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RatRacer Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:36 AM
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Well Ann Coulter's not happy with the Roberts pick
Pretty much broadsided him. I'd say it was just perfunctory to make it look like he's down the middle, but she did so with quite a bit of vehemence:

...But unfortunately, other than that that, we dont know much about John Roberts. Stealth nominees have never turned out to be a pleasant surprise for conservatives. Never. Not ever...

...It means absolutely nothing that NARAL and Planned Parenthood attack him: They also attacked Sandra Day OConnor, Anthony Kennedy and David Hackett Souter.

The only way a supreme court nominee could win the approval of NARAL and Planned Parenthood would be to actually perform an abortion during his confirmation hearing, live, on camera, and preferably a partial birth one.

It means nothing that Roberts wrote briefs arguing for the repeal of Roe v. Wade when he worked for Republican administrations. He was arguing on behalf of his client, the United States of America. Roberts has specifically disassociated himself from those cases, dropping a footnote to a 1994 law review article that said:

In the interest of full disclosure, the author would like to point out that as Deputy Solicitor General for a portion of the 1992-93 Term, he was involved in many of the cases discussed below. In the interest of even fuller disclosure, he would also like to point out that his views as a commentator on those cases do not necessarily reflect his views as an advocate for his former client, the United States.

This would have been the legal equivalent, after O.J.'s acquittal, of Johnnie Cochran saying, "hey, I never said the guy was innocent. I was just doing my job."

And it makes no difference that conservatives in the White House are assuring us Roberts can be trusted. We got the exact same assurances from officials working for the last president Bush about David Hackett Souter.

I believe their exact words were, "Read our lips; Souter's a reliable conservative."...

...Finally, lets ponder the fact that Roberts has gone through 50 years on this planet without ever saying anything controversial. Thats just unnatural...

...Its especially unnatural for someone who is smart and theres no question but that Roberts is smart.

If a smart and accomplished person goes this long without expressing an opinion, they'd better be pursuing the Miss America title.

Apparently, Roberts decided early on that he wanted to be on the Supreme Court and that the way to do that was not to express a personal opinion on anything to anybody ever. Its as if he is from some space alien sleeper cell. Maybe the space aliens are trying to help us, but I wish we knew that.

If the Senate were in Democrat hands, Roberts would be perfect. But why on earth would Bush waste a nomination on a person who is a complete blank slate when we have a majority in the Senate!

We also have a majority in the House, state legislatures, state governorships, and have won five of the last seven presidential elections seven of the last ten!

We're the Harlem Globetrotters now - why do we have to play the Washington Generals every week?

Conservatism is sweeping the nation, we have a fully functioning alternative media, were ticked off and ready to avenge Robert Bork . . . and Bush nominates a Rorschach blot.

Even as they are losing voters, Democrats dont hesitate to nominate reliable left-wing lunatics like Ruth Bader Ginsberg to lifetime sinecures on the High Court. And the vast majority of Americans loathe her views...

...Maybe Roberts will contravene the sordid history of stealth nominees and be the Scalia or Thomas Bush promised us when he was asking for our votes. Or maybe he wont. The Supreme Court shouldn't be a game of Russian roulette.

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/welcome.cgi


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tubbacheez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 AM
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1. I think Ann does everything with a little vehemence.
Heck, she probably butters her toast with a little vehemence.



Her expertise in vehemence isn't developed overnight. No, this took practice. Years and years of practice.

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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM
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2. She's Forgetting Somethint
Orin Hatch "suggested" Judge Ginsburg.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:44 AM
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3. It is a strategy....
to make Roberts look more moderate to those who aren't paying attention. If the conservatives are angry about him, then he must be nice and moderate and mainstream. I think these comments are for media and public consumption rather than her honest opinion about him.
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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 AM
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4. She's just mad because Goebbels wasn't available
NT
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:46 AM
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5. Conservative groups unhappy about this guy?
Big freakin deal. I could care less what they think. I already know I dont want anything to do with this guy based on the sparse record that is out there. If he came out and stated that he felt the Constitution to be a living document and that it clearly contains the implied right to privacy and that there is no way he would overturn Roe then fine i can live with a moderate in the vein of O'Conner. Other than that fight this nomination regardless of whether or not nutjobs like coulter don't like him. I don't but this "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" shit.
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DrGonzoLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:47 AM
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6. I have a feeling
that this is nothing more than misdirection.
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
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14. LOL your sig
is hilarious! off topic there, but I just had a good laugh. thank you
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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12. Wow! That remark is offensive in so many ways!
Congrats! :thumbsup:
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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8. they take her off her medication and trot her around in front of cameras,
the nomination surprised them and they didn't have time to let her get really wound up.. next week she will be in better form. :freak:
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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9. She's just trying to make him look middle of the road
We are stuck with the prick for the next 35 years, so I'm tired of worrying about it.

This guy was inevitable since last November.

Its been done. Nothing new.

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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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10. Koulterkompf was hoping for David Duke's appointment.
n/t
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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11. Perhaps the only nominee that would make Coulter happy
is one that would behead an abortion doctor at the confirmation hearing.
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:53 AM
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13. Excellent point. The new judge can't just be anti-choice, he/she
must be VIOLENTLY anti-choice.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
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15. Worried nutbags don't trust Bush any more than normal people.
Everyone knows Bush is lying about his nominee: he's either lying to us about his being a mainstream guy or to his fundie followers who are getting the wink and nod.

The difference between now and four years ago is, the fundies realize that they may be the ones getting the shaft.

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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:45 AM
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16. Finally time to take Ol' (dyed) Yeller
out behind the barn for a "shot."

Whattan ignoranus.
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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:12 PM
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17. Intended liberal reaction : "He must not be that bad"
Anne Coulter hates him!!! He must be a moderate. I'm not buying.
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