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  •  Framing the issue... Abortion? (4.00)
    If we frame the nomination issue around the right to choose an abortion we can probably win a nomination battle.

    However, if our message is about freedom and choice and privacy I think we'll gather a larger groundswell of support for our cause and against any radical conservative activist that Bush nominates.

    Oh and that's another thing, anyone that Bush nominates should be labeled a radical conservative activist. We must pound that message home.

    Not an activist judge. We liberals like judges, we just don't like radical conservative activists.

    If secular government offends you then move to Iran!

    by Dmitri in San Diego on Fri Jul 01, 2005 at 08:45:47 AM PDT

    •  This fight is much more than just abortion... (none)
      Sandra Day O'Connor, and even Reihnquist to a lesser extent, have been loathe to overturn previous Supreme Court decisions that deal with a host of issues the wingnuts would like to see dispensed with.

      Her views on abortion were obviously where the vast majority of Americans hold their views.  But beyond that she was the swing vote that 1) stopped forced prayer before high school football games 2) upheld diversity policies at universities 3) upheld the government's duty to protect the environment, and 4) recognized that gay relationships are not felonies.

      If and when Reihnquist goes, we will be in a world of hurt.  But, on the upside, we can start using the "activist" label to motivate millions of Americans to become energized Democratic voters.  

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