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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Codes and quacks

Let's parse W's little incantation he made over the Roberts nomination last night. It was bloated with code.

``He has a good heart.''
Sure it sounds innocuous. It ain't with W. Everyone should know he speaks in bible code -- the real thing, not Dan Brown's hokum. `` Jesus states: But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15 NKJV)''

``He will strictly apply the constitution and laws, not legislate from the bench.''
Duh. This is red meat for the Federalists, not that they've been going hungry anytime recently. Remember, these folks believe law, and true democratic authority, derives from the almighty not the governed.

``He's also a man of character who loves his country and his family.''
He's not gay. He has kids. He knows that `family' is husband + wife + 2-to-30 children.

W was giving his base the rhetoric he's always offered. But in an effort to divert, slake the conservative thirst for a judicial vampire, and maintain his coalition, the WH political machine is looking sloppy. It's not even midterms yet, and with his agenda seriously bogged down, I can almost hear the duck quack: `lame.'


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it that you are really angry about? All the rest of this is just window dressing. Someone hurt your heart somewhere and you have created in your mind a super-conspiracy of caricatures you think resemble them. Search your heart and be honest and maybe you'll be angry at the real cause and leave the false dialectic and misdirected rage behind you.

7/20/2005 7:19 PM  
Blogger cornhuskerblogger said...

wow. no one's ever used `dialectic' with me. and i don't think it's a deep mystery at all why i'm angry -- and i think my therapists would agree. We are at war, people are dying, terrorism is growing and it's all just politics to the WH.
it's craven to play with lives and the nation so carelessly. I have no issues whatsoever with the religious. i'm related to an uncountable number of such good people. i love them. and for the most part, they don't wear their religion around like a team jersey everywhere they go.
Other than that, anger works for me. i wear it well. and it charms the socks off everyone. a bulging forehead vein, white knuckles pounding the table, it's surprisingly magnetic.
and for the record, my rage is deployed like a laser beam. i just happen to deploy it a lot. is that what dialectic means?

7/20/2005 7:35 PM  
Blogger Jonah B. Gelbach said...

well, that's not what dialectic means. but it may be what anonymous thinks it means.

chb, i esp love your reference to multiple therapists....lol.....i suspect that anonymous may have been reading charles krauthamer lately....

7/20/2005 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHB must've played football in Nebraska WITH his helmut on. This boy knows what he's talking about. Go Big Red, baby.

7/20/2005 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a snippet of bush's anointing of Roberts and realized that bush just can't help lying. It must be genetic.

He stated that Roberts had worked in a steel mill in the summer to pay his way thru college. Roberts father was an executive for a steel company and Roberts went to expensive Catholic boarding schools. I doubt that he had to work in the summer .

7/21/2005 9:34 AM  
Blogger strategery4 said...

Well, what was he supposed to say? "John has an impressive collection of porno movies that he got from Robert Bork"? "Despite a raging cocaine addiction -- or perhaps because of it -- he finished first in his class at Harvard Law"? I thought the key codewords here were "culture of life" and "Dred Scott." From today's (unintentionally?) funny NY Times piece, Roberts also seems to have the right workout habits.

While I'm at it, gotta give the WH props for not doing the affirmative action thing and picking a woman. Take that, Laura. And O'Connor's reaction was priceless: "Sure he's the best but couldn't they have picked a woman?" (Paraphrasing, of course.) Paging Michigan Law School.

7/21/2005 2:07 PM  

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