Can you spell political suicide? The American people adore Bolton. They know righteous when they see it.
What will my favorite NY demagogue do? Tool of the far left -- what will poor Chuckie do? Members of the suicidal left have already promised a "bruising fight" over the upcoming Bolton nomination (!) - incredible right? Could anything be more clear? Read this NY Sun editorial;
The Senate this week holds a hearing on whether to confirm Ambassador Bolton to his post as America's permanent representative at the United Nations. Mr. Bolton has been at the post for nearly a year, and the man we have our eye on is Senator Schumer.This time around the senators have the advantage of seeing Mr. Bolton's record. Those who oppose him now have the burden of explaining exactly what in that record they find so objectionable. Is it the Security Council resolution he engineered to impose targeted sanctions on North Korea? The resolution is widely viewed as a blueprint for upcoming action on Iran both in its substance and in the fact that Mr. Bolton was willing and able to compromise away some provisions to win Chinese and Russian support.
Is it his limited success in implementing management reforms such as a new whistleblower protection program? Is it his unwillingness to sign off on creation of a farcical Human Rights Council that at birth was already more discredited than its predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights? Or that during his month-long stint as president of the Security Council he enforced work ethics like making everyone show up on time for meetings? Or maybe it's his unwavering support for Israel, especially during the current crisis?
Mr. Schumer's opposition to Mr. Bolton the first time around puzzled us.
[...] Mr. Schumer can turn lemons into lemonade, however, by taking the lead in pressing the minority leader, Senator Reid, to drop organized opposition to the nomination.
This should be interesting. I'm sure Schumer will be taking his cue from the left wing wallet. Those purse strings have infected every critical policy position of the Democratic party and has reduced this country to a one party government no matter how desperately we prop them up and attempt to take their arguments seriously. More's the pity.