May 1, 2009

Souter out. Obamabot in.

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is one area that those who are RINOs can't be distanced from real conservatives. The court is evenly balanced and every nomination process for the foreseeable future will be a watershed moment.

That means every vote on every nomination counts. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out today, Specter's departure means that the Senate judiciary committee, with the participation of slightly less squishy Senator Lindsey Graham, could still filibuster nominees while in committee. We need to have his vote on the Republican side if the nominee is, as expected, an Obamabot.

Its one of the times I get most frustrated with libertarian voters (rather than those just libertarian philosophically) and purists. A swing of 600 thousand votes and McCain would be President, Senator Specter would (unfortunately) still be a Republican and Justice Souter would not be retiring or else his replacement would be likely a centrist at least.

The idea of philosophical purity has its merits. Indeed vigorous effort to that end in the primaries must happen. Representatives need to vote the party line as close to 100% as possible, but at least 90% of the time.

All that said once a nominee is selected, conservative voters need to support the nominee and vote for them. Loyalty is a two way street.

If conservatives can't agree to that, Souter's replacement won't be the only new Obamabot on the Supreme Court in 4 years.

Win the battle by contacting Senator Graham and telling him your views on him holding firm on a judicial filibuster of a bad nominee. But win the war by showing up and voting GOP, even if you have to hold your nose to do it. The alternative has proven again, to be far worse.

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