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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:18 PM
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MSNBC's Fineman Says Bush Pick For SCOTUS 'Brilliant"
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:18 PM by bigtree
here's the article:

The brilliance of Bushs court choice-

Roberts is very conservative and has a high probability of confirmation

Howard Fineman
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8643539 /

{snip}

As a matter of political strategy, Roberts was a brilliant pick. Bush chose the most conservative judge he could find who also had a very high probability of Senate confirmation. Lets use a golf analogy. He didnt aim for the pin, but he laid it up just short for an easy putt.



Fineman is infuriating. Those of you who don't want to fight, turn away. Fineman is begging for a fight.

Brilliant pick? High probability of confirmation? Easy Putt?

Ready to fight yet?
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:20 PM
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1. Brilliant...Bush...
That's like "Military Intelligence": those are just two words that don't go together.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:20 PM
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2. More like petty
and in your face.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:20 PM
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3. I agree with Fineman
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:23 PM by Generator
That prick. But he's right..it is brilliant and the "moderate" Dems will fall for it. AKA the more than half of them that are Republicans in Dem clothing.

Skinner-Mr. Moderate figured it out. NO! Fight. That says it for me.

Edited to add..some moderates are real Dems-obviously like most who post on DU..those in the capitol are the ones I wonder about..seriously

IF NOT NOW WHEN?

WHEN?

When is it going to matter enough to draw a line in the sand. Oh..only if Bush appoints a known Nazi or something..is that all Democrats can do? Fight the obvious?

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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:24 PM
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4. we've only just begun to fight him
He's only moderate when lined up against the extremism that has become the norm from the White House and their cohorts in the Senate.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:27 PM
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6. From a political standpoint, he's right.....for once.
They managed to insert a rabid RW ideologue into the court, who appears to be an average joe.

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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:31 PM
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9. He's just been announced. What do we really know about him
beyond what we are being fed by the usual suspects in the press?

He may not look like such a brilliant choice in the coming weeks if we do our homework.
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:25 PM
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5. He's absolutely correct. This was a masterful political maneuver
He wins no matter what on this nomination.

All that is in doubt is how much he wins based upon how the Democrats react.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:28 PM
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8. I've seen nominations pulled down before
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:29 PM by bigtree
We know next to nothing about this man, what we know is damning.

What do you achieve by discouraging a go at upending this man?

What's he hiding Walt?
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:35 PM
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12. Go after him, but I think it's a waste of resources
He was vetted for a spot on what is considered by most to be the second highest court in the land.

We can hit him on some of his ideology, but at the end of the day you'll never convince the gang of 14 that he should not be on the court. In today's world, it's the gang of 14 who decide what SCOTUS nominations are viable and which ones are not.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:27 PM
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7. Brilliant?
I thought it was "Churchillian"? Guess * has a hard time with that word.
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walkon Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:32 PM
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10. If it is brilliant
then you know it did not come from Bush. Rove is in charge of all personnel decisions. And he knows all the dirty laundry.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:33 PM
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11. He may have enough in his closet
that we can find to derail him. Anyway, they are going to get their nominees through since they have even threatened to break senate rules to so. Unless we can derail this administration somehow, this is what we are going to get.
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Son of California Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:37 PM
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13. I'm ready to fight
already called my Senators to tell them to fight.
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