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[Oct. 4th, 2005|10:30 pm]
New updates on LongHairedWeirdo. The latest one was something that hit me on the way home from work. I think I know how Bush is picking his justices; I think he's picking them based upon his confidence in their rulings on his policies in the war on terror.

Maybe to protect his powers; maybe to protect his pals.

I hope I'm wrong about that.

[User Picture]From: desiree_2877
2005-10-05 01:55 pm (UTC)

Bushy boy and court nominees

I think he is padding the court so that all the rights that we have all gotten in the past 40 years can be reversed. I think he hates abortion so much that wants it illegal again. I also think he and his pals want to outlaw contraception altogether. After all...according to the bible, women should not be having sex anyways except in marriage and only to procreate. (sigh) Nevermind all those children who had the misfortune to be born to extrememly poor women. Nevermind putting more money into headstart and free school lunch programs. Bush and Co. really really bug me!
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From: kightp
2005-10-05 02:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Bushy boy and court nominees

While that was my fear when he was elected, I've come to think that GWB's personal beliefs about things like abortion aren't really all that deep. I've begun to believe that he's been paying lip service to the radical right's social agenda, first to get elected and then to get them to support his real goals: the war in Iraq, the (apparently failed) dismantling of social security, pro-business tax legislation amd as John suggests, the war on terror. Those are not necessarily causes the Christian extremist camp would have cared about or got behind.

If he really cared about overturning Roe v. Wade, I think he'd appointed other people to the Supreme Court. Considering who he's chosen, I'm beginning to suspect the appointments are much less about social issues and much more about trying to protect what he sees as his "legacy" from being dismantled by the court.

The scary thing is that, in the long run, the real Bush agenda may prove even worse for the country than the agenda we good liberals have been worrying about.
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[User Picture]From: desiree_2877
2005-10-05 06:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Bushy boy and court nominees

You know, you may be on to somethin there. I have a funny feeling too that what you say is maybe alot more important to him than abortion. Personally I think no one REALLY cares all that much about abortion - other than as a hotbutton issue. Bush and Co. just wanna make MONEY for all themselves and friends. It's always about the all-mighty dollar if you ask me - or it seems that way.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2005-10-06 06:03 am (UTC)

Re: Bushy boy and court nominees

Herm. When I first heard about George W. Bush and "compassionate conservativism", I knew he was a phony. It was like a poker player knowing someone was bluffing, or a cop knowing that the perp doesn't have a gun. It was an instinct, the kind of instinct that you learn to trust, because it doesn't steer you wrong.

I've never had cause to question that judgment.

I think his first question is always how something will benefit him. I don't think he wants to put an anti-Roe judge on the court. I don't think he sees any percentage in it.

I mean, I'm worried... I'm worried that a pro-Bush person will *also* be anti-Roe, just by chance. But I don't think that he's trying to do that. I don't think he cares enough about abortion to do something like that.
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[User Picture]From: darthgeek
2005-10-07 05:23 pm (UTC)
This is something that's been discussed on the train I take in the evenings. The consensus seems to be that he's putting people into place that will cover his ass for all the shit that he's done.
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