Tuli Can't Stop Talking

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

E.J. is an Optimist.

E.J. Dionne in his Op-Ed piece thinks that the right’s image has been irreparably damaged.

This has been a powerfully instructive moment. The willingness of conservatives to abandon what they had once held up as high and unbending principles reveals that this battle over the Supreme Court is, for them, a simple struggle for power. It is thus an unfortunate reminder of the highly unprincipled Supreme Court decision in 2000 that helped put Bush in the White House. Conservatives who had long insisted on deference to states' rights put those commitments aside when doing so would advance the political fortunes of one of their own.

Miers will recover from all this in a way Bush and the conservatives will not. She has suffered collateral damage caused by a president who did not understand the degree to which his power has eroded and did not grasp the nature of the movement that elected him. And conservatives will come to regret making their willingness to contradict their own principles plain for all to see.

I can only hope that he is right. I also hope that the American public finally gets that the right is hypocritical and deserves to be punished for their lack of principles and values.


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