Long has a point. No one with the slightest discernment would believe that you'd hire such a high-powered group merely to file a public records request. What else do you think this group might be up to?
Is nothing sacred anymore? I wonder what it would take these days to offend the sensibilities of rank and file Democrats, whose party leadership continues to descend lower and lower into the ethical abyss in furtherance of its ideological ends.
I'm not confident anything would, given the gravity of the stakes involved in this war over judicial nominees. Democrats seem to be wholly committed to preventing the federal bench from being divested of its extra-constitutional components. Only over their figurative dead bodies will judges who believe in interpreting the Constitution according to its original intent and plain meaning be confirmed.
Of the two political parties, which has the cleaner hands in the fight over federal judgeships? One party is fighting to the death for the "privacy" "rights" of women to "choose" to kill their own babies in the womb on demand and, in the process, is in bed with groups engaged in the most egregious privacy-invading expedition against prospective Supreme Court nominees.
This party is so adamant about achieving the policy end of sanctioning this form of murder that it is willing to obliterate the Constitution both by converting the judiciary into a policy-making branch and by using its minority weapon of filibustering the president's judicial nominees to usurp his appointment power and the Senate majority's advice and consent prerogative.
The other party is guilty of wanting to confirm the president's appointment of judges who would respect the Constitution and who might overturn Roe v. Wade and its judicial progeny such that the issue of the legality of abortion would revert to the states to be decided according to the will of their people.
If everyone's finances are so relevant all of a sudden, perhaps someone should do an expose concerning the financial workings of NARAL to inquire, among other things, into what kind of incentives NARAL and other such groups have actually to be pro-choice, as opposed to pro-death. What's good for the goose ...