Don't be fooled

One of the defeatist mindsets of liberals and progressives -- which conservatives love to promote -- is that liberal values are shared only by a minority; that this country is too conservative, or stupid, or blind.

It's not. Don't believe it. Studies show time and again that most Americans, given the choice between Democratic/liberal platforms and Republican/conservative ones (provided what I just wrote has any validity whatsoever anymore...), prefer the former.

And so it is with Alito and Roe. The surfacing of Alito's clear opposition to Roe v. Wade -- that it's not supported by the Constitution -- has been downplayed by conservatives. Some warn that this single issue shouldn't be the focus of opposition to Alito, that it won't fly. Well, that flies in the face of polling.

Noting that Americans believe, 33-29% that Alito won't overturn Roe (with 38% unsure), and that a majority would oppose Alito 53-37%, were they to believe that he would overturn it, Chris Bowers writes: "Never has obfuscation become more important for a Supreme Court nominee. If the country begins to believe in large numbers that Alito would overturn Roe, his nomination is sunk." (MyDD)

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