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Friday, October 7, 2005
Of Judges and "Deeply Held Personal Beliefs"

The desperate desire of Liberals to elicit assurances from Judicial Nominees that their personal beliefs will not influence their judging begs the question: if a judge does not consult his personal beliefs, what pray tell should he consult? The Constitution? Sounds a lot like Originalism.

Posted by larry_naselli at 12:23 PM CDT
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Disappointed, but opting out of Conservative suicide cult

My main disappointment with the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court is that President Bush chose not to "rumble" with the Senate Democrats. Like most Conservatives, I am spoiling to put an end to the so-called "filibuster" against Executive Appointments.

Because I trust President Bush to make a good choice, who will be a judge not a legislator, I can't join many of my fellow-Conservatives, who reside on the ledge, always ready to leap to their emotional death, because they exist (not irrationally) in constant anticipation of being betrayed by Conservative elected officials.

For one thing, I'm not even looking for Bush to appoint Conservative judges -- judges are charged with applying the laws to cases that come before them, irrespective of their personal policy preferences. I want the President to appoint judges who will judge according to the laws and the Constitution, as written. Our elected representatives are empowered to make the laws, and I DEFINITELY want to elect Conservative legislators.

But, Conservative usurpation of legislative power is no more desirable than Liberal ursurpation, since either way it is tyranny. Having given that disclaimer, I know of no Conservative leaders who want judges to engage in Conservative judicial activism.

I often have disagreed in some measure with George W. Bush (e.g. Campaign Finance Reform, No Child Left Behind, Transportation Security Administration, No Vetos of bloated federal spending, Medicare Pre$cription Drug entitlement, Border enforcement), but I am duly respectful of his political skill and the authenticity of his Conservatism. So my rule is: when in doubt, defer to George W's judgement. Conclusion: Harriet Miers is OK with me, absent overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And if she turns out to be a Souter in sheep's clothing I'm sure there will be plenty of room for me on the ledge.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, October 7, 2005 12:26 PM CDT
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Reid must apologize to the amigos

From Harry Reid's Senate Floor speech announcing his opposition to Roberts' confirmation:

"In another memo Judge Roberts spoke about a Hispanic group that President Reagan would soon address, and he suggested that the audience would be pleased to know that the Administration favored legal status for the 'illegal amigos' of the audience members. The use of the Spanish word 'amigos' in this memo is patronizing and offensive to a contemporary reader."

"I do not condemn Judge Roberts for using the word 'amigos' twenty years ago in a non-public memo, but I was stunned when at his confirmation hearing he could not bring himself to express regret for using the term, or recognize that it might cause offense."


If it was twenty years ago, no one would condemn Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid, or suggest that he was motivated by racism or insensitivity to Hispanic-Americans when he promised to vote "No" on the John Roberts Supreme Court confirmation; but surely, in this day and age, a leading Democrat elected official like Reid should know that "No" is Spanish for "No."

I was stunned that the Minority Leader of the United States Senate has refused to express regret, or even recognize that such a term might cause offense.

Reid -- who so far has expressed no remorse for his patronizing and offensive remarks -- owes an apology to all the amigos . . . pronto!

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:07 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2005 2:42 PM CDT
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Friday, September 9, 2005
Set in Stone

Democrats, the Establishment Media and sundry Leftist luminaries are working feverishly in the wake of the devestation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. And just what are they striving so eagerly to accomplish? To establish as historical fact the version of events that blames George W. Bush for the Katrina disaster.

Why the urgency to set the story in stone? Because the more real facts that emerge about the disaster preparations and disaster management, the more clear it becomes that the real negligence and mismanagement was committed by Louisian Democrat elected officials at the state and local level. The very people who initiated the finger-pointing.

So, the question once again is "will the American People believe a pack of lies told against President Bush?" The track record for the liars in recent years isn't so good. Think Michael Moore, Paul O'Neil, Richard Clark, Joe Wilson, Bill Burkett, Mary Mapes, Dan Rather, Downing Street Memo, Cindy Sheehan.

Americans, generally, are just not as stupid as the President's enemies seem to believe. So, the Democrats and their Media allies may shout themselves hoarse blaming Bush for everything that went wrong, but the truth will out eventually, and the Democrats will be left with the same voters believing them that believes the U.S.A. invaded Iraq to take the oil. Recent election results should give the Democrats a clue that these credulous Americans constitute a minority of the electorate.


Posted by larry_naselli at 9:32 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:37 PM CDT
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Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Quote Clinton to them

With many hurricane "refugee" children going hungry, and the Party of Blame and Paternalism hysterically pointing fingers at President Bush for not doing the job of the local and state governments in New Orleans, and for causing hurricane Katrina by refusing to adopt the Kyoto Treaty, so that Halliburton could get contracts to restore the damaged oil refineries, one is reminded of the words of our 42nd President when his actions were called into question by a political opponent (i.e. Bob Dole, 1996 first Presidential Debate), "No attack ever fed a hungry child" Wouldn't that be a good answer to every wild-eyed accusation?

Something like this:

"You know, I think President Clinton had the right focus when he pointed out that 'no attack ever fed a hungry child.' Most Americans understand that facing a natural disaster like this, we must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, house the homeless, and rebuild what has been destroyed, before we have the luxury of being divided. There will be plenty of time for you to engage in partisan politics later, but right now America needs leaders who will unite us to help our neighbors who have been devastated by Katrina."


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:14 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 2005 11:17 AM CDT
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Monday, August 29, 2005
Left's Disconnect on Founders at Heart of Democrat's Demise

Several members of the delusional Left have lately observed supposed similarities between America's Founding Fathers and the Jihadist murderers perpetrating terror attacks in Iraq; so it is telling that no one on the Left makes the somewhat more obvious and fitting comparison of the Iraqi Constitutional Convention to Washington, Franklin, Madison, et al. Instead, as Iraqi delegates strive to draft a Constitution that will stand in the Middle East as a beacon of pluralistic compromise and enlightened self-government, the American Left has responded with sneers, and gleefully pronounces failure with every bump in the Constitution-writing road.

Recall then that Leftists copped the same "it-will-never-work" attitude toward the January 2005 Iraqi Elections, and were left muttering "yeah, but..." when ten million courageous purple-thumbed Iraqis made the first democratic vote in their long history a singular success. So, the march of freedom and democracy goes on, but with so-called Liberals cursing and gainsaying its every step, just because those steps have been made possible by the force of American arms, and the leadership of a President toward whom they cherish a blinding hatred.

Those who see more in common between our Founding Fathers and the likes of Abu Musab al-Zarquawi, than they see between our Founders and the Iraqi men and women who are risking life and limb to bring their long-suffering country a government of, by and for the People, have a warped perception of both the past and the present, and are unlikely to woo the confidence of the electorate so long as the American People recognize the presence of danger to our nation. The fact that the Blame-America Left now pulls the levers of the Democrat Party makes the Democrats peculiarly well qualified to find fault with anything America does in the World, and therefore peculiarly unqualified to win or wield power.

Some Democrats, recognizing this political dead-end (even if their Left-wing wacko Base does not), are busily feinting Right on National Security hot-buttons, while other Democrat politicians -- counting on the efficacy of Barnum's famous maxim -- have joined the opinion shapers in media, academia and pop-culture in trying to convince Americans that Islamist threats to our nation are merely an understandable response to our pernicious policies respecting Iraq and Israel.

The likelihood of Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson or any other dyed-in-the-wool Liberal Democrat hoodwinking a winning margin of voters with a "Conservative" facade seems promising only when compared to the prospect of Leftist agit-prop persuading majorities of Americans that the United States is the problem, rather than the problem-solver in this troubled World. Nevertheless, those are the only strategies extant among Democrat Party movers and shakers, as no one with influence in the Party has proposed actually altering the heart of Democrat politics, which still throbs to the Anti-War, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Christian, Anti-American beat of the 1960's Left.

A political Party, all of whose strategies for winning power require fooling the electorate, must depend heavily on inertia, and today's Leftist Democrats have nearly exhausted the decades of political momentum accumulated by two generations of patriotic Democrat politicians. The combination of waning influence and stealth politics makes for a frustrated and embittered political movement with little positive energy holding it together, besides the quest for power; so, if power continues to elude the Democrats in one election cycle after another, what will hold their coalition together?

If the Democrat Party does die, the cause will be heart failure. Any movement that scorns the ideas and actions of the Founding Fathers cannot win the hearts and minds of the American People, because the voters will eventually catch on and be repulsed. With Howard Dean at the helm, Michael Moore in the seat of honor, MoveOn.org and George Soros holding the purse strings, and Democrat politicians carelessly consorting with Leftists who can't tell the difference between the American Revolution and Al-Qaeda's "Insurgency" in Iraq, the Democrat Party is a high-risk for just such a heart failure.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:00 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 2:58 PM CDT
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Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Exception That Proves The Rule

Check out this lead in The Washington Post:
"CRAWFORD, Tex., Aug. 12 -- Cindy Sheehan vaulted into national consciousness this month on the power of her story as the grieving mother of a fallen soldier."

Oh really? The Post et al. continually reminds us the War on Terro has produced no significant result (50 million human beings liberated from tyranny? So what? A dangerous and tyrannical enemy replaced by a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Middle East? Big deal. Thousands of Jihadists sent to meet Allah? Whoop-dee-do.) other than nearly two-thousand fallen soldiers, most of whom presumably have grieving mothers. So why is the story of this deeply disturbed woman, Cindy Sheehan, supposedly so powerful, and not the others? The glaring fact is that Cindy Sheehan's anti-Bush hysterics are the exception that proves the rule, i.e. that the vast majority of those grieving mothers are proud that their sons gave their life in a great and noble cause, and support the President and the War? Think about it, if Cindy Sheehan represents the norm, why is she such a big story?

Remember the State of the Union address last January, when the Iraqi woman with the purple thumb embraced the Red State mother of a fallen U.S. Marine? Oh how the media elites sneered at this "stagecraft" and "emotional manipulation." They wondered knowingly if the evil genius Karl Rove himself had perhaps assigned their seating, so as to facilitate the photo-op.

But Cindy Sheehan, like the Jersey Girls, Richard Clark, Joseph Wilson, or anyone else willing to take a shot a G.W., is presumptively granted the purest and noblest of motives (evidently Casey Sheehan's extended family doesn't agree in this case), and the ever-vigilant watchdog media shows not the slightest curiosity to know who Cindy Sheehan's handlers are, as they would if her name were, say Paula Jones (speaking of which, try to imagine Karl Rove going on the cable news shows to say, "Cindy Sheehan? If you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."). Nor is Old Media interested in reporting Cindy Sheehan's obsessive Jew-hating rants, or wondering why exactly it is that she finds solidarity with David Duke.

It's stunning how uncurious the Leftist Media can be in the interest of the greater object of making America lose.

Has Cindy Sheehan truly "vaulted (as if she propelled herself and the media just showed up to report the story like they would report a building on fire, just as curious as everyone else to know what's going on) into the national consciousness"? And do you think anybody lame-brained enough to fall for these cheap tricks is not already a loyal Democrat voter?

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:15 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, October 10, 2005 11:06 AM CDT
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Monday, August 15, 2005
Cindy Sheehan Demonstrates Need For More Funding

Cindy Sheehan, the irate mother of a fallen U.S. soldier, who has dogged President Bush's steps at his Crawford, Texas ranch, blaming Bush for the death of her son and demanding (another) meeting with the President, has drawn national attention to the desperate need for increased Congressional funding . . . for the psychiatric treatment of Liberal relatives of servicemen killed in action.

Posted by larry_naselli at 1:54 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 15, 2005 1:57 PM CDT
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Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Concerned About Privacy

President Bush's selection of John Roberts to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has catalyzed Liberal vigilance to protect the sacred right of privacy, and the sincerity of this fervor is most clearly exemplified by the New York Times digging into the adoption records of the Roberts' two children to search for some dirt with which to discredit the nominee.

So, don't hold your breath waiting for the cries of outrage from the ACLU, People for the American Way or the National Abortion Rights Action League at this invasion of the Roberts family's privacy, because privacy is not quite as sacred to them as keeping the Courts in thrall to Liberal orthodoxy.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:38 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2005 2:36 PM CDT
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Monday, August 8, 2005
Protestors Miss Context

Gathered in Hiroshima to decry America’s use of the atomic bomb to end the long war of Japanese imperialism, “mourners” took no notice of the millions of human beings slaughtered by militarist Japan over the preceding five decades. This is typical of a modern tendency to ignore the context of American military enterprises.

Whether tallying U.S. casualties in Iraq with no reference to the accomplishments of the liberation of twenty-five million human beings and the establishment of a pluralistic democracy in the heart of the Muslim Middle East, or complaining about the overwhelming force America employed to convert our mortal enemies Germany and Japan into our peaceful democratic allies, self-proclaimed peace activists reflexively abhor the American military might that has done more to establish peace on Earth than all the feel-good peace activism the World has ever known.

Americans ought never be ashamed on August 6th, but should rejoice (as our parents and grandparents did at the time) that the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki cut short the bloodiest war mankind has ever known, sparing countless other lives and restoring peace to many nations.

Posted by larry_naselli at 12:20 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, August 8, 2005 12:47 PM CDT
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Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Reparations: a good place to start

The NAACP wants to collect reparations from corporations with a historic relationship to American Slavery. What a great idea, and the perfect corporation to start with is the organization that has no rival in its historic support for Slavery: I refer, of course, to The Democrat Party.


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:05 AM CDT
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Small Difference

Despite all the political rancor since 9/11 America’s political parties have developed remarkably similar ways of looking at the War on Terrorism.

The Republican approach to confronting Islamist terrorism can be summarized as “Let’s Roll.” The Democrat approach is only slightly different: “Let’s Roll Over.”


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:01 AM CDT
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Hyperventilating Over Bolton Recess Appointment

It is priceless to see Senate Democrats hyperventilate over President Bush’s recess appointment of John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

In order to appear outraged Democrats must forget that Bill Clinton made 140 recess appointments, including nominees who had already been rejected by vote of the full U.S. Senate.

Democrats must also ignore the irony of complaining about the President’s use of extrordinary Constitutional powers, when the whole reason Bush opted for a recess appointment is that the full Senate has been blocked from voting to confirm Bolton’s nomination by a Democrat minority making extraordinary use of Senate Rules.

During the August Congressional recess, while Ambassador John Bolton is hanging pictures in his new office at the U.N., Democrats ought to take a few deep breaths and try to come up with an idea or two; preferably something other than shreiking “NO” to every Bush initiative.


Posted by larry_naselli at 7:57 AM CDT
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Mainstream?

As soon as President Bush announced his selection to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, Democrats and Liberal Special Interests reacted by bellowing that Judge John Roberts is outside the American mainstream. Of course, to "mainstream" spokesmen like Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer and the National Abortion Rights Action League, "mainstream" means adherence to Liberal orthodoxy.

But the voters have already defined the American mainstream by electing a Conservative Republican President and large Republican majorities in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, so the fact that Liberals clench their fists and yell louder than anyone else, "we are the mainstream" does not make them the mainstream.

By virtue of their electoral success, Conservative Republicans have been entrusted by the voters with filling judicial vacancies. If Liberal Democrats want to control judicial appointments they will eventually have to stop carping and try winning some elections.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2005 8:03 AM CDT
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Plame Game

Liberals wringing their hands over risks to U.S. national security is about as convincing as Hugh Hefner wringing his hands over an increase the incidence of marital infidelity.


Posted by larry_naselli at 3:29 PM CDT
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Rove Hysteria

Evidently Democrats are too preoccupied with their blood sport to notice the irony of demanding summary dismissal for Karl Rove and due process for terrorist’s at GITMO.

Posted by larry_naselli at 3:42 PM CDT
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Thursday, July 7, 2005
Are Liberal Reporters Going to Jail to Protect Karl Rove???

Reporting on the jailing of NY Times reporter Judith Miller, The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig finds space to repeat Joe Wilson's familiar calumny against President Bush, yet in over a thousand words she fails to mention that Wilson's CIA report on Saddam's uranium shopping was discredited by The 9/11 Commission.

Moreover, the article fails to mention that the refusal to identify the source of the leak facilitated the insinuation that Wilson's CIA employee wife was outed by Karl Rove. Because the reporters would not reveal their true source Rove has had no one to corroborate his denials, so it was politically convenient for the NY Times and Time Magazine to stand on the principle of protecting confidential sources and leave intact Wilson's baseless and defamatory suggestion that Rove was the source of an illegal leak.

Now because Time's Matt Cooper has decided against a turn in the slammer, the Public will soon learn whether the Times and Time fought so tenaciously in order to protect Karl Rove or in order to smear him.

Posted by larry_naselli at 8:55 AM CDT
Updated: Thursday, July 7, 2005 9:21 AM CDT
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Friday, July 1, 2005
Mushroom Cloud Now!

With the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor from the U.S. Supreme Court President Bush has the opportunity to either fire up or thoroughly demoralize the Conservative base of the Republican Party, just in time for the 2006 Election Cycle.

If he chooses a Constitutionalist (as promised in both his election campaigns) Liberals will go even more berserk than they have been for the past five years, carry out their usual character assassination of the nominee, and try with all their resources to prevent confirmation.

On the other hand, if the President chooses a loyal but possibly squishy nominee, like Alberto Gonzalez, the Democrats will feign berserk-ness, still carry out character assassination, then allow a relatively swift confirmation vote to avert Republican action to break judicial filibusters, all the while laughing up their sleeve that the activist Court remains intact.

With that in mind, Bush should choose the best Constitutionalist he can find and be well prepared to defeat the Democrats in the Court of Public Opinion. The Republican Base will rally to the cause, and gladly open their pocketbooks.

Moreover, the nomination of a Constitutionalist would be likely to torpedo the treacherous "Gang of Fourteen" compromise that deferred a smackdown of Democrat filibusters by allowing confirmation votes for a few judges and shafting a few others.

With that worthless compromise out of the way, the pressure will be back on skittish GOP Senators to put an end to the minority blocking the Senate from voting and restore majority rule.

Bush's best pick for the Supreme Court will be any nominee that triggers the "Nuclear Option," because that will mean the swift filling of the Federal Courts with the President's nominees, an inspired and generous Republican base, and Democrats even more enraged and unhinged than they are today. So, why wait? Let the mushroom cloud roll, the sooner the better.

Posted by larry_naselli at 10:23 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2005 9:59 AM CDT
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Monday, June 27, 2005
Greatest American

I cackled aloud with glee when I heard that Ronald Reagan is the winner of The Discovery Channel's poll to name The Greatest American.

Notwithstanding my delight -- and while I give place to no one in the intensity of my affection and admiration for Ronald Reagan-- I think The Discovery Channel's 3 million voters missed the mark. Reagan surely belongs on the short list of greatest Americans, but the ranking should have been 1. George Washington, 2. Abraham Lincoln, 3. Ronald Reagan. Number 3 in the greatest nation in human history is mighty impressive.

So, if the ranking wasn't quite right, why did the result make me giddy? Because it was a finger in the eye of the Leftist media, academic, political and cultural elites who despised Reagan and tried with all that was within them to persuade us commoners to do likewise.

It tickles me to think that the popular selection of Ronald Reagan as the Greatest American in the Discovery Channel's vote indicates that those Leftist elites have failed, and it tickles me more to think that when they hear the vote results they will know that they know that they know they have failed.

Posted by larry_naselli at 7:42 AM CDT
Updated: Monday, June 27, 2005 8:34 AM CDT
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Friday, June 24, 2005
Political Genius

Karl Rove is a political genius. Rove knew that Democrats would rise to the bait, and they didn't disappoint him.

Rove's remarks at a Conservative Party of New York fundraiser would normally go completely unreported, so Rove decided to borrow the Floors of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Mainstream Media airwaves to get his message out.

If there is anything that ignites Liberal ire it is blowing their cover on matters of National Security, and that is precisely what Rove did. He elegantly capsulized the difference between Conservatives and Liberals as follows: "after 9/11 Conservatives prepared for war, while Liberals prepared indictments and offered the terrorists therapy and understanding."

Result: Liberal hysteria, ergo nationwide media attention, and a national debate about whether Democrats or Republicans are more fit to conduct a War against America's mortal Islamist enemies. That is an argument that Democrats just can't win. Karl Rove has baited Democrats into having that debate.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:26 AM CDT
Updated: Friday, June 24, 2005 5:22 PM CDT
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