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Sunday, July 03, 2005

WP: The Right's Moment, Years in the Making

George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

What do you think will happen to the USA if Jews, GLBT folk and a host of minority groups decide to leave it to the “Christian” “Right” and those Muslims who want Sharia to be the law of the land?

The Right's Moment, Years in the Making
By Thomas B. Edsall and Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, July 3, 2005; Page A01

With the Supreme Court vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the conservative movement has within its grasp the prize it has sought for more than 40 years: the control of all levers of the federal government.

From the ashes of Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, conservatives have built an enduring governing majority, with Republicans winning seven of 10 presidential contests and holding unified control of Congress for 11 years.

The judiciary has until now been alone in clinging to liberalism and the remnants of the Democratic New Deal coalition. A series of Republican appointments to the Supreme Court -- John Paul Stevens, O'Connor, Anthony M. Kennedy, David H. Souter -- have disappointed conservatives by frequently siding with the court's liberal bloc. That could well happen again with O'Connor's replacement, but conservatives are cautiously hopeful it will not.