Monday, June 28, 2010

Conservative Bloggers Claim NRA Issues Gag Order on Kagan

Several conservative bloggers claim that the National Rifle Association has ordered its board members not to discuss the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Kagan has not really expressed a public view on many issues. While this likely makes her confirmation an easy task, it also troubles many liberals and conservatives.

Because Kagan is probably the "best" nominee that conservatives can expect (short of an openly conservative pick), many conservative organizations will probably avoid a big fight and hope for the best. Perhaps this explains the NRA stance (if the reports are accurate).

Liberal groups are really the ones that should worry the most. Kagan could end up being more moderate or conservative than liberal (like former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor). No one really knows how she will operate as a judge.

5 comments:

funkasaurusrex02 said...

For the sake of the nation, let us hope she's NOT a liberal.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Yeah- because liberal causes have done such bad things for America, like freeing slaves, giving women the right to vote, getting rid of Jim Crow, making the Bill of Rights applicable to all governments, etc. Gosh, let's roll back all of the liberal things that have happened in the USA and go back to the Old Days.....

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

If the NRA is mum, I'd say that's not a good thing.

It likely means they have been bought.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Stray: I think some conservatives figure that they will not get Obama to appoint an openly conservative nominee; so, they should accept someone who is not openly liberal. Makes sense. It is probably the strategy Democrats should have taken with Harriet Miers.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Or -- maybe there's some dealmaking behind the scenes. Not sure.

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