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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Orrin Hatch invokes the End of Days

Ok, its not that serious. But folks on the Hill aren't tossing around words like "armageddon" for nothing when it comes to the nomination of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court. Both sides are already gearing up for the fight, and for once, the GOP seems to welcome it.

Surprising nobody, the Dems have already started playing the race card on Alito, who is of Italian heritage. If this is the best they've got, I'm not impressed.

On the other side, the nomination of Alito has seemingly re-energized a Republican base that was practically despondent after the Harriet Miers debacle put the bitter icing on what has been a very bad few months for the GOP. If Alito is successfully voted onto the bench, Republicans may regain their enthusiasm for the '06 midterms and Democrats their best opportunity since '94 to regain control of Congress.

If that happens, it may be armaggedon at the DNC instead.


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