Day By Day by Chris Muir August 12, 2009 – Labor Shortage!

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Black Panthers, Harriet Miers, Karl Rove, SEIU

Day By Day by Chris Muir

Besides the obvious SEIU union thuggery during the Obamacare debate, I see on today’s morning Obama News (NBC television) that the Obama Justice Department and Congress are ramping up the investigation of Karl Rove and Harriet Miers. Allegedly they were involved during the Bush Administration in the politicization of the United States Attorneys – particulary the firing of such in New Mexico.

Hello – the United States Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. Remember when Bill Clinton assumed the Presidency and on day one he fired ALL of the United States Attorneys?

I find it particularly interesting that in the Obama Administration Justice Department, the Black Panthers are receiving a “free ride” and that hater Karl Rove receives so much attention.

Is there any wonder why President Obama is sinking like a stone in the Presidential approval polls?


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Harriet Miers Watch: The Withdrawl

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President Bush’s embattled nominee for the Supreme Court announced on Thursday she was withdrawing her name from consideration.

Reuters has Miers withdraws nomination.

President George W. Bush’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, White House counsel Harriet Miers, abruptly withdrew from consideration on Thursday after mounting criticism from the right and the left about her credentials for the lifetime job.

Bush said in a statement he reluctantly accepted the withdrawal of his long-time ally and would move in a timely manner to fill the vacancy left open by the retirement of Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor.

Harriet Miers’ letter of withdrawl is here.

Flap applauds Harriet Miers and wishes her well and continued service of the United States.

She did the RIGHT thing!

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Harriet Miers Watch: The Speeches

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Supreme Court Nominee Harriet Miers meets with Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wisc., at his office in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 in Washington.

The Washington Post has Clues about Miers’ views in 1990s speeches: report.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, in speeches a decade ago, said “self-determination” should guide decisions about abortion and also defended social activism, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The speeches, which she provided to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, offer some of the clearest insights yet into Miers’ thinking on contentious social issues that could come before the Supreme Court, the newspaper said.

Miers talked about abortion, the separation of church and state, and how the issues play out in the legal system in a 1993 speech to a Dallas women’s group, the newspaper said.

“The underlying theme in most of these cases is the insistence of more self-determination,” Miers said in an excerpt reported by the Post. “And the more I think about these issues, the more self-determination makes sense.”

With Republican Senators already having reservations the Fat Lady has sung with this revelation of self-determination .

Doesn’t that spell PRO-CHOICE?

In speeches delivered when she was president of the Texas bar association, Miers also defended judges who order lawmakers to address social concerns, the newspaper said.

Miers also showed sympathy for feminist causes, referring to the “glass ceiling” faced by professional women and urged her audience to support female candidates, according to the report.

So, let’s see……

1. Mier’s is pro-life but makes pro-choice speeches.

2. She was a catholic and was discovered not to be.

3. Miers is an evangelical but only recently – but she does go to church. And, she once supported a constitutional amendment banning abortion

4. She won’t legislate from the bench but gives speeches supporting judicial activism.

Now, you know why Flap opposes Miers and why the President should accept Harriet Miers’ withdrawl.

Harriet Miers should ask the President withdraw her nomination and she should resume her duties as White House Counsel.

Patterico is STILL on the Ledge.

The President should then nominate former Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen.

or any of these other fine federal appeals court judges:

Janice Rogers Brown

Edith Clement

Edith Hollan Jones

Charles Krauthammer has a reasonable face-saving approach here.

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The New York Times has Senators in G.O.P. Voice New Doubt on Court Choice

The drumbeat of doubt from Republican senators over the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet E. Miers grew louder Tuesday as several lawmakers, including a pivotal conservative on the Judiciary Committee, joined those expressing concerns about her selection.

Emerging from a weekly luncheon of Republican senators in which they discussed the nomination, several lawmakers suggested that as Ms. Miers continued her visits on Capitol Hill, she was not winning over Republican lawmakers.

“I am uneasy about where we are,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican on the Judiciary Committee who had so far expressed only support for the president’s choice. “Some conservative people are concerned. That is pretty obvious.”

Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota, called Republican sentiment toward Ms. Miers’s nomination “a question mark.”

“There is an awful lot of Republican senators who are saying we are going to wait and see,” he said.

Senator Norm Coleman, a Minnesota Republican in the political middle of his party, said he needed “to get a better feel for her intellectual capacity and judicial philosophy, core competence issues.”

“I certainly go into this with concerns,” Mr. Coleman said.

But, these are NOT the only Senators with concerns…….

Coming less than two weeks before confirmation hearings, the public questioning by Republican senators may be an ominous sign. Of the 10 Republicans on the 18-member Judiciary Committee, Mr. Sessions joins two others who have publicly raised concerns: Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas has questioned her legal views on abortion rights, and the committee chairman, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, has said Ms. Miers could benefit from a “crash course in constitutional law.”

Several Republican aides, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, said two other Republican committee members, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, had privately raised questions about her judicial philosophy. Both declined to comment on their views of her.

And leaving the lunch meeting on Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a Judiciary Committee member, acknowledged that senators who had met with Ms. Miers were telling colleagues that they had been unimpressed.

“She needs to step it up a notch,” Mr. Graham said.

Senator Trent Lott, Republican of Mississippi, said there was not much enthusiasm for the nomination among Senate Republicans, although most had “held their fire.”

The Fat Lady has sung.

Harriet Miers will NOT be confirmed.

With the turmoil in the White House due to the possible indictments of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby, the White House counsel should return to her office and allow the President another nomination.


Flap is bumping this to the top awaiting the New York Times Wednesday edition which will only corroborate what Flap has said:

Flap no longer believes Harriet Miers can be confirmed.

I oppose the Miers nomination.

The Truth Laid Bear has Call to Bloggers: Take Your Stand on Miers

Flap opposes the Miers nomination.

Armed Liberal, Flap’s partner in the Galloway protest is opposed too.

Captain Ed at Captain’s Quarters has Bad News Turns Into Flood On Miers.

In response, let me say that I have supported Miers’ confirmation up to now, almost exclusively on two bases: presidential prerogative and an assumption of basic competence, both on her part and the White House. The questionnaire has my confidence in the second basis badly shaken. The slapdash manner of its preparation tells me someone isn’t taking this seriously, and since Miers has her name on it, that’s her responsibility. The way she managed to antagonize Specter adds to that impression. She’s striking me as an imprecise and sloppy nominee for a position that requires absolute clarity and precision.

Given that, my reliance on presidential prerogative remains … but it doesn’t outweigh my objection to getting a substandard jurist on the Supreme Court. Waiting until the hearings for her to get exposed as that will prove a political disaster for the President and the GOP. For those reasons, I’d strongly suggest that the White House look for a way out of this, and fast.

Harriet Miers was not Flap’s first choice for nomination to the Unites States Supreme Court. Flap thought President Bush would chose another Texas jurist and former Texas Supreme Court Justice, Priscilla Owen. The President should rethink his choice.

Harriet Miers’ confirmation process is not going well:

1. Numerous petitions against her nomination

2. Numerous mis-steps in the nomination process with blunders with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter and then the poorly written/constructed Senate Judiciary Committee Questionnaire

3. Numerous editorials asking for a withdrawl of the nomination here and here.

Flap understands that this choice is the President’s perogative.

However, Flap no longer believes Harriet Miers can be confirmed.

The Democrats will not vote for her because of her pro-life evangelical proclivities. John Fund of the Wall Street Journal “outed” a stealth deal on Roe v. Wade.

Republican Senators will be conflicted to vote her out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She does not need a positive recommendation from the committee but Flap cannot imagine a majority of Senators voting for a nominee who cannot muster a majority committee vote.

So, why go through a brutal hearing process?

Harriet Miers should ask the President withdraw her nomination and she should resume her duties as White House Counsel.

The President should then nominate former Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen.

or any of these other fine federal appeals court judges:

Janice Rogers Brown

Edith Clement

Edith Hollan Jones

Charles Krauthammer has a reasonable face-saving approach here.

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Harriet Miers Watch: Hillary Asks a Question

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White House Counsel Harriet Miers arrives on Capitol Hill Monday, Oct. 25, 2005, for a private meeting with Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to discuss her nomination to the Suprme Court.

Asked about Bush Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Clinton said she’s eager for the Senate confirmation process to be played out. She did say there is one question she thinks Miers should be asked.

“Please tell us one thing you disagree with the president on,”
Clinton said to loud applause from the crowd.

Flap wonders what Slow Joe Biden wil ask?

Harriet Miers Watch: President Remains Confident for Confirmation

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White House Counsel Harriet Miers reacts while speaking with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N .Y., during a meeting to discuss her nomination to the Suprme Court Capitol Hill Monday, Oct. 17, 2005. Schumer is member of the Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings and take the first vote on the nomination.

The ASSociated Press has Bush Confident Miers Will Be Confirmed.

The White House said Monday that President Bush is confident Harriet Miers will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, even though a Democrat on the Senate panel that will hold hearings on her nomination said she doesn’t have the votes.

Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said Bush is committed to sticking with Miers until the Senate vote.

“He’s confident that she will be confirmed because as senators come to know her like the president knows her, we’re confident that they will recognize she will make an outstanding Supreme Court justice,” McClellan said.

Flap handicaps that she does not have the votes and will not have the votes.

The President and Harriet Miers should rethink their positions.

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