Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Dems gone wild

There must be something in the water, as the wackiness quotient lately has risen to levels not seen since last election season.

· Anita Hill, writing in Newsday, headlines that the nomination of John Roberts is a “step back for diversity.” Yes, the same Anita Hill who played the lead role in the effort to keep a black man off the Supreme Court.

· Senator John Kerry also weighed in on Roberts: "We cannot do our duty if either Judge Roberts or the Bush administration hides elements of his professional record." Yes, the same John Kerry who ran for president last year on his military record, but has still not yet released his complete military records to the public after promising to do so. Somehow voters managed to "do their duty" anyway.

· Senator Ted Kennedy called the recess appointment of John Bolton to the post of US Ambassador to the UN "a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent.” Yes, the same Ted Kennedy who was one of the leaders of the effort to evade the constitutional requirement of consent by denying him a vote in the Senate.

· DNC Chairman Howard Dean offered up this gem on the unfortunate Kelo v City of New London decision, which gave governments the right to seize property from one private entity and give it to another for property tax gains in a perversion of eminent domain: “The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is 'okay' to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is. We think that eminent domain does not belong in the private sector. It is for public use only.” In truth the majority taking the action Dean demagogued consisted of the Court’s four liberals plus Kennedy and the dissenters were the Court’s three conservatives plus O’Connor. Dean must have thought his audience (College Democrats of America) would be too ignorant to catch the lie. Or else Dean demonstrated a stunning bit of ignorance himself.

· And, fonally, a DNC press release included this whopper: "Doctors pronounced the President to be in 'superior' physical condition, which media reports attributed to his rigorous, six day a week exercise routine. While President Bush has made physical fitness a personal priority, his cuts to education funding have forced schools to roll back physical education classes and his Administration's efforts to undermine Title IX sports programs have threatened thousands of women's college sports programs." Given that I know the DNC knows that education funding has risen by 65% during the Bush administrations, this one is clearly just a lie that they feel they can slip by to ignorant readers.


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