The coming explosion over Miers - redux

Rush Limbaugh has found the information that Harriet Miers is an evangelical Christian, a member of a church in Dallas that most would describe as "fundamentalist." I believe that this vindicates my earlier analysis based on mistaken information about a Ministry supported by Ms. Miers.

Blue state fundamentalists tend to hate evangelicals the way that Islamists hate Jews: viscerally. It will take enormous willpower for many of them to avoid saying that one who believes in the literal word of the Bible should not be allowed a place on the Supreme Court. They played footsie with the position that a devout Catholic would be disqaualified.

To partially quote my earlier post: this is a battle the Democrat left can't win with a majority of the American public, which sees religious faith as a good thing. As far as I am concerned about the coming attacks, Dirty Harry summed up my feelings: "Go ahead — make my day."

By offering bait to the most flamboyant wing of the cultural left base of the Democrats, President Bush has once again demonstrated his poker playing skills. They will see his bet and raise. They are so convinced that the hand they hold is right, true, and just, that they must win,  that they will bet the Upper East Side co—op (few of them own a farm).

But they are a fringe element, as far as the vast middle of the American public is concerned.

Thomas Lifson   10 03 05 

Rush Limbaugh has found the information that Harriet Miers is an evangelical Christian, a member of a church in Dallas that most would describe as "fundamentalist." I believe that this vindicates my earlier analysis based on mistaken information about a Ministry supported by Ms. Miers.

Blue state fundamentalists tend to hate evangelicals the way that Islamists hate Jews: viscerally. It will take enormous willpower for many of them to avoid saying that one who believes in the literal word of the Bible should not be allowed a place on the Supreme Court. They played footsie with the position that a devout Catholic would be disqaualified.

To partially quote my earlier post: this is a battle the Democrat left can't win with a majority of the American public, which sees religious faith as a good thing. As far as I am concerned about the coming attacks, Dirty Harry summed up my feelings: "Go ahead — make my day."

By offering bait to the most flamboyant wing of the cultural left base of the Democrats, President Bush has once again demonstrated his poker playing skills. They will see his bet and raise. They are so convinced that the hand they hold is right, true, and just, that they must win,  that they will bet the Upper East Side co—op (few of them own a farm).

But they are a fringe element, as far as the vast middle of the American public is concerned.

Thomas Lifson   10 03 05