The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Simple Scalito Strategy

Dems seem to be hinting at this, but I really think it needs to be hammered home - every blogger, every pundit, every pol, when discussing Bush's nominee, needs to simply say:

The Radical Right scuttled Miers because she wasn't radical enough. They are ecstatic about Alito. That tells you everything you need to know about how he will legislate from the bench. America is not a radical nation. We don't need a radical on the Supreme Court.

The thing is, they're handing us this narrative. They really are ecstatic about it. We don't need to do anything to convinve Americans that this guy is out there - look who his supporters are. The fact that he's already ruled that wives uteruses belong to their husbands, the fact that Rehnquist disagree with him on matters of discrimination, the fact that he thinks that, as long as the boss is truly prejudiced, prejudicial results are OK, simply provide the documentation that the guy's a rightwing nutjob. If Dems can't make this argument, they need to go home.


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