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Senate Judiciary Committee OKs Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ ^ | July 20, 2010

Posted on 07/20/2010 9:43:27 AM PDT by Steelfish

Ticker Tape: BREAKING NEWS: Senate Judiciary Committee OKs Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice

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1 posted on 07/20/2010 9:43:31 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

What a surprise!!!! (not!)


2 posted on 07/20/2010 9:44:45 AM PDT by NYer ("God dwells in our midst, in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar." St. Maximilian Kolbe)
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To: Steelfish

Surprise Surprise Surprise. Who would have guessed.


3 posted on 07/20/2010 9:45:13 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied pelicans died)
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To: Steelfish

Specter is a yes........with concern!

Guess he figures he’s going to hell anyway.


4 posted on 07/20/2010 9:45:55 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Carley
Guess he figures he’s going to hell anyway.

Specter doesn't even realize he entered hell's city limits a long time ago.

5 posted on 07/20/2010 9:47:31 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Steelfish

The left won again!!! (Hits head on keyboard, over and over...)


6 posted on 07/20/2010 9:47:54 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Steelfish

That was quick.
So, that’s it? She’s in?


7 posted on 07/20/2010 9:48:16 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Steelfish

Great news, not only is the Presidency bereft of standards but so is the Supreme Court. Jeepers, I imagine we can start opening up these positions to lower mammals next.


8 posted on 07/20/2010 9:48:56 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: NYer

This is a vote for partial-birth abortion, gays in the military, and homosexual marriage, affirmative action, the expulsion of religion from the public square, due process by civil trial for terrorists, denying free speech to corporations, and upholding ObamaCare with a vengeance!!!!!!!


9 posted on 07/20/2010 9:51:03 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Today is the 9 of Av. In the Jewish calendar, it’s the day both Temples were destroyed, the first crusade started, the first world war was declared, and some assorted nastiness. So, brace on...


10 posted on 07/20/2010 9:52:24 AM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: Steelfish

Lindsey Graham voted with the Rats, I’m shocked, shocked I say!


11 posted on 07/20/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Steelfish

Sessions :
“Throughout her career, Ms. Kagan has placed her politics above the law. She has never been a judge, never tried a case before a jury and has practiced law for only three years. She is the least experienced nominee in the last half-century.”

Graham:
“This president chose someone who is qualified, who has the experience and knowledge to serve on this court ... and understands the difference between being a liberal judge and a politician.”

But for a single Republican vote - Graham - this nomination would not have left the committee.


12 posted on 07/20/2010 9:58:41 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Wake up America! You are losing the war against your families and your Constitution!)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Dingy Harry will vote against her to keep the NRA in check.


13 posted on 07/20/2010 9:59:25 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.)
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To: Steelfish


Oh Joy !!
14 posted on 07/20/2010 10:01:49 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: RandallFlagg

No, no.

It goes to a full Senate vote.


15 posted on 07/20/2010 10:03:23 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: RandallFlagg

That’s the Senate Judiciary Committee recommendation — confirmation of the nomination still needs the majority vote of the entire Senate, but given that the Demagogues have a solid majority there’s no stopping her..... never was a chance to stop her confirmation, short of video of her committing heinous (in the eyes of liberals) crimes.... no, that would not have been enough, either. Leftists can get away with almost anything and still be embraced for the good of the ‘cause’....


16 posted on 07/20/2010 10:05:46 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Steelfish

I hate them. What a travesty. Snarlin Arlen’s curtain call.


17 posted on 07/20/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Someone better "gets" the sarcasm on “This president chose someone who is qualified, who has the experience and knowledge to serve on this court ... and understands the difference between being a liberal judge and a politician.” by then. This is nasty stuff.
18 posted on 07/20/2010 10:08:33 AM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: Responsibility2nd; RandallFlagg

How to Know the Supreme Court Confirmation Process
Member

How to Know the Supreme Court Confirmation Process Supreme Court Justices are nominated by the sitting President, but they must be approved by the Senate to get the job. After the official nomination by the President, the confirmation process begins. However, before the President officially nominates the candidate background checks, legal histories and opinions on key issues will be researched. This is often done to ensure confirmation as well as to guarantee that the nominee’s beliefs are aligned with the current administration.

Article II, Section 2 of US Constitution

Step 1
Submit the name(s) of Supreme Court nominees to Senate. The President formally presents the nominee’s name to the Senate, who then submits the nominee’s to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Step 2
Submit names of Supreme Court nominees to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a full background examination. Although there are no requirements for becoming a Supreme Court Justice, it has become customary to conduct a full background check on all Supreme Court nominees.

Step 3
Know that the nominee and other witnesses appear at a hearing held by the Committee on the Judiciary. During this hearing the nominee will be questioned by the Senators on the Committee and others qualified to assess the capabilities of the nominee will be invited to testify. The Committee may question the nominees and witnesses on any topic for any length of time.

Step 4
Be aware that the Committee on the Judiciary votes on whether the entire Senate should reject or confirm the President’s nominee. The Committee will often send the nomination to the floor for a vote even if it rejects a candidate, although there’s only one nominee that the Committee has rejected, Reagan nominee Robert Bork. It should also be noted that Justice Clarence Thomas received a split Committee vote and no recommendation, but received confirmation on the Senate floor.

Step 5
Learn that the Senate receives the Committee recommendation for a vote, or possible discussion. If the Senate has pressing questions about the candidate they can choose to send it back to the Committee for further testimony. If no questions arise, the Senate votes. A simple majority is all that is required for the nominee to be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice.

Step 6
Filibuster against the nominee. If enough Senators want to prevent a nominee from receiving a vote they can filibuster, or stall the confirmation process. If this happens a three-fifths (3/5) majority vote is needed to stop the filibuster and confirm the nominee.

Read more: How to Know the Supreme Court Confirmation Process | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2159715_supreme-court-confirmation-process.html#ixzz0uF83Gx3q


19 posted on 07/20/2010 10:09:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Steelfish

Great, now we get a wise lesbian to go along with a wise latina.


20 posted on 07/20/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by Marathoner (And we thought Carter sucked.)
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To: HenpeckedCon

Why would he do this? How did he get elected in the first place? (This is a serious question.)


21 posted on 07/20/2010 10:12:11 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family healthy and on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Steelfish

This is exactly why it is crucial to prove that BO is ineligible for office. His actions, including the appointment of this creature and “the wise Latina” to the Supreme Court, would all be nullified. Otherwise, this is something that will dog the U.S. for 30 plus years.


22 posted on 07/20/2010 10:13:19 AM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Steelfish
We will now be stuck with this abortion, gay rights, Obamabot anti-American for too damn long. She is ready, even eager, to screw this country over Big Time. She believes that socialism IS the answer and she'll do everything to prove it no matter the cost. Sighs and tears heard across the land.
23 posted on 07/20/2010 10:14:38 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Supreme Court Elena Kagan confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee in 13-6 vote

Los Angeles Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
Kagan wins approval in a nearly party-line vote, with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joining the majority Democrats. She is expected to gain full Senate confirmation in August. By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau Elena Kagan ...


24 posted on 07/20/2010 10:16:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Piss on Graham. Little sissy creep.


25 posted on 07/20/2010 10:17:04 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: TaxRelief

The so-called gentleman from South Carolina may just have some views in common with Kagan. (Hint - light in the loafers.) He is also a RINO who has been groomed by the RINO extraordinaire, Juan McCain.


26 posted on 07/20/2010 10:17:07 AM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“She’ll have to convince me that all of this liberalism that she’s lived with all her life can be put in a proper place and when she gets to be a judge she’ll be left of center but within the mainstream of judging,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C.,...
Jun 28, 2010
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I guess this bastid is OK with her liberalism now.


27 posted on 07/20/2010 10:17:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: TaxRelief
Why would he do this? How did he get elected in the first place? (This is a serious question.)

Cause Lindsey Graham is a RINO & a faggot! Kagen is a liberal, Jewish lesbian with no judicial experience and indicted for her liberal political views by her own writings. What's not to like about her? I think Graham was also the lone GOP committee vote that voted to bring Sotamayer out of committee as well.

28 posted on 07/20/2010 10:18:36 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: TaxRelief
Dick Hartpootlian, the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Committee at the time of the election was relentless on his attacks on Graham. Didn't know we were being set up. Graham wasn't wishy washy when he ran and had a good Conservative track record up till the time he joined the gang of 14 not long after joining the Senate
29 posted on 07/20/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Steelfish

Absolutely sickening! Where the h*ll has our country gone?


30 posted on 07/20/2010 10:24:26 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Steelfish

Obligatory Elena “Carpet Muncher” Kagan Alert!

(If 0bama can call us “Teabaggers” with no evidence, we can call Elena Kagan a “Carpet Muncher” since we at least have some evidence.)


31 posted on 07/20/2010 10:25:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Always refer to the Libs' new group as"ONE NATION, UNDER G-D!" That'll drive 'em nuts!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Thanks for posting the steps of the process.

Step 2
Submit names of Supreme Court nominees to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a full background examination. Although there are no requirements for becoming a Supreme Court Justice, it has become customary to conduct a full background check on all Supreme Court nominees.

Would it be too much to hope for a whistleblower within the FBI? This Kagan, given what she stands for and believes in, has got to have some disqualifying factors in her background.

32 posted on 07/20/2010 10:26:41 AM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Natural Born 54

Just like Nobama has no background - I’m sure the FBI files on Kagan have been sanitized or even lost completely.


33 posted on 07/20/2010 10:30:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Not defending Graham but I would have also voted for her. The best we could hope for out of this was a latent lib in centrist clothing. I want to see more of the left upsetting the apple cart. I'm totally in favor of them getting everything they want so only the most rabid moonbats can defend it. I want the sheeple to see how bad they are. Us pointing it out with facts and logic for decades doesn't seem to work. The masses getting their ox gored by putting leftists in power is the only way they're going to learn. I would vote for Looter Guy if it helps people find out who we are really dealing with.
34 posted on 07/20/2010 10:43:42 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: TaxRelief
The fag voted for the hag.

What's wrong with the GOP minority leadership and party discipline in the Senate!!!!! Graham should be stripped of all committee and personal senatorial privileges and sent to the back of the bus. I can't believe this. Crack the WHIP on this guy!

(....problem is....he may enjoy that).

Leni

35 posted on 07/20/2010 10:45:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Steelfish

"I heard she wants us to form a SCOTUS softball team ..."

"I heard that too ... maybe she's trying to tell us something"

36 posted on 07/20/2010 10:47:42 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: bikerman

Stabbed in the back by Lindsey Grahamnesty. Again.


37 posted on 07/20/2010 10:48:08 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: NYer

Six of the seven RINOs on the committed voted in favor of her knowing full well that she had done everything in her power to conceal who and what she was.

Idiots.


38 posted on 07/20/2010 10:49:50 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
"I also would have voted for her".

I know what you're saying. The asses that voted for Obama have to learn a hard lesson.

But you have to pick your strategery carefully. Kagan is in for life.

Leni

39 posted on 07/20/2010 10:49:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Really?

Then I can only imagine how happy you will be when you vote for Bammie’s relection.

That will surely show the sheeple, huh?


40 posted on 07/20/2010 10:50:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A little bit of good news is that SC is one of 5 states moving to adopt the AZ illegal immigration law. If only Grahamnesty were up for re-election this cycle.


41 posted on 07/20/2010 10:52:22 AM PDT by Natural Born 54 (FUBO x 10)
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To: Carley; Steelfish
Specter is a yes........with concern!

Is that Scottish concern, Arlen?

42 posted on 07/20/2010 10:54:05 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: HenpeckedCon

***Lindsey Graham voted with the Rats, I’m shocked, shocked I say***

A Tale of Two Lindsays - Lohan and Graham - not a functioning brain cell between them!!!!


43 posted on 07/20/2010 10:54:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Steelfish
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44 posted on 07/20/2010 10:57:28 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No I wouldn’t vote for Obama. Thanks to the MSM the sheeple will never know how bad he is. They can’t cover up for everybody. I want incompetent Dems front and center more.


45 posted on 07/20/2010 11:00:41 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Steelfish

Grahamnesty made it “bipartisan”


46 posted on 07/20/2010 11:12:18 AM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: frog in a pot

I don’t think that’s true. They didn’t need any Republican votes to move it out, just a majority. Alito was moved out on a straight party line vote. No Dems voted for him. The dems have an 11-7 edge. Even if Graham voted no, she still would have been moved out.


47 posted on 07/20/2010 11:21:17 AM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Steelfish

Here’s what RINO and Lindsey “Benedict Arnold” Graham had to say about voting with the Dims:

“No one spent more time trying to beat President Obama than I did, except maybe Senator McCain,” [HA! RIGHT! -vg] Graham said, in explaining his decision. “But I understood we lost. President Obama won and I’ve got a lot of opportunity to disagree with him. But the Constitution in my view puts a requirement on me as a senator to not replace my judgment for his, not to think of the 100 reasons I would pick somebody differently, or pick a fight with Miss Kagan. It puts upon me a standard that stood the test of time, is the person qualified? Is it a person of good character? Are they someone that understands the difference between being a judge and a politician? And, quite frankly, I think she’s passed all those tests.”

We’re not buying it! You ought to be ashamed, but clearly you are not.


48 posted on 07/20/2010 11:28:51 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: VictoryGal

How about picking someone who knows how to interpret the Constitution?


49 posted on 07/20/2010 11:38:01 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Liberty Valance

Plaid flannel shirts all around!


50 posted on 07/20/2010 11:42:24 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Heckuva job, Brownie!.)
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