Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Opposition to Roberts Begins

NARAL's front page has been updated to oppose John Roberts nomination to the Supreme Court with a full-page denouncement. There is even a form to make it easy to e-mail your Senator to demand they oppose the choice. People for the American Way has also posted a strong critique of the nomination but is not yet in the full-court press mode of NARAL.

This is no surprise. Expect the TV ads very soon. These groups have raised a LOT of money in the led-up to this nomination. Better believe they plan to spend it.


At 10:07 AM, Blogger Heiuan said...

Hmmm...NARAL got pretty much bashed by the Left when they supported Chaffee instead of his Democratic challenger.

What a lot of people forget is that NARAL is a single issue PAC. It's entire focus is protecting Roe V Wade. As such, they are non-partisan. It just so happens that most of the folks actively seeking to protect abortion rights tend to be Democrats...but not always.

NARAL doesn't speak for Democrats, it speaks for NARAL.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...


I would have been very surprised if NARAL didn't hit this hard. As a single-issue groups whose issue is entirely wrapped up in a Supreme Court decision, Supreme Court nominations are their Super Bowl. I was merely pointing out how fast opponents can mobilize these days and not directly connecting any of these groups to what may or may not occur with the Democrats in the senate.

At 12:06 PM, Blogger Heiuan said...

I completely agree with that view, Alan. It almost sounds like they have some huge database filled with names and positions of damned near every politician and jurist in the country AND all of their related positions...just waiting for the chance to opine on them.

Blech...I'm tired of the lot of them; from either end of the political spectrum. Crap like this is exactly what alienates many Americans from paying any attention whatsoever to politics.


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