Monday, January 30, 2006

Michelle Malkin liveblogged Senator Kennedy's rant against Sam Alito. Kennedy clearly has a standard speech about civil rights and the Supreme Court. Any relationship between Kennedy's demagoguery and Alito's judicial record is purely coincidental.
We're talking now about the Supreme Court. But they are the ones who changed this country inevitably with what we call the march to progress. The march towards knocking down the walls of discrimination that permitted us to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and public accomodations so people who's skin was not white who could go into restaurants and hotels. Public accomodations. The '65 act for voting. Voting rights. The '68 act. The public accomodations. The 1973 act that said that women are going to treated equally. The Americans with Disabilities Act that said that the disabled are going to be part of the American family.

All of that is part of the march for progress.

And my friends, the one organization, the one institution that protects it is THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES!!! (Screaming at the top of his lungs.)

Too much blood has been shed in those battles. Too much sweat. Too many tears. To. Put. At. Risk. That. March. For. Progress.

(Banging podium. Voice cracking.)

And that is what we are doing (voice quavering) with this nominee. HE FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE before this Judiciary Committee that he was committed to the continued march for progress...
Gee, I thought the Supreme Court was supposed to interpret the Constitution and laws of the land. I didn't know they were supposed to be a progressive institution. If Kennedy wants a march for progress then he can work for such laws to be passed by Congress. They are the legislative body in case he's forgotten.