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Obama withdraws appeals court pick
Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2013 4:45 PM EDT | Josh Lederman

Posted on 03/22/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post.

Calling the obstruction by Republicans unjustified and unacceptable, Obama said he agreed to Halligan’s request to be pulled from consideration even though she would have served with distinction on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. …

Senate Republicans blocked Halligan’s confirmation for a second time in early March, arguing that Halligan is too liberal and citing her work on lawsuits against gun manufacturers and on behalf of illegal immigrants. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: courtofappeals; federaljudges; obama; withdraw
If this Halligan is “too liberal” for the RINOs, she has to be a Stalinist, looks like.
1 posted on 03/22/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

SEE! The Republicans can defeat Obama if they try. Unfortunately, they rarely ever try.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 2:08:36 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Imagine if these RINOs were actually conservative instead, what could be achieved.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 2:10:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Odd, I thought there was NO DIFFERENCE between Dems and Republicans?


4 posted on 03/22/2013 2:10:59 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai

Good for the GOP on this one.

All that’s left now is Obama getting even... he will find a way.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 2:13:14 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: BobL

There had to have been some horse-trading behind this withdrawal. Obama could have hammered her through into the job if he wanted. Whomever could be on Halligan’s heels could be even more liberal, but if a deal was made with the RINOs, they won’t be as vocal about it.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 2:13:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Gator113

I smell a backdoor deal, here. What I said in the original post was a bit facetious; I cannot imagine Halligan really being further left than people like Kerry, Hagel and Brennan.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 2:15:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Amen to that!


8 posted on 03/22/2013 2:15:29 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Olog-hai

Dear Lord, we heartily pray that the Republicans keep giving
that man in the White House the what-for. Amen and Amen.

9 posted on 03/22/2013 2:17:50 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Olog-hai

Now withdraw that Labor Sec. pick.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Olog-hai; All
You were more right than you know about Halligan.

Halligan, Round Five: Time for President Obama to Throw in the Towel for a Radical Nominee Who Senators Dismissed Long Ago. PDF

11 posted on 03/22/2013 2:24:00 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, it was at her request to be withdrawn. Whatever.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 2:46:04 PM PDT by inkfarmer
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To: Olog-hai

Who the hell trusts Obamugabe? The clown will just appoint this commie during a recess.

Yeah, I know he lost in court. He doesn’t care.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 3:07:05 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

Ubanga is only going to appoint somebody else just as pathetic as this skank Halligan.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 3:18:17 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Let’s not get giddy. Obama has had 179 federal judges confirmed by the Senate with 27 more leftists awaiting confirmation to their cushy lifetime appointments.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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To: Olog-hai
Also ruled "guilty" by the FR jury


16 posted on 03/22/2013 3:41:13 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Olog-hai
I cannot imagine Halligan really being further left than people like Kerry, Hagel and Brennan.

However, Kerry, Hagel and Brennan are until 2016.

Halligan would be forever...

17 posted on 03/22/2013 3:45:54 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Olog-hai; jazusamo
I smell a backdoor deal, here. What I said in the original post was a bit facetious; I cannot imagine Halligan really being further left than people like Kerry, Hagel and Brennan.

She is. I remember when they first put her name up -- I started reading some of her published opinions .... and literally shaking my head in disbelief. I am convinced that Moochelle is even farther to the left than Barry Junior, and that he lets her make a lot of the judicial picks. That's why both of the Supreme Court picks were minority women, and both of them were farther to the left than Ruth Ginsburg.

18 posted on 03/22/2013 5:32:25 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: Bryan

MooseChelle and ValJ.
I think ValJ is the brains of the operation and we know how “progressive” she is.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 5:34:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: inkfarmer
Oh, it was at her request to be withdrawn. Whatever.

This works. Delay the socialist judge's nomination long enough to examine her decisions closely, and "out" her as the radical socialist that she is. Before long she starts getting that "I'm twisting in the wind" feeling ... and she withdraws voluntarily.

20 posted on 03/22/2013 5:36:03 PM PDT by Bryan
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To: Bryan; Olog-hai

I couldn’t agree more, you’re dead on the mark.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 5:38:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: nascarnation
I think ValJ is the brains of the operation

I think you're right and I also think moose is smarter than barry.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 5:40:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; Bryan

Thanks for the clarifications.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 6:26:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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