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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
Poor little liberals. This is the day they've feared for a long time.

I sure hope that this is going to be 'ominous' for them! Anything that makes them shake in their little booties is great with me!

1 posted on 07/02/2005 3:34:13 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: blitzgig

Yeah. I might feel sorry for them if I weren't so busy laughing at them.


2 posted on 07/02/2005 3:39:54 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: blitzgig

To a liberal... this is the equivalent of the Pope dying.


3 posted on 07/02/2005 3:40:43 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: blitzgig

Didn't take long for the embracers of infant killing and their blood-industry supporters to start their shrill outbursts.


4 posted on 07/02/2005 3:41:57 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: blitzgig
Buck Parker, executive director of the environmental group Earthjustice, said Friday's announcement "provides President Bush with an opportunity to select a new justice who will create a lasting legacy of strong environmental protections."

Obviously, that is not the job of the judiciary. More than any other quote in this piece, this makes absolutely clear that the left believes that the courts are there to "legislate" their agenda.

5 posted on 07/02/2005 3:42:57 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: blitzgig
referring to her departure as creating "an ominous vacancy" that could lead to "terrible changes" on the U.S. Supreme Court.

What a bunch of drama queens the liberals are.

I love it that they're so nervous about this. I hope GWB toys with them for a while over this.

6 posted on 07/02/2005 3:45:44 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: blitzgig
They are posting this on a Democrat website:


7 posted on 07/02/2005 3:48:05 AM PDT by SkyPilot (Eliminate, eradicate, and stamp out redundancy!)
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To: blitzgig

Be vewy vewy afwaid.

8 posted on 07/02/2005 3:48:12 AM PDT by Enterprise (Thus sayeth our rulers - "All your property is mine." - - - Kelo vs New London)
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To: Allegra

Heheh. Yeah, that would be a lot of fun to watch.


9 posted on 07/02/2005 3:50:04 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: SkyPilot
Good grief - the Dems are still whining about their failed atttempt to steal the 2000 election?

They really need to get lives.

10 posted on 07/02/2005 3:50:31 AM PDT by Allegra (On the Rocks With Salt, Please...)
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To: blitzgig
The sweet smell of liberal panic in the morning... Ahhhhhh no matter how this turns out its fun watching liberals wet their undies over a Supreme Court vacancy!

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
11 posted on 07/02/2005 3:54:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Agreed! It's great to see them in panic-mode, and I'm sure they will be terrified when Bush's nominee is finally revealed!


12 posted on 07/02/2005 3:59:10 AM PDT by blitzgig
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To: Bahbah

But, wait a minute didn't the libs get all bent out of shape when they thought that the SC elected George Bush!!!!!!


13 posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:02 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: goldstategop

The sweet smell of liberal panic in the morning... Ahhhhhh no matter how this turns out its fun watching liberals wet their undies over a Supreme Court vacancy!
:
If they're wearing any at all. You know these "freedom" types.


14 posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:17 AM PDT by KStorm (Facts are different from minds.)
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To: blitzgig

Dry it up sluts.


15 posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:18 AM PDT by Jaysun (No matter how hot she is, some man, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t)
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To: johnny7
To a liberal... this is the equivalent of the Pope dying.

I know a few liberals who actually cried tears of sorrow when the current pope was elected.

All the fights on the Hill have been leading up to this. We ain't seen nothing yet.

16 posted on 07/02/2005 4:02:28 AM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: johnny7

Much worse...


17 posted on 07/02/2005 4:04:24 AM PDT by endthematrix ("an ominous vacancy" fills this space)
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To: blitzgig

Better get a pair of welding goggles because the only way the Pres. is going to get a decent nominee through the Senate is the nuclear option.
The dims are setting it up now.


18 posted on 07/02/2005 4:11:29 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Desdemona
What do you expect from communists?

I hope they lose it if Bush nominates a strict constructionist. The deep divide between 'us' & 'them' has got to come to a head sooner or later.

19 posted on 07/02/2005 4:38:38 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: Vinnie

Two Words: Recess Appointment.


20 posted on 07/02/2005 4:52:13 AM PDT by Schwaeky ("Truth is not determined by Majority vote"-- Pope Benedict XVI)
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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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To: blitzgig

I half expect some brain dead Lib to start going on about the time she tore up that picture of the Pope, her bald head, and all that stuff.


41 posted on 07/02/2005 6:42:41 AM PDT by Nik Naym
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To: blitzgig

Scenario I'd like to see:
Bush waits until Monday after the Europe trip and then announces that Janice Rogers Brown is the nominee. This denies the Sunday talk show bloviators a chance to get their licks in. This pick has a lot going for it. She's superbly qualified and a solid conservative. Any attempt to filibuster her nomination would cause the constitutional option to be invoked. Anything that could be said about her has already been said during the many hours of debate before her recent D.C. Circuit confirmation. And it will drive all the ankle-biting bed wetters of the left absolutely crazy!


42 posted on 07/02/2005 6:54:57 AM PDT by CaravanBarker (What's so ominous about doing it right?)
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To: blitzgig

Their opposition is no laughing matter. But I guess the 'constitutional option' will have to be played if we can keep the RINOS votes.

A split court in their favor on some issues is the only way the liberals could get their programs 'passed' by a branch of the government.


43 posted on 07/02/2005 7:01:36 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: johnny7
To a liberal... this is the equivalent of the Pope.

You are exactly right. Your comment gives others a glimpse into the warped liberal mind.
45 posted on 07/03/2005 12:22:43 AM PDT by Blowtorch (Bush should be spending more time trying to restore democracy here at home.)
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To: Allegra
What a bunch of drama queens the liberals are.

That's one of the best descriptions ever. It should be repeated every time they squeal and bellow.

46 posted on 07/03/2005 1:02:57 AM PDT by skr (Almighty God, thank you for the liberty you have bestowed on this nation.)
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To: skr

Time for a Marine. Just think how the libs would luvDAT!

Garza, Emilio M.
Born 1947 in San Antonio, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1988, to a seat vacated by William S. Sessions; Confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 1988, and received commission on April 20, 1988. Service terminated on June 7, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on April 11, 1991, to a seat vacated by Thomas Morrow Reavley; Confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 1991, and received commission on May 30, 1991.

Education:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1969

University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1970

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1976

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps Captain, 1970-1973
Private practice, San Antonio, Texas, 1976-1987
Judge, 225th District Court, Bexar County, Texas, 1987-1988


Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic

Gender: Male


47 posted on 07/03/2005 1:14:54 AM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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