NY Times Trashes Democrats’ Excuse for Confirming Mukasey

 
 

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via Tennessee Guerilla Women by egalia on 11/11/07

I know I’m not the only dummy who expected King Bush’s one party rule to end after the 2006 election. Here it is almost 2008, and the Commander Guy is getting his every wish fulfilled by subservient Democrats.

The New York Times editorial board says it is also fed-up with the Democratic Congress’s consistent failure to stand up and fight for the Constitution and against the will of George Bush.

The Times blows away the Democrats’ best, but pathetic, excuse for letting George Bush walk all over them with the confirmation of Michael Mukasey:

It is extraordinary how President Bush has streamlined the Senate confirmation process. As we have seen most recently with the vote to confirm Michael Mukasey as attorney general, about all that is left of “advice and consent” is the “consent” part. . .

Senator Charles Schumer, the New York Democrat who turned the tide for this nomination, said that if the Senate did not approve Mr. Mukasey, the president would get by with an interim appointment who would be under the sway of “the extreme ideology of Vice President Dick Cheney.” . .

That is precisely the sort of cozy rationalization that Mr. Schumer and his colleagues have used so many times to back down from a confrontation with Mr. Bush. The truth is, Mr. Mukasey is already in the grip of that “extreme ideology.” If he were not, he could have answered the question about waterboarding. . .

Democrats have done precious little to avoid the kind of spectacle the world saw last week: the Senate giving the job of attorney general, chief law enforcement officer in the world’s oldest democracy, to a man who does not even have the integrity to take a stand against torture.

 
 

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