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i have to admit that i've given too little thought to the confirmation process for alito. it seemed so far off once upon a time. now that it's upon us i just have to ask: is it really possible for this essentially corrupt party to bring this lying man, who supports and encourages unfettered executive power, and power in general, and the eradication of roe v. wade, to a lifetime appointment on the supreme court through the so called nuclear option? the name is appropriate. the republican use of that maneuver would leave the nation fractured, hemorrhaging and mostly uninhabitable for generations.

i don't want to live in alito's america. in alito's america it's fine for the president to spy on the citizens because anyone could be a terrorist, whether they be quakers, vegans, or catholic workers. digby articulates my thoughts better than me:
this NSA illegal spying issue has brought all that home. We have a president who believes that he knows who is guilty and who is not. He believes that he has the inherent constitutional power to declare American citizens "unlawful combatants." He interprets the office of president to be above the laws. When you have a president who takes this position, it is not illogical to assume that he might declare some innocent Americans to be suspected terrorists as well. And that innocent American could be anyone.
that's alito's america. i think i'm ready to pay attention now.

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