What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 25, 2006

Bob Casey (PA-DINO) Endorses Alito

On the very day in which EVERY DEMOCRAT on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted "NO" on endorsing Judge Samuel Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Bob Casey announced that he endorses Alito.

On the very day in which the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously agreed to ask PA's two Republican Senators (Specter and Santorum) to vote against Alito, Bob Casey announced that he endorses Alito.

All of you who only care about getting rid of Santorum no matter how Santorum-like (Lite?) the person is who you would support in his place want to explain to me again why I should support Casey???

From the Times Leader:
Casey announces endorsement of Alito

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rick Santorum's leading Democratic challenger, Pennsylvania Treasurer Bob Casey, announced Tuesday that he endorses Judge Samuel Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

For weeks, Republicans have called Casey "Silent Bob" and pressed him to say whether he supports Alito's confirmation. Casey and Alito have a family connection because Alito, who serves on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Philadelphia, sided with Casey's father, the late Gov. Bob Casey, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The case challenged a state law requiring women seeking abortions to notify their spouses.
Everyone who claims that Casey is so friggin' good for labor might want to reflect again how he will vote on an issue or person if it's in any way tied to some pro-fetal activity:
I do not agree with everything that Judge Samuel Alito has done or said - particularly many of his rulings which too often result in corporate power prevailing over the interests of consumers and workers," Casey said in a statement. "However, I agree with The Philadelphia Inquirer and Washington Post editorial boards that the arguments against Judge Alito do not rise to the level that would require a vote denying him a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court."


When it counts, Casey is just another Republican clone.


Narathex said...

Are there any other issues important to the country besides abortion? Is Casey a clone of Santorum on Social Security, Medicare, Energy policy, tax cuts, education, health care, etc? I can't understandy why you all are trying to tear him down -- he's the one chance we have of taking out Santroum once and for all.

Maria said...

Maybe it's Casey who's the real single issue boy. When it comes right down to it. he ignores all other considerations and goes with the anti-choice judge. Even when most other Dems oppose him.

So who's really being single issue here???

albert said...

narathex- There are plenty of issues at stake here, like universal healthcare, embryonic stem cell research, a living wage, getting out of Iraq, access to higher education, progressive tax rates, reducing energy dependence on foreign oil. Chuck Pennacchio is the guy who is pro universal healthcare, pro livign wage, pro troop withdrawal [with a timetable], pro access to higher education, pro progressive tax rates [rich pay more], pro reducing energy dependence. Casey is not.

Pennacchio stood against the Roberts SCOTUS nomination and has stood against Alito. All those things are at risk with these judicial appointments. Casey thinks it's okay to let them through. I do not. Do you?

Pennacchio is the one that stands opposed to Santorum on the issues, he is the best chance Pennsylvania has to oust Sen. $antorum.

Maria said...

For more discussion on this, check out the crossposted diary on Daily KOS.

narathex said...

Pennachio got is butt handed to him by Alan Sandles for crying out loud. Did you see the debate? Not ready for prime time.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't anyone jumping on Rendell? He endorsed Alito too.

Maria said...

Rendell acted like a little bitch too.