Monday, January 09, 2006

Alito hearings

Michelle Malkin has a good post on a big lie that Sen Ted Kennedy told at the starting of the Alito confirmation hearings. Matt May is posting on the general hypocresy of the Democrats on that committee.

But Myhraf makes a good point about why the Dems are attacking Alito and it isn't all ideological.

I have to believe that with something like 33 senate seats up for re-election this fall there has got to be some Dem grandstanding happening when the Alito nomination goes to the full senate for a vote. A preview of this might be had by watching Sens Ted Kennedy, Herbert Kohl and Dianne Feinstein. They are the Dem committee members who are up for re-election this fall.

Something else to watch for: The liberal Dems always talk about how one shouldn't let ideology guide one's thinking; that it's wrong to be an ideologue; that one should always be willing to compromise on everything. But notice, as these hearings unfold, how uncompromisingly dogmatic they are on their ideas which, they tell us, are not ideals but "pragmatic" concerns, which demonstrates the fact that humans cannot escape the need for some kind of ideology. (If they are really "pragmatic concerns" then they should be willing to compromise on them. Right?)

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