlen Specter and Lincoln Chafee, then you can come back and talk to me about working to increase your majority even further.
Until then, I'm tired of being told, "I'll respect you in the morning."