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More Senators Oppose Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan
LifeNews.com ^ | July 8, 2010 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/08/2010 8:57:45 AM PDT by julieee

More Senators Oppose Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

Washington, DC -- More senators announced their opposition to pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday. The list now includes eight senators who officially oppose Kagan, including Senator John McCain of Arizona who wrote an editorial in USA Today.

http://LifeNews.com/nat6511.html

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elenakagan; supremecourt

1 posted on 07/08/2010 8:57:47 AM PDT by julieee
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To: julieee

“...including Senator John McCain of Arizona who wrote an editorial in USA Today.”

The race must be tighter than reported.


2 posted on 07/08/2010 9:00:49 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (How many Michael Steele gaffes does it take to make a pattern?)
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To: julieee

Another disingenuous feint to the right by McCain. If he wasn’t facing a primary challenge he’d be giving Kagan a free pass and attacking Arizona’s illegal alien law.


3 posted on 07/08/2010 9:01:21 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: julieee

Sorry McCain. You can do NOTHING to erase your sorry-assed record.

Go away and read Obama books.

They’re at your intellectual level.


4 posted on 07/08/2010 9:03:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: julieee

Elena Kagan is a perfect choice for Bambi- absolutely NO experience for the job; a die-hard, agenda-heavy ideologue; not a grain of horse sense....

yup. Perfect.


5 posted on 07/08/2010 9:03:44 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: littleharbour

I don’t care if McCain is pretending,at this point I just want his vote.


6 posted on 07/08/2010 9:03:46 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: julieee

I still think in the end, we are going to be stuck with her. No way enough opposition could be raised to thwart her appointment.


7 posted on 07/08/2010 9:04:02 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kakaze
I don’t care if McCain is pretending,at this point I just want his vote.

Ditto here. If his vote stands in the way of Kagan getting confirmed, I'm good with it. At this point, I don't care about his motives.

8 posted on 07/08/2010 9:11:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: fatnotlazy

yeah, it would have taken an historically massive mistake during her testimony to keep her off the court. In our minds, she made several major gaffes that showed her ill-suited for the position, but nothing big enough to scare off all the GOP and 5-10 Dem Senators.


9 posted on 07/08/2010 9:11:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: julieee

Are you kidding me, a shoe size 8 senators??? That’s all???


10 posted on 07/08/2010 9:11:52 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: julieee

Little late out the gate on this one, hey John? Sorry, no ones watching your kabuki dance anymore.


11 posted on 07/08/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT by Funee Kat
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To: Kakaze; shibumi

“I don’t care if McCain is pretending,at this point I just want his vote.”

Oh, good....Juan finally becomes a useful idiot for ~conservatives~.


12 posted on 07/08/2010 9:15:14 AM PDT by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.......I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands......)
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To: CincyRichieRich

>>Are you kidding me, a shoe size 8 senators??? That’s all???<<

I’m dumbfounded by this. She is utterly unqualified and the record demonstrates it. As recently as 20 years ago, such a candidate would be laughed out of the running.

This country has lost it. I think I’ll watch Idiocracy again tonight...


13 posted on 07/08/2010 9:16:28 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: julieee

“Kagan received 31 “no” votes when she was nominated to be Solicitor General and she will likely receive more this time around, though it is unclear whether any Republicans will mount a filibuster — which would be hard pressed to receive 40 votes to be sustained.

Senator Arlen Specter, the pro-abortion Democrat who voted against Kagan when he was a Republican and was critical of her recent testimony, could wind up as the only vote against Kagan from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Though whether he would go as far as supporting a filibuster is another question.”

Present GOP leadership simply lacks the balls to stop this witch and her Muslim Puppeteer. All this posturing about not supporting her is another RINO Kabuki Show. If they were SERIOUS about keeping this unqualified Marxist Menace off SCOTUS, they would re-locate their backbones, guts and testacles and filibuster her appointment. And Boehner would the guts he obviously lacks to squeeze the life out of any GOP Senator who threatened not to support it.


14 posted on 07/08/2010 9:22:34 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: ZULU

Kagan needs to be stopped. Delaying the nomination will help the GOP find more opponents to this Marxist.

There needs to be a scorched earth policy here. If Kagan is confirmed, she needs to be bruised and bloodied in the process of receiving 51 votes.


15 posted on 07/08/2010 9:35:59 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

BORK KAGAN!


16 posted on 07/08/2010 9:36:39 AM PDT by PBRCat
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To: julieee

Let me guess, all eight are up for reelection this year!

McCain voted yes for the other progressive scumbags on the court, why change now?


17 posted on 07/08/2010 9:38:00 AM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Salamander
Oh, good....Juan finally becomes a useful idiot for ~conservatives~.

I cannot help the fact mccain is an idiot but I will take the vote of an idiot if it slows down the demise of this country.

18 posted on 07/08/2010 9:41:01 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: RobRoy

As recently as 20 years ago, such a candidate would be laughed out of the running.


Less than five years ago pretty much the same thing happened to President Buhs’s nominee Harriet Miers. She withdrew within a month of being annouced if I remember correctly.


19 posted on 07/08/2010 9:41:07 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
-- the same thing happened to President Buhs's nominee Harriet Miers. --

That was a crony pick of what was supposed to be an unknowable quantity (how does one decide Aye/Nay on a "black box"? Where's the accountability?), torpedoed by opposition entirely from his own side! Kagan, in stark contrast, has the support of the president's party hacks in the Senate. She's as good as confirmed.

20 posted on 07/08/2010 9:54:07 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: PBRCat

Agreed.

The problem is the GOP seems totally incapable of mounting this kind of attack.


21 posted on 07/08/2010 10:10:58 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: julieee

Elena Kagan is a very charming woman who would make a very toxic justice. Her strongly held “opinions” and past performance would tend to make her a biased justice. Biased justices tend to see things through the microcosm or prism of what they want it to be, rather than what it is. They tend to take risks to get what they want and push the envelope far beyond its bounds. That’s how we get legislative judges. That’s how we’ve gotten to the point we are. With no malice toward Ms. Kagen and all my best wishes for a truly happy and blessed life, I vote “No”. I begged America to take the same look at Barack H. Obama. I also find the Obama family a lovely and charming family and wish them nothing but the best in life. America decided he looked better through the prism of what it wanted, rather than what it was and, sadly, America got what it is. I think my dear sweet country is starting to understand what it did. The beauty here is truly only skin deep.


22 posted on 07/08/2010 10:19:31 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: julieee

I see we have the usual useful idiots attacking McCain when he actually does something right - and completely distracting from the point of the article.

There’s another reason Kagan should be opposed, btw: she supports sharia and was very involved with a Saudi-funded institute intended to promote sharia compliant financing and sharia law at Harvard. Read this article for details: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2548880/posts

As for McCain, who cares? The important thing is that Kagan must be opposed.


23 posted on 07/08/2010 10:24:28 AM PDT by livius
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To: julieee
The list now includes eight senators who officially oppose Kagan

Rats!! Now she'll only be confirmed by 92% of the Senate instead of 100%.

Kagan and Sotomayor are two of many reasons that we will be busy for decades undoing the damage that Obama has done to this country!! Once we dump the Dems from Congress and get zero out of the WH, we need to dispose of these two lying, radical leftists on the SCOTUS!!!

24 posted on 07/08/2010 10:42:17 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: julieee

I’m not impressed. Has the smell of the GOP elite deciding how many “No” votes they need to put in to make a good showing and then giving those Senators permission.


25 posted on 07/08/2010 11:36:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: julieee

As much as I hate abortion, I think that is the least of the things wrong with this communist bitch.


26 posted on 07/08/2010 12:21:35 PM PDT by calex59
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To: julieee; Nachum; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; neverdem; SunkenCiv; MARTIAL MONK; Impy

Here is a list of Senate Republicans and how they voted on Kagan for Solicitor General and how they voted on Sonia Sotomayor, along with a list of the nine Senators who have announced their opposition to Kagan for Supreme Court.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/07/07/us/politics/20100707-kagan-vote-tracker.html


27 posted on 07/09/2010 8:12:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks Clintonfatigued.


28 posted on 07/09/2010 9:24:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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