06 October 2005

Harriet Miers

The W regime has now picked a new nominee for the Sandra Day O'Connor vacancy in the Supreme Court, now that John Roberts, the original pick, was elevated to Chief Justice to replace the late William Rehnquist.

(By the way, I want to thank my Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, for voting against that career corporate lawyer's confirmation.)

Harriet Miers seems to be a controversial pick, with her credentials basically being little more than W's personal attorney, and no experience as a judge. She did play a key role in the selection of John Roberts. However, one thing does seem clear; like W, she claims to be a born-again Christian, and follows the death cult's teachings to the letter. This has fractured the Republican Party, from the party leadership (Trent Lott, Bill Frist) who oppose her nomination on the grounds of her inexperience, to the death cult leadership (Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell) who support her wholeheartedly.

Some spineless Democrats, such as the anti-choice Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, supported the nomination of Miers. This may be a tactic to prevent a more harmful potential nominee like Alberto Gonzales, who could pull even more Latino votes toward the Republican camp. But this is no time to cave in to the W agenda, which looks more and more like the Nazi agenda I saw at the Holocaust Museum last week; the 45 Senate Democrats must unite and say a loud "NO" to any and all W appointees, even if the 55 Republicans can steamroll them over. Remember, the Republicans did not win their majority by caving in and compromising; they won it by serving their base - large corporations and Christians.

Things do not look good. Just a week and a half after the promise of the antiwar rallies, I am seeing lots of "moving to Canada" discussions on the Democracy Cell Project blog. This can't be good. I may be witnessing the birth of a fascist republic in the United States of America, as progressives vote with their feet and move overseas. In my own case, I will need to leave in about ten years in search of healthcare, but until then, I am fighting against the influence of heartless corporations - domestic and foreign (that means you, Toyota) - and the death cult churches.