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Monday, January 30, 2006

On Opposing Alito

Dan Riehl says the Lib Fringe Full-o-Bluster On Filibuster:

The usual band of losers - Kennedy, Kerry and Gore are leading the charge. ... Hillary ET AL are signing on because they need the pocket book of the Left for 2006 and any ambitions they are entertaining for 08. Unfortunately, it's really just another instance of liberal politicians willing to abandon anything that resembles principle to realize a short-sighted gain.

There is absolutely no question as regards Alito's fitness for the post. But then being qualified never means anything to the Left, so long as you're willing to sell out principle and the Constitution to help them forward a losing cause.
As Wizbang has pointed out today:

The American people support Judge Alito by comfortable margins in every poll out there: FOX News/Opinion Dynamics has him up by 15, CBS News/New York Times has him up by the same margin, and CNN/USA Today/Gallup says that 54 percent of the American people favor confirmation.
So, where do New Jersey’s Senators stand with one day to go before the vote on Alito? They won’t say. But Roberto writes:
Lautenberg and Menendez are not going to vote for Sam Alito. The filibuster question is different since support for the obstructing move is symbolic. Lautenberg may not support a filibuster, only because he did say such nice things about Alito when he introduced him to the senate. Just a hunch on my part. Menendez needs all the help from the liberal/progressives he can get in what may be a close race in November. My guess is he will support a filibuster.
As we previously posted, a recent Rasmussen poll found in New Jersey, 53% favor Alito’s confirmation, 28% oppose. So what’s up the New Jersey’s Senators Lautenberg and Menendez? It’s all about posturing for the radical left to milk them for campaign contributions and assuming by the time November rolls around no one else will remember their vote against Alito. Let’s hope this time they figured wrong.



3 Comments:

At 2:15 PM, Blogger jay lassiter said...

Those Senators who are voting for Altio are doing so at the urging of thier constituents. I suspect those Senators who are voting against are just doing the same.
What's the big deal?

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

Jay,

We don't think politicians should lead or vote by poll results. However, we don’t understand where you come up with the idea Senators are voting against Alito because their constituents support that postion. If the various polls on Altio's confirmation accurately reflect constituent opinion, you're off the mark.

Rasmussen found in every state that the firm polled, a plurality or majority believes Alito should be confirmed. New Jerseyans, favor confirming Alito 53% to 28%. Every poll we can find favors Alito's confirmation.

It's not a "big deal" it's just a fact. The Senators are free to vote against the wishes or best interests of the majority of their constituents, New Jersey's Senators do it more often than not.

 
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Griffin said...

Pretty effective data, thanks so much for your article.
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