Friday, July 2, 2010

Senator Hatch Will Oppose Kagan

Senator Orrin Hatch has announced his opposition to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Although it seems clear that the Senate will confirm Kagan, it is also obvious that picking a moderate (or closeted liberal) candidate does not negate conservative opposition.

5 comments:

Hippi Chicki Niki said...

Sotomayor was pretty moderate and they acted as if she were Castro or Chavez!! We shouldn't be surprised by another 3-ring circus with this nomination. H--l, Obama is a pretty moderate guy! Yet Fox acts as if he were my namesake (Khrushchev).

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

You're right on all accounts.

Hippi Chicki Niki said...

Despite the fact that there are many clich├ęs about us women loving to be right, being right about this saddens me a great deal. There is nothing more tragic than the fact that, regardless of his actual policies, people are determined to hate and denigrate their President simply because he is the wrong race... not even the wrong race, HALF the wrong race. : (

Hippi Chicki Niki said...

I thought this Huffington Post story collecting the reasoning behind each of the 37 "No" votes was interesting. I also found their reasons to be a lot less ridiculous than last year's Sotomayor circus. Her complete lack of judicial experience is actually a reasonable basis upon which to oppose her confirmation.

However, it is noteworthy that the "No" votes were all from Republicans, with the exception of Ben Nelson, the Blue Dog Dem who seems more like a Republican than some Republicans do. That would seem to indicate that they were using that reason to cover for their politically motivated opposition to her.

Hippi Chicki Niki said...

Oops! Forgot to add the link to the story!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/05/elena-kagan-confirmation_n_672315.html

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