Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Politics as positioning

The Dems’ Left is pushing and shoving everyone around, by of preparing their party to lose in 2008. So Hillary will vote in favor of a filibuster against Alito tomorrow to show everyone that she is a woman of the Left. This is a good move on her part because, of course, her vote is meaningless, and she knows it. But today she is in San Francisco trying explain why she voted in favor of the war, a more meaningful vote than the one she will cast tomorrow. Code Pink may still not be impressed. Meanwhile, also in California, the famous and serious and articulate peace activist (is that what I should call her?) Cindy Sheehan is threatening to run against Dianne Feinstein because she voted for the war: "She voted for the war. She continues to vote for the funding. She won’t call for an immediate withdrawal of the troops...I think our senator needs to be held accountable for her support of George Bush and his war policies." (But note that Sheehan can be critical of Clinton, as well.) A spokesman for Feinstein said she "doesn’t support George Bush and his war policies." And Bush, according to some, has latched unto the NSA issue and made it his own, so far to his advantage.

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The cloture vote will be uncomfortably close. This thing has never been over, because unlike Roberts, it actually represents a change on the Supreme Court. One thing you have to say for the Democrats: They don’t back down, even if they want to. It is always a mistake to underestimate their willingness to fight. At this point, we don’t even know if they’ll lose.

If cloture fails, the vote on the constitutional option will also be uncomfortably close. It is always a mistake to count on Republican senators. Too many of them put the Senate first and their party, and the American people, second.

It ain’t over til it’s over.

Cindy who?

Oh yes............Is she not one of Mikey Moore’s, Dailykos and MoveOn.org’s sock puppets?

Jes awonderin’.

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