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Two More GOP Senators to Oppose Kagan (McConnell and Murkowski)
CNN ^ | Friday, July 2, 2010 | Charles Riley

Posted on 07/02/2010 2:16:21 PM PDT by kristinn

SNIP

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski both issued statements Friday afternoon indicating their opposition to Kagan's nomination. The announcements come hours after Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch indicated he would oppose Kagan's nomination.

McConnell said Kagan was "far from forthcoming in discussing her own views on basic principles of American constitutional law" during this week's confirmation hearings.

"I do not have confidence that if she were confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court she would suddenly constrain the ardent political advocacy that has marked much of her adult life," McConnell said. "The American people expect a justice who will impartially apply the law, not one who will be a rubberstamp for the Obama administration or any other administration. For these reasons, I will oppose Ms. Kagan's confirmation."

SNIP

Murkowski did not support Kagan's nomination to her current post of solicitor general, and said Kagan is not qualified for the Supreme Court do to her lack of experience as either a judge or practicing lawyer.

"It is not essential that a Supreme Court nominee have experience as a judge but those who lacked that experience had substantial experience in the practice of law. Ms. Kagan has spent the bulk of her career as an academic, a university administrator and policy advisor. For the reasons I have cited here, I plan to oppose her nomination when it comes before the Senate," Murkowski said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: alaska; elenakagan; kentucky; lisamurkowski; mitchmcconnell; scotus; uskentucky

1 posted on 07/02/2010 2:16:27 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Opposing isn’t enough. they need to fillabuster


2 posted on 07/02/2010 2:18:57 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: kristinn

They should ALL oppose her or they’re not worth their salt (or our votes).


3 posted on 07/02/2010 2:20:51 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: kristinn

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.


4 posted on 07/02/2010 2:21:36 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Obama knows what a library is, but he spends his time in the "A Complete Idiot's Guide To" section.)
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To: kristinn

Just when things are looking up, we’ll get knocked on our azzes again.

The seniles will fall. I have no faith in them.


5 posted on 07/02/2010 2:22:13 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

Oppose her on the grounds that she’s totally unacceptable as a closet communist.


6 posted on 07/02/2010 2:23:47 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: kristinn

She must get two votes from republicans for her nomination to go to the senate floor for a vote. In other words we just say no in committee.


7 posted on 07/02/2010 2:24:46 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn
Ms. Kagan has spent the bulk of her career as an academic, a university administrator and policy advisor.

That's why Obama chose her, she will be a political activist on the Court doing the left's bidding.

8 posted on 07/02/2010 2:24:46 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: kristinn

Kagan treats the constitution like toilet paper. Same as the Won.


9 posted on 07/02/2010 2:25:08 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: BitWielder1

Now you know Miss Linseed is not going to vote NO.


10 posted on 07/02/2010 2:25:43 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

“Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.”

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

Opposition isn’t enough. This woman should not be on the court. They need to filibuster.

...because this cannot be said enough times.


11 posted on 07/02/2010 2:26:18 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The Democrats' mascot is a jackass. This is because they are asses who are in it for the jack.)
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To: Daveinyork

True. If the Dems vote as a block, and you know they will, she will tip the court left in a way that will take decades to reverse.

I don’t trust the RINO’s on the Hill either. There is just too much at stake.

Filibuster is a necessity on this one.


12 posted on 07/02/2010 2:26:45 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: All
This makes five Pubbies opposed to Kagan:

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) said he would do so in an op-ed this week, while Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said in May he wouldn't vote for her.

13 posted on 07/02/2010 2:34:38 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: kristinn

but they just need ONE republican to get her out of committee. ALL GOP senators have to vote NO, this includes lindsay graham.


14 posted on 07/02/2010 2:38:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kristinn

Anyone want to bet McCain is dumb enough to vote for Kagan?


15 posted on 07/02/2010 2:44:02 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

He might vote against her this time around to look conservative. But, his BFF Graham will surely vote for her.


16 posted on 07/02/2010 2:53:24 PM PDT by paudio (Mr. 0bama, focus on Gulf, not Golf.)
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To: kristinn

Bunning won’t vote for her, you can take that to the bank :)


17 posted on 07/02/2010 2:54:05 PM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: longtermmemmory

Graham’s not up for four more years. He has no incentive to do the right thing.


18 posted on 07/02/2010 3:00:40 PM PDT by kristinn (I am a footnote in Sean Hannity's new book, Conservative Victory. Pgs 239, 240)
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To: BitWielder1

“They should ALL oppose her or they’re not worth their salt (or our votes).”

CORRECT. 41 GOP votes against should be the final score.

She is bad for the Constitution. Vote ‘no’ to protect it.
Any Republican who votes yes should be harrassed and sidelined.


19 posted on 07/02/2010 3:09:28 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: WOSG

One republican will take the heat, just like they did on health care. We have to wake up and see, there is always one republican that is willing to sell out their country, and only that one will take the blame, the rest will still be there lying to us.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 3:19:54 PM PDT by itsahoot
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To: kristinn

It probably would have helped if a few more of us voted in 2006 and especially 2008, regardless of how crappy the Republican Party and Bush was (especially towards the end).

Anyone that thinks we can actually stop this Lezbo now from getting on the court is DREAMING. You should have done some thinking back then, instead of “sending a message”.


21 posted on 07/02/2010 3:33:18 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: kristinn

FILLIBUSTER!!!!!!!!! Maybe Arlin Sphincter will join the GOP in doing so. He didn’t like Kagan at all.


22 posted on 07/02/2010 3:37:44 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: kristinn

Any dim wit who votes for this totally unqualified, sexist anti-American should be expelled from GOP.
If GOP can’t make a statement here, they deserve to die ASAP IMHO


23 posted on 07/02/2010 3:46:23 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: kristinn
The gutless unprincipled RINOs like Graham deserve to burn in hell for allowing Kagan on the court as they will. Can you imagine Lynnsie going rage if the next Republican nominated Laura Ingraham?
24 posted on 07/02/2010 4:52:40 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: kristinn

If the Republicans can’t keep this unfit nominee off the court, then what good are they?


25 posted on 07/02/2010 5:18:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks kristinn.
26 posted on 07/02/2010 5:27:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Gator113

Any Rino that votes for her is political toast. She is an idiot not worthy of running a motel.


27 posted on 07/02/2010 7:54:29 PM PDT by mpeters
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To: Daveinyork
She needs 50 votes for this? It isn't 60 votes? I wonder if it would be better if they made it 2/3 votes to get on a lifetime commitment. Although the only justice to get more than 2/3 votes was Ginsburg....every single senator voted for her for some reason. Of course pray for her during this difficult time. I believe she will be the next to retire. Losing her husband after so many years will be very difficult for her IMHO.
28 posted on 07/02/2010 11:33:31 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: kristinn

We need someone in the Senate to stand up and make an “Elena Kagan’s America” speech. Put it directly and in stark terms. The media may ridicule it, but they’ll carry it and it will wake up a few of the go-along/get-along apathetic people out there. It’ll also lay the groundwork for the rest of us to spread the word.

A long list of injustices and well-grounded fears. The media may pooh-pooh it, but long lists have a way of making people doubt. That’s why Kennedy’s attack worked so well.

We can do the same thing, except with truth on our side.

Now we just need someone who’ll show enough leadership to do it, rather than just make brief comments the media can fob off as “doubts.”


29 posted on 07/03/2010 1:30:29 AM PDT by saundby
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To: kristinn

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...issued statements Friday afternoon

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too little, too late. Time will tell, but typical of Republican leadership


30 posted on 07/03/2010 3:46:23 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: BitWielder1

I am pretty sure McC thinks this will keep Rand Paul or another Rand Paul kind of candidate from running against him. But he’s not up until 2014.


31 posted on 07/03/2010 8:16:06 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Gator113

Are you saying that the GOP that we have all committed ourselves too for many decades now is as useless as a one-legged clothespin? If so, you win the prize for discernment.


32 posted on 07/03/2010 8:21:21 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: LALALAW

I don’t think Lovable Lindsey believes in hell, and if he does, it is for “the bigots”, as he calls his Republican opponents.


33 posted on 07/03/2010 8:23:25 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Son House

There is nothing that McC will hate more than having to vote against Kagan. It is in the words of Nixon “contrary to every instinct in his body”, which is to accommodate Democrats.


34 posted on 07/03/2010 8:26:18 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.

Yep.


35 posted on 07/03/2010 8:31:30 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Theodore R.; Gator113

Same with Murkowski. You can bet she is only voting against Kagan because it’s before her primary and she is up against a conservative challenger.


36 posted on 07/04/2010 12:51:07 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: kristinn; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; ...
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D


37 posted on 07/11/2010 9:20:15 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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