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  •  False choice (4+ / 0-)
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    tb mare, Chi, chuckvw, andgarden

    And false point.

    The question was not if not Roberts then who? It was who is John Roberts?

    I remember you were one of those telling us he was "mainstream."

    You were wrong.

    Time for you to fess up.

    •  Doesn't it come back to (1+ / 0-)
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      "elections have consequences?"  Once Bush got re-elected, we weren't going to get good Supreme Court judges under that administration.

      Barack Obama for President '08

      by v2aggie2 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 11:12:09 AM PDT

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      •  Not this question (3+ / 0-)
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        Chi, chuckvw, andgarden

        This question was about who John Roberts was.

        That came down to being honest or actually understanding what John Roberts was and is.

        Fischfry and many many many others were wrong about who Roberts was.

        It would be nice if they took the time to acknowledge their error.

        We can then discuss the issue of tactics regarding Roberts.

        But first, let's be honest about who he was and is.

        •  Roberts vs. Alito (0+ / 0-)

          I think the evidence is pretty compelling that compared to Alito, Roberts is mainstream conservative closer to the center than Alito's radicalism. So, I wasn't that far off, even if I did write what you claim I wrote.

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          by FischFry on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 01:03:57 PM PDT

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        •  There you go (1+ / 0-)
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          Looking back... The dems largely took a powder... while keeping it oh so dry... on this and much else.

          The memory hole is deep, dark, and meant to be silent!

          If only donkeys could have elephant balls... Occupy!

          by chuckvw on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 01:56:13 PM PDT

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    •  I'm pretty sure you're misremembering (1+ / 0-)
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      I said he's extremely gifted and intelligent, which qualified him for the Court. I might have even said he's within the mainstream of conservatism -- but, as this piece notes, that has really shifted to the right. I'm sure I said then and still say it's not a false choice. The President nominates...if Dems "borked" a nominee, especially one who didn't trip up the way Bork did and expose ultra-radicalism, it would only cause the right to push Bush into nominating an even more extreme or equally extreme candidate.

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      by FischFry on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 01:01:43 PM PDT

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