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Kagan's abortion stance has both sides guessing
LA Times ^ | May 15, 2010 | Christi Parsons and James Oliphant

Posted on 05/16/2010 12:17:38 AM PDT by rdl6989

In college Elena Kagan wrote an essay lamenting Republican gains in the 1980 election and referring to candidates backed by the Moral Majority as "avengers of 'innocent life' and the B-1 bomber."

Now that Kagan stands as a nominee to join the Supreme Court, some conservatives believe the 30-year-old remark may reveal a personal animosity toward their side of the abortion rights cause.

But liberal activists also wonder about Kagan's position. They point to memos she wrote as a policy staffer in the Clinton White House urging President Clinton to take a compromise position on some late-term abortions.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho44; bhoabortion; bhoscotus; kagan; proaborts; scotus

1 posted on 05/16/2010 12:17:38 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

She will not vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade. She will vote for homosexual marriage when that issue gets to the Supreme Court. She will be a liberal vote. Can’t believe there are questions about that.


2 posted on 05/16/2010 12:22:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rdl6989

This is a silly article. Is there any doubt where this old socialist stands on abortion? Of course not. The only thing they have to point to is the fact that she once counseled accepting the partial birth abortion ban as an electoral tactic.

No one has any doubt where she stands on anything. The LA Times isn’t in any doubt, and its silly to suppose that its readers are in any doubt.


3 posted on 05/16/2010 12:26:50 AM PDT by marron
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To: rdl6989

I think conservatives have much more to worry about than do progressives.


4 posted on 05/16/2010 12:28:44 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: rdl6989

Kinda like, “When she heads for the restrooms it gets both sides betting?”


5 posted on 05/16/2010 12:29:20 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: AlaskaErik

You’re right about that!


6 posted on 05/16/2010 12:31:12 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: historyrepeatz

I’m glad I didn’t have a gulp of iced tea in my mouth when I read that.


7 posted on 05/16/2010 12:31:58 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

We need to stop playing this game with unborn lives. They all are allowing the babies to be kill! The Supreme Court is catching up with Stalin in numbers of deaths:

December 2, 2005; Posted: 3:16 p.m. EST (20:16 GMT)

(CNN) — Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito had a private meeting with the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday as he sought to reassure lawmakers that he would respect legal precedent on abortion rights and put his personal views aside.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/02/specter.alito/

Sept. 13, 2005
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said Tuesday that the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion was “settled as a precedent of the court” as he was immediately pressed to address the divisive issue on the second day of his confirmation hearings.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/9/13/103353.shtml


8 posted on 05/16/2010 12:32:35 AM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: rdl6989

Maybe I’m way off base here but why is Dick Morris being nominated for the Supreme Court? Just sayin'!

9 posted on 05/16/2010 12:34:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bob Costas was my first thought.

10 posted on 05/16/2010 12:36:55 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

There’s no guess work.

This is LSM spin.


11 posted on 05/16/2010 12:37:11 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: rdl6989

The utter dishonesty from the left is so transparent.


12 posted on 05/16/2010 12:47:41 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She looks more like a young Jerry Lewis to me.


13 posted on 05/16/2010 12:56:05 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: rdl6989
Kagan’s abortion stance has both sides guessing

True dat.
She has both men(the few who think of her that way) and women guessing as to whether she is gay or straight.

14 posted on 05/16/2010 1:10:17 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: rdl6989

Typical MSM misdirection. They want us to think she’s not a rubber stamp for Obama on social issues. I guarantee Obama would not have nominated her if he had any doubt whatsoever. The Times surely knows this but they push this pablum anyway to fool the foolable.


15 posted on 05/16/2010 1:12:35 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: rdl6989

This is nothing more than a media piece to throw conservatives off course. The MSM thinks, “Hmmm...Perhaps if we tell the conservatives she might not be a shoo in for the left on social issues, they’ll get their hopes up and possibly back off on fighting her nomination.” Fail.


16 posted on 05/16/2010 1:54:46 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: OrangeHoof
Typical MSM misdirection. They want us to think she’s not a rubber stamp for Obama on social issues. I guarantee Obama would not have nominated her if he had any doubt whatsoever. The Times surely knows this but they push this pablum anyway to fool the foolable.

All conservatives I know would not be fooled by this propaganda by Big Media. We aren't idiots. Why even try and put this junk out there unless the Left thinks most conservatives are as stupid as Obama's supporters.

17 posted on 05/16/2010 2:43:20 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: onyx

Exactly. This is a competely lame attempt by the corrupt and activist MSM to try and sell Kagan as somehow moderate. She ain’t. She’s a militant leftist.


18 posted on 05/16/2010 3:39:25 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: rdl6989

Any argument about Kagen not getting the votes needed for confirmation are a waste of time. The Demopcrats have enough RINO’s in their pocket for this one. Orrin hatch being one of them. Remember in November .


19 posted on 05/16/2010 3:44:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: rdl6989
ROFLMAO!


20 posted on 05/16/2010 4:07:28 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (No matter where you go there are always more stupid people.)
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To: rdl6989; 2ndDivisionVet
More like a cross between Lou Costello & Kevin James:

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21 posted on 05/16/2010 4:08:45 AM PDT by mellow velo (Elect an adult; vote Conservative.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I find it amazing that the Left actually thinks they can convince us she’s moderate. They act as if the are the only news sources again-!! Must be wishful delusion-!


22 posted on 05/16/2010 4:12:03 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: OrangeHoof
Typical MSM misdirection. They want us to think she’s not a rubber stamp for Obama on social issues. I guarantee Obama would not have nominated her if he had any doubt whatsoever. The Times surely knows this but they push this pablum anyway to fool the foolable.

The spin is not for conservatives. The spin is for "moderate" Dims that only get their news from the television and don't care enough to actually read what's going on in politics; the ones that look you in the face after spouting a Dim talking point and follow it up with "...but I really don't care about politics." The media knows they can't fool conservatives. They're trying to sooth the apathy crowd.
23 posted on 05/16/2010 4:51:06 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: rdl6989

How about we pass on investigating if she is gay, and her abortion stance.
Let’s focus on her radical leftist mindset


24 posted on 05/16/2010 4:52:10 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Venturer

Yep, any leftist dribble that comes from this bench should call for impeachment, and be personally delivered to any supporting confirmation vote by Democrats and RINO’s for explanation and Congressional resignation. Given a specific case, one could easily guess the justification of wrong to be written, though other times it will be a surprise of pure stupidity


25 posted on 05/16/2010 5:09:52 AM PDT by Son House (No Scammers or Spammers CASH ONLY SALE! No coupons, IOU's, Foodstamps, Checks, etc THIS IS CASH ONLY)
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To: rdl6989

Who could there possibly be that does not know that any nominee of the Kenyan will be pro-abortion? perhaps of a mind to go along with mandatory abortion.


26 posted on 05/16/2010 5:12:17 AM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: rdl6989

There is no doubt about her position on anything. I wish we could say that about our Republican nominees.


27 posted on 05/16/2010 6:36:15 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: rdl6989

We are one vote away from every privately held gun to be taken away.

We are one vote away from the complete Stalinist eradication of every Christian symbol from public life.

We are one vote away from the insane notion that the Constitution guarantees full and complete health care, a home and a job to everyone who wants one.

We are one vote away from the forced governmental dismantling of the First Amendment, through every medium including the internet and the radio.

We are one vote away from New Haven Fire Fighters becoming the law of the land, when your child’s grades, years of study, and hard work are thrown down the sewer of political correctness if the racial outcome does not meet the pyscho-left’s definition of racial equality.

We are one vote away from the eradication of property rights.

We are one vote away from the takeover of private industry by the government.

We are one vote away from mandated sterilizations and the decree that humans and their breath are a form of pollution.

We are one vote away from Big Brother - just one, and they will not relent because these appointments are of a very extremist nature with a leftist political agenda. They mean to change America through the will of leftist judges - and not through the ballot box because their ideology is rejected.

Our sacred Bill of Rights will be gone. The power of the State will not be stopped.


28 posted on 05/16/2010 7:08:29 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The freaks are in charge. You can see why people like alex jones have so much success.

Aliens & weird conspiracies are more reasonable than the idea that the freaks & running the sideshow by themselves.


29 posted on 05/16/2010 7:46:19 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: marron
This is a silly article. Is there any doubt where this old socialist stands on abortion? Of course not.

You are exactly right ... The LA Times is practicing the exact opposite of journalism ... in this case, obfuscation.

30 posted on 05/16/2010 7:52:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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What nonsense! A secular Jew , raised on the West Side of Manhattan? A prof at the University of Chicago? A Dean at Harvard Law?
With this profile, infanticide is one of her core values: she believes in abortion for any reason or no reason through
all nine months of gestation. She also believes that women who want to have abortionists kill their children have a “right” to have taxpayers pay for it. And she will believe, as Obama does, that health care workers have no or very limited conscience rights if they wish to refrain from being accessories to the murder of the unborn.
We have a president who endorses killing the tiny, defenseless,survivors of botched abortions as they writhe in pain on the operating tables. Do you think he would select a justice less bloodthirsty and callous then he is?
31 posted on 05/16/2010 8:13:50 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: rdl6989

I’m not wondering.


32 posted on 05/16/2010 9:19:33 AM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: rdl6989

Oh please, both sides guessing? Come on...she is for butchering babies, tearing them limb from limb. Both sides guessing...Just look at the woman’s background and those that she holds in high regard.

Sometimes I wonder how these people get paid for writing. I want that job and I want to be paid for it too.


33 posted on 05/16/2010 9:29:23 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This story is a smoke screen to try and soften any resistance to her nomination, nothing else.


34 posted on 05/16/2010 12:05:19 PM PDT by wastedpotential (McCain always said I was an agent of intolerance - but in 2008 those like me tolerated him most)
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To: rdl6989

Has she admitted her lesbianism yet?


35 posted on 05/17/2010 8:54:42 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: rdl6989
Oh please!

The Dems know she's a socialist, cut from the same cloth as Obama.

And all the Republicans in Congress combined don't have enough vertebrae to make one spinal cord.

This b!#@h is going to be the next nail the Obama Regime drives into America's coffin.

36 posted on 05/17/2010 8:58:45 PM PDT by airborne
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To: 2harddrive

The media outed her then retracted it. I don’t think anybody has any doubts she is.


37 posted on 05/17/2010 9:09:06 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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