Just No Do-Re-Mi In It
I noticed last week a severe pulling back by the conservative elements bashing Sonia Sotomayor, and John Thune lets slip a bit of truth about it:
Nearly a month after President Barack Obama picked her for the Supreme Court, Republican senators say Sonia Sotomayor isn’t serving as the political lightning rod some in their party had hoped she would be.
“She doesn’t have the punch out there in terms of fundraising and recruiting, I think — at least so far,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who most likely will be elected as the No. 4 Republican in Senate leadership this week.
The calculus could certainly change when Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings begin July 13. But the Republican senators’ initial review of Sotomayor’s record, together with the meetings they’ve had with her, have left them doubting that she’ll be controversial enough to help them or hurt the Democrats heading into the 2010 elections.
That's the key, right, that outrage over her doesn't raise the bug bucks. Republicans are making a business decision by pulling up stakes here. Will Wendy Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network have enough money for steak dinners now?
You know the economy is tough when even the wingnut welfare recipients are struggling.