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The unknown Elena Kagan
The Washington Post - The Fix ^ | June 27, 2010 | Chriss Chilliza

Posted on 06/28/2010 8:55:26 AM PDT by yoe

1. When Supreme Court nominee (Elena Kagan) appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her her confirmation hearings Monday, she will be a tabula rasa for large swaths of the American public.

While Kagan has spent the six weeks since she was nominated by President Obama to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the high court meeting with senators and preparing for this week's hearings, the American public's gaze has been elsewhere.

The ongoing oil spill on the Gulf Coast has been the story of the past month and, even last week when the Kagan hearings were rapidly approaching, the ( resignation/firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal) by Obama turned the Supreme Court nominee into a secondary story -- at best.

National polling bears out the fact that Kagan is barely known. In an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week, nearly six in ten (57 percent) didn't know enough about Kagan to offer an opinion. (Among those who did know enough about her to form an opinion, 11 percent felt positively toward Kagan, 13 percent negatively and 19 percent were neutral.)

Asked what they thought of Kagan joining the court, 47 percent said they didn't know enough to venture an opinion. That's nearly double the percentage of people who said the same of now-Justice Sonia Sotomayor in July 2009 in NBC/WSJ polling.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: democrats; kagan; kagantruthfile; obama; radical; scotus; unknown
The Supreme Court may not interest you however, paying close attention and letting your elected know how you feel about this woman with no court experience is truly necessary....Obama was also over looked in his experience zone....pay close attention and let your voice be heard on this nomination.
1 posted on 06/28/2010 8:55:28 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

My prediction is still:

68 (or 67, depending WVA) FOR, and 32 AGAINST


2 posted on 06/28/2010 9:01:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: yoe
pay close attention and let your voice be heard on this nomination

Unfortunately, here in VA, we have Webbwarner sitting in the Senate, "representing" us. They vote how Dingy Harry directs. The people are an afterthought.

3 posted on 06/28/2010 9:11:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: yoe

Obligatory “Carpet Muncher” Alert!

See Tagline.


4 posted on 06/28/2010 9:29:04 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: yoe

She is a flaming leftist, anti-American, anti-Constitutional, with absolutely NO respect for the law.

And, of course, no judicial experience.

Everyone would know this, if the press weren’t covering it up.

If the Republicans let this go through, they are WASHED UP.


5 posted on 06/28/2010 9:37:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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A leftist bordering on fascist. She believes the government has the right to restrict free speech if it shows the "proper intent", which defeats the very purpose of free speech. What does the first amendment protect us from? Government censorship. No doubt we will see the Fairness Doctrine suddenly become popular again with liberals. That smug elitist look that seems permanently etched on her face is warning enough.

http://www.examiner.com/x-37620-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m5d12-Kagan-wrote-that-government-can-restrict-free-speech
6 posted on 06/28/2010 10:06:03 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: yoe

She is not unknown, She was appointed by Obama.


7 posted on 06/28/2010 10:07:44 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: yoe

She is not unknown, She was appointed by Obama.


8 posted on 06/28/2010 10:08:39 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: yoe

Maybe it is from being born with a girls name but Lindsay Graham has GOT TO GO!!!

If I hear him say “She is ‘well-quaified’” one more time I will go crazy!!

Call that girlie-man (lindsay graham) and tell him to GROW A SET AND ‘BORK’ HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 06/28/2010 10:43:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread- I swear I try!)
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To: Cicero
If the Republicans let this go through, they are WASHED UP.

Only 3 Republicans voted against Ginsburg.

If that didn't convince you they were washed up, nothing can.

10 posted on 06/28/2010 11:35:33 AM PDT by Jim Noble (If the answer is "Republican", it must be a stupid question.)
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