Message to Conservatives: Elections have Consequences

Eileen McDevitt and Larrey Anderson
Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is going to vote for Sonia Sotomayor.  So, apparently are many other Republican senators.  (Sotomayor is reportedly meeting with other prominent “conservative” Republican senators today.)

Graham has backtracked from his earlier opposition to Sotomayor.  He stated his reason for changing his position in his speech on the Senate floor yesterday -- repeating over and over “elections have consequences.”

Graham is correct.  Elections do have consequences.  Conservatives continue to vote for politically spineless politicians like Lindsey Graham.  These are politicians who say one thing to the folks at home and vote another way in Washington, DC. (Watch his speech .  He claims it would be easier for him to vote “no” but he is going to man it up and vote for Sotomayor’s confirmation in spite of his principles.)

I, for one, admire Democrats.  They at least stand by their convictions. The Democrats in the senate fought Bush’s nominees to the federal courts tooth and nail.  Scores of Bush’s nominees were left in limbo for months and even years.  For two terms -- eight long years -- the Democrats used every trick in the book to stop Bush’s conservative nominees to the federal judiciary.

Republican opposition to a Democrat president’s outrageous nomination of the race-baiting hard-core activist Sotomayor lasted a couple of weeks.

Conservatives: Elections do indeed have consequences.  Conservatives continue to vote for Republicans like Lindsey Graham -- and America continues to pay the price.


Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is going to vote for Sonia Sotomayor.  So, apparently are many other Republican senators.  (Sotomayor is reportedly meeting with other prominent “conservative” Republican senators today.)

Graham has backtracked from his earlier opposition to Sotomayor.  He stated his reason for changing his position in his speech on the Senate floor yesterday -- repeating over and over “elections have consequences.”

Graham is correct.  Elections do have consequences.  Conservatives continue to vote for politically spineless politicians like Lindsey Graham.  These are politicians who say one thing to the folks at home and vote another way in Washington, DC. (Watch his speech .  He claims it would be easier for him to vote “no” but he is going to man it up and vote for Sotomayor’s confirmation in spite of his principles.)

I, for one, admire Democrats.  They at least stand by their convictions. The Democrats in the senate fought Bush’s nominees to the federal courts tooth and nail.  Scores of Bush’s nominees were left in limbo for months and even years.  For two terms -- eight long years -- the Democrats used every trick in the book to stop Bush’s conservative nominees to the federal judiciary.

Republican opposition to a Democrat president’s outrageous nomination of the race-baiting hard-core activist Sotomayor lasted a couple of weeks.

Conservatives: Elections do indeed have consequences.  Conservatives continue to vote for Republicans like Lindsey Graham -- and America continues to pay the price.