Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers Borked

Several different bloggers have been making the case that the right wing of the GOP has messed up on the Miers shoot-down. Their argument centers on the reasons that Ozzie's mom was shot down, namely that she didn't get an "up or down vote" and that she needed to pass a "litmus test". Of course, these are arguments used by conservatives against liberals during previous appellate nominations and in the Roberts nomination.

It seems to me that those liberal pundits making this claim still miss the point and they're operating on a political logic that went out of fashion a few years ago. The idea that conservatives would have some kind of shame about being hypocritical while playing politics is no longer operational. Of course they'll make any argument that is necessary to win. That's what modern conservatism does.

So don't be surprised when someone like Sam Brownback pops up and says that Bush's new to-the-right-of-Attila-the-hun court nominee deserves an up or down vote in response to a Democratic filibuster. And right on cue, watch the Democrats go into apoplexy with the hypocrisy.....while the American public yawns at it all.


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