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Democrats know that their agenda has limited popular appeal

Posted by ssbg on March 9, 2006


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Earlier this evening, I appeared as a guest on The Al Rantel Show on Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles.         

Al asked a provocative question: Why do Democrats become so unhinged over Republican presidents’ Supreme Court nominations, while Republicans treat liberal nominees like Justices Ginsburg and Breyer with courtesy and restraint?

To me, the answer seems pretty straightforward: Despite their protestations to the contrary (and their pretensions to representing “ordinary people?), Democrats know that their agenda (especially their stands on social issues) have limited popular appeal in general, and especially in an era where both the executive and legislative branches are dominated by Republicans, at least on the federal level. They are therefore dependent on the courts — not only to advance their agenda, but even (at least in their minds) to prevent its roll-back. Hence the hysteria. Is there any Democrat, even, who would dispute this analysis?

And, of course, there are the special interest groups that must be appeased.


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