I just read this at one liberal's blog:
- Sen. Schumer was emphatic in his remarks to us. He said the hard right, both economic and religious, has decided that the only way to push their agenda through is to control the courts. If they win and gain control of the courts, both economically and socially, they will roll back America to the 1930's or the 1890's.
I think it's safe to say that most conservatives would be happy to have the hot-button social issues settled more often in the state and federal legislatures rather than in the court system. Schumer's words are presumably fodder for his own base, because he can't seriously believe them.