Make that TWO Democrats…

Senator Barack Obama has also announced his intent to vote “no” on the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Thank you, Senator Obama.

Click here to read Barack’s eloquent statement on how he arrived at his decision.

7 Comments so far

  1. Gabe (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 2:15 pm

    Dully noted. That makes what now, 2 against his confirmation. Uh oh, time to do some negotiations and see if we can win some votes to get him confirmed. Oh wait, I forgot. That’s right. The majority is republicans. Never mind. :)

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 2:27 pm

    Yes Gabe, pne of the few things we do agree on is that John Roberts will most likely be confirmed (unless they catch him with a dead girl or a live boy). Since you know as little about him as the rest of us, I see no need for gloating. You assume Roberts will be good for your side- why?

    Typically I let stuff like this go by, but I had to chuckle with your remark “dully noted.” Very dully indeed.

  3. Gabe (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 3:58 pm

    Glad to see that my “snark” was not wasted (i.e. dully). :)

    Ok, gloating aside, Roberts is conservative and I’ll admit that I don’t know alot about him but my opinion is that Renhquist was a conservative and therefore a conservative should replace him. It’s that simple for me.

    BTW, I did like your comment about “a dead girl or a live boy”. That was worth a laugh.

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 4:19 pm

    Just that simple, huh?

    I assume then, that if a liberal judge had stepped down, you would urge Bush to replace him/her with another liberal? Somehow I doubt it.

    What would you like to see the Roberts court achieve?

  5. Gabe (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 4:45 pm

    What else?!?! World peace. (or is that whirled pees?)

    As I’ve already mentioned, I’m more of a realist. I would actually prefer to have a balance. Granted, there will always be one more judge in order to have a tie breaker but I would rather see a fair court than an conservative or liberal court. Yes, my politics are conservative but I believe in what the original founders were trying to achieve; checks and balances in order to prevent tyranny.

    What do I want Roberts and the court to achieve? That’s a good question and I don’t completely know how to answer that since I’ve never thought about that. Maybe to judge fairly each and every case that it receives. To not play the political game and think that they can act like an activist court. To know their place in the judicial and political system and not try to override the will of the people. Does that answer the question?

  6. nikkos (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 11:02 am

    It’s done- Roberts has been confirmed:

    May he bring wisdom and justice to the court. If not, we’ll bring it to him.

  7. Gabe (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 12:22 pm

    I noticed this didn’t make the frontpage but I guess I have to settle for this.

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