Why a Senate GOP majority is always crucial
From Hugh Hewitt today, speaking of Supreme Court justices:
Just because Justice Stevens seems intent on never retiring and has been blessed with great health doesn't mean that this is the rule for all justices. Retirements and illnesses can change this court in an instant, and if the Senate's GOP majority has diminished or even vanished, the course of the country's history will be dramatically altered.Yes, the Republican majority has disappointed all too often; but the alternative is potentially so much more crippling to the country's future that it's not worth contemplating the idea of sitting out elections.
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And if you were a vocal opponent of Harriet Miers, please explain why that battle mattered so much, but the Senate majority/margin doesn't.