Thursday, October 27, 2005
by Joe in DC - 10/27/2005 10:11:00 AM
The right wing killed the nomination of Harriet Miers because she did not pass their litmus test. John said that last night when he saw the press release from Concerned Women of America opposing Miers. I heard a radio interview with Sam Brownback (R-KS) on the way to work. He said he wanted a paper trail for the next nominee. Right wingers like Brownback want proof the candidate will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo other rights.
Harry Reid got it right:
''The radical right wing of the Republican Party killed the Harriet Miers nomination...''The conservatives destroyed their own talking points about getting every nominee a vote. They only want votes for nominees who pass their litmus test.
Bush was defeated on the Miers nomination by his own people. That makes the loss more devastating. And, it verifies that there is no room for compromise with the theocrats.