HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Kathleen Parker on the Ch...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:46 PM

Kathleen Parker on the Chris Matthews show put out the possibility of Hillary being a SCJ

If a conservative judge were replaced by Hillary...we'd have progressive change far into the future. That would certainly be wonderful, but it would mean losing her as president. However, maybe that's what she'd like. She could have power and much more free time. Hard to pass that up. But I bet we'll have to drag the next Conservative SCJ out kicking and screaming all the way. I can just see them hanging on in their death bed praying for a ReThug president.

16 replies, 1402 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 16 replies Author Time Post
Reply Kathleen Parker on the Chris Matthews show put out the possibility of Hillary being a SCJ (Original post)
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
ChristineIAm Jan 2013 #14
quinnox Jan 2013 #2
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #3
goclark Jan 2013 #5
LibertyLover Jan 2013 #12
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #4
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #7
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #6
graham4anything Jan 2013 #8
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #9
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #10
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #11
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #13
WolverineDG Jan 2013 #15
KharmaTrain Jan 2013 #16

Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:47 PM

1. I would support that.

Even if she was only replacing Ginsburg.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:51 AM

14. We need Hillary in addition to a Possible Ginsburg Replacement...

if Ginsburg retires, which I believe she will.

That would be my hope. Hillary PLUS another replacement for one of the anti-anything #WingNuts on the bench.

Unless she runs for POTUS, of course.


Although she would be an AWESOME SCOTUS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:50 PM

2. fuck it, if that will stop the endless

 

speculation about her in the next election trying to become president again, then I'm all for it. I don't care how old she is.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:56 PM

3. At her age, progressive change "far into the future"

might be a little overstated. It's not like the other side with Roberts, who could be the chief for another 25-30 years. Of course, 10-15 years with Hillary on the court could be a great thing, especially if we can keep electing democratic presidents.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Still Sensible (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:06 PM

5. I think she would be OUTSTANDING!

on the Supreme Court....

I would love to see her get into the face of Clarence TeabaggerWife Thomas. How sweet that would be.

He finally uttered two words a few days ago.

Surprise, surprise!

Bet his "wife" slapped him down for having an opinion -- bet that won't happen again.


The Teabags OWN UncleTomas --- I can call him that because I'm African American and that is what we call him.... we sometimes shorten the name to UncleTea.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to goclark (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:07 PM

12. Nah - Alito didn't do anything to Thomas for talking

According to the transcript what he said was a joke. If I remember correctly it was about the lawyer arguing the case having gone to Harvard and he, Thomas, had gone to Yale, or vice versa. Just stupid shit and nothing substantive, like usual for Thomas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. Republican Senators would probably support it

If it means she won't run for potus

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:12 PM

7. That's a very good thought I hadn't considered. I don't see how she couldn't be

confirmed! ReThugs would also like it because she's older...but I don't. I want her for president and she could do the most good there, but I could understand and forgive her for preferring a lifetime as SCJ...especially if she should become a grandmother. It's good that Obama has been so supportive of Bidden...just in case we might need him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:11 PM

6. I LOVE this idea! (This would make up for Mario's bailing!)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:20 PM

8. HILLARY45. Then she can elevate President Obama to the supreme court for 35 years.

 

of course the rightwing would love for Hillary not to run for president

so would President Jeb 45 Bush.

It takes a Clinton to defeat a Bush.

Michelle46.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:22 PM

9. If we want women to have a safe future for as long as possible,

we need to appoint younger SCJs than Sec. Clinton. I'd love her in the role, but she'd be there a maximum of 20 years and probably far less. She is Great for the job other than that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:30 PM

10. I hope not.

Actually, it wouldn't be "far into the future". She is 65 years old--a year older than Clarence Thomas. While I think she would be an EXCELLENT justice, I would rather the president appoint someone who is much younger. It is a lifetime appointment, and I would prefer that any appointments be younger than Roberts and Scalito. Especially with all the crap going on with the GOP attempts at changing the electoral college. I would prefer someone who will be able to stay on the bench longer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:38 PM

11. TOO OLD. need someone young that wont bee looking to retire in the near future

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:09 PM

13. I hate to point this out

But 2016 speculation is silly given we haven't passed 2014 midterms. It goes triple for HRC. I got my doubts she is running for POTUS anyway, due to her age and I wish her a fruitful retirement.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:03 AM

15. I've always wanted to see HRC on the Supreme Court

because that would make Scalia's head explode

In addition to her being a kick-ass Justice......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auntie Bush (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:04 AM

16. Depends On The Vacancy...

Firstly...I don't think Senator Clinton is too "old" to serve on the court. She would be younger than most of the sitting justices. Her downside is she's only served as a corporate trial lawyer...never as a judge. There's no requirement she serve on the bench or even be a lawyer, but I would imagine that lack of experience would be taken into consideration in any confirmation.

Her being selected would depend on what seat opens up on the court. As some have stated here, Senator Clinton would probably fare better in confirmation hearings than someone more liberal and thus she may be a better pick to fill a vacancy left by a conservative while a more liberal judge would probably get less scrutiny if that person were to replace a Justice Ginsburg.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread