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  •  Indeed (4.00)
    How can this:

    This is also not to say that Roberts' actions on the bench won't be indistinguishable from that of Justices Scalia, Thomas or Rehnquist.

    be reconciled with this:

    SCOTUS: Actually, We've Already Won

    I think Rove has just managed to pull a last rabbit out his execrable hat.  In fact, I just wrote this diary, because I'm dismayed by the lack of any real enthusiasm for a fight this morning from most Kossacks.  I also am extremely frustrated that so many people seem to have forgotten the lessons of the past year.

    Lesson 1: Fights are won and lost quickly.  First impressions matter, and if you're going to fight, you have to be resolute -- and fast!

    Lesson 2: Rove is a master of misdirection.  Roberts is a stealth candidate.  What's happened to our radar?

    Lesson 3: Divided fights are diluted fights and diluted fights don't win.  Argument can be made that Kerry lost because his message was unfocused; we won on Social Security because we stay focused and got out of the box early and stayed on message.  We also did a great focused job on Bolton and on the nuclear option.  Where's that laser-like focus now?

    Sigh.

    •  Roberts is a stealth candidate. (none)
      What's happened to our radar?

      Indeed.

      First things first, but not necessarily in that order.

      by DCDemocrat on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 09:16:12 AM PDT

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    •  We Fight, And We Fight Hard (none)
      But the fact that Bush gave us such a small target gives us a big opening to define the terms of the debate -- if Senate Democrats are smart enough to use this as an educational opportunity.

      "Any content-based regulation of the Internet, no matter how benign the purpose, could burn the global village to roast the pig." -- ACLU v Reno (E.D. Pa. 1996)

      by Adam B on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 09:19:42 AM PDT

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      •  What frustrates me (none)
        is that I believe that if this nominee had been announced before Rove was fingered as Cooper's source, the reaction at dKos would have been Rove is trying to screw us with this stealth candidate, so let's fight back.

        Instead, everyone is framing this choice as a sign of Karl Rove's weakness and need for diversion.

        Excuse me?

        If this is a sign of weakness, then why is the talk around here all about how we just have to suck it up because there's no way to fight Roberts unless we maybe think up some magic question that we'll shoot at him come September?

        Rove is using his troubles to give Roberts cover, not vice versa.  What does that tell us about what we should be doing in response?

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