Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ezra Klein bemoans the selection of Samuel Alito, and, in comments, an interesting exchange follows in comments betwen Ezra and a right-winger called Captain Toke:


Bush (R) - 59,834,866 votes
Kerry (D) - 56,373,514 votes

The voters already decided which direction the court should go.


Hey Toke -- tell me again what happened to Harriet Miers? Social Security privatization? Bush did win the election, right?


I am glad you brought up Harriet Miers. Harriet Miers went against Bush's campaign promise on judges, so she withdrew(under pressure).

We don't blindly follow our leadership....


But..but -- you said this was about Bush's vote totals! And Miers is who he wanted to pick! And oh my god, I'm so confused...


Like I said before, conservatives don't blindly follow Republican leaders or ignore their misdeeds "for the good of the party". I know it is foreign to you guys(lack of intellectual honesty), but when Republican leaders make a mistake, we let them know....

Conservatives don't walk in lockstep with the Republican leadership "for the good of the party".

This is precisely what I told you when anger at the Miers pick was beginning to peak:

The mistake Bush made here was thinking that he's the president of the United States. That's not what the base thinks. The base didn't vote for Bush -- the base voted for the conservative movement. To the base, Bush is president only insofar as he embodies the conservative movement.

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