Blogged by JC on 01.13.06 @ 10:57 AM ET
Whats the Difference Between a Moderate Republican and a Republican?
Two disturbing, but not unexpected items in the New York Times today.
First, on the front page, above the fold, in their analsyis section, Adam Litak notes "Alito May be in the Mold of Scalia and Thomas." After reviewing the hearings, my reaction is, of course he is. That is why Bush picked him. He has been catering to the far right since he took office. Is there any doubt that a president who would lie about war and spy on U.S. citizens without warrants, would do everything within his ability to enhance his own power and limit the rights of ordinary Americans?
Second, an editiorial entitled "Pro-Choice Senators and Judge Alito" that observes the hypocrisy of these supposedly pro-choice Republicans who seem not to be doing anything to block the nomination of the most serious threat to Roe v. Wade since Robert Bork. Its fine to say your pro choice and defend a woman's riight to choose, but now that the moment of truth has come, these "pro-choice Republicans"—in the Senate and House—appear to be AWOL.
So, what is the difference between a moderate Republican and a Republican? Nothing, and America will be paying the price for it.
Actually there is a difference: the 'moderate' Republican apologizes while putting the noose over your head.