It makes no sense. The woman has no judicial experience, she’s clearly a radical with a judicial philosophy hostile to the Constitution, she’s manipulated science to further her extreme position on abortion, and worst of all she’s young and healthy, which means we’ll be dealing with her destructive views for the next 30 years….
And what are our Republican Senators doing? Rolling over and playing dead.
It’s like they’ve been neutered, especially Cornyn, according to AWR Hawkins at Human Events:
Texas Sen. John Cornyn, one of the few GOP senators who can normally be counted on to stand up for conservatism, has all but agreed to buy Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan a celebratory lunch once she’s confirmed.
Kagan is a documented enemy of the individual right to keep and bear arms, a self-described practitioner of judicial activism (she believes the Constitution has to evolve with the times), an attorney who views “equality” as paramount (particularly when that equality encompasses gay relationships like marriage), and a woman who refuses to admit whether she believes the government has the right to ban books based on their political content.
Yet Cornyn, on day three of Kagan’s confirmation hearings, said he was trying to ascertain what kind of justice she “will be” (such defeatist language almost always portends that it’s a foregone conclusion that the nominee “will be” confirmed).
And he even added: “My gut tells me that she will probably be a predictable member of the minority block” and also said, “I assume she will be confirmed.”
Why assume something will happen when you have the power to stop it?
Tad Armstrong St. Louis Today urges the Senators to filibuster:
The rules of “cloture” and “nuclear option” aside and assuming all 100 members are present, it would take 41 senators to filibuster a vote to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th Justice of the Supreme Court. It seems rather odd that 41 senators could impede the will of 59 colleagues, especially because it takes only a simple majority to complete President Obama’s plan to ensure that the makeup of the court loses no ground in the relentless pursuit of unlimited (and unconstitutional) power. Guess how many senators are Republicans?
In general, I prefer majority rule in a legislative body. But, because confirmation of the wrong nominee to the Court is of such singular importance to our nation, my advice to the 41 is to filibuster.
The only evidence worth considering are the facts revealed by an independent investigation into the nominee’s past. And, the only question worth investigating is whether that past is predictive of a willingness to abide by an oath to support the Constitution (otherwise known as the “rule of law”) or whether it is predictive of a plan “to mold and steer the law in order to promote ethical values and achieve certain social ends” (otherwise known as the “rule of whatever floats your boat”). Ms. Kagan approves of the latter. I do not. Nominees who believe in the activist approach to judging missed their calling, for Congress is where the job of “molding the law to achieve social ends” properly resides.
I’ve already linked to this AUL video, along with the transcript of Dr. Yoest’s powerful July 1 testimony. In case you missed it, the video is worth watching. Dr. Yoest is a powerful spokesman for the pro life cause, and is calling for an investigation into Kagan’s Clinton era hijinks :
Under the circumstances, why is it considered “dirty” to filibuster this nominee? Just because she’s been affable at her hearings, and is a Twilight fan? I don’t get it.
Senators to Contact, via Atlas Shrugs, (watch her video at the link, as well):
Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC)
290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=contact.emailsenatorgraham
Sessions, Jeff – (R – AL)
335 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ConstituentServices.ContactMe
Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT)
104 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Offices.Contact
Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA)
135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Kyl, Jon – (R – AZ)
730 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Cornyn, John – (R – TX)
517 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm
Coburn, Tom – (R – OK)
172 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/?p=ContactForm