Saturday, July 28, 2007

Schumer: "I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer"

Okay, he didn't really say it in exactly those words, but Chuck Schumer has admitted he was too stupid to take President Bush at his word when Bush promised that, when re-elected, he would appoint constitutionalists to the SCOTUS. He claims that he was "hoodwinked" into thinking Dubya would break that particular campaign promise, I guess. But now, he knows better:

“When a president says he wants to nominate justices in the mold of [Antonin] Scalia and [Clarence] Thomas,” Schumer said, “believe him.”

Of course, his response to finally realizing he's an abject idiot is to further demonstrate his moronic tendencies:

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”

It will be interesting to see him and his marauding gang of jackasses, in their grab for more power, and by trashing the separation of powers entirely, try to reverse the actual Constitution:

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
They've already been taking a massive stab at wiping out this paragraph of the Constitution, when they started attacking Dubya for not renewing the contracts of those executive political appointees in DOJ, and by trying to force the DOJ to answer to them, not the Executive Offices, on forming grand juries on said case. Now, Schumer seems to think that completely wiping out the executive powers would be a good thing all around. Has he even considered that, sometime in the none-too-distant future, a Democrat might be elected POTUS? Or, does he truly not care about the future, so long as he inconveniences Bush?

I think I have Schumer's new slogan:

Screw intelligent thought, screw the laws, screw the nation -- we want to be king!

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