FILIBUSTER ALITO….I see that the New York Times is calling for a filibuster of Samuel Alito. Good for them.
Would this end up hurting Democrats? It might. And the end result would probably be the spectacle of Bill Frist and Dick Cheney ramming through the “nuclear option” to force debate to a close and install Alito on the Supreme Court regardless.
But in politics, if you only fight when you’re sure of victory, you’re never going to fight at all. Senate Dems blew the Judiciary Committee hearings as a chance to educate the country about Alito’s radical views on presidential power, and a filibuster fight would give them a second chance. They should take it.