January 4, 2005
President Bush has announced plans to re-nominate twenty judges rejected by a democrat filibuster in the last congressional session.
Good for him!
A majority favored most, if not all, the president's court nominees, but a minority of liberal democrats kept them from coming to a floor vote.
The president has a right to re-nominate people he believes are well qualified.
This president doesn't seek permission from liberal democrats, nor does he curry favor from the editorial pages of the New York Times and Washington Post.
He does what he believes is right and that's why liberals - who don't believe in such things, except that they are always right - hate him.
This president has a chance to reshape the judiciary more than Ronald Reagan did.
One hopes they will all be men and women who believe in the constitution as written and who also believe that Congress, not the courts, should make law.
Democrats are having a fit about this, but too bad.
They didn't seek Republican permission when Bill Clinton was in the White House and George W. Bush shouldn't seek theirs either.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.