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Day By Day July 31, 2012 – Wild Things

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Justice Robert was a big disappointment on ObamaCare and Justice Scalia’s comments on the Second Amendment are unbelievable.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia outraged conservatives with his remarks on gun control and the Second Amendment this morning in a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace.

Scalia stated that the court may issue gun control rulings in the future due to “precedent” indicating that within the context of the 18th century the Framers of the Constitution allowed for local restrictions on guns and bans on certain types of weapons.

Conservatives immediately cried foul.

In the comment section of the story as reported by The Blaze, conservative reaction to Scalia’s remarks ranged from stunned to outraged.

I think the lifetime tenure of U.S. Supreme Court Justices should really be examined by the Congress and the states. I realize there would need to be a Constitutional Amendment, but it is sorely needed.

Justices serving for life become isolated and are not held accountable to the voters from which their power is derived.

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Barack Obama

Day By Day by Chris Muir August 12, 2009 – Labor Shortage!

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Besides the obvious SEIU union thuggery during the Obamacare debate, I see on today’s morning Obama News (NBC television) that the Obama Justice Department and Congress are ramping up the investigation of Karl Rove and Harriet Miers. Allegedly they were involved during the Bush Administration in the politicization of the United States Attorneys – particulary the firing of such in New Mexico.

Hello – the United States Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. Remember when Bill Clinton assumed the Presidency and on day one he fired ALL of the United States Attorneys?

I find it particularly interesting that in the Obama Administration Justice Department, the Black Panthers are receiving a “free ride” and that hater Karl Rove receives so much attention.

Is there any wonder why President Obama is sinking like a stone in the Presidential approval polls?

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Barack Obama

Shocker: Judge Sonia Sotomayor Practices “Identity Politics”

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Looks like Judge Sonia Sotomayor has chosen her words poorly MANY TIMES. What great White House spin vetting, eh?
Her repeated use of the phrases “wise Latina woman” and “wise woman” would appear to undermine the Obama administration’s assertions that the statement was simply a poor choice of words. After details of the 1994 speech circulated before the questionnaire’s release, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, emerged from his private meeting with Sotomayor and expressed new concerns about the nominee’s “identity politics.”

Judge Sotomayor will have alot of explaining to do now with regards to racial and sexual preferences. Her speeches, writings, cases and life will be gone through with a fine-toothed comb.

During her confirmation hearings she will have to clearly articulate/prove that she is unbiased and will apply justice for all Americans – not just “Wise” “Latina” or “Women” ones.

Remember that some have maintained that it is Sotomayor’s supporters that may indeed “SPIN” her out of a job on the United States Supreme Court.

Stay tuned……


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White House Says Judge Sotomayor Chose Words Poorly

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But, words DO matter.
President Barack Obama on Friday personally sought to deflect criticism about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who finds herself under intensifying scrutiny for saying in 2001 that a female Hispanic judge would often reach a better decision than a white male judge.

“I’m sure she would have restated it,” Obama flatly told NBC News, without indicating how he knew that.

The quote in question from Sotomayor has emerged as a rallying call for conservative critics who fear she will offer opinions from the bench based less on the rule of law and more on her life experience, ethnicity and gender. That debate is likely to play a central role in her Senate confirmation process.

Said Sotomayor in 2001: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

After three days of suggesting that reporters and critics should not dwell on one sentence from a speech, the White House had a different message Friday.

“I think if she had the speech to do all over again, I think she’d change that word,” presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

I am actually taken aback from the White House rushing to Judge Sotomayor’s defense. Her nomination appeared to be heading toward an easy confirmation with Republicans treading carefully around the issues of her Hispanic race and affirmative action.

Perhaps the White House noticed some softness in her polling.

Quinnipiac polling reports, “American voters approve 54 – 24 percent, with 22 percent undecided, of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

I have no illusions that Sotomayor will not be approved by a majority of the Senate, barring some earth-shattering revelations, but doesn’t that 54 percent seem a little low? Obama’s job approval is in the mid-50s to the mid-60s; wouldn’t one expect that if you’re an Obama fan, you’re pretty much on board with the pick? Are there any pockets of Obama supporters who are wary or disappointed with this selection?

Flap’s antennae have now been raised.

Will some scandal drop this weekend?


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