Sen. Barack Obama, the freshman Democrat from Illinois who is one of his party’s brightest stars, chided his party yesterday for its “over-reliance” on “procedural maneuvers” such as the fruitless filibuster threats against the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.
“We need to recognize — because Judge Alito will be confirmed — that if we’re going to oppose a nominee, that we’ve got to persuade the American people that, in fact, their values are at stake,” he said …
You don’t like “procedural maneuvers” over presidential appointments? Well, how about your vote to confirm Secretary of State Rice when it was perfectly plain that as the National Security Adviser she was a dishonest, nation-weakening disaster who took the United States in three quick, awful years from unparalleled superpower to international outcast and bin Laden enabler, and who played a decisive role in delaying the start of any real war on terrorism until January 20, 2009, at the earliest? That vote is only defensible as a “procedural maneuver” by a young senator to appear responsible and sound among the currently dominant Georgetown social and media crowd, while neglecting any concept of duty to the nation, the public, and the principle of good government.
It wasn’t just our values at stake in the Rice nomination — it was our national greatness and our safety at home.
Grow half a nut, for chrissakes, you purple-lipped pansy.