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Moderate Republicans back Kagan on hot-button issues ** RINO Alert ** RINO Alert **
CNN ^ | May 13, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 05/13/2010 4:33:30 PM PDT by upchuck

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan received critical cover from moderate Republicans on Thursday on two issues likely to dominate her upcoming confirmation hearings: gays in the military and judicial experience.

Kagan has been strongly criticized by GOP leaders for her efforts to block military recruiters from Harvard University during her time as the school's law school dean because of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The policy, opposed by President Obama, prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces.

Top Republicans have also highlighted the fact that Kagan has never served as a federal judge, something that distinguishes her from all nine current members of the high court.

If party moderates break from the GOP leadership on these issues, it dramatically increases Kagan's chances of overcoming a possible filibuster and winning confirmation as the country's 112th Supreme Court justice.

Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown -- who broke the Democrats' 60-member filibuster-proof majority by winning the late Ted Kennedy's seat in January -- said after meeting with Kagan that he is satisfied she supports members of the military.

"It was the first question I actually asked her because, having been in the military, I had concerns about [her] position at Harvard," Brown said.

Earlier in the day, Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins said she doesn't have any concerns about Kagan's experience. She also said she didn't see any "extraordinary circumstances" that could lead her to join a potential filibuster against Kagan.

Collins said that Kagan told her she considers Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling establishing a constitutional right to abortion, to be settled law. Kagan herself has remained tight-lipped when asked such questions from reporters.

The support of Brown and Collins alone, combined with a unified Democratic caucus, would be enough to ensure Kagan's confirmation.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: collins; gay; gays; gop; homosexual; kagan; military; nokagan; obama; rhinos; rino; scottbrown; supremecourt
Perhaps I'm being a bit too much of a purist but,

NO
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RINOS


1 posted on 05/13/2010 4:33:31 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

The ‘CNN wire staff’ don’t even have enough collective balls to sign their real names to this drivel.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 4:34:24 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: upchuck

I like to believe I am NOT a “moderate” Republican....just a principled one.


3 posted on 05/13/2010 4:35:04 PM PDT by Rapscallion (I have a dog in this fight. You may not know it, but you do too.)
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To: upchuck

I hate Washington! Hate it!


4 posted on 05/13/2010 4:36:27 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: upchuck

It's RINO season.

5 posted on 05/13/2010 4:37:00 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: upchuck

“rino” isn’t a descriptive enough term. “@ss-kisser” or “sellout” might be more appropos.


6 posted on 05/13/2010 4:37:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the five of the five is the two of the one.)
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To: upchuck

But some were saying that Brown should be on a presidential ticket in 2012.

(Maybe Collins can be his running mate)


7 posted on 05/13/2010 4:37:07 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: upchuck

Damn RINOS!


8 posted on 05/13/2010 4:39:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Paleo Conservative

RINO’s give rhinos a bad, bad name.


9 posted on 05/13/2010 4:40:00 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: upchuck

Yes, she supports the troops when the shoot their officers.


10 posted on 05/13/2010 4:40:06 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: upchuck
If the Marxists fix the courts and the elections, they won't need RINOs or even the Rat base anymore.

Both RINOs and the Rat base are too stupid to figure that out.

11 posted on 05/13/2010 4:40:21 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: upchuck

We’ve GOT TO STOP settling for RHINOS!!!

If there’s not a non-RHINO candidate, get one! *F* the GOP.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 4:41:37 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: upchuck
I am so comforted. not.
13 posted on 05/13/2010 4:41:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: upchuck
Depends on the question. Kagan has already indicated that her thoughts on free speech pretty much parallel those of the pre-Civil War slave-holding class in the American South.

Frankly, that ought to be enough to tank her.

14 posted on 05/13/2010 4:42:17 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: upchuck

Kagan finds the First Amendment, free speech, and the Second Amendment not worth following. And this is just in the last few years.

Her thesis deserves no more than what the title is “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933.” What do you think that means.

The SC already has it’s useful idiot, does it need it’s socialist now? And how would she take the oath? Blank out the parts she doesn’t like?


15 posted on 05/13/2010 4:42:35 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: upchuck
Is it too late for Canada to annex Maine?

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

16 posted on 05/13/2010 4:43:05 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: GoCards

I HATE THE MEDIA FOR THEIR CORRUPTED REPORTING TOO


17 posted on 05/13/2010 4:43:08 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Put that RINO head on Susan Collins’ bed.


18 posted on 05/13/2010 4:43:36 PM PDT by BobS
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To: upchuck

Given all the RINOs, why don’t we place some DINOs....why not infiltrate in kind.


19 posted on 05/13/2010 4:54:03 PM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: upchuck

Only a DEAD (politically) RINO is a GOOD RINO


20 posted on 05/13/2010 5:02:03 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: upchuck

Do you need any more proof that the Republicans in Congress are not on our side. They do this everytime. A few come out for someone that clearly does not belong on the Supreme Court instead of fighting for what the people who sent them there want. I am tired of game playing and the lies they are telling us to make themselves rich and us poor.

I sincerely hope Scott Brown will not be returning to Congress along with the rest of this Congress.

Btw, I did think it was odd when he was campaigning there were a lot of pictures of him hanging his head. Wonder why? Could it be he is ashamed he lied to the people.


21 posted on 05/13/2010 5:13:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: upchuck

Why should any Republican trust anything that Obama says, or any nominee he puts in front of them?


22 posted on 05/13/2010 5:43:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: upchuck

Scott Brino and Susan Colrino continue to perform as expected. No one should be surprised. I’ll wait for the brino supporters to show up yelling about unrealistic purists, etc.


23 posted on 05/13/2010 6:21:32 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: freekitty
One thing that bothers me about Brown. When the Senate vote is not close, Brown votes with the Republicans. When the vote is close it seems he votes with the dems.
24 posted on 05/13/2010 6:36:42 PM PDT by mrsixpack36
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To: BobS

If you want Collins out of there, there needs to be a Conservative Republican who can beat her in the Republican Primary.

That man is Paul LePage.

But he needs to become Governor first.

After 4 years in charge in Augusta, he could challenge Collins from that seat.

The Primary, with 7 candidates, is 10 days away, on June 8, and Paul LePage could use your campaign contributions and if you’re in Maine, your vote.

https://lepage2010.com/donate.php
http://lepage2010.com

2 good LePage threads here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2523541/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2522065/posts


25 posted on 05/29/2010 1:57:24 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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