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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

 

Our Newest Op Ed

Extremism and the American Left
- Eric Reikowski


In spite of all its anti-American tantrums and tirades, the political Left always seems to be first to defend the American populace from the perceived "extremism" of Supreme Court candidates. When President Bush nominated John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O' Connor back in July, the mudslinging Moveon.org immediately issued a statement saying that "in nominating John Roberts, the president has chosen a right-wing corporate lawyer and ideologue for the nation's highest court instead of a judge who would protect the rights of the American people."

The People for the American Way commented that "the Radical Right is overjoyed by the nomination of John Roberts because they believe Bush kept his promise to his right-wing base and given them exactly what they demanded: a Supreme Court nominee in the mold of Scalia and Thomas."

Such organizations were hardly alone. The nation's most prominent GOP-hating politician, Howard Dean, warned that "President Bush should not try to use the nomination of an extreme conservative to distract from the ethical problems his White House is facing." Dean went on to accuse the president of "playing to his right-wing political base in times of political trouble."............
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