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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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Frameshop, breaking the frame on Roberts
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:04 AM
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1. I know some people around here are sick of "framing", but
this article is on the money...

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A cursory glance at sites like the Judicial Confirmation Network--a partisan front set up to advance President Bush's Supreme Court agenda--exists solely to advance one idea: Democrats block nominees.

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President Bush has never in his life nominated somebody to the court who did not have a history of obedience to the Bush family. Not one time. For President Bush, a nomination is a reward not an accomplishment.

What is John Roberts being rewarded for? In what way has John Roberts played "Mr. Obedience" to President Bush?

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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:17 AM
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3. I heard this morning on Democracy Now that Roberts had advised
in the South Florida recount of 2000, instructing attourneys as to how to present the case before the Florida Supreme Court to avoid a recount. Don't have the exact quote, I was driving at the time so I couldn't write it down, it's in archives of the show I'm sure. This might be a reason he 'earned' the nomination by Jr. * loves to reward anyone who helped him in the Selection of 2000. This might be a good angle to investigate, if Dems want to ask some difficult questions of Roberts.
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:08 AM
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2. Dems are doing their job by asking questions.
If they didn't question the nominee they would not be representing the interests of their constituents. They represent the people. They are the people's voices. The questions they have asked have been appropriate in the past. A Supreme Court nominee is a serious business. It is not a matter of being oppositional. It is a matter of confirming the best candidate. This is the frame they should counter with. To not find out all there is to know about the nominee would violate the trust given to them by the people who voted them into office.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:24 AM
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4. Excellent Point!
"America deserves a Supreme Court justice who obeys the Constitution, not a Justice who obeys the President.

We must break the "polite politics" frame and break it now."
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