Dem on Dem violence
After a long fight to actually get a senator to filibuster Alito's bid for a lifetime appointment to the most powerful court on Earth, it seems that some are still unsatisfied with John Kerry's actions.
Digby writes: "John Kerry stepped up today. Apparently, that isn't enough for some. He is still a 'loser' in their eyes and is to be shunned. He didn't do it soon enough. Or he didn't do it right. Or he is nothing but a political opportunist..."
Have Dems and progressives fallen in love with losing?
"I'm beginning to think that some Democrats have gotten attached to their vision of Democrats as losers so they won't be emotionally shattered anymore. That's understandable. It's painful to get beaten. But, the rank and file need to step up too and be willing to lose and not hate ourselves or our leaders for it. How we lose on issues like this makes the difference for the future."Andy Ostroy, on the White House's admonition that a filibuster will make Dems "look bad," writes:
"The Democrats must filibuster this activist judge, and they must do it with zeal and a public display of passion not seen from the left since FDR, rallying against similar GOP threats to the balance of power, declared in a 1932 campaign speech that 'Were it possible to find ... men almost godlike in their ability to hold the scales of justice with an even hand, such a government might be in the interests of the country, but there are none such on our political horizon.' Democrats must fight tooth and nail to prevent Prince Alito, of "unitary executive" fame, of ever sitting on the bench and further strengthening the hand of King George and his monarchy.
Look bad? Wanna know what's gonna make the Democrats look bad? Lying down like dead sheep and letting the King's chosen one sail through without a fight. That's what the Democrats should worry about.Once again, the numbers for making a difference are [HERE]. (Hullabaloo)
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