Wednesday, July 13, 2005

More of the Same...

Just you watch. Bush will appoint Gonzalez (who will get approved) as the Supreme Court Justice to replace O'Conner. And now that Rhenquist is likely leaving soon (due to health or otherwise), I'd put money on a second non-pro-life-hardliner.

As you can see from the last post, I'm not fond of Bush's foreign (or domestic, really) policy. But this--the first (perhaps only?) real chance we have to overturn Roe v. Wade--was the one area he could have made himself "worth it" to me. And he ain't gonna do it. Didn't think he would, really, but it's still infuriating to watch him do this.

10 comments:

Rhology said...

No DOUBT!
It's unclear to me as well why so many people seem to consider President Bush as such a great moral force and strong leader. Given the opportunity before him, his political position and the fact that he was JUST re-elected, he is in a great place. Yet he'll screw around and in the end, I'm not even sure he'll do what it takes to push his nominations for the Sup Ct thru. Wouldn't surprise me if he left at least one empty post for the next President.

owen white said...

Republicans are great at nominating pro-abortion actijurists. When will social conservatives learn? Not once has the Republican party paid their dues in full. They throw change here and there (with a great deal of promises for more to come), but they rarely come through on the big issues. Still, I could see Bush going 1-1 on the court with regard to pro-life/pro-abortion. That would seem about right. Useless...

David said...

The irony is, even the supposedly hardcore conservatives (or, I should say, the hardcore Bush-supporters) will explain this in some way -- though they are otherwise adamently pro-life. It will be, "Well, you can't just overturn a law like that," or some other excuse, sticking up for Bush. Why? Because being conservative or liberal is synonomous with defending your candidate's every action. D'uh! Can't we just say that Clinton is a lecher and Bush is a coward? Why must we love one guy because we hate the other? Why must we forsake balance and honesty and integrity? This is the reason I simply hate politics, and don't ever wanna get involved.

David Bryan said...

Amen, all. Especially David. We've lost all sense of fidelity to issue for the sake of fidelity to candidate or (even worse!) fidelity to party.

Sad, really. Lord, have mercy...

David said...

As to your questions Brian, there are some complications I won't go into here...

I am working toward becoming Orthodox (slow as it may be) and working on trying to find an abbot who will take me.

But once something inside me clicked, I decided it was no turning back.

The young fogey said...

I think you're right.

Aaron said...

Ahh BP...it's always nice to see a shared political view...i'm a loner amongst my family (not immediate family)...they seem loyal to anyone who says God and Jesus. While that is a great personal temptation i have fought against, they seem lulled by any sort of god-talk coming from the powerful. "War? Well, yes sir, he believes in Jesus!"

The young fogey said...

Well, we were wrong. Looks like Mr B's minders are paying back/giving a sop to the red-staters who voted for them.

Anonymous said...

Bush Rocks! Yeah!!! :)

David Bryan said...

Wow...my first troll...