[FoRK] A choice of nightmares

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Sun Aug 31 12:02:49 PDT 2008


On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> 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.

(And it goes almost without saying that they will become 5-4 wins
early in a McCain administration, as Stephens will have to retire at
some point and McCain promised to appoint an anti-Roe judge long
before Palin was in the picture.)

Luis


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