The N.Y. Times is correct, ..this time anyway. (which is amazing):smile:
On a serious note, ..the senate dems are committed in trying to stop Alito; at least most will vote against him, & i do not believe it would have mattered in how Alito would have answered his questions.
The repub/dem ideologies which used to have only about a dimes bit of difference about 4- decades ago, ..are SO far apart today, this is what it ALWAYS seem to come down to now.
In the old days, ..it was one thing to be a democrat, a republican ..& one thing to be a liberal.
Of course in the old days, ..the word "liberal" stood for things that would not be recognized by MODERN liberals these days such as ie, ..religious missionary work, a hostility for immorality hidden under the guise of civil rights, ..& there would have been MANY liberals vocally, & loudly OPPOSED to abortion, ..& they would have NOT appreciated seeing their christian traditions trumped out by ambitious ACLU lawyers defending the right of one person who felt offended by a christian holiday display so that the rights of the many would be stepped on.
The senate dems (most) DESPISE judges who refuse to tamper with the constitution, ..& see things that do not, nor EVER existed in the constitution.
The MODERN democratic party, ..which is NOW (for the most part) heavily invested in deep modern liberalism,.. cannot stand a judge who "might" be a threat to their "holy grail". (abortion)
What gets me is this: IF the senate democrats think that NOTHING is wrong with the concept of KILLING a growing person within the womb, ...why don't they simply stop HIDING under the word; "choice"?
IMO, ..those that advocate abortion as a constitutional right, ..do not want people's consciences to be pricked about taking the life away of a growing infant, & want to use the word "Choice" cause' it does not sound quite as bad. They SHOULD be more honest, & call it what it really is, "PRO-ABORTION".
Everybody KNOWS that w/abortion there is NO choice! Its the very same thing w/ regards to the word; "homosexual" too.
I do not care whom does what with whom, ..really I do not. I might not agree with same sex relationships, ..but what THEY do in their own privacy bothers me not among consenting ADULTS.
But why CHANGE the meaning of the word; "gay"...just to have it mean, or imply "homosexual"??
Same with the word "homosexual"; & they should STOP usng the word; "gay"...because gay means happy, or frivolous behavior, ..certainly it does not mean homosexual.
See.....gay doesn't sound as bad as homosexual.
If Liberals really believe in things they claim, ..THEY would STOP disguising thier words; ..just ALSO as they disguise WHOM they really are, & what THEY really believe in when THEY are campaigning on issues.
Modern democrats/ liberals want almost ANYTHING to be protected under the "constitution"; ..but let me tell you, they are reaching for things that do not, nor EVER existed within the constitution.
Liberals DO NOT EVER WANT ANYBODY TO BE JUDGEMENTAL on personal behavior, ...because for them, there are NO absolutes. THEY want NOTHING to EVER be denied to people, ..no matter how immoral, vile...or in some cases even illegal; & to attain this concept THEY MUST BE WILLING TO SEE THINGS THAT DO NOT EXIST IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CONSTITUTION, & THEN HIDE UNDER most any types of reprobate behavior by calling it a ''CIVIL RIGHT"!
This is ANOTHER reason as to why it appears that democrats, liberals etc in the acadamia, & sciences etc are SO WILLING to destroy the concept of traditional christian belief; or more accuratley THEY describe it as nothing more than a fairy tale, ..while they embrace evolution as a proven fact. Evolution STILL has NOT EVER been proven as FACT, ..but IT is being taught as "established" fact!
That also explains why most liberals/democrats have FOUGHT like hell to do away with the equal concept of allowing "creationist" teaching to go along with their evolutionary teachings. (they refuse to admit that "evolution" is ALSO a religion)
All of this is nothing more than the priciples of fabian gradualism, ..& once more & more people start advocating ANYTHING long enough, ..it creates precident to continue in its belief, whether factually proven or not.
Once the concept of the traditional God is slowly destroyed, ..then ALMOST anything can be ushered in as "acceptable", & or written into law.
If you doubt this; ..look right on this website, & you will see how christianity is portrayed as being hateful, discriminatory, phoney ..or simply laughed at as an old outdated archaic thought.
Once organized "christianity" is slowly destroyed, depopularized through social ostracizing, & humorous ridicule ..then immorality, atheism, excuses for crime via the old time honored standard for liberals; "socio/economic reasons' create the lawbreaking concept", socialism & placing trust in the human secular gods then becomes standard dining fare for each succeeding generation who has NO concept or concience in knowing right from real wrong. In case you might not have known, ..even the NEA is invested in similar ideology in "some" parts of the country, ..while it also helps to tear down traditional american beliefs, & concepts to embrace & teach that multi-culturalism, & internationalist law etc as "more honest, & more honorable" than American culture, & American way of life! (hard core liberals believe almost all of this)
Another GOOD example is in the fashion liberals think about guns. To them,...people don't kill people! To them, guns kill people;.. Instead of HOLDING those RESPONSIBLE for HOLDING the gun, ..THEY find fault with the gun, or the gun manufacturer & therefore the gunmaker must be guilty of assault, or murder!
The liberal democrats kNOW that Alito REJECTS their PERSONAL liberal precipts, & ideology, & thwey also know that Alito adheres to interpreting the things in the constitution, ..& will not prostitute it!
Yes...the democrats in the senate, & the house are enraged because THEY cannot get away with the things that they did for so long anymore by use of the mainstream media which has been nothing more than an advocate for liberal causes for well over 3-decades, & they cannot get away with smearing candidates out of the nomination process anymore either by implying that all conservatives are racists, exploiters, intollerant & haters anymore because they do not control the congress as they once did!
President Bush is seen as the "symbol" of all their losses, defeats, & the slow destruction of their party, & that ALSO is to why they hate, & despise him as they do.
The senate liberal democrats are simply filled with hate & rage, & bitterness because Bush will NOT kowtow to them either, or cut many deals with them, or share power with them, ..or undo his own personal convictions. What Bush says he will do, ...Mr. Bush does,... in spite of all the roadblocks, the biased media condemnation, the ridiculous conspiracy charges, & accusations that most of the democrat senate leadership has done in an attempt to destroy Bush's presidency.
The senate democrats KNOW full well that THEY do NOT represent the mainstream majority, in spite of their PHONEY claims ..if this was true,..They would have successfully destroyed Mr. Bush long ago!