It’s Fun To Be Right Or Alternately Savor The Moment
From a column I wrote back on July 20, 2004 called “Why Conservatives Should Vote For Bush:”
“Furthermore, you should never, never, never, forget about judges. Because liberalism is so unpopular, the Democrats count on getting activist liberal judges to implement their agenda over the protests of the voters (perfect example: gay marriage in Massachusetts). Because the Senate Republicans have wimped out, the Dems have managed to block a number of Bush’s judges, but Bush has gotten 198 of them through and given that 7 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices will crack 70 by 2008, it’s entirely possible that the winner of this election could significantly change the balance of the Supreme Court. Who would you rather see picking 3 or 4 new Supreme Court Justices over the next four years: George W. Bush, an imperfect conservative or John F. Kerry, one of the most liberal members of the Senate?”
Without question, Bush is an “imperfect conservative,” especially on domestic issues and the GOP in Congress? Ugh. Half the time, they’re as likely to make you pull your hair out as the Dems. For all the elections Republicans win, it often seems that we get precious little that we hold dear pushed forward in Washington.
But today, on the eve of a historic Supreme Court appointment that looks like it’s going to start to tilt the balance of the court back towards originalism and strict constructionism, it’s great to know that all the hard work conservatives have put in is paying some real dividends. There will always be plenty to complain about, but it’s nice to just savor the moment every once in a while…