While America is distracted by health care reform, cap and trade, “stimu-less”, etc., another Obama nominee slips through the cracks. Cass Sunstein, another radical leftist advisor of Barack Obama, will now go through the Senate confirmation process [Article - Democrats push Cass Sunstein nomination]. A cloture vote was pushed through today and unfortunately, seven Republicans voted “Yea” [Reference - U.S. Senate Cass R. Sunstein Cloture Roll Call Vote]. Those Republicans are:
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)
It is not surprising that Senators Collins and Snowe would vote against their own party’s interests because they have consistently done so. One has to wonder why they even remain Republicans. Although they don’t consistently vote against their own party like Snowe and Collins, Senator Gregg’s and Senator Lugar’s votes are not incredibly surprising. However, it is more alarming that Senators Bennett, Hatch and Voinovich would vote for Mr. Sunstein. I can only venture a guess as to why they voted for the man. Perhaps resulting from sheer ignorance of who Sunstein is?
Okay then, who really is Cass R. Sunstein? Glenn Beck of Fox News gives us some insight:
“Intellectual” elitists, Marxists and far-left loons are most likely celebrating the cloture vote, but not too much. This is just the first step in Mr. Sunstein’s confirmation. He must face some difficult questions, although it’s going to be tricky trying to nail him down on issues he raises. As a law professor, Mr. Sunstein has had years to hone the craft of misdirection, semantics and evasion.
Cass Sunstein claims to be a Libertarian. Mr. Sunstein is an enemy to those who uphold Second Amendment rights. He is no friend to gun owners, hunters and those who cherish liberty and freedom. Mr. Sunstein believes that the existence of taxes are constitutionally guaranteed and equates taxes with liberty, of all things. He believes that in some shape or form, people don’t know how to manage their own financial affairs and shouldn’t be allowed to manage their own money without outside assistance. He believes that animals should be able to retain legal representation in a court of law [Article - 1. Animal Rights Radical in the Obama Administration | 2. Animal Rights Czar? | 3. Absolutism Redux | 4. Valerie Jarrett's Show | 5. EDITORIAL: Sunstein flunks gun rights test | 6. Christchurch Press Review of "Nudge" by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler].
Does this appear to be a person who is looking out for the best interests of the American people? He will be advising President Obama in an official capacity, if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A very distressing thought, to say the least.