Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Chuckie Schumer and "Divid[ing] America"

I love the far Left. I was reading all of the commentary on the Alito nomination, and I came across the comments by Senator Chuckie Schumer (D-NY), who --- according to the Washington Times --- "bemoaned the nomination of someone 'likely to divide America.'"

Wow! Boy! It's sure good to know that Chuckie's on the job, protecting us against people who would "divide America." God knows that we need protection from the likes of those who would "divide America," like those race hustlers and class warriors who would divide us by race and divide the productive from their money.

And by the way, what is it that "divide[s] America"? Might it be judges who divine new constitutional "rights" out of "penumbras" and "emanations"? Might it be those who use judicial decisions to short-circuit the political process, preventing the emergence of political consensus that results from the democratic process? Might it be those who constantly inveigh against "the rich" and "paying their fair share," when the fact is that "the rich" not only pay their "fair share" but the "fair share" of quite a few of their neighbors?

I hear that Chuckie Schumer is perhaps the most scholarly and bright member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But this kind of slick and nonsensical political rhetoric belies that notion. "Division" in America isn't avoided or minimized by committing to judicial decisionmaking issues properly resolved by the political process. Aside from the fact that the course advocated by Chuckie does violence to the democratic and constitutional process, and virtually guarantees continuing political controversy, it bespeaks a political cravenness that one would hope to avoid in elected public officials.


Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

I can't stand Chucky. He's such a left-wing flake, yet he gets away with portraying himself as a "moderate" in the media. He can say the most insane things, but since he does so in a rationale tone of voice, he gets away with it.

vatars said...


and he looks like Tim Kaine

Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

No, he looks like Larry Fine of the Three Stooges.