Skip to comments.This is the Kind of Republicans We Have in the Senate! (Richard Lugar
Posted on 07/17/2009 10:54:59 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
Lugar statement on Judge Sotomayor
Senator Dick Lugar released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
I have listened to the testimony of Judge Sonia Sotomayor before the Senate Judiciary Committee, carefully reviewed her public service record, and reviewed recommendations from Indiana constituents and colleagues here in the Senate. Judge Sotomayor is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and she has demonstrated a judicial temperament during her week-long nomination hearing. Judge Sotomayor has had a distinguished career of public service. She is well regarded in the legal community and by her peers. I will vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayors nomination to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
You pandering SOB. You’ve been there way too long.
Sounds like Dick found Sonia’s life story very “compelling.”
yeah, its all .... So-much manure
All of them (Republicans & Democrats) have been there too long.
WE NEED SERIOUS TERM LIMITS IMPOSED ON THESE VERMIN!
I don’t understand how someone who has their rulings OVERTURNED by the Supreme Court is qualified to be ON the Supreme Court. Can someone please explain that to me?
Come election time, sad to say even some Freepers think to themselves "oh well I have no choice" and vote for the RINO whether it be Crist, or Kirk, or Castle.
Just call him Senator Dick.
I really think Tom Coburn did a good job of ratting out this RAT!
Benedict Lugar !
Though I can not say that I am surprised at this.
He’s not up until 2012 (by which time he would’ve been in the Senate 36 years). The Democrats ran no candidate against him in 2006, and you can guess why.
Hell’s Bell’s folks......our enemies aren’t just the Demonrats.....it’s all but a handful of De-Publicans!:(
Lugar was a fine senator at one time, but he really really blows now.
Get this a$$ out of the senate. At least off our roster.
I am sick and tired of Republicans who play nice with those who are hell bent on destroying this country.
The Chicago Way.
Gee Dick, don’t you think when so much is at stake you could stick up for our side for a change?
What the hell good are you?
Further the Senate's Constitutional "advise and consent" function is not a terribly powerful check against a sitting President's nominees. They can give their overwhelmingly negative advice, and then withhold their consent... but there is nothing in Constitutional Law that says that this would prevent the nominee's appointment.
SS will be another Ginsberg (and possibly worse), but that's no reason to make a very weak attempt to block her confirmation. Lugar is merely taking the more traditional route of rubber-stamping a SCOTUS nominee who isn't blazingly unfit for the office.
This is a slap in the face to every person that has fought against racism and has stood for true fairness in America. This was a shallow political move and served no other cause than Lugar's own interest.
Those so called Republicans either cannot or do not want to understand why true conservatives reject their pandering and kowtowing and in the process the party is going down the tube and unfortunately along with it the country as a whole. There are still plenty of conservatives left in this country; including many liberals who think they are liberals but espouse many conservative ideas and ideals.
All it would take is some one with the balls and guts to right this listing Republican ship before it founders altogether. There are still plenty of folks out there who would like to see this country getting straightened out and vote for the right person with none of that political BS and constantly reaching across the isle crap. But I know I am a dreamer afflicted with wishful thinking.
Too bad to see this once great country headed down the socialistic abyss at an accelerated pace. All I can say is God help us, as this country needs all the help it can get. We are so worried about foreign terrorists when we have home grown ones sitting right here in Washington who either knowingly or by ignorance tear this country down piece by piece and could teach real terrorists a thing or two as how to destroy a once great nation.
Her views do not favor Constitutional guarantees of our liberties. Unqualified.
I just saw the comment of Karnage:
“I am sick and tired of Republicans who play nice with those who are hell bent on destroying this country.”
“Hell bent on destroying this country” would be a description I would give to SS, especially after reading her take on Second Amendment issues. Therefore, Unqualified.
Dick Lugar is an appeaser, and go along get along A@@ Kisser!
It’s widely reported on The Hill that the Republicans in congress are all getting ready to drop trou and grab their ankles for the Democrats, despite the Democrats’ avowed disinclination to employ Vaseline.
Like thy will vote to impose limits on the time they can eat at the public trough?
Storm the gates and remove them by force.
Well hell, I can dream can’t I?
They all say the same thing. Like a broken record. It is the RINO review.
As I recall, Lugar has a farm which benefits greatly from government subsidies. One thing is for sure, yoy may enter Congress poor but you will leave rich.
I will be calling on Monday.
Here is his #:
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1401
(202) 224-4814 p
(202) 228-0360 f
I kinda thought that too........some (too many) of the are changing and not for the better....(sigh).