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Voting for Him Before Voting Against Him


Senators who vote for cloture today but will vote against Judge Alito tomorrow are silly to think the cloture vote will be a fig leaf for them to hide from their constituents. Americans support Judge Alito by about a two-to-one margin and are attuned as never before to bad decisions from out-of-control judges that undermine democracy. They also continue to witness the far Left’s attempt to smear an obviously outstanding judge, good man and public servant.

Even John Kerry, the original author of this ploy, isn’t going to try it again. But it will be interesting to see which Senators try to claim “I voted for him before I voted against him.”


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