Judge Alito Confirmed!
Allow me to list a few of the reasons why I am happy that this man is now on the Supreme Court.
1- Every religious freedom case where Sandra Day O’Connor was the deciding vote on the wrong side would have been a victory with Sam Alito sitting in her stead. We can expect much better decisions in this arena now.
2- Sandra Day O’Connor was the deciding vote on many cases where the right to life was supremely violated. We can expect this to change.
3- Sandra Day O’Connor was the deciding vote on many cases where parental rights were horribly violated. We can expect this to change as well.
Now for a few reasons for Liberals to be happy with the Alito confirmation:
1- He is not the deciding vote to overturn Roe V. Wade. While I. and others like me wish he was, he just isn’t. Get us one more judge like him though . . .
2- He will be far more popular than Sandra Day O’Connor ever was. Sure she got a lot of praise by liberals when she announced her retirement, but that’s just because liberals prefer a swing vote to a reliable conservative vote. Prior to this she was generally disliked by both sides as being no more reliable than a coin flip. To be fair, had a liberal been President it would have been the conservatives her praises instead. At least with Justice Alito we know what’s coming for the most part.
3- You can rest assured that he will never vote to restrict any liberty that is genuinely discernable from reading the Constitution. Wait. That will probably piss you off if you are in favor of restricting religious rights, gun rights, and the right to life. It will also probably piss you off to know that your cherished imagined rights that have no Constitutional foundation are now at risk.
The liberals are also veritably fuming over the failed attempt to filibuster Justice Alito. How quaint and oddly satisfying.
Welcome Associate Justice Alito! We really need you right where you are.