The "Deem and Pass" rule is 77 years old. It's survived eight different presidents, more than half of them Republicans. Where, one might reasonably ask, was the Republican outrage over these last eight decades?
The punditry of helplessness and the false panic that nominations like Kagan's encourage need to be cast aside, replaced by the notion that we can shape the decisions of the Court more than we are made to believe.
Fred Phelps and his "church" are the ones who arrive at various places and events all across the country, waving hate-filled signs which convey his belief that God hates the US, homosexuals, the U.S. military, and dead American soldiers.