"I am and always have been a conservative," he wrote in an attachment to the noncareer appointment form that he sent to the Presidential Personnel Office. "I am a lifelong registered Republican. ... It has been an honor and source of personal satisfaction for me to serve in the office of the Solicitor General during President Reagan's administration and to help to advance legal positions in which I personally believe very strongly," he wrote.
And in case that wasn't clear enough, Alito then went on,
Man your battle stations.
"I am particularly proud of my contributions in recent cases in which the government has argued in the Supreme Court that racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed and that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion." (emphasis added)
As for me, though, I've been here for a while. These comments by Judge Alito don't surprise me at all.
As I recall, I think what some were saying was something on the order of: If you you read (and understand) Alito's opinions, then you'll know that the Left "should be greatly afraid" of Judge Alito.
Maybe now the naysayers and the Perfect Church crowd (you know them ... "If they find the perfect church they are looking for, they better not join it; they'll ruin it.") will relax and stop listening to Arlen Specter's and other RINOs' versions of meetings with Judge Alito.
And maybe the Left will realize they have been had, too.
C'mon, Demos. This is war. Ride to the sound of the guns. Please do tell us that a judge who does not believe in abortion and thinks Roe was wrongly decided -- as do the overwhelming majority of law professors, even if they agree with the result -- can not serve on the Court. Tell us what you really believe: Don't you just think the Constitution ought to advocate a liberal agenda, even if the text does not dictate such a result? And do you deeply mistrust people with a sincere religious faith? And if you don't, great. But please come out and tell us.
Ah, but the Left loses when it explains itself clearly. We can hope, though.
Please, please tell us that the Constitution is "living", i.e., the meanings of the words change as the society changes, but that case law such as Roe is forevermore. Please do explain, if you dare.
Is there any one out there on the Left who can engage the substance? Or can it's PR people in the MSM merely hound Mama Alito, intimate that Judge Alito is a gangster, or whine that he owns Vanguard mutual funds?
The Left can't win on a substantive playing field. But we can. So, here we stand. And here we'll win.