With the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court virtually assured, it might behoove us to look back and some of the Conservative players who have brought about this extreme shift to the right in America in the Executive and Legislative, and now the Judicial, branches of our government. These are some of the people we will have to thank for what befalls this country in the next several years. These are the people who have worked so hard to wreak havoc with American democracy, and whose works have already and will in the future result in the damages that our children will spend decades repairing.
Please read the article below for more details.
– Wicasta Lovelace
In Alito, G.O.P. Reaps Harvest Planted in ’82
By David D. Kirkpatrick
Published: January 30, 2006
Last February, as rumors swirled about the failing health of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, a team of conservative grass-roots organizers, public relations specialists and legal strategists met to prepare a battle plan to ensure any vacancies were filled by like-minded jurists.
The team recruited conservative lawyers to study the records of 18 potential nominees — including Judges John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — and trained more than three dozen lawyers across the country to respond to news reports on the president’s eventual pick.
“We boxed them in,” one lawyer present during the strategy meetings said with pride in an interview over the weekend. This lawyer and others present who described the meeting were granted anonymity because the meetings were confidential and because the team had told its allies not to exult publicly until the confirmation vote was cast.
Now, on the eve of what is expected to be the Senate confirmation of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court, coming four months after Chief Justice Roberts was installed, those planners stand on the brink of a watershed for the conservative movement.