Thursday, January 12, 2006

Another Wile E. Coyote Moment?

The Democrats come up with these plans to destroy Republicans that blow in their face. They’re Wile E. Coyote moments. The greatest of all was the Iran-Contra Hearings. The Democrats chortled with delight at the prospect of getting Oliver North to testify on national television. They couldn’t wait! Then North appeared and Americans saw a man who projected moral certainty that he was right in fighting communism. It was a disaster for the left. And they could not get the man off television because he was scheduled for so much time. After the first day I remember some Democrats actually whining that they wanted equal time.

The Clarence Thomas Hearings were another such moment. Judge Thomas stood up to their smear campaign. Now he sits on the Supreme Court.

The Democrats saw an opportunity for some free media exposure at the Wellstone Memorial Service. They turned a memorial service into a political rally. The American people were aghast at this display of leftist values.

Now they’re trying to smear Judge Alito as a racist. Mrs. Alito left the courtroom in tears, to the delight of the Kossacks. Will the American people agree with the left that the Democrats’ “tough” questioning is justified? Or will they see it as unfair bullying? It’s a different world than it was 20 or 30 years ago. Now we have more than just three broadcast networks putting the liberal spin on events. My guess is that this is another Wile E. Coyote moment.

UPDATE: Boortz is about as unsympathetic to Mrs. Alito’s tears as a non-liberal can be:

Then, at one point in the hearing, Alito's wife burst into tears, apparently over the beating Alito was taking. That's unfortunate, but welcome to politics in the year 2006. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. Which she did, by the way, only to later return. Still makes for a good headline, though. Those evil Senators making that poor woman cry. That's life in the big city.
Pretty rough! She cried when Senator Graham offered sympathy; that is often when tears come. Graham commiserated because a pack of dishonest cretins was attempting to destroy an honest man's character. Mrs. Alito’s tears were justified. Outrage and disgust at the Democrats is justified.

The irony is that I’m open to someone making a case as to why Alito should not sit on the Supreme Court. If his judicial philosophy is bad, I want to hear about it. But smearing him as a racist because he belongs to some alumni association is not the way to persuade me.

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