Gang of 14
by turnerbroadcasting, Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 06:22:27 PM EST
The gang of 14 soundly defeated the filibuster on Alito's nomination. I took this as an eye-opening situation, because Alito is not quite a moderate appointment.
The vote therefore will proceed and Alito will be confirmed to the US Supreme court.
But at what cost? With all democrats in the committee opposing him, and now, on the senate floor, should America rightly confirm , as people who are pro-bill of rights, and pro-environment - this fellow?
I believe that the court was leaning too far to the left, and I am proud that there is a right wing balance to it, in this appointment. But that said, I just have this still , small voice telling me: is this the right guy?
Bush nominated Harriet Miers almost as a diversionary tactic, IMHO. This fellow is a right winger's dream, replacing a key swing vote. And the right wing that salutes unbridled executive power - is called fascism.