The Democrats are going to have decide whether and how to "soften" their political stance on abortion P.D.Q. and a lot faster than they probably expected:
The Senate Judiciary Committee is adding two Respect-Life Senators, Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Sen.-elect Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) to their group.
(Of course, the Washington Post writer [requires free registration to view the piece] chooses the term "antiabortion" so as not to break tradition from that paper's standard M.O.)
If the Dems want to soften their image and show they "don't like abortion," then they will NOT subject future nominees to the Supreme Court to "potentially bruising hearings" or their de rigueur filibusters.
If on the other hand, NARAL et. al. threaten to pull the plug on their political-campaign $$$ and their diminishing but squeaky-wheel clout, not to mention their media lapdogs, what will the Democratic Party do then? Continue the opposition and risk further alienating that 43% of Democrats who they are wondering are starting to (Ya-think?) cost them the White House, the Senate, the etc.?
Readers, what do you think?