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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Democratic Remarks Stink of Religious Bigotry

Christian leaders also commended (Harriet) Miers’ for her decision.

"Miss Miers has shown great respect and consideration by putting the needs of the American people and the judicial system above her own personal ambitions," commented Wendy Wright, Executive Vice President for Concerned Women for America (CWA), in a released statement. "We look forward to future opportunities of working with Miss Miers and will stand united with her on common goals."

"It was hard to call for Miss Miers' withdrawal yesterday," added Jan LaRue, CWA's chief counsel, “but we felt it was the best thing for the Court, the President and Miss Miers.

The Rev. Rob Schenck of the National Clergy Council expressed his gratitude for Miers’ “painfully difficult decision.

In many ways, this was her ultimate service to the President and to the country," said Rev. Rob Schenck, in a released statement.

"We will now prayerfully support a new nominee that will unequivocally fulfill President Bush's promise to appoint judges who strictly interpret the Constitution instead of single-handedly amending it," he added.
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Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the minority leader of the Senate, responded to Harriet Miers' withdrawal of her nomination to the Supreme Court today on his website: "The radical right wing of the Republican Party killed the Harriet Miers nomination. Apparently, Ms. Miers did not satisfy those who want to pack the Supreme Court with rigid ideologues."
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Make no mistake about it, the leaders in the Democratic Party think practicing Catholics and Evangelical Christians (many of whom opposed Miers) are nothing more than "radical right wing... extremists" and "rigid idealogues." We all might want to take that into consideration next time any of us think about voting Democratic. It's just food for thought. Please feel free to pass this on.