Supreme Court nominee and media spin

As Media Matters notes here, there will be a fight over the recent Supreme Court nominee.  While this is not new, such blatant statements of intent to obstruct are quite telling of the political motives.  If the Democrats attack this with their usual dysfunctional approach, they stand to lose ground.  We can already see that the media are misquoting Judge Sotomayor, and spinning her comments; Fox will get a lot of ignorant mileage out of this.

I see so many opportunities to turn the rhetoric back on the conservative mouthpieces, yet the Dems always fail.  The election of 2004 was Kerry’s to lose, and lose he did.  They need to learn to stay on point and turn the twisted take back to the truth.  This whole business of demanding Pelosi’s resignation is simple shifting of attention and it disturbs me that the DNC doesn’t blitz back with “Why should she resign over knowing something about, and having no control over, the very thing you said was okay?”  Public opinion is fickle, and tends to swing to whoever is yelling the loudest.  I think until the Dems learn to play to same underhanded game as the Republicans, they’ll lose.  Makes me think more and more that they got lucky in 2008.  Sort of like Reagan winning in 2000 – people were not so much voting for Reagan as against Carter.  And even though Bush wasn’t running again, people were still voting against him.


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