2006 Video: Obama On Supreme Court Nominees

According to Obama, some wrong headed rubes think that “a President, having won the election, should have complete authority to appoint his nominee, and the Senate should only examine whether or not whether the Justice is intellectually capable and is nice to his wife etc etc…”

But Obama knows better:

Video Via Naked Emperor News.

What with Justice Souter’s recent announcement that he’s retiring, and Obama’s top three contenders to replace him being far lefties, I was counting on Republicans to examine his eventual nominee’s  philosophy, ideology and record. I trust the Republicans will not be shy in  bringing any troubling concerns to the public’s attention. I’m delighted that Obama approves.

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11 Responses to “2006 Video: Obama On Supreme Court Nominees”

  1. Tim Says:

    Hopefully he will nominate someone who upholds conservative and libertarian concerns, like the second amendment, ending the wasteful and countrproductive war on drugs and someone who favors individual rights over the government in issues like wiretapping and habeus corpus. It would also be nice if the someone he picks is serious about Presidents following the law and not ordering people to torture like the last idiot did.

  2. Roy Mustang Says:

    Obama is a liar and a Communist. We know what he wants to do.

    The big story here is Souter. I can’t believe the b**** spit on everyone who helped him get on the Supreme Court like this.

  3. gus Says:

    Tim grow a set of balls.
    Obama is saying that only those judges who he agrees with can be on the Supreme Court.

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  5. teej Says:

    He probably can’t Gus, Tim sounds like a libertarian to me and they are a “pro-choice” party. Real men protect innocent, defenceless human life.

  6. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere Says:

    Hopefully he will nominate someone who upholds conservative and libertarian concerns, like the second amendment, ending the wasteful and countrproductive war on drugs and someone who favors individual rights over the government in issues like wiretapping and habeus corpus.

    Gee Timmy, you seem to have fallen into the same trap as the left and its pet jurists. It is not the duty of the judicial branch to “end the wasteful and counterproductive war on drugs” as they are to apply the law to the facts presented, and determine which law prevails when laws are in conflict. Policy decisions are the prerogative of the legislature.

    It would also be nice if the someone he picks is serious about Presidents following the law and not ordering people to torture like the last idiot did.

    Congratulations! You win today’s sterling idiot award!
    Putting aside the incorrect definition of torture that one must employ to conclude that the quoted statement in any way reflects any semblance of reality, there is the very real issue of the fact that the Bush Administration asked its attorneys for legal opinions on the actions they comtemplated, and acted in accordance with those opinions. Whether or not you agree with those opinions, the administration was entitled to act in accordance with them without seeking your woefully underinformed opinion first.

    As for your litmus test, as much as I like the idea of appointing “conservative” judges, the correct standard is actually to employ judges who understand and employ U.S. law to cases and leave legislation to the proper branch, thus restoring some scintila of accountablity to the legislative branch by causing them to own the laws imposed, rather than sloughing difficult policy decisions of on to an unelected judiciary, or allowing said judiciary to impose laws that voters have declined.

  7. Jeff Says:

    Timmy, America has fallen down the well , and your hoping for lassie to save us. Make no mistake about it, America is toast. Obama sat in a church for years with “God damn America” and you expect this socialist bastard to actually help America ?

    I WANT OBAMA TOO FAIL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Always On Watch Says:

    BHO wants judges with empathy.

    Empathy is never supposed to be part of interpreting the law. But empathy IS part of legislating from the bench.

    Replacing Justice Souter will not change the tenor of the court much. Same goes for Ginsberg. Beyond that, we’ll have big trouble — if BHO gets the change to appoint other justices. And he just might — if he serves for 8 years.

  9. 7HEAVENS Says:

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg stayed alive all this time out of pure malice, just to thwart conservtives. There’s whole lotta hate in these UberLiberal WOmen. (Sura 2:29)

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