Promises, promises – earnestly given but never fulfilled. That is the story and the strength of the Repug politicians and, to our horror, the track record so far of the Bush appointments to the Supreme Court.
Remember how Roberts and ScAleto both swore to uphold “established law”? Law that had withstood the test of time and been confirmed by several courts? Laws like those that had concern for the health of women?
Well you can forgetaboutit. But don’t forget to remember that Bush could still be picking one or more new justices. Scary isn’t it and don’t think the Dem majority in Congress will stop it. The Repug members of Congress and the media will manage to slip in still another justice who promises fairness but delivers only to Bush
Surely you’ve noticed that as more and more Repugs SAY they want the war to end and the troops brought home, when it comes to a vote they stick like glue to Bush. The media tells us that more and more of them are “peeling off” but we must understand that this is only for the consumption of their voters. If they are reelected they will go right back to promising but never delivering.
And if you are anticipating that the voters will elect a Dem Congress in ’08 with a large majority, gird your loins and whatever sanity you possess. Bush has already proclaimed that if there is anything that HE THINKS WARRANTS IT he will declare martial law. There will be no election in ’08. He will just continue to reign unopposed.
President Bush, without so much as issuing a press statement, on May 9 signed a directive that granted near dictatorial powers to the office of the president in the event of a national emergency declared by the president.
If Congress opposes this move, Bush will simply abolish Congress, and the Supreme Court will back him up. He has always ignored The Constitution, Congress and the American people – don’t think he won’t continue just as he has ignored the law with signing statements, refusal to cooperate in oversight and illegal wire tapping, for example.
Religious Fundamentalists already organized and in place will determine and enforce edicts relating to many things. Women’s clothing will be affected as will their civil and reproductive rights including education and employment. If this sounds a bit like the way Muslims govern women, deal with it.
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