This is one reason why Senate Democrats are refusing to fill any more vacancies with nominees submitted by President Bush. Liberal Democrats are trying to run out the clock on the Bush Administration, waiting until next year when President Obama could put 40-year-old leftwingers on the bench and, thus, set social policy in this country for the next several generations.
I thought it might be useful to look at what both Senator McCain and Senator Obama promise to use as their criteria in selecting judicial nominees. At a speech at Wake Forest University this month, Senator McCain said:
Addressing the 2007 Planned Parenthood convention in Washington, Barack Obama wholly embraced judicial activism when he said this:
…And we need somebody who’s got the heart …the empathy to recognize what it’s like to a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what’s it like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.
There you have it, my friends. Senator McCain has voted for every conservative judge nominated and is promising to appoint more. Senator Obama thinks the Constitution is beside the point and he wants judges who will order the imposition of the liberal agenda by judicial fiat.
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