Judge Sonia Sotomayor should be evaluated based on her work experience and judicial record, not on her compelling personal story. At the very least, Republicans should ask a few hard questions before allowing this confirmation to proceed through the Senate.
On the CIA/Cheney:
If the CIA doesn’t have plans (secret or otherwise) to take down terrorists, I ask, “Why the heck not?” That’s part of their job, isn’t it? And yes, I would support secret terrorist hunting and not informing Congress of those plans if the Obama admin had such a program. This should be a point of agreement for both Republicans and Democrats.
On competition in health care:
I don’t oppose competition. I oppose a competition in which the deck is stacked in favor of the government’s entry. I also dispute the notion that the post office is a brilliant example of how government competition could improve the service or quality of health care. UPS and FedEx pushed the USPS to improve its services, not the other way around. And BTW, the USPS is still inferior to both.
Former VP Cheney provides an impassioned defense of Bush administration foreign policy.
President Obama continues to insist that Gitmo must be closed, even as the Senate attempts to block funding for his grand scheme.
Senator DeMint writes an NRO op-ed critical of government-provided health care.
And my great gov Sanford continues to fight the state legislature after they overrode his veto of most of the stimulus money. I’m cheering him on, but I’m not sure how this will all play out in the end. He does tend to get a little scorched-earth about the things he passionately believes in, and some supporters might be turned off by his approach. But he’s right in what he’s doing and the people of this state who aren’t brain-dead sheep (or dependent Democrats – same diff) will support our governor.
Nothing wrong with my state…the Republican Party here in SC is alive and kicking. We have thrived under the outstanding outgoing Chairman, Katon Dawson, and our red state status will continue with our new Chairman (chairwoman?) Karen Floyd. However, Senator Graham still has some work to do with the conservatives in this state, who he continues to tweak, even though we decided to vote for him in spite of a couple serious disagreements we had with him.