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Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court?
bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Bungalow Bill

Posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

There's been lots of talk that we must come together and vote for Mitt Romney because of the Supreme Court. Standing on conservative principles, I hate the idea of being forced to vote for Mitt Romney simply because he is an alternative to Obama. Romney's record from abortion to gun control to green energy to healthcare looks like Obama's record. See why it's hard to come to terms.

A lot of people know this, but they end their argument with the Supreme Court. I question why should we trust a liberal in Republican clothing to be conservative friendly when it comes to picking justices for SCOTUS. No one can answer that. Conversation ends.

I decided to do some research and look at Romney's record of picking judges in Massachusetts. It's not impressive, and you should be scared as hell if the only reason you can come to terms with voting for Romney is based on SCOTUS picks.

The Boston Globe ran a story in 2005 on Romney’s judicial appointments.

Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans, has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters (75%) of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or independents – including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights.

Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show. In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters, and 14 registered Democrats.

Well, point proven why you should be skeptical about Romney's SCOTUS picks if elected president, which is why Romney needs to vetted far more than he is being vetted.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: romney
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
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1 posted on 04/24/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Sooner or later he’s bound to do something conservative.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 6:53:09 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Obviously, he will try to pack the court with Mormons, probably liberal Mormons who have multiple wives.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: SoConPubbie

To the headline: no he wont. He didn’t when he was governor, so why would he when or if he were president.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:01 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: freedomfiter2
Sooner or later he’s bound to do something conservative.

One can hope, I guess.

It definitely will be a mistake on his part if it ever occurs.
5 posted on 04/24/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: freedomfiter2

Only by accident.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 7:01:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ineligible RINO:
"Every single issue you fools thought
that you had on Obama is now gone. Gone.
You have Me. Me. Me.
And I will NEVER make the mistake of inadvertent
conservative behavior again.
Now. Bow. "

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR RINO ROMNEY
From the Kennedy Seat in Massachusetts to the entire DNC

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement

Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."

George Soros Wants Mitt Romney



7 posted on 04/24/2012 7:02:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoConPubbie

Compared to Obama’s picks, they will be ultra Conservative and actually think of the Constitution first.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 7:03:48 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: freedomfiter2

Well he’s going to be the nominee. Unless something unforeseen happens and a credible 3rd party alternative arises (which is very unlikely), then it’s Romney or Obama.

With Romney, he might nominate good judges. With Obama, we know he will nominate terrible ones like Kagan and Sotomayor.

Unlike with Reagan’s awful mistakes nominating O’Connor and Kennedy, and then Bush’s with Souter, conservatives have their guard up. It was a near revolt of conservatives that gave us Alito instead of Harriet Miers. So Romney would have to intentionally pass up known conservative judges.

If Obama wins, its a safe bet that Ginsburg will go ahead and retire. Who knows, Breyer might do the same. Both Scalia and Kennedy are getting up there in age. Who knows how many vacancies the next 4 years will bring to SCOTUS.

I’m not a Romney fan. I’d rather we had a better nominee. But I’ll gladly take a chance with his judicial nominations over Obama’s sure-to-be horrible ones.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 7:07:30 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: SoConPubbie
The only SC justices he is going to get to replace are the CONSERVATIVE justices. Anyone who thinks any of the liberal justices will retire while he is in office to be replaced by conservatives is delusional.

This is one of the real dangers of a Romney election, Scalia or Kennedy will retire because a Republican is in office and will be replaced by liberal justices appointed by a liberal president pretending to be a conservative.

Conservatives will lose the Supreme Court not by Obama appointments but by Romney appointments....

10 posted on 04/24/2012 7:10:38 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Aetius
Doesn't matter what you want. Romney has the same chance as Dole and McCain.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/24/2012 7:12:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: freedomfiter2

He might even wear one of Rush’s ties during the campaign, that will change everything. lol


12 posted on 04/24/2012 7:13:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Deagle


Then you know nothing of Romney's record on judicial appointments:

Out of 36 nominations, Romney nominated 27 ultra-left-wing Democrats.

Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney.

Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children.

“Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential responsibilities.”

Barber cites two specific examples of Romney’s radical appointments.

“As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney not only failed in this regard, he appointed a number of very liberal, if not radical, ‘living, breathing’-minded judges to the bench,” Barber said.

“Two that come to mind were extreme homosexualists Marianne C. Hinkle and Stephen Abany,” he said. “They both had a long history of pro-gay activism, yet Romney didn’t hesitate to put them on the bench.”

“These are people who outrageously believe the postmodern notion that newfangled ‘gay rights’ trump our constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment rights,” he said.

Baldwin agreed, citing Romney’s statements about the two requirements he actually used when selecting judges.

“Romney did focus on two criteria: their legal experience and whether they would be tough on crime. In other words, the nominee could be a gay activist or a pro-big government, pro-quota, pro-gun control Democrat Party hack who detests every judicial principle treasured by our founding fathers,” Baldwin said. “But if he happens to be tough on crime and have prosecutorial experience, he gets past the Romney filter. Many of Romney’s nominees fit that description.”

Baldwin added that Romney did have some ideological criteria for many of his nominees:

“It was criteria commonly used by the left. For starters, his nominees were mostly pro-abortion. Indeed, while campaigning for governor in 2002, Romney told the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) that his judicial nominees would more likely protect abortion rights than would those of a Democrat Governor, according to notes from a person attending this meeting.”

Another Romney criteria, Baldwin explained, was “diversity.”

“The other criteria consistently emphasized by Gov. Romney in deciding judicial selections was ‘diversity.’ This is the silly notion that judgeships should reflect the population in terms of race and gender and even sexual orientation, regardless of a person’s judicial philosophy,” he said. “Clearly, the use of diversity quotas demonstrates Romney’s lack of a coherent conservative worldview.”

13 posted on 04/24/2012 7:16:17 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: montanajoe

bump


14 posted on 04/24/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SoConPubbie
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it (over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over ....."
George Santayana


"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006


15 posted on 04/24/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Aetius
With Romney, he might nominate good judges. With Obama, we know he will nominate terrible ones like Kagan and Sotomayor.

Given Romney's record, we'll get the same type of nominees:

Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney.

Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children.

“Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically.

“Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential responsibilities.”

Barber cites two specific examples of Romney’s radical appointments.

“As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney not only failed in this regard, he appointed a number of very liberal, if not radical, ‘living, breathing’-minded judges to the bench,” Barber said.

“Two that come to mind were extreme homosexualists Marianne C. Hinkle and Stephen Abany,” he said. “They both had a long history of pro-gay activism, yet Romney didn’t hesitate to put them on the bench.”

“These are people who outrageously believe the postmodern notion that newfangled ‘gay rights’ trump our constitutionally guaranteed First Amendment rights,” he said.

Baldwin agreed, citing Romney’s statements about the two requirements he actually used when selecting judges.

“Romney did focus on two criteria: their legal experience and whether they would be tough on crime. In other words, the nominee could be a gay activist or a pro-big government, pro-quota, pro-gun control Democrat Party hack who detests every judicial principle treasured by our founding fathers,” Baldwin said. “But if he happens to be tough on crime and have prosecutorial experience, he gets past the Romney filter. Many of Romney’s nominees fit that description.”

Baldwin added that Romney did have some ideological criteria for many of his nominees:

“It was criteria commonly used by the left. For starters, his nominees were mostly pro-abortion. Indeed, while campaigning for governor in 2002, Romney told the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) that his judicial nominees would more likely protect abortion rights than would those of a Democrat Governor, according to notes from a person attending this meeting.”

Another Romney criteria, Baldwin explained, was “diversity.”

“The other criteria consistently emphasized by Gov. Romney in deciding judicial selections was ‘diversity.’ This is the silly notion that judgeships should reflect the population in terms of race and gender and even sexual orientation, regardless of a person’s judicial philosophy,” he said. “Clearly, the use of diversity quotas demonstrates Romney’s lack of a coherent conservative worldview.”

16 posted on 04/24/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: freedomfiter2

Is a RINO judge better than a Marxist judge? Just askin’.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 7:27:43 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: freedomfiter2
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters, and 14 registered Democrats.

Is it fair to throw these numbers out without looking at the actual judges themselves? Can we reason that all the democrats are bad and all the republicans are good?

18 posted on 04/24/2012 7:31:13 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I give a damn about his past! Please, he is NOT the savior of this generation! He is the current pick of the Republican party and not a pick of the people.

That is okay, he is NOT Obama and that is good! He is NOT a Conservative and that is BAD. He will NOT be a savior of the country though - that is BAD!

He may help to get the country another few years before we become bankrupt and irrelevant. Not sure that that is such a good part of history.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: The Iceman Cometh; freedomfiter2
Is it fair to throw these numbers out without looking at the actual judges themselves? Can we reason that all the democrats are bad and all the republicans are good?

Is your question for real?

You can most definitely say that ALL of the Democrats were lousy and horrible leftists. This is post 9/11, there were no good Democrats after that time.

With regards to the Republicans, you probably have a point, which just strengthens my original point, most, or all of them, were probably RINOs of the worst sort since it was Romney nominating them.
20 posted on 04/24/2012 7:42:01 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

“Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court?”

Based on his record, no.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:41 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I am hoping Romney will not nominate Van Jones and Anita Dunn to the SCOTUS, both held positions in the Obama regime and were outed by Beck extensively on Fox TV. Dunn said she looks to Mao when seeking guidance. Jones is much worse.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 8:13:35 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: SoConPubbie

New tagline ...


23 posted on 04/24/2012 8:21:05 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Dems have 'Hope & Change.' All the Romney Republicans have is 'We sure Hope he's Changed.')
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To: SoConPubbie
The chance of Mitt Romney picking a true pro-life conservative to the highest court is zero.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 8:22:30 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Dems have 'Hope & Change.' All the Romney Republicans have is 'We sure Hope he's Changed.')
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To: EternalVigilance
New tagline ...

How sad, but true.
25 posted on 04/24/2012 8:26:01 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

This is what troubles me most about a Romney presidency. I do think an Radical Marxist Obama second term would be worse than 8 years of the liberal Mitt, but on this point it might be a toss up.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: EternalVigilance

I wouldn’t say zero, but I would put it pretty dang low.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
No, it's zero. Ask yourself: Do you truly believe that Romney is going to pick someone more conservative than Thomas and Scalia?

Because not even they take a truly pro-life position. Like the rest of their colleagues they have never stated a word of support for Fourteenth Amendment equal protection for the child in the womb.

That's right. There isn't a single sitting member of the Supreme Court who is pro-life. Not one.

"The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a 'person' within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment...If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment."

-- Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe vs. Wade majority opinion, 1973


28 posted on 04/24/2012 9:04:33 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Dems have 'Hope & Change.' All the Romney Republicans have is 'We sure Hope he's Changed.')
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To: EternalVigilance

Semantics. But no point in arguing, fundamentally I agree with you on this point.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 9:08:01 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

To lawyers it’s about semantics. To me it’s about persons.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:54 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Dems have 'Hope & Change.' All the Romney Republicans have is 'We sure Hope he's Changed.')
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To: EternalVigilance

Read some of your posts on this topic and I agree with your constitutional positions on abortion. My initial response was intended to be about the chances of getting a Kennedy vs a Kagan; and not about abortion. I miss-read it.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 9:48:39 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: SoConPubbie
Well, so far he's appointed a foreign-policy spokesman:

penly gay Richard Grenell


Openly gay Richard Grenell.

And that's his first appointment - and he's not even nominated yet.

It appears that we've seen the last of Mr. Mitten's conservative mime.
32 posted on 04/24/2012 11:21:54 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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