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KAGAN HEARINGS SURPASS WORLD CUP FOR MOST BORING TV EVENT [Ann Coulter on "judicial activism"]
AnnCoulter.com ^ | June 30, 2010 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 06/30/2010 2:37:42 PM PDT by RonDog

KAGAN HEARINGS SURPASS WORLD CUP FOR MOST BORING TV EVENT
June 30, 2010

The two main points being made by Democrats in support of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court merely serve to remind us that Democrats are inveterate liars.

First, it has been repeatedly observed how wonderful it is that Ms. Kagan is "someone who's an intellectual heavyweight who's going to give Roberts a run for the money" -- as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., put it.

Whew! Good thing the Democrats got that Hispanic nominee out of the way, so they could appoint somebody with intellectual heft! Hey! What happened to the "wise Latina"? At least now you know what liberals really think of you, Sonia.

Second, liberals are raving about Kagan's "skill at building a consensus ... reaching out and building coalitions" -- as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said last week.

It's as if they're talking about a governing majority in the Senate. Next thing you know, liberals will be complaining about a "do nothing" Supreme Court.

On MSNBC's "Hardball" back in May, Sen. Klobuchar said: "We want to get some things done on this court."

Get some things done? Amy Klobuchar is not considered a lunatic, but this was a crazy, giveaway moment. (Durbin is not considered a lunatic, just a hack.)

The Supreme Court is not supposed to be "getting things done." Durbin's and Klobuchar's statements reveal a massive misunderstanding of the role of the court.

Congress, as the people's elected representatives, is supposed to "get things done." If they don't, that usually means the people don't want those things done. It's not the court's job to say: "Hey, Congress, you forgot to enact this! Don't worry, we'll take care of it."

But liberals see the Supreme Court as their backup legislature, giving them all the laws Democrats can't pass themselves because they'd be voted out of office if they did...
Click here for the REST of Ann's column this week


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; coulter; kagan
Here's a nice picture of Ann, from newsbusters.org :


ANN COULTER: Media ‘Working Through Grief
of Car Bomber Not Being a Tea Partier’

on "O’Reilly Factor" (5/7/10)

1 posted on 06/30/2010 2:37:45 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Syncro

Syncro is “on the road” again, so he asked me to fill in for him this week. :o)


2 posted on 06/30/2010 2:39:17 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
So I guess Ann is giving Stuart Smalley a pass on nodding off.
3 posted on 06/30/2010 2:39:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: knews_hound; jellybean

ping


4 posted on 06/30/2010 2:40:54 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Boring or not, Kagan’s possible confirmation will affect American lives many orders of magnitude more than any sports game.


5 posted on 06/30/2010 2:43:45 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: RonDog

I keep hoping but I don’t know why that one of these wackadoodles will see the light and start telling the truth and understand how totally crazy they have become. sigh.


6 posted on 06/30/2010 2:44:26 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: RonDog

The most popular conservative commentator whose columns are run in ___ major daily newspapers.

Answer is either 0, 5, 10


7 posted on 06/30/2010 2:45:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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To: RonDog
Coulter looks tired, like she desperately needs a six-week vacation.
8 posted on 06/30/2010 2:47:18 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Mercat
Here's MORE from Ann's column this week:
...As former Chief Justice William Rehnquist described the proper role of judicial review in a constitutional democracy, the courts have the last word "as to whether a law passed by the legislature conforms to the Constitution."

It would be every bit as "activist" for the Supreme Court to refuse to strike down a law that violated the Constitution -- e.g., Chicago's anti-gun laws or Congress' restriction of free speech via the campaign finance laws -- as it is for the court to strike down laws that do not violate the Constitution.

We know that laws restricting speech and the right to bear arms violate the Constitution because it says so. - Ann Coulter


9 posted on 06/30/2010 2:49:35 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Shouldn't Napolitano have covered this affirmative action group
- hefty bossy "women" with hair issues.

10 posted on 06/30/2010 2:53:16 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: RonDog
The Supreme Court is not supposed to be “getting things done.” Durbin’s and Klobuchar’s statements reveal a massive misunderstanding of the role of the court.

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Well, based on what we have seen and heard, “getting things done” means spinning and rewriting the Constitution to support the “legalization” of an oppressive, unlimited government and the crushing of individual rights and freedoms. There probably will not be much time for silly notions like upholding the written law and the Constitution as these activists had sworn to do. Such old fashioned silliness.

11 posted on 06/30/2010 2:53:36 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RonDog
RonDog, this is even better:

"But liberals see the Supreme Court as their backup legislature, giving them all the laws Democrats can't pass themselves because they'd be voted out of office if they did."

12 posted on 06/30/2010 2:54:41 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Loud Mime

:o)


13 posted on 06/30/2010 2:56:59 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog
Ann Coulter nails it, as she so often does.

Elena Kagan is clearly a leftist who will, in effect, vote to deny Americans their constitutional rights by 'getting things done' on the Supreme Court. My frustration lies in the fact that some 'go along to get along' (nominal) Republicans will happily go along with their left-wing senate colleagues and vote for her instead of pointing out her wrong-headed views and voting 'Nay'.

I can't wait until the November election to vent my frustration with some politicians - but I fear it will be too late, by then.

14 posted on 06/30/2010 2:57:57 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: RonDog

“But liberals see the Supreme Court as their backup legislature, giving them all the laws Democrats can’t pass themselves because they’d be voted out of office if they did..”

Pretty much sums it up.


15 posted on 06/30/2010 3:05:22 PM PDT by Adams
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To: GeronL
The most popular conservative commentator whose columns are run in ___ major daily newspapers.
From Why Newspapers Are Dying: The Ann Coulter Edition:
Townhall is the big league of conservative punditry...

-- snip --

...last night, I took a look at the 5 most popular columns for the last 30 days on Townhall...

-- snip --

...that's a level of domination you seldom see from anyone not named Michael Jordan, Greg LeMond, or George S. Patton.


16 posted on 06/30/2010 3:05:56 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

One minor correction. It should have been referred to as a “Most boring ‘made-for-TV’ event”.

It just goes to prove the saying that “ People who love sausage and people who believe in government should never watch either of them being made.”


17 posted on 06/30/2010 3:39:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Adams
I also like THIS PART -- from Ann's column today:
...Despite the herculean efforts of liberals to redefine "judicial activism" as "overturning laws," the two acts are completely unrelated.

It would be like redefining "terrorist" to mean "airline passenger." Some airline passengers are terrorists and some aren't -- indeed, some battle the terrorists. The two have nothing to do with each other, although, sometimes, both notions come together and you get an airline passenger who's a terrorist -- and blows up the plane.

It makes as much sense to say, "Republicans say they're against 'judicial activism,' but conservative justices strike down laws more than liberals do!" as it does to say, "Republicans claim they're against terrorism, but they fly more than Democrats do!"

Different things. - Ann Coulter

Emphasis added.

18 posted on 06/30/2010 4:32:03 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: TexasCajun
So I guess Ann is giving Stuart Smalley a pass on nodding off.

Give Ann a break there...Al Franken is at his most intelligent when he's passed out. By sleeping during the hearing, he's actually doing the country a service.

19 posted on 06/30/2010 5:23:56 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: SpaceBar
Boring or not, Kagan’s possible confirmation will affect American lives many orders of magnitude more than any sports game

Even worse,,, 50% of the "voting" public does not care or watch the news.

20 posted on 06/30/2010 6:21:10 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: JRios1968
LOL!

FWIW, here's an old picture our Beauty with their Beast:


21 posted on 06/30/2010 6:23:02 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: 2aberro
Even worse,,, 50% of the "voting" public does not care or watch the news.
You are correct; and TROUBLE is coming because of it.

From virginia.edu:

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." --Thomas Jefferson

22 posted on 06/30/2010 6:30:29 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog; Syncro; carlo3b; stanz; gakrak; massfreeper; hosepipe; Donald Rumsfeld Fan; ...
Heeeeere's Annie!

Let me know if you'd like to be added to the Ann Coulter ping list.

23 posted on 06/30/2010 9:46:57 PM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: RonDog

24 posted on 06/30/2010 11:24:25 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RonDog
Congress, as the people's elected representatives, is supposed to "get things done." If they don't, that usually means the people don't want those things done. It's not the court's job to say: "Hey, Congress, you forgot to enact this! Don't worry, we'll take care of it."
A quibble - Congress doesn't "get things done," either. That's the executive's job. Congress writes the rulebook, subordinate to the Constitution - and SCOTUS pronounces judgement on the conformance of the acts of the President to the Constitution and, secondarily, to the laws written by Congress.

25 posted on 07/01/2010 9:44:36 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: MplsSteve
On MSNBC's "Hardball" back in May, Sen. Klobuchar said: "We want to get some things done on this court."

Get some things done? Amy Klobuchar is not considered a lunatic, but this was a crazy, giveaway moment. (Durbin is not considered a lunatic, just a hack.)

The Supreme Court is not supposed to be "getting things done." Durbin's and Klobuchar's statements reveal a massive misunderstanding of the role of the court.

26 posted on 07/01/2010 11:09:38 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: RonDog
The Supreme Court is not supposed to be "getting things done." Durbin's and Klobuchar's statements reveal a massive misunderstanding of the role of the court.

It's not a misunderstanding, Ann... it's a desire.

27 posted on 07/01/2010 1:19:26 PM PDT by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: Rummyfan

Nice pic. Never saw that one before.


28 posted on 07/01/2010 1:24:46 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Why do so many liberal women look like that math teacher you had back in 7th grade - you know, the one who looked uncomfortably like a man and had a hint of a mustache?


29 posted on 07/01/2010 1:26:02 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Maybe for the same reason that the spinster Biology teachers who really get
excited teaching about Darwin and evolution in middle school and high school
often look like Velma from Scooby Doo.
Someone should write a doctoral dissertation on the ambiguously female liberal,
its habitat, customs, and social rituals. An anthropological perspective.

30 posted on 07/01/2010 2:26:52 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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