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RNC and White House tell own flock Miers is crony

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Faced with growing opposition even from their own, the Republican 
National Committee and the White House held a joint mobilizing 
conference call to rally their most reactionary supporters behind 
Harriet Miers, their "get out of conviction on appeal" free card.
The point was to assure them that her votes on the Supreme Court 
were already predetermined.  Here is a typically chilling quote 
from the transcript of that sesssion:

"He and she [the president and Miers] both understand that if she 
were to get on the court, and she were to rule in ways that are 
contrary to the way the president would want her to approach her 
role as a justice, it would be a deep personal betrayal, and would \r
be perceived as such both by him and by her."

This is absolutely nothing more than a patently crony nomination, 
and is perceived by even its proponents as exactly that and being 
sold as such.  It is a matter of the utmost urgency that you 
communicate to your senators that this nomination is not worthy of 
any consideration at all on that basis alone.  As if our members 
of Congress had not sold the people so far down the river already, 
do we really need ANOTHER hardcore administration loyalist on our 
Supreme Court?

TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP MIERS AT http://www.nocrony.com

We all know how much the reactionaries love their talking points.  
Here are ours:

1) NO BUSH CRONY EVEN DESERVES A HEARING

Have we not seen the disaster wrought by installation of hardcore 
administration cronies in positions of the highest responsibility?  
Must our Supreme Court go the way of New Orleans?  There are many 
jobs in this world where you have to qualify to even GET a job 
interview.  Surely a seat on our Supreme Court is one of them.  
Some say they need to hear what she has to say.  That is just more 
of the same surrender babble, and is based on two false premises, 
that we don't ALREADY know where Miers stands, and that she will 
disclose anything meaningful under examination.  There is nothing 
coming but another Roberts' style stonewall, and for all those 
reasons we say NO HEARING.

2) THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DEMAND A MODERATE

It's time to fight for what we really want on principle.  It's 
time for those who would presume to represent us to take up that 
fight.  And the American people will tolerate NO MORE extremist 
far right appointees to our Supreme Court.  Every day Bush's 
popularity rating sinks to a new record low.  It is only his 
totally corrupt party caucus, now with a temporary majority in 
the House of Representatives, that has prevented the initiation of 
impeachment proceedings already for his incompetence and 
malfeasance.  We the people demand that any further nominees be 
no worse than true MODERATES.  That's our position and we're 
sticking to it.

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Is there anybody who would want to be elected by cheating?  Then 
why should not everybody want to support real voting reform, so 
we can make sure all votes are always counted accurately and 
reliably.  Rush Holt has introduced a bill (HR 550) which would 
make sure that's what happens from now on.

TAKE ACTION NOW AT http://www.trotn.com/hr550.htm

The Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act (HR 550)
(1) establishes a requirement for a voter verified paper ballot 
created for every vote cast;
(2) establishes a mandatory uniform national standard that states 
that the voter verified paper ballot -- the only record verified 
by the voter rather than the voting machine -- is the vote of 
record in the case of any inconsistency with electronic records;
(3) provides Federal funding to pay for implementation of voter 
verified paper balloting;
(4) requires a percentage of mandatory random audits in every 
state, and in each county, for every Federal election;
(5) prohibits use of undisclosed software, wireless communication 
devices, and internet connections in voting machines;
(6) is required to be fully implemented by 2006; and
(7) protects the accessibility mandates of the Help America Vote 
Act.

The one click action page above has now been fully dedicated to 
the message that we will not tolerate any more funny business in 
our elections.  Vote now by sending a message to our members of 
Congress that we need these long overdue reforms, so that we will 
actually have a chance to really vote in the future.

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originally posted by The Pen to impeach-bush
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