This is an excerpt from MoveOn's post about the nomination of Samuel Alito:
This morning, with his administration growing weaker by the day, President Bush caved to pressure from the radical fringe of the Republican Party and nominated Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court.
Wait a minute, wait a minute. Caved?!? Caved to pressure from the radical fringe?!?
Hello! Earth calling Eli and friends! Bush is part of the radical Christian right. These are his friends, and he's done nothing but kiss their asses since even before he stole the 2000 election.
But wait, it gets better:
Bush's ploy to woo the far-right could reshape the High Court for decades to come—but we don't have to let that happen.
Is MoveOn really this dumb? How could they not see that Bush has been serving the agenda of the far-right for the past five years? He's not wooing them, he's in their back pocket!
And talk about stating the obvious. OF COURSE ALITO - OR ANYONE ELSE BUSH NOMINATES FOR THAT MATTER - WILL CHANGE THE COURT FOR DECADES TO COME. As will John "but he's so nice" Roberts.
So how does MoveOn propose we stop this juggernaut? Sign a petition to our Senators. Remember them? The ones who won that "victory" where they "saved" the filibuster by promising never to use it? The ones who voted Roberts right on through? The ones who keep giving Bush whatever he wants?
Wake up people. Get out of the box. We're not going to turn the tide by emailing Senators. The system is broken. Stop fooling yourselves it can be fixed. Take the red pill. The world can't wait.