The Party You Have...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Originally published: Monday, January 30, 2006

I love AmericaBlog. It's bitchy, smart, and catches some great news items that would otherwise fall through the cracks. But I have to disagree with John Aravosis's fully articulated stand against filibustering Alito. Aravosis makes some strong points. The Dem strategy on this has been abysmal. John Kerry is most likely just grandstanding. This is where I take issue with Aravosis's entire thesis.

If you are going to support a filibuster, you support it because you think it is going to, on average, help and not hurt Democrats, when all is said and done.

No John. I support the filibuster in hopes of helping the country. To paraphrase a madman, you go to war with the party you have, not the party you might want or wish to have.

Have you called your Senator today?