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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:51 PM
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Ann Coulter Doesn't like Roberts !! (Warning: from Drudge)






http://drudgereport.com/flash3acj.htm
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WEDJULY 20, 2005 18:42:35 ET XXXXX

FIGHT -- FROM THE RIGHT: COULTER SAYS BUSH PICK WRONG

"We dont know much about John Roberts. Stealth nominees have never turned out to be a pleasant surprise for conservatives. Never. Not ever... Oh, yeah...we know he's argued cases before the supreme court. big deal; so has Larry Flynt's attorney."

So declares conservative columnist Ann Coulter in a new dispatch set for release.

Coulter continues: 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."

From the theater of the absurd category, the Republican National Committees talking points on Roberts provide this little tidbit:

In the 1995 case of Barry v. Little, Judge Roberts arguedfree of chargebefore the D.C. Court of Appeals on behalf of a class of the neediest welfare recipients, challenging a termination of benefits under the Districts Public Assistance Act of 1982.

I'm glad to hear the man has a steady work record, but how did this make it to the top of his resume?

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

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

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48pan Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:54 PM
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1. In that case, we should confirm him today!
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:55 PM
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3. Unless it's some kind of perverted trick.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:00 PM
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that's possible
because coulter is one of the bush "disciples", i think she knows more than she is letting on. unless they're afraid of another souter.
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48pan Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:55 PM
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12. Do you think Karl Rove put her up to it?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:56 PM
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5. No, her idea of a secret liberal isn't mine.
But interesting that her view of liberalism is that of some hidden vice.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:54 PM
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2. He ONCE defended someone on welfare?
Come on, Ann. Maybe he lost a bet.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:55 PM
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4. Off topic: I want that coffee cup!
Is that just a graphic you created, or is there a shop I can purchase it at?
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:08 PM
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10. Here ya go Robert !!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 01:09 PM by Laura PackYourBags
http://www.cafepress.com/beatbushgear/445031

I love it too !!!

P.S. And the good part, it will be good for 4 1/2 years !!
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:58 PM
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6. I'm feeling a lot better
Anything Ann doesn't like has to have something to be said for it. Even if it's only that Ann doesn't like it.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:00 PM
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7. "PLEASE DON'T THROW ME IN THE BRIAR PATCH!!"
Ignore the reichbot kabuki! This is a well-rehearsed ploy: yell in pain and they'll think you're hurting.

How many times did we hear the "pain" from the right in contemplating the "Quisling Capitulation" (i.e. "compromise") in the Senate where seven Senators wearing the "D" uniform surrendered unconditionally to the Reich?

Ann Coulter is a LIAR ... even when pretending Roberts doesn't make her orgasmic.
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 PM
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8. I agree with Ann - I think this judge will 'turn' liberal as she claims
all Republican nominees do...when in fact they are just using Reason to interpret the law. And unfortunately for Ann, the Constitution is quite liberal :)

In a possible scenarios I think that this guy being chosen falls within my range of 'acceptable.'

When a judge isn't BLATANTLY partisan then he's probably a good judge - and Roe is good law and uses good rationale.

I think we are good here.
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:16 PM
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13. I've only just started looking at his record
but so far I haven't seen anything truly objectionable, and in some cases his opinions are not too far from my own.

On a related matter, I don't think it's sufficient to oppose someone simply because they have a personal opinion that abortion is wrong. I believe abortion is wrong too, and I've voted Democrat for as long as I've been able to vote (except for one vote for McCain in the 2000 Texas primary). The test will be, to what extent is the nominee willing to stetch, distort, or ignore current law in order to bring about his desired result. Based on the opinions I've seen, Roberts is willing to start from first principles and follow where his reasoning leads, and that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned. If someone is using reason, then his reason can be swayed.
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:22 PM
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14. Do you know where there is a good archive of the cases he ruled on
while on the D.C. Circuit Court?

It spans about 2 years so it shouldn't be too difficult to absorb.

And yea, I agree with you - I think he's a pretty good pick (considering who's doing the picking).
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:45 PM
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16. Buzzflash has a link
to a PFAW *.pdf file on his record.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:03 PM
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9. UH OH, I just read on another thread that if the coulter doesn't like
roberts story shows up on drudge right after a "coulter plagiarizes 90's article" comes out that should be a warning that bush*co is after her and wammo, here it is!

Happy happy, joy joy! Let them attack each other for a change!

RE: Coffee mug, I've never noticed until that pic that texas looks like a fist made into the shape of a gun with the "barrel" pointing into the gulf. If you rotated texas one quarter turn to the right it would be "firing" at Mexico - Kinda like a big geographic Lynndie England "salute".
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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:11 PM
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11. Wow, you're right ! Don't give them any ideas ! haha
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Lecky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:29 PM
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15. She probably wanted someone more to the right of Thomas and Scalia
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 02:29 PM by Lecky
...but I bet she still likes Roberts.
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:17 PM
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17. Don't worry your little adam's apple Ann, Jr. has another 'real' wingnut
waiting in the wings for when Rehnquist leaves, just in case Bushco. needs another distraction.
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DrFunkenstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:54 PM
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18. Push The Argument To The Right To Make Roberts Moderate
Pretty simple stuff, don't ya think?

On the other hand, wingnuts do get pretty miffed about Souter.
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djg21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:56 PM
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19. OH MY GOD!! I AGREE WITH HER ABOUT SOMETHING!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 03:56 PM by djg21
Coulter continues: 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.

This is dead on! Attorneys are ethically obligated to zealously represent their clients. In the case of government attorneys, that is the government itself. In serving as an advocate, attorneys often make arguments that they may not agree with. Roberts should not be judged because of positions taken in briefs.

If he espoused problematic positions in law review articles, that would be a different story.

This guy should be quickly confirmed, and we should get back to more pressing business.
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WhoseMarie Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:20 PM
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20. :::Picking myself up off the floor:::::
The Fembot is unhappy with someone that Bush hand-picked????

I guess stranger things have happened....after all, Angelina Jolie is allowed to adopt children, right?

BTW...here's a link for another mug.

http://www.cafepress.com/votefraudgear.14966847


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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:46 PM
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21. Clown Coulter just got set up by the Reich
hahaha... Poor Clown Coulter got sent the
wrong set of speaking points. She must be
really losing her shit now. Poor Clown Coulter.
Betrayed by her own Reich. Poor Clown Coulter
gets no respect at all. hahahahahahahahaha.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:48 PM
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22. Was she shooting for Judge Roy Moore or something?


Ack.. everytime I hear her name now, I think of that freaky picture of "those hands" someone posted on here last night! :o :o :o
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