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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:02 PM
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John Cornyn, Pile of Sh*t-Texas, says there'll be "fireworks" if Obama nominates an "idealogue"
Republicans Urge Obama to Avoid Ideologue for Court (Update1)
By Laura Litvan


April 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican senators said President Barack Obama should avoid naming an ideologue to succeed John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court, hinting at a possible fight to replace the retiring justice.

I dont know whether they will show any self-restraint or whether they will just try to jam through an ideologue, which of course would provoke a lot of fireworks, Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said in an interview.

Stevens, a leader of the courts liberal wing, announced today he will step down when the high court term ends around the beginning of July. Obamas first Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, was confirmed by the Senate last year with just nine Republican votes.

Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, signaled the stakes will be high even if Obamas nominee doesnt shift the balance on the closely divided court.

The departure of Stevens, who turns 90 on April 20, is worrisome at a time of rapid change in America, Schumer said.

We hope the president will choose a candidate who both merits consensus support and lives up to Justice Stevenss fine legacy, Schumer said in a statement. We hope both sides of the aisle in the Senate would quickly confirm such a nominee. .........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=ae4DJp7yL80U&pos=9



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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:05 PM
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1. Ideologue=anyone who isn't a member of the Federalist Society
Obama could nominate John Marshall himself and these knobs would still pitch a fit.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:07 PM
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2. We still owe you asshats for Alito, so sit down & shutup!
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:08 PM
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3. Obama could nominate Robert Bork and they'd scream "LIBERAL ACTIVIST!!!" n/t
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:12 PM
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7. Ding Ding Ding
We need to quit all this bullshit appeasing tactics. We need a HARD LINE LIBERAL on the court, and even that won't go far enough!
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Grand Taurean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:09 PM
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4. There must be balance to Sammy The Bull Alito.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:10 PM
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5. Bring it!
Lets rock and roll you bastard!
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:11 PM
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6. Go fuck a box turtle, Cornyn.
The last 4 Repuke nominees (Opie, Sammy the Fish, Fat Tony, and Clarence the Clown) were all corporatist/Opus Dei/right wing extremist "ideologues". Scalia (like Poppy Bush himself) was literally the son of a fascist!

Now sit down and shut the fuck up, turtle fucker. :grr:
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:13 PM
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8. Hypocrite!
How I loathe the man. My senator, ladies and gentlemen...
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 07:35 PM
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9. Light 'em up, Johnny.
I guess the prospect of having the tag of 'senior senator' is better than Viagra.
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Mister Ed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:25 PM
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10. Ooohh!! I LOVE fireworks!

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Liberal_Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:29 PM
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11. Memo To Senator Cornyn:
Elections Have Consequences
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:29 PM
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12. I heard Vile Kyl spew the same thing
so that must be the RW talking point du jour.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:30 PM
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13. Even if it happens to be a conservative ideologue?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 08:37 PM
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14. Cornyn is the sort of guy who has already ordered the fireworks and
may have to be physically restrained from setting them off in the weeks before a nominee is announced.

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:27 PM
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15. Mr. Cornyn has never been very bright
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:35 PM
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16. So the minority party still thinks they are in power...Holy Batman
these guys never stop. They act like the house, the senate and the presidency is still theirs and they can do what they want. LET'S SHOW EM THEY ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HEAP AND PUT EM THERE.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:21 PM
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19. Yep, time for the old "upper down vote"
Obama's nominee is just an expression of the Will of the People. It's not up to the minority to dictate the terms to the people's choice. You lost, Sen. Cornyn. Being in the minority is supposed to taste like a shit taco.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:40 PM
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:49 PM
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18. Oh. Not like ALITO, ROBERTS, not to mention the oldsters. n/t
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:39 PM
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20. Anyone Left of John Yoo Is An Idealogue According To Republicans
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