Jan 31 2006
03:25 pm

Judge Alito was confirmed to the Supreme Court today - reflecting the will of the people. Yes this proves once again  the importance of elections - elections do matter. If the people had not returned the President to office in the 2004 election, then the country would be subjected to appointment of a liberal justice by a President Kerry. I shutter to image that possibility.

redmondkr's picture

Elections Do Matter

If I had a dollar for every person I told in 2004 that the most devastating aspect of a Bush win would be exactly what has just happened! This will hang over our heads for possibly the next thirty years. I'm afraid, Mr. Lincoln, that government of the people, by the people, for the people, has just perished from the earth.

Eleanor A's picture

You 'shutter,' eh?

Doesn't surprise me that you'd be worried about someone with actual progressive plans of action of how to get the US out of the biggest quagmire it's been in, in recent memory, then.

RULE by the STUPID! It's the American way, man!

Andy Axel's picture

"Shutter to image?" Well,

"Shutter to image?"

Well, with rhetoric like that, I'm swayed!


If we heard mortar shells, we'd cuss more in our songs and cut down on guitar solos

S Carpenter's picture

Red Dog laps it up

It's ironic that you mention the will of the people in conjunction with the job of being a Supreme Court Justice.

Do you know why?

OK, because the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights, was written to protect the individual's freedom against the will of the majority.

This is not a conservative vs. liberal issue. The most "activist" opinions from the Court, this session, came from Roberts, Scalia and Thomas on the Oregan assisted suicide law. Fortunately they were in the minority but I suspect that may be closer to changing with Alito's new job.

R. Neal's picture

It's only activism when

It's only activism when liberals do it.

KO's picture


Because we all know, when you get 50.7% of the vote, that's an undeniable mandate to drastically shift American jurisprudence to the right for the next thirty years.


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