And how did Sotomayor spend seven hours at the White House on Thursday with no one noticing?”We snuck her in here disguised as Rush Limbaugh,” Axelrod joked, adding: “We can’t tell you guys all of our tricks.”
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That would take one hell of a disguise!
I read at the Politico link you provided the Governor of Puerto Rico (a Republican) backs her confirmation (I know he doesn’t have a vote!), and that Senators Olympia Snowe, Rick Santorum, and Jesse Helms also support her (they do have votes!).
Seems a steep hill for those who want to oppose, but, hey, after the nonsense we’ve heard and seen since President Obama was elected, nothing will be a surprise.
Is this the hill the Republicans will choose to die on? If it is, will it prove to be a good decision? Only time will tell.
I doubt the Obama White House is as ill prepared as the Reagan White House in the case of borking Bork. This from wiki:
“Within 45 minutes of Bork’s nomination to the Court, Edward Kennedy took to the Senate floor with a strong condemnation of Bork in a nationally televised speech, declaring:
The rapid response towards Kennedy’s “Robert Bork’s America” speech stunned the Reagan White House; though conservatives considered Kennedy’s accusations slanderous, the attacks went unanswered for two and a half months.”
We know how afraid gunnuts are the government is planning to take their guns away! I’m guessing this may be their attempt at borking:
Senior Fellow, American Civil Rights Union/Family Research Council
President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a declaration of war against America’s gun owners and the Second Amendment to our Constitution. If gun owners mobilize and unite, it’s possible (though unlikely) to stop this radical nominee.
Last year the Supreme Court handed down the landmark decision in D.C. v. Heller, holding that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to individual citizens in their private lives. The ruling marked a turning point in gun rights in this country.
Since the Heller decision, only two federal appeals courts have written on the Second Amendment. That’s six judges out of about 170. Of those six, three said the Second Amendment does apply to the states. And those judges were out of the liberal Ninth Circuit in California, and included a judge appointed by Bill Clinton and another appointed by Jimmy Carter. — Even leftist judges can get this.
But not Judge Sonia Sotomayor. She is one of only three federal appellate judges in America to issue a court opinion saying that the Second Amendment does not apply to states. The case was Maloney v. Cuomo, and it came down this past January.
Judge Sotomayor rejected a claim that a New York ban on a martial arts weapon (a nunchuka) violated a man’s Second Amendment rights, explaining the Second Amendment only applies to the federal government. In this case, Maloney v. Cuomo, the court noted that the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down parts of the District’s gun control law, did not invalidate this principle, and “to the extent that Heller might be read to question the continuing validity of this principle,” earlier Supreme Court rulings took precedence in the case.
It’s 516 pages long and written in legalese (6176’s native language), but here is Maloney v. Cuomo:
Well, we have the GOP gun nuts on one side and Rush proclaiming ‘racisim’ on the other side. I wonder which GOP side will be shooting the other’s in the face first?
Let them all shoot – the results can only be good news for the Democrats.
So true, lilacluvr. So true.