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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 05:34 AM
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Gingrich: Activist Judges Should Be Arrested
Source: abcnews.go.com

Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested today that he would have the Capitol Police or U.S. Marshals arrest activist judges, citing an incident in which a sitting federal judge ordered students not use the word benediction in their high school graduation.

Gingrich, who currently leads the polls in the field vying for the Republican nomination, made the suggestion in response to a hypothetical scenario posed on CBSs Face the Nation.

If you had to, or youd instruct the Justice Department to send a U.S. Marshall, he said. Lets take the case of Judge Biery. I think he should be asked to explain a position that radical.

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery received harsh scrutiny from many in June for a ruling barring religious speech during the high school graduation ceremony at Medina Valley Independent School District in Texas. The ruling was quickly overturned by a federal appeals court, but Gingrich used the incident to launch a greater assault on what he said is a judiciary out of touch with mainstream values.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/gingrich-a... /



I am in danger of being burned alive by the hypocrisy here. There are five "activist judges" who leaped to mind immediately back in December of 2000...
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Eddie Haskell Donating Member (817 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 06:51 AM
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1. He should be disqualified from running for POTUS.
That statement is un-American.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 08:33 AM
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2. I wish he'd shut up until after the primaries.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 12:40 PM
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7. True, he might bring himself down with the GOP.
Whereas we'd like his mouth to bring him down as the GOP candidate.

Do you think that there's any truth to the rumor that he's so sure of the GOP nomination that he's already writing his concession speech? ;-)
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 09:10 AM
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3. Good Job Keeping This Forum Moving
I don't have much time to contribute so it's great to see you and others keeping this place vital.

:thumbsup:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 10:18 AM
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4. He's reading the Talking Points from the Looney Playbook of Repugs again...
Edited on Mon Dec-19-11 10:20 AM by KoKo
This stuff is getting so old and stale with these Repug Candiates, I wonder if anyone listens too much to them, anymore. One more outrageous statement after another. UGH.

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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 10:30 AM
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5. He's clueless on the concept of checks and balances.
A presidential candidate who doesn't understand basic US civics? We learned about this stuff in grade school.

I'm sure he's just fine with the Citizens United decision, which is as activist as it could possibly be.
The court ruled on an issue that wasn't even included in the case before them.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 11:11 AM
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6. Newt is a fool...hope he keeps opening his big dumb mouth ....
That'll sink him quicker than anything.
















I hope. Shouldn't underestimate all the other fools out there I guess.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 02:40 PM
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8. Kim Jong Gingrich
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 08:21 PM
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9. Then we should start at the top, Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Slappy....
Edited on Mon Dec-19-11 08:22 PM by bahrbearian
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 03:43 PM
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12. +1
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 07:48 PM
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13.  The republican court jesters
a one way ticket to Gitmo.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 09:51 PM
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10. "Activist Judge"
A judge who makes a decision that disagrees with the RRRW.
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 08:07 PM
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14. What about the Right Wingers on Scotus who held that coporations
were people, and even worse, maybe, the ones who butted in to Florida's electoral process so Bush would be declared Pres.
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 06:21 PM
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15. They're just making prudent legal decisions, obviously.
:sarcasm:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 09:36 AM
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11. I wanna know, what's he gonna do about those negro childerns goin' to my nephew's gramma school!!
That's what I NEED TO KNOW from our mistah Greenrich!!!

Enough of all that fancy college boy talk 'a his!!
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 10:40 PM
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16. the "smart one" is another dimwit repug, nothing more
Apparently King Newt doesn't know there's separation of church and state.
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