At 8:00 this morning, President Bush announced Judge Samuel Alito as his nominee to fill Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court. At around 8:03 this morning, the howls of outrage from the batshit loonball left began.
Now, don't get me wrong. There should be honest, informed debate over the nominee for a position of such profound importance, especially when the nominee may hold that position for the next 40 years. But the agonized screams were mostly coming from people who couldn't possibly have known a damn thing about Alito at the time of the announcement. This pretty much removes "honest" and "informed" from the equation.
Senator Chuck Schumer, who almost certainly did have advance knowledge of the pick, was predictable in saying "This controversial nominee, who would make the court less diverse and far more conservative, will get very careful scrutiny from the Senate and from the American people." What Sen. Schumer doesn't say is that there wouldn't be any controversy if he and his fellow moonbats didn't fabricate it. There would (and should) be serious debate, but labeling Alito as "controversial" before the guy has even had a chance to answer a single question is dishonest in the extreme. But then again, that same habitual dishonesty the Democrats collectively possess is one of the many things that drove me from the party in the first place.
So right away Alito's opponents forfeit their credibility and will reduce the debate to name-calling and mud-slinging. I hope the President gets a chance at replacing a couple more Supreme Court justices between now and 2008 since the process exposes the Democrats for the liars they are.