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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:22 PM
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Ed Meese, Far-Right Reaganite, Hired By GOP To Coordinate Sotomayor Attack

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Ed Meese, Far-Right Reaganite, Hired By GOP To Coordinate Sotomayor Attack

First Posted: 06-19-09 01:23 PM | Updated: 06-19-09 01:33 PM


In their battle against Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, Republicans in Congress have turned to an old hand. Ed Meese, the Reagan-era attorney general and conservative firebrand, has been playing a behind-the-scenes role in organizing GOP opposition to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor.

Meese was hired before Sotomayor was chosen. According to the Washington Post, which broke the story, he coordinated with Republican Senators on how best to plan for the nomination.

What type of guidance Meese is offering in his memos remains a secret. But it's not hard to guess the message he's trying to push. Despite being removed from government for more than two decades, Meese remains a lightening rod in judicial circles, his admirers praise his legacy as a strict "originalist" while his critics accuse him of politicizing the judicial nomination process.

As Attorney General under Ronald Reagan, Meese played an influential role in helping craft the White House's approach to the courts. He is reported to have applied litmus tests to judicial candidates, including asking them about their philosophies on Roe v. Wade, school prayer, and unions (allegations Meese has denied). Within this context, conservative figures like Antonin Scalia, Richard Posner, Kenneth Starr and Robert Bork flourished and were granted appointments -- not always successfully -- to higher posts. Moderates, by contrast, floundered. Former U.S. Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Frey found his career path impeded in part because he had given $25 to a gun-control group.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/19/ed-meese-far-r...
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:23 PM
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1. That fucker is still alive?
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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:43 PM
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4. That was my reaction too!
:rofl:
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 03:00 PM
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8. I know - that's what my first thought was.
:D
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:25 PM
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2. this is what happens to your money if you donate to the thugs..they give it to an asshole like meese
this is why it is absolutely a waste of time to pretend bipartisanship with republican'ts
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:44 PM
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5. And this is what happens when @ssholes like Meese stay credible.
He should have been knocked out of the game YEARS ago. :shrug:
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:42 PM
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3. I thought he was dead
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 03:10 PM
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11. These republican neocon fucks never die till they near 100- Watch Cheney
Edited on Fri Jun-19-09 03:11 PM by GreenTea
he too will be the elder statesman's years from now for the younger neocons, spewing out death, killing, imperialism, racism, evil, wicked diabolical-ness...Don't believe that shit about his heart, they've been saying that shit for over 20 years...it's how he slimed his way into the VP spot.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:48 PM
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6. Of course the GOP hired another Pharisee to lead them...
Edited on Fri Jun-19-09 02:50 PM by SpiralHawk
Phariseeism is what the Republicon Homelanders are all about...
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:52 PM
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7. He's always been dead inside....




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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 03:02 PM
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9. They are like fucking cockroaches and never go away
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 03:03 PM
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10. They really had to scrape the bottom...
of the crusty old white man barrel to find that one, didn't they?

This tactic is gonna backfire, big time.
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