Thursday, July 21, 2005

Have The Dems Riled The Kids Up Too Much?

The Dems, apart from a few of the more unhinged members may have blustered their way into a corner on Judge Roberts.

They may have discovered that it is not safe to set fire to every nominee (or alleged nominee as we learned this week) that comes around. The American people aren't interested in another months long diatribe from the Dems about abortion, gay rights, and affirmative action, nor are they interested in a defense of terrorists' rights. And Roberts, while most uncomfortably conservative for the Dems is a very hard man to attack. He is likely the ideal nominee from Bush's perspective. He looks good, has a good conservative record, and has not sought out political controversy.

Attacking him could prove embarrassing and politically costly. But Paul Mirengoff's post at Powerline indicates that not everyone is taking that attitude.

Barring an abomination in his closet, Roberts is guaranteed to be confirmed.

But here's the dilemma for the Dems. They've talked this up for months. Their special interests are geared up for a big, big fight over any judicial nominee more conservative than David Souter. And these very angry, agitated people write very big checks.

So therein lies the problem. The Dems want to demonize the guy. Make no mistake about that. But wiser heads may be seeing the very dangerous downside to that. But NARAL, NOW, the ACLU, NAACP, People for the American Way, The Alliance for Justice, the Human Rights Campaign, and Lambda among numerous others are expecting a show that is emotionally satisfying. If they don't get it, that can cause problems.

Of course, these radical special interests would never dream of donating to Republicans in the alternative, but they may just save their cash, or allocate it more "efficiently" if the Dems disappoint. Of course, to get back in their good graces, the Dems may need to stir the angry leftist pot of boiling lava all the more... It's a loser of a proposition. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.


Blogger Gary Gross said...

The good news is that people like John Kerry staying in the limelight, this time urging that the "the White House on Friday to release "in their entirety" all documents and memos from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' tenure in two Republican administrations."

Sure John, whatever you say. Tell you what, they'll release his records with the same urgency as you released your military records.

11:24 PM  

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