Senator Grassley said yesterday that Obama won’t nominate a bomb thrower to the Supreme Court. I guess that means I can cross William Ayers off the list then…
I appreciate Grassley’s insight into this matter. Sure there are a few Republicans in Iowa who like to find fault for the man. I, for one, think it is incredible to see how much power and influence that Grassley yields even in the minority party. We are fortunate to have such a powerful voice in Washington DC.
Most of Grassley’s power comes from his position on the Senate Finance Committee. Grassley will be the lead opposition to Obama’s health care proposal. This week Grassley floated his own health care proposal. The debate on whether or not be need socialize medicine in the country will be one of the most important in our history. It will affect the economy, government entitlements, and could even deal with social issues like gay marriage and abortion.
That alone should be enough on Grassley’s plate, but then there is his position on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Grassley will be the chair or ranking member of if re-elected in 2010. Grassley will have the ability to run Obama’s nominees through the ringer. This is a good thing.
I’m sure that Obama sent signals to Grassley the other day that his nominee will not be a radical, but the vocal left of his party doesn’t want a liberal female, or a liberal Hispanic female justice. They want to appoint the first open homosexual to the Supreme Court.
The New York Times wrote today that, “Two of Mr. Obama’s potential Supreme Court nominees are openly gay.” Many gay-rights activists are upset that Obama has not been the “fierce advocate”’ for gay-rights that he said he would be on the campaign trail. Now they see the possibility of putting one of their own on the Supreme Court.
The makeup of the court should be based on an individual’s qualifications, not the color of their skin, ethnicity, religion, or gender. More troubling is that the vocal left now wants to select Supreme Court Justices based on their behavior. It’s bad enough that we have judges who already openly admit that they legislate from the bench. Look at what Obama’s leading candidate to be on the Supreme Court said.
“The Court of Appeals is where laws are made,” Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
And yet, we wonder how the Iowa Supreme Court made its decision on allowing gay marriage…
If you think Obama has changed the fabric of America since being elected, just think of the impact he will have on the future by packing the Court with people like Sotomayor or openly gay activist judges.
So will Obama appoint a “bomb thrower” like Ayers? Probably not, but that’s the least of my concerns.
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