Saturday, May 14, 2005

Why Democrats Pay So Much Attention to Judicial Nominees' Philosophy

Andrew of Confirm Them has it right:

The question used to be whether nominees could put their personal beliefs aside, rather than what those personal beliefs were. Senate Democrats are now trying to change that healthy tradition, and it would be a change for the worse. But, it is perfectly understandable given that the Senate Democrats believe judges are entitled to legislate from the bench.
It's good to understand what makes the opposition tick.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This might be the dumbest post I've ever read in my life. Yes, I am sure that only Democrats care about what the nominees personal beliefs are and President Bush hasn't even thought about those personal beliefs for even one moment. Keep it coming, Rube.

Posted by Anonymous

Sunday, May 15, 2005 5:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous: I do believe you just called me a name. How quaint! And how typical of the tactics used by those on your side of this argument! Of all the forms of parody, unintentional self-parody is by far the funniest. Thanks. 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Sunday, May 15, 2005 6:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are welcome, Rube. Just keep posting idiotic stuff like this. This is the sort of thing that sells itself. 

Posted by Anonymous

Monday, May 16, 2005 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dear Anonymous: You might consider actually addressing the point made by Andrew of Confirm Them. I don't know where you went to school, but to my mind simply calling an argument "dumb" or "idiotic" and calling one's opponent names is an approach most of us left on the 5th-grade playground.

As for your choice of invective, here's some information for you from Merriam-Webster Online :

Main Entry: rube
Pronunciation: 'rüb
Function: noun
Etymology: Rube, nickname for Reuben
: an awkward unsophisticated person : RUSTIC

(I must interject here that one of my favorite professors in college was named Reuben. Although he went by R.J. in adult life, his best friends called him Rube. So you have evoked for me that pleasant memory of a great man.)

Just thought you should know what you're saying. I do give you points for creativity. Usually, when people resort to an ad hominem approach in discussions with me, they stick with scatological attacks or anatomical parts. "Rube" is downright charming. It shows no intelligence or insight whatsoever, but it is kind of cute. 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Monday, May 16, 2005 5:36:00 AM  

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