The Plan of Attack

July 13, 2009 at 11:56 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Sotomayor heads into Day 1 of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing.  Here’s a break down of the Republican plan of attack and how the Dems plan to respond (via Roll Call)

Repubs: plan to parse her every word, paint her as an activist judge based on painstaking, detailed scrutiny of everything she’s ever written or said.  The big three legal issues they’ll focus on are: gun rights, affirmative action and the death penalty. Repubs will criticize her for what they consider is an overly narrow interpretation of the Second Amendment and an overly broad view on civil rights.

Dems:  plan to highlight her moderate approach to the law and emphasize her strong support from law enforcement organizations.  They’ll employ a “rapid-response-style messaging strategy to counter any GOP criticism” But, of course it call comes down to the woman of the hour.  It’s an absolute MUST that Sotomayor “avoid language that would incite her opposition.”


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