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What the hell is this Kennedy post all about?? Is there some person out there worth taking seriously that I’m not aware of who thinks that Republicans never falter on judicial nominations? Who exactly are you talking to?

Here’s my response: The POINT is that the liberal activist and libertarian activist forms of judicial activism are deeply different impulses. They can’t be incorporated under a single “livinig constitution,” “progressive” rubric.

Here’s the irate person’s response: “Fair enough, I agree, but I didn’t get that from the post.”

What I have to admit: Then I failed to get my message across.

And, as I said in the thread: Remember that I’ve been consistently critical of all those so-called conservatives who think they’re too GOOD to be Republicans. I just want to explain why being a Republican is GOOD.

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