Get your minds out of the gutter! I’m not talking about rape or anything else sexual. This is about the Alito confirmation. I know I said I’d post on some other things when I got back to posting, but this is too important to just get around to later.
Anyone who thinks that a Senator’s NO vote for Alito accomplishes anything other than easing their minds is fooling themselves. The fact of the matter is that a Justice Alito will continue to push the Bush Administration agenda of regression. Republicans and the Bush Administration are the only ones who stand to benefit from a Democrat NO vote because they command a healthy majority in the Senate; enough to confirm Alito and get on with overturning landmark civil and human rights issues that were decided long ago.
The vote takes place at 4:30pm EST tomorrow. If you haven’t done so, I urge you to contact your Senators and demand they join Sen. Kerry’s Filibuster of Alito. Numerous other websites are covering this as well. I personally got notified by a recent visit to Sine.Qua.Non’s Journal. Parroting her site, her is the list of sites covering this important development:
- Democrats.com – The Alito 48
- Buzzflash and Buzzflash Editorials
- dKos tags Alito and Samuel Alito
There are others, of course, but I don’t want to steal all of Nancy’s thunder. Stop by and check out her place.
Remember to take action tomorrow and call, email, and fax not just your representatives, but ALL of the Senators that are on the fence about the filibuster.