There are few if any liberal blogs out there expressing support for the nomination of Mr Alito to the High Court. If anybody has seen an argument or reasons for not supporting Mr Alito for other than idealogical/political grounds could they point them out in a comment? Diogenes sought (and failed) to find an honest man in Athens. Can we perhaps find a principled Democrat in the US?
It would be especially nice if they addressed issues like:
- Do they imagine that they might never see a future opportunity in which a party they support holds the Presidency but perhaps not a plurality in the Senate? Would they then encourage the oppostion party to only approve of nominees which passes the oppositions ideological inspection?
- What perchance does “advise and consent” mean to them anyhow? Hamilton in Federalist #76 argues against politicizing the nomination process. If they cited that and the reasons why he’s wrong that would be icing on the cake.
All the blogs I’ve seen take it as a given as an unexamined premise that opposition is required. Why?