A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, August 01, 2005

Reaction to the Bolton Appointment

Liberals are so predictible.
"At a time when we need to reassert our diplomatic power in the world, President Bush has decided to send a seriously flawed and weakened candidate to the United Nations. It's an unnecessary result, and the latest abuse of power by the Bush White House. ... Bolton arrives at the United Nations with a cloud hanging over his head." — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
"The latest abuse of power"? Has Harry Reid ever actually studied history? If this were an abuse of power, then every president who has ever done this has abused his power. See here.

"The abuse of power and the cloak of secrecy from the White House continues. ... It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the U.N." — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)

Ha ha ha!!! "Cloak of secrecy"??? I must have been imagining all the hysterical media reports the last 5 months, since the President nominated John Bolton. Apparently, John Bolton was the Secret Nominee. Or has Ted Kennedy merely had his head underwater all this time? (Wait, that was Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned at Chappaquiddick)

"John Bolton has placed his faith in a unilateral, go-it-alone foreign policy that has stretched our military thin, and I believe his inability to be an effective and constructive ambassador could produce dire consequences for American foreign policy." -Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
"Go-it-alone"? What about Britain, Australia, Poland, Japan, and all the other countries who have stood with us? Apparently they don't count. And perhaps we'll start listening to Dianne Feinstein when she loses the "inability to be a Patriotic and Moral Senator."

"John Bolton is the wrong person for the job and the decision to appoint him today will not serve American foreign policy well at all. ... His history of inflammatory statements about the U.N. will also make it difficult for him to effectively advance U.S. security interests in New York and bring about necessary reforms to that institution." — Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
"History of inflammatory statements." Such a history hasn't hurt John Kerry (other than losing a Presidential Election) or Harry Reid in such a way or any other number of Libs. And I didn't notice other "friendlier" U.S. Ambassadors to the U.N. having any more luck getting what we wanted done. The U.N. wouldn't listen to us even if we sent the biggest U.N. fan in the country (pick one of the Dems.), simply because we are Americans.

"The president has the right to make this recess appointment, but it's the wrong decision. It only diminishes John Bolton's validity and leverage to secure America's goals at the U.N. John Bolton has been rejected twice by the Senate to serve as our Ambassador to the United Nations. This is not the way to fill our most important diplomatic jobs." — Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
And you, Mr. Kerry, have been rejected by the American People for President of the United States. I would say that "diminishes" your "validity and leverage to secure" Massachusetts' goals." I guess you ought to resign. Besides, who are you to talk about "the wrong decision"? You're the one who made friends with the Commmies in North Korea.

"We filibustered the nomineee. We exercised our perogative under the law. He exercised his perogative under the law." -Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I.
Should read "R.I.N.O.-R.I." Idiot.

"He is exactly the wrong person to send to the United Nations at a time when we are trying to rebuild our credibility around the world. ... I now fear that we have lost an important opportunity to help re-establish the United States' global role as a moral and responsible leader." — Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
We don't need to "rebuild our credibility." France, Germany, and their "allies" need to. We also don't need to "re-establish" our "global role as a moral and responsible leader." We are the moral and responsible leader. Who poured out support, money, and supplies after the 26 December 2004 Tsunami in Southeast Asia? Who has liberated 50 million plus people in the last 4 years? The United States. Who was in bed with Saddam Hussein? France, Germany, and Russia. Buy yourself a brain, Mr. Rockefeller.

"It's sad that even while the president preaches democracy around the world, he bends the rules and circumvents the will of Congress in appointing our representative to the United Nations." — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg D-N.J.
It is always funny to hear Democrats talk about bending the rules, as though it was a bad thing. They are the ones who do it with consistency. And it is especially ironic to have Frank Lautenberg speak about such a thing. The Libs bent the rules to get him into that election in N.J. And to top it all off, the Libs were circumventing the will of We the People by not giving John Bolton an up-or-down vote. We put Republicans into the Majority the last 3 elections, which means we want the GOP agenda. The Libs are the circumventers.