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dreamnightwind Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 03:53 PM
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147. They're more conservative than the Justices they replaced
I'm no expert on the Supreme Court, but it's my understanding Obama actually made the court more conservative with both of those choices. A Republican POTUS would have given us worse people, sure, maybe that's good enough for you.
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  -Obama NOMINATES top advisor of Republican Sen. Mike Lee as US Attorney spedtr90  Aug-03-11 01:45 PM   #0 
  - WTF Obama?  sakabatou   Aug-03-11 01:46 PM   #1 
  - WHY ....at this point are you f'ing surprised??????????????  SugarShack   Aug-04-11 11:09 AM   #110 
     - Very good question.  RegieRocker   Aug-04-11 11:54 AM   #128 
  - shakes head  Angry Dragon   Aug-03-11 01:48 PM   #2 
  - Shoots self in head  smirkymonkey   Aug-04-11 03:18 PM   #146 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-03-11 01:50 PM   #3 
  - well, he's clearly more comfortable with Republicans  villager   Aug-03-11 01:50 PM   #4 
  - That's because he is one.  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-03-11 04:26 PM   #65 
     - The people defending this remind me of victims of battered wives syndrome. At some point, I pray  LaydeeBug   Aug-04-11 06:49 AM   #86 
  - Not on our side.  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 01:51 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 02:47 PM   #49 
  - I forgot Kagan and Sotomayor were raging right-wingers.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-03-11 03:28 PM   #55 
     - They're not as LEFT-wing as this guy is RIGHT-wing! Tea Party??? WTF! /nt  October   Aug-04-11 11:50 AM   #123 
     - They're more conservative than the Justices they replaced  dreamnightwind   Aug-04-11 03:53 PM   #147 
  - I think it's time for people to face the apparent fact  Blue_In_AK   Aug-03-11 01:52 PM   #6 
  - He's not even making a pretense of being a Democrat anymore.  Liberalynn   Aug-03-11 02:02 PM   #15 
  - Honestly, this is the ONLY explanation that makes any sense for his decision-making. n/t  Tatiana   Aug-03-11 02:43 PM   #45 
  - yeah? well that is your opinion  trueblue2007   Aug-03-11 04:24 PM   #64 
  - I never said it wasn't. n/t  Blue_In_AK   Aug-03-11 05:00 PM   #71 
  - Its Not Just His Opinion  we can do it   Aug-04-11 10:38 AM   #97 
  - Looks more like an undeniable fact to me n/t  Occulus   Aug-04-11 10:52 AM   #107 
  - Closet? He's Pretty Much Out  we can do it   Aug-04-11 10:37 AM   #96 
  - whow.  discursiveformation   Aug-03-11 01:52 PM   #7 
  - I don't get it.  Ship of Fools   Aug-03-11 01:53 PM   #8 
  - It makes perfect sense if you assume he's actually one of them  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 01:56 PM   #10 
     - I don't believe he's one of them. I believe that he doesn't want the job anymore.  Ship of Fools   Aug-03-11 02:11 PM   #27 
        - Then he should quit and turn it over to Biden  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 02:14 PM   #30 
           - I have had that exact same thought many times  sasha031   Aug-03-11 02:17 PM   #33 
           - I'm talking about 2012.  Ship of Fools   Aug-03-11 02:19 PM   #35 
              - Then he still owes us his best effort in the mean time!  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 03:01 PM   #51 
                 - You're right.  Ship of Fools   Aug-03-11 03:32 PM   #56 
                    - He can still get on TV over and over to make his case -- which is SUPPOSED to by OUR case!  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 03:46 PM   #60 
                       - Now, don't get me wrong ... I don't know why he isn't working harder  Ship of Fools   Aug-03-11 04:01 PM   #61 
                          - Well you have more faith in his motives than I have  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 04:17 PM   #62 
                          - Then he's weak and not terribly capable; not a good fit for the WH. nt  JanMichael   Aug-03-11 04:52 PM   #69 
                          - Mystified about greed for money and power? He might understand a little about that  AikidoSoul   Aug-04-11 02:37 PM   #144 
  - P-R-I-M-A-R-Y  we can do it   Aug-03-11 01:55 PM   #9 
  - +1000  MissDeeds   Aug-03-11 02:21 PM   #37 
  - +1000000000000000  _ed_   Aug-03-11 02:37 PM   #40 
  - .  Bluebear   Aug-04-11 06:42 AM   #84 
  - Why do you post this and get the correct response and  daa   Aug-03-11 01:57 PM   #11 
  - Where did you post this?  Kaleko   Aug-03-11 02:05 PM   #17 
  - so come november '12..we get to vote for a republican or,  corpseratemedia   Aug-03-11 01:59 PM   #12 
  - I'm proud that we have an adult President  MannyGoldstein   Aug-03-11 02:00 PM   #13 
  - Hillary would HAVE been better than Obama.  Dawson Leery   Aug-03-11 02:01 PM   #14 
  - Hillary would of fought the right wing  sasha031   Aug-03-11 02:06 PM   #19 
  - She would not have given us everything either. No one can.  Dawson Leery   Aug-03-11 02:08 PM   #22 
  - Hillary knew years ago that there was a vast right wing conspiracy  sasha031   Aug-03-11 02:14 PM   #29 
     - If we landed in the "middle", yes that would be better than what we have now.  Dawson Leery   Aug-03-11 02:16 PM   #32 
        - my mind wonders back to the debates  sasha031   Aug-03-11 02:20 PM   #36 
           - I voted for her in the Primary. :( And took a photo of it as a keepsake. /nt  October   Aug-04-11 11:52 AM   #125 
  - Riiiight..cause she is doing such a good job as head of State Dept  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-03-11 07:22 PM   #77 
  - We got a preview of how hard she would fight while she was in the Senate.  JTFrog   Aug-04-11 08:09 AM   #92 
  - Please comment on ALL THE OTHER NOMINATIONS Obama has made so far to judicial benches=  KittyWampus   Aug-03-11 02:43 PM   #46 
  - Here's another trick he pulled earlier:  Are_grits_groceries   Aug-03-11 03:12 PM   #53 
  - Any One of the DEMOCRATS In 2008 Would Have Been Better  we can do it   Aug-04-11 10:40 AM   #98 
  - the Dem's should filibuster  sasha031   Aug-03-11 02:04 PM   #16 
  - Just another blue link for the Uncontestable List of Blue Links! It's another accomplishment for  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 02:05 PM   #18 
  - Clearly more AWESOMENESS  katnapped   Aug-03-11 02:08 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, chill the fuck out!  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 02:15 PM   #31 
     - You just don't understand chess!  TK421   Aug-03-11 03:41 PM   #59 
  - Chill the fuck out, he's got this, motherfucker~  Bluebear   Aug-03-11 06:38 PM   #76 
  - Why is this not even remotely surprising?  hifiguy   Aug-03-11 02:06 PM   #20 
  - but, but, but,  MrDiaz   Aug-03-11 02:08 PM   #23 
  - Denialist will be here in 3... 2.. 1...  taught_me_patience   Aug-03-11 02:09 PM   #24 
  - it's a been a few hours and, for the most part, they're no shows.  neverforget   Aug-03-11 04:42 PM   #68 
  - Who's gonna stop this crazy train??  Dappleganger   Aug-03-11 02:09 PM   #25 
  - and in 3 days, what Barlow said will be attributed to Obama saying it...  Whisp   Aug-03-11 02:09 PM   #26 
  - Come on, you can do better than that.  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 02:13 PM   #28 
     - No he's spot the fuck on.  Solomon   Aug-03-11 02:17 PM   #34 
        - Could be...but it does nothing to defend this indefensible nomination.  Brickbat   Aug-03-11 02:21 PM   #38 
           - +  Bluebear   Aug-03-11 11:45 PM   #79 
           - Indeed  LondonReign2   Aug-04-11 11:16 AM   #115 
  - Sorry I smack you around all the time. I'll be better next time, baby. I promise.  Chimichurri   Aug-03-11 02:21 PM   #39 
  - Obama is a conservative  _ed_   Aug-03-11 02:38 PM   #41 
  - Is it too much to ask a Democrat get nominated for the job?  Octafish   Aug-03-11 02:39 PM   #42 
  - Republicans would yell  katnapped   Aug-03-11 02:40 PM   #43 
  - DoJ is run by Karl Rove.  Octafish   Aug-03-11 02:44 PM   #48 
  - Hatch refused the prior Republican and Democrat suggested for the job.  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:12 AM   #114 
  - This smacks of a quid pro quo. Wonder who had to be paid with the nomination of a Rethug? n/t  Tatiana   Aug-03-11 02:41 PM   #44 
  - Please explain how Obama gets a Democratic AG past Hatch's and Lee's blue slips?...nt  SidDithers   Aug-03-11 02:43 PM   #47 
  - Please explain how nominating a Republican helps?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-03-11 03:33 PM   #58 
  - Simple. The job's been open for 18 months. Both Hatch and Lee can blue slip the  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 07:49 AM   #89 
     - The drawback to the "long term goals of the DOJ" is what?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-04-11 10:51 AM   #104 
        - They've been with a temp head for 18 months. That's not good for any  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:07 AM   #109 
           - Wait a minute. If Hatch and Lee are holding up the appointment who's at fault?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-04-11 11:35 AM   #119 
           - So Eric Holder and President Obama should use the DOJ to make a political point to Republicans?  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:56 AM   #131 
           - So you, and Obama, think an extremist RWer is the better option.  Union Scribe   Aug-04-11 11:46 AM   #121 
              - Do you have any evidence that Barlow is that? A single quote by him? nt  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:50 AM   #124 
                 - Read the OP! And the link in the OP. Yes, he is Tea-Party material. /nt  October   Aug-04-11 11:54 AM   #129 
                    - Um, that's not Barlow. That's quotes from Lee. Have anything from Barlow? n/t  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:57 AM   #132 
                       - Oh jeez, thank you. Sorry. I need more coffee.  October   Aug-04-11 12:32 PM   #140 
  - Good point, Sid.  Major Hogwash   Aug-04-11 12:26 PM   #138 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 02:51 PM   #50 
  - Yes.  FiveGoodMen   Aug-03-11 03:02 PM   #52 
  - Has to be.  in_cog_ni_to   Aug-03-11 03:25 PM   #54 
     - Agreed n/t  MissDeeds   Aug-03-11 05:27 PM   #72 
  - Maybe Obama should try some Party Loyalty...I mean to the Democratic Party.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-03-11 03:32 PM   #57 
  - He did suggest a Democrat--he was not accepted. David Schwendimen  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 07:55 AM   #90 
     - recess appointment? Aren't they in recess right now?  spedtr90   Aug-04-11 08:03 AM   #91 
     - No. They are not. Read one of the threads on DU for WHY. nt  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 08:59 AM   #95 
     - Leave it open. Giving it to a Republican won't help.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-04-11 10:52 AM   #105 
        - Why punish the people of the state of Utah?  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:10 AM   #111 
           - And, the difference between a temp and a permanent appointment?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Aug-04-11 11:26 AM   #117 
              - Really? You can't see the difference bewteen a temp and a permanent  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 12:04 PM   #135 
  - Is it too much to ask for a Dem to put a hold on this?  senseandsensibility   Aug-03-11 04:23 PM   #63 
  - I am sure the great Progessive, Bernie Sanders, will put a hold on this. Right? n/t  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 12:06 PM   #136 
  - Sure hope to hell I don't keep getting flamed on this board for observing that BHO is governing  indepat   Aug-03-11 04:37 PM   #66 
  - My post is "flamed" - meaning people are mad about my post?  spedtr90   Aug-03-11 09:20 PM   #78 
     - the flame icon just means there are more than 50 posts in the thread n/t  fishwax   Aug-04-11 11:03 AM   #108 
        - Thank you!  spedtr90   Aug-04-11 02:48 PM   #145 
  - I'm at a loss for words with this one n/t  TK421   Aug-03-11 04:39 PM   #67 
  - oh gosh, I didn't see this OP, sorrry!  amborin   Aug-03-11 04:53 PM   #70 
  - With Supreme Court Justices to be Nominated  swilton   Aug-03-11 06:24 PM   #73 
  - but but but...think of women's rights! Think of the judiciary!  Horse with no Name   Aug-03-11 06:27 PM   #74 
  - How is this odd for Obama?  Bluebear   Aug-03-11 06:37 PM   #75 
  - Oy vey.  William769   Aug-03-11 11:55 PM   #80 
  - But we MUST re-elect Obama because of the Supreme Court  NightWatcher   Aug-04-11 12:40 AM   #81 
  - It's a chess move that mere mortals cannot comprehend.  Cali_Democrat   Aug-04-11 12:49 AM   #82 
  - WTF  vercetti2021   Aug-04-11 12:50 AM   #83 
  - Everybody Chill Out. He's got this Motherfucker! nt  LaydeeBug   Aug-04-11 06:44 AM   #85 
  - I Prefer Get the Motherfucker Out - PRIMARY  we can do it   Aug-04-11 10:45 AM   #101 
  - I breathlessly await an explanation for this.  JHB   Aug-04-11 06:56 AM   #87 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-04-11 08:17 AM   #93 
     - That's because it was ridiculous.  Union Scribe   Aug-04-11 11:23 AM   #116 
        - Was that his first choice?  JTFrog   Aug-04-11 11:33 AM   #118 
           - It isn't spin, he nominated the fucker!  Union Scribe   Aug-04-11 11:44 AM   #120 
           - How many speeches has he made on this?  JHB   Aug-04-11 11:54 AM   #130 
  - Wow. Wow. n/t  myrna minx   Aug-04-11 07:13 AM   #88 
  - .  Bluebear   Aug-04-11 01:12 PM   #142 
  - Lee holds Dominionist beliefs. Obama's hanging around with the wrong crowd.  blkmusclmachine   Aug-04-11 08:44 AM   #94 
  - No kidding. He will be the ONLY black man at the KKK meeting.  divvy   Aug-04-11 10:45 AM   #100 
  - Does Barlow? n/t  msanthrope   Aug-04-11 11:11 AM   #112 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-04-11 10:44 AM   #99 
  - President Obama prefers conservative Republicans and Democrats  Better Believe It   Aug-04-11 10:48 AM   #102 
  - Noted.  Blue Owl   Aug-04-11 10:49 AM   #103 
  - There is no defense.  Le Taz Hot   Aug-04-11 10:52 AM   #106 
  - Hmmm ...I thought we voted for a Democrat. Guess not.  L0oniX   Aug-04-11 11:11 AM   #113 
  - Whoa.  Mimosa   Aug-04-11 11:49 AM   #122 
  - in sharp contrast to all other Obama nominations, I predict  librechik   Aug-04-11 11:53 AM   #126 
  - I believe there is a method to his madness. n/t  Fire1   Aug-04-11 11:53 AM   #127 
  - Yes, there is. He's afraid of the Republicans and contemptuous  COLGATE4   Aug-04-11 11:58 AM   #133 
     - Wrong. n/t  Fire1   Aug-04-11 11:59 AM   #134 
  - Stockholm Syndrome. n/t  OneGrassRoot   Aug-04-11 12:10 PM   #137 
  - I can't take this  eleny   Aug-04-11 12:28 PM   #139 
  - When he shows you who he is, believe him.  grahamhgreen   Aug-04-11 12:36 PM   #141 
  - I think the prez is going for the 2012 republican nomination. --nt  CrispyQ   Aug-04-11 01:40 PM   #143 
  - The main reason I will still vote for Obama next time is the Supreme Court  aint_no_life_nowhere   Aug-04-11 04:00 PM   #148 
  - Kick  Scurrilous   Aug-05-11 02:21 PM   #149 
 

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