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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 Halligans 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 Halligans 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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SEE! The Republicans can defeat Obama if they try. Unfortunately, they rarely ever try.
Imagine if these RINOs were actually conservative instead, what could be achieved.
Odd, I thought there was NO DIFFERENCE between Dems and Republicans?
Good for the GOP on this one.
All that’s left now is Obama getting even... he will find a way.
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.
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.
Amen to that!
Dear Lord, we heartily pray that the Republicans keep giving
that man in the White House the what-for. Amen and Amen.
Now withdraw that Labor Sec. pick.
Oh, it was at her request to be withdrawn. Whatever.
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.
Ubanga is only going to appoint somebody else just as pathetic as this skank Halligan.
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.
However, Kerry, Hagel and Brennan are until 2016.
Halligan would be forever...
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.
MooseChelle and ValJ.
I think ValJ is the brains of the operation and we know how “progressive” she is.
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.
I couldn’t agree more, you’re dead on the mark.
I think you're right and I also think moose is smarter than barry.
Thanks for the clarifications.