Time to take the gloves off

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Ok, where are my people at? I've heard from Senators Reid and Patrick Leahy, but every Democratic Senator worth his or her salt should be making a statement today about what's wrong with Supreme Court nominee Sameul Alito. This is going to be a dirty fight, and it's important to frame it early.

The frame? With Alito, Bush showed he is a tool of the far-right, out of touch with mainsteram America. Why it's going to be hard to get Senators to filibuster Alito? Because on some key issues, many Americans agree with Alito, at least according to the polls.

So Alito believes spouses should be required to be notified if their wives seek to get an abortion. So do seventy percent of Americans.

So Alito's a no-apologies right-wing conservative. Most Americans apparently don't care, as long as he has judicial experience.

This is going to be a long fight, but why not start now? MoveOn has an emergency petition going, trying to gather 250,000 signatures in 48 hours. And the National Women's Law Center is urging people to start calling their Senators now.

What are you waiting for?

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