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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-05 12:30 PM
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33. he's still God's Annointed in his own mind.

The delusion of God agreeing with his arbitrary decisions is pretty powerful.

This choice is really just Bush picking a person he likes, a person who is a kind of improved nicer version of himself. I feel it's truly that nearly unimaginably shallow and unconsciously narcissistic. And Rove gave it his okay, so it must be right.

Why Rove gave it his okay is of course the great unanswered political question at bottom of it all. My guess is that Rove saw they could only nominate a conservative-looking woman, and that the only question of importance to anyone at the moment was going to be her view on Roe v Wade.

If that's so, then Rove has imho made a well calculated decision, as with Roberts- but it reflects Republican interests in the long run and figuring an overturn of Roe is useless. He's watched the numbers (check at Survey USA) and knows that a Roe overturn would shatter his Party, yet still result in abortion being legal or getting legalized in ~40 states, including Texas and Florida.

But the Right is having a hard time getting over the implications. Miers represents a gentle halfway house to reality for them on the Court, an ambiguous figure full of references to Sixties and Seventies Texas but at the same time all suggestions that reestablishing pre-Sixties American society, which is their dream, is definitely not a priority of the Bush people.
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  -Buchanan just spilled it on MTP-why they fear Meirs bluedawg12  Oct-09-05 09:48 AM   #0 
  - He picked her because  TallahasseeGrannie   Oct-09-05 09:50 AM   #1 
  - Just like that cocky penguin in your post, Bush slapped the GOP  Lastlaughin08   Oct-09-05 09:55 AM   #3 
  - Has KKKarl got those staghorns again?  48percenter   Oct-09-05 03:22 PM   #39 
  - Sometimes Shrubya makes poorly calculated decisions.  Zynx   Oct-09-05 09:51 AM   #2 
  - I think you are probably quite correct  Toots   Oct-09-05 10:19 AM   #20 
  - he's still God's Annointed in his own mind.  Lexingtonian   Oct-09-05 12:30 PM   #33 
  - So do we throw Br'er Rabbit into the briar patch, or not?  htuttle   Oct-09-05 09:55 AM   #4 
  - How did Krystalcon get so much power?  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 09:58 AM   #9 
  - When one has an extreme agenda and plays to groups of extremists, shit  indepat   Oct-09-05 09:56 AM   #5 
  - What Bush wants most is military power over the domestic US.  Eric J in MN   Oct-09-05 09:57 AM   #6 
  - The statement..  zidzi   Oct-09-05 10:31 AM   #23 
  - Yep...either she's even MORE of an idiot that he is or else  NYC Liberal   Oct-09-05 10:46 AM   #26 
  - Time is running out for BushCo  DoYouEverWonder   Oct-09-05 10:40 AM   #24 
  - Buchanan is right they do not want to over turn it  wakeme2008   Oct-09-05 09:58 AM   #7 
  - It might be more important to have a known "friend" on the court.  Vinnie From Indy   Oct-09-05 09:58 AM   #8 
  - The Neocon cartel doesn't want R v W overturned. Their goal is power and  rhett o rick   Oct-09-05 09:58 AM   #10 
  - He doesn't give a rat's ass about Roe v Wade  rox63   Oct-09-05 09:59 AM   #11 
  - EXACTLY!  dalloway   Oct-09-05 10:52 AM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-09-05 09:59 AM   #12 
  - Because Bush took "Trust Me" too far -- But he may still get his way  Armstead   Oct-09-05 10:01 AM   #13 
  - I'm sure * believes  zidzi   Oct-09-05 11:10 AM   #29 
  - Repubs know there's no widespread majority support for vacating Roe  Rose Siding   Oct-09-05 10:01 AM   #14 
  - he picked her because they are a crime syndicate and she is a  bullimiami   Oct-09-05 10:02 AM   #15 
  - I think he picked Miers because he's so deep inside his own ass  ocelot   Oct-09-05 10:05 AM   #16 
  - I think he picked her for one reason only...  mtnsnake   Oct-09-05 10:10 AM   #17 
  - Maybe he HAD to pick her--maybe SHE'S doing the "silencing."  rocknation   Oct-09-05 05:22 PM   #46 
  - Where are you guys getting this information?  loudsue   Oct-09-05 07:48 PM   #47 
  - I think Meirs is a sure Fundie vote  PlanetBev   Oct-09-05 10:17 AM   #18 
  - A Faith-Based Nomination -Weakly Standard  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 10:17 AM   #19 
  - Who is Jay Sekulow and why is against Harriett?  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 10:26 AM   #21 
  - if you think Sekulow's freaky  Lexingtonian   Oct-09-05 11:21 AM   #31 
     - Have a deeper look at Pat Robber-son  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 02:58 PM   #35 
     - The father of comp-ass-ionate conartist-ism  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 03:33 PM   #40 
  - * picked Miers because she supports the Corporatist agenda. n/t  jody   Oct-09-05 10:26 AM   #22 
  - Why did the OTHER guy on MTP have Stars & Bars on his tie? Looked  eaprez   Oct-09-05 10:45 AM   #25 
  - It's simple.  ncteechur   Oct-09-05 11:00 AM   #28 
  - Radical Right wants their cake and eat it too. They think they can  rhett o rick   Oct-09-05 11:20 AM   #30 
  - Because it keeps a wede issue alive.  djg21   Oct-09-05 11:32 AM   #32 
  - Pat should know, having worked for Nixon,  nvliberal   Oct-09-05 12:40 PM   #34 
  - What does Dobson know and forgive?  higher class   Oct-09-05 03:07 PM   #36 
  - could it be that shrub is battle fatigued and wanted an easy shoo-in  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 03:08 PM   #37 
  - Why would shrub care about alienating his base at this point?  terrya   Oct-09-05 03:15 PM   #38 
  - Epiphany! This is a war between neo and fundy cons!  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 03:48 PM   #41 
  - Very interesting theory you're throwing out there....and it seems  loudsue   Oct-09-05 08:06 PM   #48 
  - He picked Miers b/c she's a crony and big business advocate  Muddy Waters Guitar   Oct-09-05 04:12 PM   #42 
  - The segments I saw on the MSNBC website kinda skeeved me  Montauk6   Oct-09-05 04:16 PM   #43 
  - The fact the theo-fascists have access to the wh is so normal now  bluedawg12   Oct-09-05 05:05 PM   #45 
  - overturning Roe vs Wade,  agincourt   Oct-09-05 04:20 PM   #44 

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