Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Anti-Miers Ads

There is a group on BetterJustice.com that is going to begin running ads against the Miers confirmation. It is a pro-Bush ad but criticizes this nomination with quotes from Robert Bork and Rush Limbaugh. They also have a petition that can be signed to show your dissatisfaction with the nomination and showing support for it being revoked.
I would encourage all conservatives to sign this petition and check out this site.
SST also points out another anti-Miers site, WithdrawMiers.org.
Folks we need a true, proven conservative on the Supreme Court; not a successful woman who is good at moving up the corporate ladder. We already have one of them, his name is David Souter.
Another thing I would caution conservatives on, abortion should not be our only issue here. The Supreme Court has botched countless other rulings in the past that need to be fixed (no executions for minors, eminent domain, etc.) not to mention the many other issues that the court will face in the future (excessive lawsuits, excessive damage awards, gun control laws, gay marriage, public display of 10 Commandments, etc).

5 Comments:

  • At 10/26/2005 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "The Supreme Court has botched countless other rulings in the past that need to be fixed (no executions for minors, eminent domain, etc.) not to mention the many other issues that the court will face in the future (excessive lawsuits, excessive damage awards, gun control laws, gay marriage, public display of 10 Commandments, etc"

    So do you want a justice who is going to interpret the constitution and legal precedence in ruling on these issues, or do you want someone who is going to rule in favor of your agenda regardless?

     
  • At 10/26/2005 1:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I want someone who rules on the CONSTITUTION and not foreign laws, their own feelings, etc. Thats why all these issues were incorrectly ruled upon and they need to be corrected. If justices would rule on say minor executions and say "Federalist paper #x says that..." then I wouldn't have such a problem with their rulings. The problem is, its more like "The French law x describes how..." That shouldn't make any difference.
    Miers is completely unproven as to how she will make judicial decisions. The last time that happened, we got David Souter.

     
  • At 10/26/2005 1:02 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    If you notice, anytime Scalia or Thomas rule on something they cite the Constitution or a Federalist paper or something to back up what they are doing. Either that or cite that they can't find where anything is said about the issues in one of those modes.

     
  • At 10/26/2005 8:13 PM, Anonymous Valley Centrist said…

    Does the Miers nomination raise other questions in your loyal Republican orthodoxy, Gophokie? I mean, isn't the cronyism and the "I'm right, because I think I'm right" mindset of George Bush, that gave us the Miers nomination (an embarassment, I agree), also demonstrative of: lack of accountability (letting Rove slide on outing Plame, keeping Rumsfeld in spite of the Iraq debacle - 2,000 US soldiers killed - for what?), promoting other inept politicos to positions out of their league ("Heck of a job, Brownie"), cutting taxes for the rich while increasing the size of govt by 1/3. And I haven't even mentioned the deficit yet? Should I go on?

    It's not an anomaly, my friend, its a pattern. A wise leader must first listen to those who don't always agree.

     
  • At 10/26/2005 9:02 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Bush has done some good things and some bad. We did get gun lawsuit reform passed, bankruptcy reform, energy bill, and a few other things.
    The budget deficit itself isnt that alarming except for the reason its like that. We passed a huge medicare drug benefit that I am deadset against. I think the Katrina relief seems a bit excessive as well.
    I have always supported the war but I do think some things were run incorrectly.
    All in all I think Bush has done an OK job. The main problem is/was that the alternative to him was not something I wanted to even imagine.
    I just hope George Allen will be the next one so we can support someone we all truly love from all perspectives. I know some folks dont like his absolutive stance on the war, but thats about the only gripe I have heard about him from Republicans.

     

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