Now, why can't the Democrats build a broad-based support movement against Alito? His association with the Federalist Society should provide enough ammunition to take him down. The Federalist Society tries to cast itself in a favorable and rational light by its statement of purpose: to foster debate. What it actually does is inject right-wing propaganda instead of facts and analysis into civic discourse.
"And Judge Alito is superbly qualified. His record on the bench is that of a thoughtful conservative, not a raging ideologue. He pays careful attention to the record and doesn't reach for the political outcomes he desires. His colleagues of all stripes speak highly of him. His integrity, notwithstanding efforts to smear him, remains unimpeached."
The Washington Post is missing the point here. Alito, ascended to the Supreme Court, would be the SIXTH Justice with ties to the Federalist Society, a thoroughly impeachable organization. Members of the Federalist Society and the College Republicans, a feeder organization, celebrate deception and dissimulation as the proper way to influence people to adopt their political views.
See my articles here, Alito's Shady Associations and the linked article, Dirty Tricksters, the Federalists and Young Republicans.