Skip to comments.McCain will not appoint originalist judges(unless by accident)
Posted on 05/18/2008 5:14:34 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Here's why: 1. Gang of 14. 2. Warren Rudman. 3. McCain said Alito is too conservative. 4. There is absolutely zero logic in thinking that McCain will nominate the type of judge that will overturn his signature bills.
2. Warren Rudman is the guy who is largely responsible for the nomination of Justice Souter.
3. McCain said this about Alito privately. So it comes down to who you trust given that it's sourced from Novak. But I don't trust McCain any further than I can throw him.
Ok, so you have four reasons why McCain won't nominate originalist judges, and you now have his current rhetoric that he will. Given the rest of McCain's own record, I believe he will end up trusting his advisor, Warren Rudman.
So does anybody around here see much difference in Obama nominating Ginsburgs or McCain nominating Souters?
McCain it is!
I think the best we can hope for from McLame is a Souter or a Harriet Myers. After all, he wouldn’t want to upset his friends on his side of (oops, I mean across) the aisle. Pathetic.
Unfortunately, I cannot disagree with anything you said.
Of course, and those that are in need of a good dose of flagellation, and are up this fine Sunday morning, should be right with you.
McCain is your typical left wing liberal and will promise anything you want and do what he wants if he wins and so I can not support just another Marxist liberal.
McCain will appoint the kind of judges that the Democratic-controlled Senate will allow him to.
Look on the bright side: McCain’s understanding of Constitutional originalism is so bad he might appoint a good guy by accident!
Now that's optimism!!
Appoint Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Supreme Court! Stop Bustamante!!
Either of the Democrats will seek out Ginsburgs. Obama already told you he would look for judges who would rule based upon their feelings and their political leanings, in so many words. What Hillary would do should require no explanation.
Souter, as horrible as he is, was not selected by Rudman and accepted by B41 on that basis. He apparently lied to the President, and his record on the NHSC did not predict that he would play for the other team.
I don't think McCain will find any Scalias. But I also don't think he will sweep the nation for Ginsburgs.
John H. Sununu, father of John E. Sununu and arch-conservative with an IQ of 180 is responsible for the Souter nomination. Rudman thought Souter would gain Senate approval.
McCain will appoint the kind of judges that the Democratic-controlled Senate dreams about.
For starters, why are these “opinion/vanity” pieces posted in “News?” This ain’t “News!”
Secondly, I’m happy with the SCOTUS appointments from President Bush, as well as the thousands he’s saved me, personally, in taxes over the past eight years.
Granted, we had to put up a fuss to GET those appointments, but I don’t have a problem raising a ruckus with any sitting President over any issue.
FWIW, I’m more afraid of American losing any more local, state and federal seats in Houses, Assemblies and Senates to the ‘Rats than I am of who’s in the White House.
Freepers need to wake up and get serious about being involved LOCALLY and on a State level and not get all wrapped around the axle over the Presidency. (You’re playing into the Media’s hands.)
I’ll NEVER vote for a ‘Rat or waste my vote on a Third Party. And yes, I sleep well at night. :)
What do the Bush tax cuts and the Bush SCOTUS appointments have to do with McCain?
It’s kind of irrelevant as a) I don’t think he can get elected; b) if elected, no way in Hades he possibly gets ANY conservative through an overwhelmingly Dem senate; and therefore c) I doubt he would even bother to nominate a conservative, even if d) he was so inclined (which he really isn’t, windbag that he is).
The old money eastern Establishment Republicans as represented by Eisenhower, the Bushes, et al, made a deal with the Communists AKA Democrats, to accept the New Deal, atheism as the State Religion, abortion, homosexual marriage, the selling of state secrets to the Soviet Union and the PRC, and every other sick and twisted thing the Demoncrats can imagine, as long as they could keep their positions of privilege. We are entitled to rule. We came over on the Mayflower, dontcha know.
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