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Kagan: Not Sure ‘I Would've Been President Obama's Nominee if I Weren't a Woman’
CNSNews ^ | October 22, 2012 | Patrick Burke

Posted on 10/22/2012 8:28:21 AM PDT by maggief

(CNSNews.com) -- Justice Elena Kagan said she was “not sure” if she would have received the nomination for Supreme Court Justice from President Obama if she was not a woman.

During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.”

“I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was to ensuring that there was diversity on the Supreme Court.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bho44; bhoscotus; elenakagan; kagan; scotus; women
Video at link.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 8:28:24 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Kagan’s a woman?


2 posted on 10/22/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT by Pete (Check out an 11 year old entrepreneur: boodlies.com)
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To: maggief

It doesn’t take a wise Latina to figure that one out.


3 posted on 10/22/2012 8:30:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Pete

Guess so, and Soledad O’Brien is a “journalist.”

I learned two new things today.


4 posted on 10/22/2012 8:31:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Pete

Sorta.


5 posted on 10/22/2012 8:32:06 AM PDT by steve8714 (Code pink vaginas shown actual size)
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To: maggief

Duh.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 8:32:46 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: maggief
She's a woman???

Who knew?

7 posted on 10/22/2012 8:34:29 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: maggief

If Obama gets lucky his next two nominees to the Court will be Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett. Orin Hatch would let them get through too.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 8:35:11 AM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: maggief

I’m not going to say anything. I promised myself I was going to try to be a much more tolerant person, so I’m just going to sit here and laugh to myself for a couple of hours.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 8:35:20 AM PDT by NewJerseyGOP
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To: Pete
Kagan’s a woman?

From a biological standpoint, yes she is.

10 posted on 10/22/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Fresh Wind
From a biological standpoint, yes she is.

I'm not convinced.

11 posted on 10/22/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: traderrob6

I don’t think she’d even have been nominated if she were a STRAIGHT woman.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: maggief

Being a lesbian probably didn’t hurt her chances either.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 8:37:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: maggief

Most people would prefer to think that they had earned that position, but for Elizabeth Warren, the Faux-Squaw, in MA and Obama’s mamas in the Supreme Court, that is extremely unlikely. They received government jobs because of the quota system.

And what is this “diversity” she is talking about? What outstanding White men has Obama appointed to any position of note? He chose a White underling as Veep who is a national joke to make himself look better. He is a prejudiced employer if ever there was one.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 8:38:04 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: maggief
“I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was to ensuring that there was diversity on the Supreme Court.”

Substitute the word "mediocrity" for "diversity" above, and an otherwise false statement becomes at least partially correct.
15 posted on 10/22/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: txrefugee

It’s kinda funny Obama hasn’t been touting that he appointed 2 female justices as part of his “war on women” campaign. Even Obama must realize it wouldn’t play well if he admitted he used affirmative action to choose his appointments.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 8:39:34 AM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: maggief

Yeah, no shyte Elena.

You sure weren’t picked on the basis of merit.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 8:39:59 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: maggief

18 posted on 10/22/2012 8:44:16 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: maggief

Well, she wouldn’t have been nominated if she hadn’t been a Communist lesbian who wrecked the Harvard Law School, either.


19 posted on 10/22/2012 8:44:54 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: maggief

So, she’s admitting she’s NOT the most qualified?


20 posted on 10/22/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Pete

Kagan was put on the court to make sotomayor the second ugliest.


21 posted on 10/22/2012 8:46:28 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: maggief

The problem with affirmative action and “diversity” quotas

Unless you are a white male, you will know know if it was your talents/merit that got you your job.

Speaking of which - If a “Justice Elena Kagan” young daughter (or even herself) got sick with a life threatening injury/disease...

Would she choose an affirmative action doctor to treat her?


22 posted on 10/22/2012 8:47:26 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: maggief

What a bunch of “bull”. She got the appointment because she has the correct Leftist worldview. She is more male than “female”-—zero, like all muslims/homosexuals, can’t stand beautiful, feminine women. They threaten their worldview which has to see boys and men as the object of lust. They like to view their evil lust as “normal” and “good”.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 9:01:30 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: dead

So creepy!!!


24 posted on 10/22/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: maggief

That Barcky gave us Mamma Cass and the Unwise Housekeeper is a travesty. Notice how he surrounds himself with so many lieberal, incompetent, hack women he can hide behind. He’s a disgrace of a president.


25 posted on 10/22/2012 9:03:31 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: maggief

Let me put your mind at rest. You wouldn’t have been.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT by SuzyQueIN
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To: maggief

Me too


27 posted on 10/22/2012 9:22:46 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: maggief

Yep, that is what happens with Affirmative Action. Even the recipients aren’t sure how they got to where they are, so they will eventually fail in a spectactular fashion! She did (as did other justices), however it is a shame that those justices will not have to live with the results of their failure!


28 posted on 10/22/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Cicero

I have read that the curriculum is revised at Harvard Law School every five years (I think); when she was the head, she had the opportunity to require either first year law students or as a condition for graduation, that a course in the US Constitution be mandated. She balked; put in courses in international law instead.


29 posted on 10/22/2012 9:35:11 AM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: maggief

“Kagan: Not Sure ‘I Would’ve Been President Obama’s Nominee if I Weren’t a Woman’”
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ALWAYS look for Obama Adm to kill several birds with one stone, but the principle reason why Kagan was appointed is because

1) CHIEFLY, she could be counted on to be a Obot shill for ObamaCare; not a doubt in my mind about this! This was the single most important reason.

2) A corollary to point #1 is that she has the personality weakness/psychological profile of a gushing high-school cheerleader at one with Obama’s ideology and is, therefore, malleable and compliant

3) A corollary to point #2 is that she is a proud (and gullible) woman with a very (very) open mind

Critical as I am of Kagan, I harbor a hope that, as she matures, the weight of her SCOTUS responsibility might bear down and eventually influence her conscience and arouse her powers of reason. Maybe, maybe not, but probably not to be expected in the next decade.


30 posted on 10/22/2012 9:56:53 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Zman

Basically, under Kagan’s direction the Freshman required courses were changed from Common Law—the basic legal principles coming down to us at least since the days of Magna Carta, and underlying our American Constitutional law—to what is called Positive Law.

Common Law is what has been thought to be just for centuries. Positive Law is the idea that you can pass any damn laws you want, and forget civilized tradition. The second appeals to those who hate traditional western civilization and what to change it to some sort of Communist ideal. Gay marriage is a typical example of this new sort of law. “Whatever I say, goes.”

In other words, she pulled the rug out from under a thousand years and more of legal tradition, and substituted game-changing political correctness instead.

This is especially disastrous since Harvard has often set the model for all the other law school curricula in the country.


31 posted on 10/22/2012 11:55:08 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

How can this woman or any Harvard Law graduate ever be confirmed by the US Senate to the USSC if they are not required to be steeped in Constitutional law, which is supposed to be the bedrock of our society?


32 posted on 10/22/2012 12:19:47 PM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: maggief
Elena Kagan is bad news for the Supreme Court. How bad? While part of the administration at Harvard Law School, Kagan legitimized GLBT “rights” at the school, and recruited professors who taught “Queer Legal Theory” which included polygamy, S&M, and the sexuality of minors. More about Kagan can be found at You Can Run International's YouTube playlist: YCRI YouTube Channel
33 posted on 12/18/2012 3:19:04 PM PST by 1stAmendKev (Rebelling against a godless worldview)
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