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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Today in Washington D. C. - June 1, 2009 - Pelosi & Reid Not Popular With Americans

WARNING: Congress is back in session! The Senate is scheduled to take up a bill to subject railroad mergers to antitrust laws, S. 146. Wow, and I thought the railroads were dying. Banks can merge but not those railroads.

Polls: Speaker Nancy Pelois returns to "rule the roost" at the House with a lower rating than all of her Democrat colleagues. Even the liberal CNN poll ratings showed that only 39%approve of Pelosi performance and that rating makes her less popular than other members of her party. And that poll is a couple weeks old and rumor is proving true that that she is heading even further into the rating's toilet. Most revealing is a new poll requested by the liberal DailyKos website to track their favorite "Barack Obama" and Congress. Research 2000 is an independent national pollster revealed that approval ratings for both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stand at just 30%. Pelosi gets a negative rating from 58% of those surveyed, Reid has negatives of 53%.

SCOTUS Nominee Confirmation Process: While Democrats have done a complete about-face on how they want the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees to play out, the mainstream media appears less interested in exploring that and following the debate than in playing gotcha games with Republicans.

Last week, the White House and some Senate Democrats suggested that confirmation hearings for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, should be held quickly so that she could be voted on before Congress’ August recess. According to NPR, “President Obama has said he wants a vote on this nominee by Aug. 7” and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “I don’t see why that can’t be done before Aug. 7.” At a White House Press Briefing last week, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said, “I think the President is eager to have a justice in place before the Senate goes on recess in order to get that person ready to do the court’s work . . . .”

But this is all in stark contrast to what Democrats said when it came to President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) said about Samuel Alito’s nomination, “We want to do it right. We don’t want to do it fast.” Then-Sen. Barack Obama said, “I hope with the next nominee who comes up for the Supreme Court that the White House recognizes that in fact it is its duty not just to the senate but to the American people to make sure we can thoroughly and adequately evaluate the record of every single nominee who comes before us.” And Schumer said, “It is more important to do it right than to do it quickly . . . .”

Yet there is not much discussion of this in the press. Instead, they’ve decided the most interesting thing about the nomination is how many digs they can get in at Republicans and conservatives. Despite Sens. McConnell, Cornyn, Hutchison, Sessions, and Graham appearing on Sunday shows, all saying it’s important not to prejudge nor pre-confirm Sotomayor and emphasizing that it will take time to read the 3,600 cases she’s been involved in, The Washington Post thought this amounted to the GOP “struggling to develop a unified political strategy” on the nomination. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times outrageously suggested that GOP senators said “that they would now make race a focus of the Sotomayor nomination fight.” Of course, no one said any such thing. Both Sen. Sessions, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Cornyn pointed out that it’s about equal justice under the law, not race.

Unfortunately, it seemed that is was the media that wanted to talk about race, especially if they could use it to play gotcha games with Republicans. Out of a 12 minute appearance on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday where Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell discussed Democrats’ filibusters of Bush judges, Sotomayor’s qualifications, health care proposals, government bailouts for auto manufacturers, and the stimulus bill, CNN was apparently only interested in posting video from 3 minutes where John King wanted to talk about whether Sen. McConnell should play “speech police” for conservatives. Sen. McConnell pointed out what was more important, saying, “I’m not going to get into policing everybody’s speech. The important thing here is to look at the nominee, her qualifications, read the 3,600 cases, and do it right.”

There are plenty of important issues and storylines to discuss about Sotomayor’s nomination, especially how Democrats have turned 180 degrees on their views now that a Democrat nominee is involved. It is not surprising, that the liberal mainstream "Obama" media appeared more interested in starting a fight about race and playing gotcha games with Republicans over the weekend. But the real question for America is who stands for them in this process? Obviously, the Democrat senators have abdicated their responsibility and are rushing to bow to Obama's will - after all, he is far more popular than they are in the polls. Will the Republicans be stand strong in reviewing the Sotomayor nomination or back down from a fight? It is most likely true that they as the minority party could not win a fight on the nomination process, but will they seek to win the hearts of the people?

Tags: Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, nominee, polls, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, US Congress, US House, US Senate, Washington D.C. To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. Thanks!
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Anonymous TexasFred said...

But the libtards LOVE em...

Anonymous Debbie Wylie said...

Thanks for bring us the stories Bill! There just has to be more of us than there are of them. They just want us to think there aren't that many of us left. Somehow we have got to pull all of our groups together to form one big mighty OAK. The Gop 912 ers, C4L, Liberterians, Constitutionalists and all that are outraged at the destination they are ... Read Morespeed driving us to.. trying to get us there before the next election, there has to be more of us! Surely we could all get along for long enough to get rid of this rogue bunch that is up there now.
If we do not all unite, it is over. Never have I seen such disregard for this Nation and it's people.

Anonymous Jonathan M. Smith said...

It's about time to get rid of 99.98% of them.


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