Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Litigation Legislation

I love it when really real conservatives take Rightwingers Against Really Real Reality (RARRR!!!) to task. That's why I'm such a big fan of Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), especially when this man proposes legislation that will allow Congress to sue Ol' Dubya for Unconstitutional Shenanigans.

“We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president’s acts declared unconstitutional,”
This is why I'm against impeachment, and for Congress doing its darn job! Sen. Specter get's the "I Been At Work" Award, while many others in Washington are just out to lunch.


Dante said...

I can't believe you put "really real conservatives" and Arlen Spectre in the same sentence. There are some really real conservatives out there in Congress but Spectre certainly isn't one of them. If you look up RINO in the dictionary, you'll see a picture of Lincoln Chafee and Arlen Spectre dressed up like the Bushwhackers all licking each other's heads and everything (links provided for better mental image). Then again, there's nothing more conservative than opening up the President to being sued by Congress if by "conservative" you mean "silly and most definately not conservative".

Patrick Armstrong said...

How about this deal, then:

We keep Lieberman, and you can give us Specter in exchange.

RightOnPeachtree said...

Specter is a total RINO. However, I'm also mad about Bush's continued insistence on not following the law (immigration immediately comes to mind). Personally, I hope Bush does get slapped down on this.

And I don't see why there should be signing statements at all. It's just one more chance for abuse by pols. They've shown over and over again that they don't have self-control and can't self-regulate.

patsbrother said...

Apparently, according to dante, defending the Constitution and the balance of powers is a very un-conservative thing to do. Thanks for clearing that one up.

Dante said...

I missed where I said that, PB. "defending the Constitution and the balance of powers" is not equivalent to "opening up the President to being sued by Congress" and I'm not entirely convinced the latter is even a subset of the former. If there's some other way you can stretch what I said to suit your needs, let me know and we can examine. Until then, thanks for playing.

Dante said...

And for what it's worth, the conservative way of doing things would be to ignore the signing statements and take it up in court if the President has the cajones to challenge Congress, not to go cry to some judge about a groups of letters that may or may not really have any real legal weight.