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    Thank you so much for something so succinctly well stated.  I haven't read down the thread but by the sheer volume of replies, I suspect there are many who agree and many who do not.

    The very fact that we are so split is evidence of the win.  If we came out, guns blazing, all agreeing in righteous indignation that this simply had to be challenged, it would show that the Republicans felt extremely confident in their ability to turn this their way.

    Thus begins the spin.  We so often characterize "spin" as something that the other side does which simply outrages us (and that would be a true statement).  But "spin" doesn't have to equate to "lie" and especially not if we use the spin to our advantage.  I would like to see our side start speaking out loud what this is if we believe, in our heart of hearts, that ultimately an attempt to stop the nomination would fail.  Failing to thwart Roberts' nomination would have deeper repercussions than simply finding Roberts on the Supreme Court.  It would reinforce the labels of "obstructionist" and would impede any future, righteous efforts to that end.  So I would like to see Democratic leaders stand up and start saying things like:

    "Well, the President has had some challenges.  We're pleased to see him listen to all Americans in this decision."


    "The President's numbers have been down... Most Americans think the war in Iraq is unsuccessful and don't agree with the direction the country is taking.  We're glad to see him make this compromise move for the sake of all Americans."

    Ok, ok - they may not be very good (I'm tired) but they should give an idea.  If we believe that to be the case, there's nothing wrong with turning it to our advantage.

    The revolution is coming... and we ARE the revolution.

    by RenaRF on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 07:07:40 PM PDT

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