Skip to comments.KAGAN HEARINGS SURPASS WORLD CUP FOR MOST BORING TV EVENT [Ann Coulter on "judicial activism"]
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
Syncro is “on the road” again, so he asked me to fill in for him this week. :o)
Boring or not, Kagan’s possible confirmation will affect American lives many orders of magnitude more than any sports game.
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.
The most popular conservative commentator whose columns are run in ___ major daily newspapers.
Answer is either 0, 5, 10
...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
Shouldn't Napolitano have covered this affirmative action group
- hefty bossy "women" with hair issues.
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.
"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."
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.
“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.
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...
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...last night, I took a look at the 5 most popular columns for the last 30 days on Townhall...
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...that's a level of domination you seldom see from anyone not named Michael Jordan, Greg LeMond, or George S. Patton.
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.”
...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 CoulterEmphasis added.
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.
Even worse,,, 50% of the "voting" public does not care or watch the news.