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O'Connor's Retirement Causes 'Ominous Vacancy,' Liberals Say
CNSNews.com ^ | 7/1/05 | Randy Hall

Posted on 07/02/2005 3:34:12 AM PDT by blitzgig

(CNSNews.com) - Liberal organizations reacted quickly and strongly to Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement on Friday, referring to her departure as creating "an ominous vacancy" that could lead to "terrible changes" on the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The battle for the Supreme Court has begun," declared a release from NARAL Pro-Choice America that featured a picture of President George W. Bush. "Don't let his choice end yours.

"Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement gives President Bush and the radical right the chance they've been waiting for to overturn Roe v. Wade," according to the group's website. "They're pulling out all the stops to push through President Bush's anti-choice judicial nominees to the Supreme Court. We cannot let it happen.

"Help save the Supreme Court from President Bush: Tell your senators to vote NO on anti-choice nominees!"

A similar call was sounded by Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, who urged that "Bush should choose moderation over extremism" when selecting O'Connor's successor.

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: liberals; oconnor; sandradayoconnor; scotus; supremecourt; turass
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To: blitzgig

Ok, so which senate RINO's can't we count on to break the filibuster? Better put on the full court pressure NOW!


21 posted on 07/02/2005 4:52:47 AM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: blitzgig

The only ominous vacancies are in the craniums of the 'Rats and their liberal/leftist accomplices in the media and in other special interest groups.


22 posted on 07/02/2005 5:05:29 AM PDT by Mad Mammoth
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To: blitzgig

I just watched the insufferable Ellen Ratner on Fox and Friends go into "vapors" at the prospect of another Scalia or Thomas. She had the nerve to "advise" the president to nominate Joe Lieberman or George Mitchell.


23 posted on 07/02/2005 5:06:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If she said "vapors" once she said it ten times. Almost apopleptic when someone suggested John Cornyn. The Libs will be spewing and stuttering for the next several days and their 4th of July celebrations will be ruined. It is great to be an American.


24 posted on 07/02/2005 5:10:12 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: blitzgig

Everything is ominous to these idiots.

The weather, the economy, the food on their table...

Gingrich/Reagan/Bush/any non-commie gets elected it is: ominous fascism...

Let's hope it is OMINOUS for them his time.


25 posted on 07/02/2005 5:11:42 AM PDT by beckaz
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To: beckaz

Ah yes, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, the demorilization, despondency.......... all words I love to hear when applied to the lefties.

On a serious note, I'll not get ahead of myself until I see W actually put forth conservative nominees and the pubbies in the senate doing the right thing.


26 posted on 07/02/2005 5:24:06 AM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: blitzgig

Now let's see how long the vaunted McCain et al "compromise" holds up.

Craig Mitnick just said on FNC that the appointment of a SC Justice is more important the the election of the President.


27 posted on 07/02/2005 5:24:36 AM PDT by randita
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To: babaloo

Libs don't celebrate the 4th.

Their big holiday is on May 1st when they watch old newsreels of goosestepping Russians in Red Square, followed by the ICBMs on trailers.

It's also the day when they perform the annual ritual of combing out the lice from their Lenin goatees and change their Che underwear.


28 posted on 07/02/2005 5:33:00 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Marxism has not only failed to promote human freedom, it has failed to produce food)
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To: blitzgig

Yep. The democrats are going to be forced to filibuster. This will be a long fall session.


29 posted on 07/02/2005 5:33:26 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: blitzgig
I hope the dems have trouble sleeping because of this. It would be even better if they lost their appetites.

Hospitalization because of their fears.

Desperate politicians are great entertainment.

30 posted on 07/02/2005 5:43:55 AM PDT by Tom Bombadil
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To: umgud
"Ah yes, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, the demorilization, despondency.......... all words I love to hear when applied to the lefties.

On a serious note, I'll not get ahead of myself until I see W actually put forth conservative nominees and the pubbies in the senate doing the right thing."

Conservatives better wake up: Bush SR with B Clinton like old buds- W with Kennedy for education bill & his keeping the open border - Specter head of Judiciary committee Rino's like warner - hagel - graham-the group's turn coat leader Mccain..I am afraid we conservatives will soon be the ones who will be disappointed at W's appointment..the cries of leftists are smoke and mirrors the odds are we get a sutter type who will further the destruction of the constitution. HOPING I AM WRONG..but facts are facts
31 posted on 07/02/2005 5:49:02 AM PDT by ConsentofGoverned (mark rich, s burger,flight 800, waco,cbs's national guard-just forget thats the game)
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To: SkyPilot

What they should say is what counts more then 52% of the vote of America-the electorial college does!


32 posted on 07/02/2005 5:50:43 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Gal.4:16)
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To: anniegetyourgun

No kidding. It's like someone pressed a button...


33 posted on 07/02/2005 5:51:33 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: babaloo

BWHAAAAHAAAHAAA!

IT'S GREAT TO BE AN AMERICAN! I love it-great context!

34 posted on 07/02/2005 5:53:50 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Bahbah

Quite correct. I believe Earthjustice used to be the Club Sierra Legal Defense Fund or some such.


35 posted on 07/02/2005 5:55:39 AM PDT by sauropod (Polite political action is about as useful as a miniskirt in a convent -- Claire Wolfe)
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To: blitzgig

The frikkin Democrat "liberals" are bullys and brats making demands. Too bad the Republicians don't have the guts and grit to tell them off.

Does anyone believe the O'Connor's sudden retirement might have been prompted by the public outrage over the Supreme Court's recent Public Domain decision and the public's reactive movement to seize Souter's precious farmhouse and property?


36 posted on 07/02/2005 6:02:58 AM PDT by purpleland
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She had the nerve to "advise" the president to nominate Joe Lieberman or George Mitchell.

LOL. Thanks, I missed that part.

37 posted on 07/02/2005 6:06:15 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: umgud

I'm hoping too, though exactly holding my breath.


38 posted on 07/02/2005 6:19:08 AM PDT by beckaz
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To: blitzgig

The liberal establishment suffering from the vapors en masse. Too funny.


39 posted on 07/02/2005 6:22:04 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: beckaz; umgud

Oops, should be "NOT" holding my breath.


40 posted on 07/02/2005 6:22:51 AM PDT by beckaz
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