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GREGG: SOLICITOR GENERAL ELENA KAGAN IS QUALIFIED TO BE THE NEXT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPRE
Judd Gregg ^ | July 30, 2010 | Judd Gregg

Posted on 07/30/2010 4:08:29 PM PDT by Sir Valentino

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) today made the following statement regarding the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court.

Senator Gregg stated, “The Senate’s duty to provide advice and consent on Presidential nominations to the Supreme Court is one of its most significant constitutional responsibilities. Separate and distinct from its legislative function, the confirmation process requires the Senate to put aside politics and conduct a frank and evenhanded review of the nominee’s record, qualifications and demonstrated ability to apply the law in a fair and impartial manner.

“I have met personally with Solicitor General Elena Kagan, reviewed her record, and followed her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. During this process, Ms. Kagan has pledged that she will exercise judicial restraint and decide each case that comes before her based on the law, with objectivity and without regard to her personal views. She also has served the American people under two different administrations and has a strong legal academic background. She is qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Ms. Kagan and I may have different political philosophies, but I believe that the confirmation process should be based on qualifications, not ideological litmus tests or political affiliation. I will vote for her confirmation.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: americanidol; elenakagan; gop; gregg4obama; gregg4plagiarism; gregg4resumefraud; gregg4sharia; juddgregg; northeastgop; rino; rinos; scotus; socialism; supremecourt
The *FIX* is *IN*!
1 posted on 07/30/2010 4:08:32 PM PDT by Sir Valentino
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To: Sir Valentino

I am so glad I am not a registered RINOclan.


2 posted on 07/30/2010 4:09:03 PM PDT by omega4179 (PREVIEW IS MY FRIEND)
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To: Sir Valentino

This is why I re-registered as an independent.


3 posted on 07/30/2010 4:10:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Sir Valentino

what is it with north east republicans?


4 posted on 07/30/2010 4:11:33 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Sir Valentino; Redleg Duke; andy58-in-nh; LibertyCalendar; Scarchin; Miss Maam; Stark; ...

NH PING,


5 posted on 07/30/2010 4:14:36 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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To: Sir Valentino

the fact that she don’t follow the constitution makes her UNQUALIFIED. Got nothing to do with ideology


6 posted on 07/30/2010 4:14:45 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Sir Valentino
It is a looooooong shot... but there is a case with merit asking that kagen be disbarred... and she might. She is guilty of altering a medical report when she worked for clinton and used it to sue for reversal of partial birth abortion before the SCOTUS.

LLS

7 posted on 07/30/2010 4:15:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sir Valentino

Gregg isn’t a RINO. He merely reflects the weak kneed, spineless attitude the OP(formerly the GOP) has maintained for decades with the RATs. It’s one big socialist Republicrat party.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 4:15:58 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Sir Valentino

Vote ‘em all out — Dem or Republican — in November.


9 posted on 07/30/2010 4:16:12 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: manc

“...what is it with north east republicans?”

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I don’t think there is such a thing. They are all DemoRATs. Some are just too ashamed, and guilt ridden, to put a “D” after their name. Obama’s multi-generational theft has provided the necessary funds to buy any crook in the Congress....


10 posted on 07/30/2010 4:16:42 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Sir Valentino

There are about 20 progressive republicans in the senate.

And yes they love it when you leave the party because of them. they are after all, socialists.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 4:24:13 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sir Valentino

Hey Gregg, how did you get past the part where she knowingly and blatantly lied about partial birth abortion?

Politics, personal feelings, etc. aside, there is NO EXCUSE for what she did. The woman is a proven LIAR.

Link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2559293/posts


12 posted on 07/30/2010 4:24:46 PM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November MUST ALWAYS BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: justiceseeker93; yongin; neverdem; Oceander

He gave us the finger on his way out the door. THIS SUCKS!!!!


13 posted on 07/30/2010 4:26:57 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: Sir Valentino

RINOs are by far the ugliest, most vile form of existence. That tehy don’t self-destruct from their own self-serving contradictions is an amazing feat. The Heavenly Father didn’t create RINOs. The are self-made creatures of evil endeavors.

Kill All RINOs (politically speaking, of course).


14 posted on 07/30/2010 4:27:51 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Sir Valentino

“I believe that the confirmation process should be based on qualifications”

She’s never been a judge, never held a gavel.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 4:28:46 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (They shall not pass!)
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To: Sir Valentino

I smell payolla. No right thinking person would vote for that cretin.


16 posted on 07/30/2010 4:29:29 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: fatnotlazy

‘Vote ‘em all out — Dem or Republican — in November.’

Well that would mean that you are endorsing the election of about 200 Obama supporting non-incumbent Democrats to Congress this year. The viewpoint of a traitor or an idiot.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 4:29:34 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: manc
"what is it with north east republicans?"

Northeast voters.

18 posted on 07/30/2010 4:34:08 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Again, as I said before:

One of the reasons we are constantly given as to why we need to get behind “electable” RINOs is because they, unlike the Democrats, will hold Judge nominations to a powerful standard of “Strict Constructionism.” Allegedly, without them standing in the way on our behalf, the Democrats will simply run through Liberal Activist after Liberal Activists to pack the Courts.

The Kagan nomination should put that tired, weak argument to bed for good.

If we cannot count on the establishment RINOs to come through on those scarce few things they promise to come through on, then there is no remaining argument as to why a Conservative should support them.

They can no longer sell us on the idea that we need to support whomever the GOP puts forward because of the fight over “Strict Constructionist” judges, because guys like Graham and Lugar have now proven they they are, in fact, going to go to bat for the opposition, and not us.

The one good thing that comes from this is that we can soundly put to rest one of the most commonly used defenses by the establishment GOP in defense of RINOs.


19 posted on 07/30/2010 4:34:14 PM PDT by TitansAFC (”I was the only guy in California who initially endorsed (McCain) in 2000” — Duncan Hunter)
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To: TitansAFC

Oops....sorry if it reposted!


20 posted on 07/30/2010 4:36:00 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("I was the only guy in California who initially endorsed (McCain) in 2000" — Duncan Hunter)
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To: Sir Valentino

NH gets back about 80% of what they pay in Fed Taxes. I wonder if he’s bringing home some pork. Union pork, I’d imagine.


21 posted on 07/30/2010 4:36:15 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: OldDeckHand

LOL TRUE


22 posted on 07/30/2010 4:36:20 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: EagleUSA

how these people can call themselves republicans is beyond me and WTH is it with the many voters up there who keep voting these people in?


23 posted on 07/30/2010 4:37:11 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Rennes Templar
'She’s never been a judge, never held a gavel."

Either was Rehnquist, and any number of prior Justices for that matter. Her judicial experience - or lack thereof - isn't what disqualifies. It's her flagrant and overarching contempt for the Constitution that makes her appointment untenable.

24 posted on 07/30/2010 4:37:31 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Sir Valentino

Northeast Pubbie = Southern RAT


25 posted on 07/30/2010 4:38:36 PM PDT by TRY ONE (Another Beer Summit.....another day in Debt)
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To: Sir Valentino

Kagan has NEVER BEEN A JUDGE - she’s not even qualified for American Idol, let alone the Supreme Court. Come on, people, let’s get real. This is a new low point for our country.


26 posted on 07/30/2010 4:46:16 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: khnyny
This is a new low point for our country.

Just one of many.

27 posted on 07/30/2010 4:48:41 PM PDT by kevao
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To: fatnotlazy
Vote ‘em all out — Dem or Republican

And replace them with what??? This happened it PA in a state election several years ago. The Republican voters and Dem voters did vote out all the crop of Republican voters, but the dem voters DID NOT vote out Dems.

So for a few years we had houses controlled by dems, with Rendell being voted in as Governor.

Now remember the dems have no conscience and will not hold to any promise. So going by your knee jerk foolish call we would end up with O getting both hoses and then SCOTUS. So your call seems stupid to say the least!
28 posted on 07/30/2010 4:52:34 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: kevao

From this nobama group don’t you get s sinking feeling every day..each and every day? they won’[t let up so we must exterminate them (politically, of course).


29 posted on 07/30/2010 4:52:57 PM PDT by hal ogen
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To: JSteff
Republican voters

Should be Republican congress critters
30 posted on 07/30/2010 4:57:05 PM PDT by JSteff
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To: Sir Valentino

He is crazy.


31 posted on 07/30/2010 4:58:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: samadams2000
I smell payolla

probably deposited in the same Caymanian bank...."the "judge" from Arizona got her mitts on this past week.

32 posted on 07/30/2010 4:59:12 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: hal ogen
we must exterminate them (politically, of course)

And they're thinking the exact same thing of us (literally, of course)

33 posted on 07/30/2010 4:59:44 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Sir Valentino

Thank goodness this RINO is retiring.


34 posted on 07/30/2010 5:26:02 PM PDT by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 58 years)
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To: khnyny
"Kagan has NEVER BEEN A JUDGE - she’s not even qualified for American Idol, let alone the Supreme Court."

As I said to the other poster, there is a long and deep history of appointing attorneys that had no bench experience whatsoever to the Court, icluding former CJs Rehnquist and Marshall, and associate Justices Brandeis and Franfurter - those aren't small figures in the history of the Court, those are towering figures in the history of the Court.

It's not that she doesn't have any judicial experience, it's that she almost no experience actually practicing law to include no litigation experience and no arbitration experience of any kind and that is compounded by the fact that she has troubling positions on some foundational constitutional principles.

35 posted on 07/30/2010 5:29:01 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Yes, actually I know, I was trying to make a point and be amusing. You stated the case far more eloquently..thank you.


36 posted on 07/30/2010 5:54:09 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: Man50D

“It’s one big socialist Republicrat party.”

They believe in an Oligarchy. A small group telling us what to do and think. They see themselves as the Knights of the Round Table and believe they are nobility. We did not escape England completely. There is too many that believe in a class system which is the antithesis of “all men are created equal.”

When people fall in love with people like Jackie Kennedy and revere them as Camelot reborn you’re on your way to serfdom. Build half-way houses in the Hamptons and help these people get-a-life.

We have too many that secretly believe that saving the Goldman boys was justified because they believe that passing paper that has no intrinsic value is real work.

Remember Chelsea Clinton is an investment banker. At Stanford she changed from Chemistry to History. From a useful career to we’ll I’ll get an easy job because you know who my parents are. Rino or Democrap all the same when it comes to privilege.


37 posted on 07/30/2010 6:26:51 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Sir Valentino

No one should vote for either Dem or GOP...we are screwed with either in office. Time to end the career politician.


38 posted on 07/30/2010 6:28:26 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Little Bill

Thanx for the ping. He lost his mind quit a while ago. Something happens to people when they spend too much time in DC.


39 posted on 07/31/2010 6:42:50 AM PDT by GregNH (Re-Elect "No Body")
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To: Sir Valentino

I predicted that he would vote for her soon after she was nominated right on this board. He voted for Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg so this is in keeping with what he has done in the past. I don’t think he has ever voted against any nominee.


40 posted on 07/31/2010 11:52:59 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: GregNH
When I run across posts that may be of interest to the NH FReeper community I try to ping the list, information and argument leads to consensus and hopefully informed decisions.
41 posted on 07/31/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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