Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Same Shit, Different Asshole

I've been trying to watch the confirmation hearings of Samuel Alito, and I honestly feel that these hearings are no longer fair and just. The reason being, the majority of members on the Senate Judiciary Committee are Republican- therefore even if all Democrats, including the one independent, voted against Alito, Alito would still become a Supreme Court judge. That would make it 55-44 in favor of the Republicans. Not only that factor, but the nominees are on to it, and never give straight answers and are never forthright. We saw the same thing with John Roberts, hence the title of this post. Of course their not going to say their against abortion, or women's rights in general, or equal rights for minorities,etc,etc. That would show them as the assholes they really are.
Alito said he would have an "open mind" if faced with the question of abortion on the Supreme Court. Bullshit! Do you take women as fools, Alito? We know a bigot when we see and hear one.
Senator Richard Durbin (D) suggested otherwise with, " a mind that sadly is closed in some instances."
Alito would not use the term "settled law" when talking about abortion, although John Roberts did. Alito said the ruling "is an important precedent of the Supreme Court." Did he think we would miss that detail? Not when your dealing with the rights of millions of women Mr. Alito!
Then you have the issue of Alito unable to recall whether or not he had been a member of CAP, Concerned Alumni of Princeton, an organization that opposed the admission of women and minorities at Princeton University, his alma mater. Well, you listed your membership to CAP on your job application to the Reagan administration, dipshit!
Also a concern, his answers about whether he told the 3rd U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals that he should not be hearing cases involving investment company Vanguard. He holds six-figure investments with Vanguard.
Another subject, the Bill of Rights, Alito said that the Bill of Rights applies, "in times of war and in national crisis.", yet he declined to specify whether Bush acted properly in oredering wiretaps without warrants in selected cases as part of the "war on terror".
Upon reading some of my favorite blogs by women, I've noticed the same concern, as women should be about this- it concerns us greatly.
"Shakespeare's Sister at http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com said : " What kind of person holds so strong an opinion about keeping their own alma mater exclusivley white and male that they join an organization...and forgets they ever belonged? That's like my not remembering having been a member of GLABA or PB&J during college, why it just slipped my mind that I was a supporter of gay rights and peace! This guy's a schmuck. Or he has brain damage."
Shelly over at "Citizen Against Lies" at http://citizenagainstlies.blogspot.com said: "It's starting to sound like Alito is very much someone we dont want on the Supreme Court. He's ultra-conservative, a very big promotor of executive privledge, and that directly goes against the spirit of the Constitution and the spirit of the Founders. Alito should be stopped now before they can further rip the Constitution to shreds."
And "Tennessee Guerilla Women" at http://guerillawomentn.blogspot.com wrote: " Remarkably, Alito defended his draconian opinion holding that women must notify husbands before obtaining an abortion. Anyone who thinks this guy is mainstream needs to look at his 19th Century view on the State's right to mandate old-time wifely duties."
Amen sisters! I think the American citizens should be the deciding vote on Supreme Court nominees, they will, after all, be deciding the fate of many individual citizens.