Originally posted by Northgate
He's an activist judge. Plain and simple.
And his confirmation is proof that Republicans are hypocrits of the highest order.
Plain and simple? Perhaps you'd like to enlighten us with some documentation of that claim.... that's not based on Senator Kennedy's "Robert Bork's America" speech?
What I find most interesting about this whole confirmation process is that liberals cannot admit why it is that they are so utterly terrified of Alito. We hear much ado about clubs that promote discrimination, Alito being an "activist" and decisions that "side with executive power." But in the end it's about none of those things. It's about one issue and one issue alone: Roe.
Yes, liberals like yourself are terrified that Roe will be overturned. Of course, you say the reason for this fear is that Alito is an "activist." In reality, though, that's not intellecually honest either. No, the real reason you fear that Roe may be overturned is that you know Alito is a conservative, originalist judge who will interpret the Constitution as it actually exists, rather than how he wishes it to exist.
You also realize that his presence means those on the Court with same view of the Constitution now have a majority.
This is where the true fear comes in: Despite your stringent personal support for Roe, you know it cannot possibly stand up to an unbiased, non-activist
interpretation of the Constitution. No, only a liberal court like that one that originally authored the decision could invent a Constitutional right to abortion. Hence, liberals like yourself are going into what can only be described as "meltdown."