Breightbart.com reports: Reid Likely to Oppose Roberts’ Nomination. Why am I not surprised?
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has told associates he intends to oppose confirmation of John Roberts as chief justice, Senate sources said Tuesday as rank and file Democrats began staking out positions on the man named to succeed the late William H. Rehnquist.
Reid scheduled a speech on the Senate floor for mid-afternoon, at which he was expected to make his announcement public.
Roberts has strong Republican support and appears headed for easy confirmation.
As party leader, Reid had urged fellow Democrats not to announce their positions until the conclusion of last week’s confirmation hearings for Roberts.
By stating his own position first, Reid likely would set the stage for strong Democratic opposition to the 50-year-old appeals court judge and former Reagan administration lawyer.
You know, it feels like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole after reading that and then reading today’s Los Angeles Times unsigned Op/Ed piece: Confirm Roberts.
IT WILL BE A DAMNING INDICTMENT of petty partisanship in Washington if an overwhelming majority of the Senate does not vote to confirm John G. Roberts Jr. to be the next chief justice of the United States. As last week’s confirmation hearings made clear, Roberts is an exceptionally qualified nominee, well within the mainstream of American legal thought, who deserves broad bipartisan support. If a majority of Democrats in the Senate vote against Roberts, they will reveal themselves as nothing more than self-defeating obstructionists.
Wow! This is from the LA Times — the Liberals’ Lefty Guide to the Galaxy. Guess Reid can’t wait to step up and practice some “petty partisanship” by announcing himself as the first in a long line of “self-defeating obstructionists”!
No wonder these guys can’t win a presidential election . . . Hmmmm, wonder what John Kerry is doing? Pathetic! (db)
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