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Kagan's Snowe job on gun rights - Obama nominee is a threat to the Second Amendment
Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Masthead Editorial

Posted on 07/29/2010 10:47:28 AM PDT by neverdem

The more it looks like the Senate will confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, the more gun owners should worry. Yesterday, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine became the fourth Republican to stand behind President Obama's nominee on the phony basis that Ms. Kagan supports gun rights.

Mrs. Snowe explained in a press release that, "as a longtime, ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights, it was critical that [Solicitor] General Kagan stated during her testimony that the precedents set by the Supreme Court in the Heller and McDonald cases - which upheld a personal right to possess a firearm - are 'deeply rooted in this nation's history and traditions' and are 'settled law'; that she has 'absolutely no reason to think that the court's analysis was incorrect in any way'; and, that she will apply these cases as law 'going forward.' "

We've been down this road before. Less than a year ago, SenateJudiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, made similar assurances regarding then-Supreme Court hopeful Sonia Sotomayor, saying, "I do not see how any fair observer could regard her testimony as hostile to the Second Amendment personal right to bear arms, a right she has embraced and recognizes."

Once the "wise Latina" donned the robes of her lifetime office, any pretense of upholding the individual's right to bear arms was jettisoned. Ms. Sotomayor signed onto the gun rights dissent of Justice Stephen G. Breyer last month, which stated, "I can find nothing in the Second Amendment's text, history or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as 'fundamental' insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes."

There's reason to think Ms. Kagan will follow the same path. Her past writings suggest her confirmation hearings were orchestrated to fool...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; banglist; collins; congress; democrats; donttreadonme; elections; graham; kagan; kagantruthfile; lugar; obama; scotus; secondamendment; shallnotbeinfringed; snowe; washingtontimes
These RINOs are such a pain! Snowe and Collins might be the best that can be hoped for from Maine, but Richard Lugar from Indiana and Lindsey Graham from South Carolina should be intolerable.
1 posted on 07/29/2010 10:47:31 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

IS THERE A CONSTITUTIONAL METHOD OF REMOVING SUPREME COURT JUDGES WHO FAIL TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OR CREATE LAW FROM THE BENCH???


2 posted on 07/29/2010 10:49:33 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: neverdem
"Supporting" the Second Amendment is meaningless if the sleazy lawyer reads the Amendment to restrict ownership — and the left has the sleaziest lawyers on the planet.
3 posted on 07/29/2010 10:51:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: neverdem
The best that can be hoped for from Maine.

Is there some kind of radioactive contamination in Maine?

4 posted on 07/29/2010 10:54:28 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: BenLurkin

Sontemayor just lied to their faces last year.

The worst thing about RINOs is that they are either extremely gullible or just plain stupid or more likely disingenuous because Snowe knows as she is stating this bilge that kagan is lying too.


5 posted on 07/29/2010 10:55:17 AM PDT by gthog61
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To: Mr. K
IS THERE A CONSTITUTIONAL METHOD OF REMOVING SUPREME COURT JUDGES WHO FAIL TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OR CREATE LAW FROM THE BENCH???

Impeachment and removal, if you have the numbers. The latter requires a two thirds vote in the Senate. Good luck with that. Check the 42nd President. BTW, there's an impeached judge who was removed from the bench serving in the House.

6 posted on 07/29/2010 10:59:32 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Liberals lie. It’s a malady of liberal illness, a mental disorder that rots the brain, one that is accelerated by Potomac poisoning. The disease is especially hideous when found in establishment Republicans, referred to as RINOs. The only cure is retirement, preferably forced retirement.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 11:01:41 AM PDT by pallis
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To: neverdem

well NRA is too far left to tell anyone about Kagan..Too busy sucking up to Harry


8 posted on 07/29/2010 11:06:29 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: neverdem

Snowe will soon be one of the richest US Senators around.

Purely coincidence, of course, and extreme investing acumen.


9 posted on 07/29/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: neverdem
Liberals believe they can find and ‘deport’ Americans' guns with little problem but can't find and deport illegal immigrants.
10 posted on 07/29/2010 11:46:28 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Mr. K

IS THERE A CONSTITUTIONAL METHOD OF REMOVING SUPREME COURT JUDGES WHO FAIL TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OR CREATE LAW FROM THE BENCH???

Yes, it’s in the 2nd Amendment and it is final. That time may be coming soon.


11 posted on 07/29/2010 12:03:57 PM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: dalebert
well NRA is too far left to tell anyone about Kagan..Too busy sucking up to Harry

The NRA will be scoring the Kagan vote. Reid's vote should be interesting. He already voted for Sotomayor.

Methinks you have cause and effect confused. The NRA has moved the rats to the right on the Second Amendment since the 2006 elections in D.C. Bobby Rush's bill, H.R. 45, and Carolyn McCarthy's bill, H.R. 1022, went nowhere.

NRA-Backed "Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2010" Passes U.S. House

NRA-PVF ENDORSEMENTS NOT YET ANNOUNCED IN ANY U.S. SENATE RACE FOR NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION

12 posted on 07/29/2010 12:32:04 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Snowe is an utter idiot who would buy beachfront property in Nebraska......if she is representative of the majority of people in Maine, there is no such thing as a Republican....=.=


13 posted on 07/29/2010 12:50:32 PM PDT by cranked
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To: neverdem

Don’t blame them. They are just doing what they do.

Blame BOEHNER!!!!

He SHOULD be orchestrating an ATTEMPT to filibuster this witch. Even if he can’t sustain it, he will have made a political statement and demonstrated the GOP has some stones. Something they have been outstanding deficient in recently.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 1:09:25 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: ZULU
"Blame BOEHNER!!!!"

Boehner's in the House.

15 posted on 07/29/2010 1:11:26 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: ZULU

Yea, Bohner can lead a one-man filibuster on the House floor as the Senate confirms Kagan. That will teach em....


16 posted on 07/29/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: liberateUS

Sorry.

McConnell


17 posted on 07/29/2010 1:29:39 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Brytani

In my anger I misspoke - mistyped. I meant McConnell the Senate Minority Leader.


18 posted on 07/29/2010 1:30:35 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: liberateUS
Boehner's in the House.

Speaking of Boehner .... I'm invoking the Barry Switzer/Jimmy Johnson Rule. Which also applies to John Edwards. In fact, I may rename the rule after Edwards.

"Never trust a man who spends more on his haircut than you spent for your shoes."

Kim Darby's line from True Grit also applies.

19 posted on 07/29/2010 2:01:52 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: kbennkc
Who/what is that? It looks like a moonbat.
20 posted on 07/29/2010 2:02:43 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: neverdem

Grahamnesty's Pin-Up Girl

21 posted on 07/30/2010 7:33:52 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: Mr. K

“IS THERE A CONSTITUTIONAL METHOD OF REMOVING SUPREME COURT JUDGES WHO FAIL TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OR CREATE LAW FROM THE BENCH???”

There needs to be!

SCOTUS, is the biggest flaw in our system


22 posted on 07/30/2010 7:36:58 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: neverdem
"I can find nothing in the Second Amendment's text, history or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as 'fundamental' insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes."

Hmmmmm...I can find nothing in the Second Amendment's text that says you get to say dick about it.

23 posted on 07/30/2010 1:48:41 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: lentulusgracchus
I'm pretty sure that is horror author, Stephen King. The SC-FI channel's new show which I find awesome (Haven) is based on a Stephen King story and set in Maine.
24 posted on 08/01/2010 8:55:40 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: All

Just heard on the news five Republicans voted for her.
Who were they? Anybody know?


25 posted on 08/05/2010 3:45:10 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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