I love this little reported gem from Jesse L. Holland of AP:
“It is unlikely that Republicans will try to block her, said Manuel Miranda, chairman of the conservative Third Branch Conference. ...She shouldn’t be filibustered, she won’t be filibustered,” said Miranda, a former Senate staffer who worked on judicial nominations. “Probably no nominee would have been filibustered. The notion of a filibuster is a distraction. The real issue becomes how heavily she’ll be scrutinized and how great an investment in time will Republicans invest. The next level of investment is not a filibuster, but how much effort Republicans will devote to this nomination.”
Seven Republicans have already voted once for Kagan, when her nomination came before the Senate last year to become the solicitor general. That means it’s unlikely they will be able to unify to block her from the Supreme Court.”
hahaha, i’m so glad how instances like this reveal how some
conservatives just roll over. This Miranda guy needs to be fired and forced to sell Gecko food, and those republicans that voted for her before, and still feel compelled to vote for her again just because they voted for her as solicitor general, need to resign and forced to eat pork rinds for the rest of their life.
This country and the so-called conservative movement is pathetic. One day, a new leader was arise and it sure as heck won’t be that retread Romney, so everyone just get off that band-wagon.
ALL that anyone needs to know about Kagan is that....
she barred US military recruiters from the Harvard Law campus while Americans were dying at war!!!
That point needs to be hammered home relentlessly to every living American.
I believe that this is one case where detail and nuance unnecessarily complicate things with much of the public and the political/media class — pound home the point that Kagan banned military recruiters, period.
THAT is the “Achilles heel” of this nominee and of this administration.
Many people who won’t delve into the details WILL care about that and WILL be offended and appalled. People simply need to know that Obozo & co. are hard-core politically correct leftists who put their pet causes completely above US security and the men and women of the US military services.
Whether or not this specific nomination can be stopped in the Senate (unlikely) there needs to be a huge publicity campaign focused upon this single point.
We may lose this battle (over Kagan’s nomination) due to RINO Senators but *use* it to educate America about what the Obamanation really stands for.
I’d love to see Kagan’s nomination stopped, of course, but I think we need to look at it in a “tactical” way, to educate Americans and build opposition to Obozo and his clique of anti-American leftists.