The Senate's most self-satisfied senator, Joseph Biden, has established a website asking citizens to join him in pressuring President Bush to pick a liberal Supreme Court nominee so that a contentious confirmation battle can be averted.
Well, yes, I'll admit he didn't quite put it that way, but if the Left's currently favorite sycophant, Joe Wilson, is entitled to spurts of "literary flair," why shouldn't the rest of us be as well?
Let's look at what Biden actually said because it is revealing of the liberal Democrat mindset toward the judiciary, the Constitution and the will of the people.
Biden writes on his site, "please join me in encouraging President Bush to select a Supreme Court nominee, who, like Justice O'Connor, will receive unanimous support in the Senate."
Biden adds that such a nominee would be one "who will exercise the independence and impartiality that America expects from its highest court."
I guess you can't blame a guy for trying, but are these statements not a flagrant insult to the intelligence of more than half the voters in this country, not to mention a demonstration of contempt for their expressed will?
All this talk about getting along and establishing harmony and political consensus from Democrat leaders, who have been dedicating their lives to maximizing political acrimony, is a bit hard to swallow.
These jokers never urged President Clinton, who didn't even receive a majority of the popular vote in either of his presidential elections, to pick a consensus or mainstream candidate, or one who would respect the Constitution enough to be acceptable to Republicans.
The people elected President Bush, who promised to appoint judges like Scalia and Thomas to the appellate bench. Listening to the nonsense coming from the mouth of Joe Biden and other Democrats, one might assume -- if he didn't know better -- that President Bush had delivered the following speech during the 2004 presidential campaign:
"I think that trying to achieve goodwill between the executive and legislative branches of our government is more important than appointing constitutionalist judges. Knowing that Democrat senators will only vote to confirm liberal judges who believe they should rewrite the Constitution in their image, I've decided to abandon my commitment to uphold the integrity of the Constitution in order to placate recalcitrant, dictatorial Democrat senators. In doing so, I can increase the likelihood for harmony among all three branches of government.