Jun 25 2007
Well, the GOP’s Supreme Court Hypochondriacs (you know, the ones that wrung their hands for two years over the Gang of 14 and Harriet Miers and started the destruction of the conservative governing coalition) are getting a big “I told you so” from me today:
he Supreme Court loosened restrictions Monday on corporate- and union-funded television ads that air close to elections, weakening a key provision of a landmark campaign finance law.
The court, split 5-4, upheld an appeals court ruling that an anti-abortion group should have been allowed to air ads during the final two months before the 2004 elections.
The case involved advertisements that Wisconsin Right to Life was prevented from broadcasting. The ads asked voters to contact the state’s two senators, Democrats Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl, and urge them not to filibuster President Bush’s judicial nominees.
The Gang of 14 was predicted to be this big old disaster that never came of fruition. The GOP hypochondriacs (they overreact on way too many issues to be considered ‘leaders’) swore up and down the end was here for Bush’s judicial imprint. Another Chicken Little cry from the far right has bit the dust. Bush got his justices on the bench and we are seeing the kind of centrist decisions we could only hope for in our wildest dreams before Bush took office. It seems the traitor Presidente Jorge was right again – and his critics were dead wrong again. And now that the GOP is in the minority and very possibly will lose the Presidency and both houses to the dems in 2008 aren’t we all glad the Gang of 14 preserved the veto just in case President Hillary appoints Sid ‘viscious’ Bloomenthal to the US Supreme Court?
The GOP needs to stop hyperventilating and crying ‘wolf’ all the time. It is killing what little credibility they have left. Thankfully we are seeing the resurrection of the Freedom of Speech, thanks to the Roberts’ Court.