For those who haven’t been paying too much attention, Bush is putting up a huge fuss over the Democrats filibustering two judicial nominations in the senate.
The democrats are pointing out that they have allowed 98% of what Bush wants in nominees, but they don’t want Owens and Estrada because they are too far to the right.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist ® is proposing changing the rules, which Minority Leader Daschle is saying there isn’t a snowballs chance in hades of that being happening.
The Justices of the Supreme Court are getting older, and there’s a good chance there will be retirements this year or next year. If Bush decides to do what I think he’s going to do, he will nominate a Conservative Activist to the Court, and the Democrats will have no choice but to filibuster it until Congress adjourns.
If Bush has the chance, he is going to appoint a Justice that would overturn Roe vs Wade. I have a gut feeling that this is what he is aiming for. Considering his hard line stance against federal funding for stem cell research on one week old embryos, there is little doubt in my mind that Bush will refuse to nominate a moderate to the court that would follow precedent in that case.
A major battle is going to ensue. A constitutional crisis of epic proportions. I pray that those old geezers on the Court can hold on until the next election, because I fear what will happen otherwise.