Bush to Renominate Judges Blocked by Democrats
He’s going to pack the lower courts with prime-grade wingnuts, ensuring decades of retro-justice. John Edwards had been one of the Senators blocking Chimpy’s way, but he’s gone now, with proto-ape Richard Burr taking his seat. (Reuters).
Emboldened by his re-election victory and gains by Republicans in the Senate, Bush plans to renominate a total of 20 nominees to the nation’s court of appeals and district courts, the White House said.
“The president nominated highly qualified individuals to the federal courts during his first term, but the Senate failed to vote on many nominations,” White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.
During the hard-fought presidential campaign, Bush sought to brand Senate Democrats, who blocked 10 of his judicial nominees, as obstructionists. Democrats accused Bush of trying to tilt the courts with “right-wing extremists.”