Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Dems Should Say, "Senator Cornyn, You're Fired!"
Americablog's John Aravosis on what the Democrat Party should do concerning John Cornyn's recent justification of violence against "activist judges" on the Senate floor (" John Cornyn Must Resign...and Dems. have to make it happen"):
"...John Cornyn is a Senator. He sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In fact, he is the Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights. He is, therefore, one of the leaders in the Republican Senate issues affecting judges...The Democrats can't let this one go. They cannot let Cornyn off the hook. Every single judicial debate has to revolve around John Cornyn condoning violence against judges."
John has a transcript of Senator Cornyn's "threat" against our judicial branch at this link.
I found this anti-"activist judge" button at the Senator's Website on his front page tonight (link), but who knows how long it will remain viewable. It seems to me that using a marine to send his "message" is completely inappropriate at this time. But when did that ever stop some of these wingnuts (what happened to your party, true conservative Republicans, you're being led by true sickos).
But here's the best part of this campaign to prevent the Solomon Amendment (which allows the military to recruit on campuses) from being overruled by "activist judges."
"Tell the U.S. Senate that America deserves conservative judges, not legislators in robes." (link)
You see, this has nothing to do with "activist judges", it's just another half-baked partisan distortion by Republicans. Cornyn isn't looking for "non-activist" judges, he wants to pack the courts with conservative judges.
Senator Cornyn's near-hate speech might be somewhat protected by the first amendment, but we're talking about the Senate floor. This isn't Cheney saying "fuck you." This is "the Chair of the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights" who is shitting on the Constitution, claiming uncivil rights, and treating the third branch of our government as Republican private property.
Democrats in the House and the Senate must stand up and stop this man, by demanding his resignation, or are we going to wait for some judge to die first.
If you're a judge in America you might want to think about calling for 24 hour police protection, as long as madmen like John Cornyn sit in power in our government.