Many of us thought it was good ol' fashioned finger-to-the-wind politics that prevented Democrats and moderate Republicans from filibustering Bush's dangerous SCOTUS nominee.
Bob Geiger peruses the polls and finds something very different: "What I found left me even more perplexed and angry..." In addition to Bush's long-standing lack of popularity, he finds no poll in which the majority either supports Alito or opposes the filibuster.
No matter what public-opinion survey you look at over the last two months, they all lead to the same fundamental conclusion: That the American people are woefully uninformed about the judicial branch of government and can generally be convinced one way or the other on issues involving the Supreme Court.The arguments, in other words, for the danger of opposing Alito, or of using the filibuster, are coming from the pundits and not the voters.
MARYLAND, COLORADO, MAINE AND RHODE ISLAND RESIDENTS! Your senators are most likely to change sides and support the filibuster. Remember, this isn't some complex and opaque process. They're waiting to see how popular the filibuster is with their constituency. If enough phone calls, faxes and letters come in, they will support it. Simple as that.
Everyone should call their senators -- whether they've signed on to the filibuster or not -- Info [HERE].
And don't forget to visit the Young (and weary) Turks as they stay on-air continuously until the Dems get 41 votes... (BobGeiger.com)
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