Oct 05 2005

Miers Confirmation, Civil Rights

While the conservsative base debates reactionary verses tactical reactions to politics, I will go out on a limb and predict Harriet Miers will win confirmation in the Senate by a 81-19 vote.

Why? Harry Reid is on board with Miers and cannot back down now. And more here in the NY Times:

In a topsy-turvy moment in the Capitol, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader in the Senate, stood alongside Harriet E. Miers on Monday and had only kind things to say about her selection by President Bush for the Supreme Court.

But Mr. Reid’s effusive praise has also put Senate Democrats and the liberal advocacy groups who support them in an awkward spot.

BTW, is it true conservatives do not believe gays and lesbians deserve the same basic rights as all Americans? I am not talking about gay marriages (which I oppose) and civil unions (which I support). Marriage is not a civil right. I am talking about the general concept that all Americans are endowed with certain inalienable human rights.

Just curious – because of the hoopla over Miers’ support of civil rights for gays and lesbians in her council seat election run.

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