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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Daschle's heir

I haven't been following the Supreme Court nomination brouhaha all that much. John Roberts is up for the top spot and he seems qualified enough. I was going to wait until this case could be judged on its merits before I said anything.

Apparently Roberts's merits are stellar, because now that finally Sen. Reid Says He'll Vote Against Roberts, said Senate Minority Leader is using ad hominem reasoning to do it. Viz., John Roberts is a RACIST!!!!!1!

In Reid's words:

This is a very close question for me. But I must resolve my doubts in favor of the American people whose rights would be in jeopardy if John Roberts turned out to be the wrong person for the job. ... [He] played a significant role in shaping and advancing the Republican agenda to roll back civil rights protections. No one suggests that John Roberts was motivated by bigotry or animosity toward minorities or women. But these memos lead one to question whether he truly appreciated the history of the civil rights struggle. He wrote about discrimination as an abstract concept, not as a flesh and blood reality for countless of his fellow citizens.

Translated from Daschlian to actual English:

  • "Civil rights protections" means the US Government's efforts to discriminate and to force others to discriminate against (in practice) Jews and Asians. This discrimination is, in fact, a "flesh and blood" reality for any Jew or Asian scoring above the national average in exams and GPA who attempts to get into university in this nation.
  • To "question whether" means to "deny that", but to do it in such a way that he sounds like he's only allowing for such denial. But the extreme Left know what they want, and they know how to parse such mush.
  • To "appreciate[] the history of the civil rights struggle" means not just to concede the point, that whatever Al Sharpton is calling a "civil right" at this time is actually a civil right, but to endorse it.

Okay, he started with the name-calling, in however mealy-mouthed a fashion. I am not in political office and can afford to be a bit blunter. Reid is a deeply unethical, dishonest, and dishonourable person. The party which hoisted him up as its standard-bearer is, likewise, morally bankrupt.

I'm a swing voter, Democrats. Give me a reason to vote for you.

posted by Zimri on 16:35 | link | 0 comments

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