In honor of the Committee for Justice’s most recent ad basically accusing Sonia Sotomayor of being a terrorist, I thought I’d dust off the ol’ archives and take a look back at the ads CFJ put together during the Bush administration.
Like these newspaper ads they ran accusing Democrats of blocking Bill Pryor for religious reasons:
And the accompanying radio ad:
Why are some in the U.S. Senate playing politics with religion?
As Alabama Attorney General, Bill Pryor regularly upheld the law even when it was at odds with his personal beliefs. Raised a Catholic, those personal beliefs are shared by Rhode Islanders all across the Ocean State.
But some in the U.S. Senate are attacking Bill Pryor for having “deeply held” Catholic beliefs to prevent him from becoming a federal judge. Don’t they know the Constitution expressly prohibits religious tests for public office?
Bill Pryor is a loving father, a devout Catholic, and an elected Attorney General who understands the job of a judge is to uphold the law – not legislate from the bench. It’s time for his political opponents to put his religion aside and give him an up or down vote. It’s the right thing to do.
Thank Senators Chafee and Reed for making sure that the Senate stops playing politics with religion.
Paid for by the Committee for Justice and the Ave Maria List
And who can forget this great ad in support of Miguel Estrada:
America is a monument to the willing, where we can dream and build, despite race creed or color. But there’s still intolerance.
President Bush nominated Miguel Estrada to be the first Hispanic ever to serve on the Federal Appeals Court in Washington. But the radical left says he’s not liberal enough. For the first time in history they’re blocking his nomination with a filibuster.
Call your senators. Tell them it’s time for intolerance to end. Anything less is offensive, unfair and not the American way.
Or this one in support of Janice Rogers Brown:
When Janice Rogers Brown, the daughter of a sharecropper, said she’d become an honor student and finish high school, some people said no way.
When Janice went to college and said she’d work her way through law school as a single mother, again they said no way.
Today President Bush wants this highly qualified Judge on the DC Federal Court of Appeals, the second highest court in America, and now John Edwards says no way.
Shame on you, Sen. Edwards.
Support the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown.
So, in summary, the Committee for Justice’s positions seems to be:
Bill Pryor – loving father, devout Catholic, terrific judicial nominee.
Miguel Estrada – conservative, Hispanic, epitome of the American dream, terrific judicial nominee.
Janice Rogers Brown – daughter of a sharecropper, honor student, single mother, terrific judicial nominee.
Sonia Sotomayor – terrorist.