[FoRK] A choice of nightmares

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Sun Aug 31 12:01:18 PDT 2008


On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM, Russell Turpin
<russell.turpin at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 1:31 PM, geege schuman <geege4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Deep down, we blues know we're not in danger of losing ground on
> > Row v Wade, because we know that most politicians, even the ones
> > supported by reds, don't want to see it happen. That was proven to us
> > during the six years of republican dominance.
>
> I disagree. The six years of Republican dominance show that they are
> working towards that goal. Alito, certainly, and Roberts, likely, are
> just the kind of justices desired by those who would overturn Roe v.
> Wade. It will take only one more like the sitting four conservatives to
> bring that about. I don't doubt that there are Republicans who prefer to
> have Roe v. Wade as a cause celebre that guarantees the wingnut  vote.
> But the True Believers want to achieve that cause. And Palin is a True
> Believer.

+1. They are working aggressively towards it at the state level, and
doing so despite repeated 5-4 losses at SCOTUS. When those 5-4 losses
start becoming 5-4 wins, you can guarantee they'll start working even
harder.

Luis


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