Re the Judge Alito confirmation hearings, I can’t say it much better than Paul Zummo at ConfirmThem:
At first when I heard the news about Mrs. Alito crying at the conclusion of the hearings today, I was merely upset for her. It must be difficult to hear your husband attacked as hers has on ethical grounds, with several Senators more than implying that perhaps he is a racist. But the more I reflect on what has transpired, my mood has turned even angrier. I am fed up with the Democratic party and its leadership, and I have had ENOUGH of the underlying assumption that conservatives are all just racists at heart. A good man has had his character maliciously impugned in order that tinfoil hat-wearing moonbats can be assuaged by the lords of their political party.
Edward Kennedy is a sad, pathetic old man. He represents the very worst of all of American politics. The privileged son of an anti-Semetic, bootlegging, womanizing jerk, he has the gumption to even remotely impugn any element of Alito’s character? This same man who left a woman to drown while he got away free to booze away the rest of his life is now sitting on high in the Senate chamber to accuse Samuel Alito of being a racist for his half-hearted participation in a student group over 30 years ago. If it weren’t so infuriating it would almost be funny. But it’s not. It’s disgusting and shameful.
Does any Democrat on the judiciary committee truly believe that Samuel Alito is a racist? I would wager that deep down they absolutely know he is not a racist, but in their sick and desperate attempt to take down this man by any means at their disposal to appease the rav ing lunatics that now makeup an ever-growing proportion of their party, they will smear him. It is absolutely sickening to see that sanctimonious vermin representing my EX- home state of New York to pontificate as he does, to pretend to be somehow morally and intellectually superior to the man he is questioning.
I have had enough of this. This farce is not about constitutional principles, not in the least. At first I accepted that, knowing full well that this was not a serious attempt to grapple with Alito’s qualifications and philosophy. But it has become a sick sideshow all for the glorification of people who aren’t worthy to lick Samuel Alito’s shoes.
As another Scott – of Powerline fame – has noted, Alito has truly awed the Democrats and is beyond eminently qualified for a seat on the high court.
Michelle Malkin says “shame on the Senate Democrats” with links to good video footage in case you missed Sen. Lindsey Graham’s stellar moment at the committee meeting today.
The center-right bloggers have come to life on this one tonight. Start surfing or visiting the above links, and you’ll find them.
And how stupid – or should I say biased – is the Associated Press to think that Mrs. Alito’s tears were caused by Lindsey Graham? Do they not understand the concept of the rhetorical question? Can they not accept that their “enlightened” and “tolerant” and “compassionate” Senate Democratic heroes were just boldly and cleverly exposed for the vitriolic, hypocritical charlatans that they are? If Republican Congressmen and Senators behaved as the Boozer and his buddies Durbin, Biden, & Schumer have acted, the least I would be is ashamed to be a member of that political party. And you can bet the MSM would be having a field day. This evening? I think I hear the sound of crickets chirping….
Hugh Hewitt is right: “this is the sort of behavior that disgusts the center” of American politics. Thelma and Louise, indeed.