Thursday, June 09, 2005

Extreme Is As Extreme Does

Here's the latest snarky article from the NY Times on Janice Rogers Brown, who was confirmed by the Senate yesterday, and who some Senate Democrats have singled her out as "the most objectionable of President Bush's more than 200 judicial nominees", Read through it and tell me that her views sound "extremist".

What they sound like is a person committed to freedom and opposed to big government .

If her remarks seem extreme, how about these remarks:

The Iraq war "is the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country. ... This is just as bad as the 6 million Jews being killed."

or this:
"You think people can work all day and then pick up their kids at child care or wherever and get home and still manage to sandwich in an eight-hour vote? Well Republicans, I guess can do that. Because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives."

or this:
There has never been an administration, I don't believe, in our history more intent upon consolidating and abusing power to further their own agenda, than the current administration.

It is very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth. It is very hard to tell people who are on the other side of the aisle, that they must think about the country's future, not just their own partisan political advantage

Then ask yourself if Brown is so terribly "extreme" for saying and believing this:

"We no longer find slavery abhorrent," she told the conservative Federalist Society a few years ago. "We embrace it." She explained in another speech, "If we can invoke no ultimate limits on the power of government, a democracy is inevitably transformed into a kleptocracy - a license to steal, a warrant for oppression."

If there is a bright center to the universe, then Janice Rogers Brown is much closer to it than Rangel, Dean or Clinton.

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