Justice Elena Kagan said she was “not sure” if President Barack Obama would have nominated her to the Supreme Court if she had not been a woman. During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.” “I'm not sure that I would've been President Obama's nominee if I weren't a woman,” she said. “And if he wasn't as committed as he was to ensuring
Comments: And because Democrats divide people up into different segments of society it was even better that she was a lesbian. She wouldn't have been considered because of qualifications or whether she will follow the Constitution.
#16 gets down to the meat of the story. Obama thought that this would be enough to appease his radical gay supporters, but it is never enough. He had to come out in support of gay marriage. That will not be enough. He'll have to come out, period.
Laugh and joke all you like(doen't bother me) but the joke is on us. How many republicans stood up and said no because of her weak credentials? They should have stood up during the confirmation hearings. Some did but it was pretty darned weak. She should never have been confirmed (beauty aside).
Judge Kagan should be impeached for lying in her confirmation hearings. She claimed to have never heard the term "progressive" before being asked if she were one at the hearing. This woman could be Stephanie Cutter, since she can lie so well. A former Harvard Law School Dean who had never heard of "Progressive" is impossible.
Madam, do you feel that doubt about your abilities upon this realization? That is what a 'minority' feels when they successfully interview for a job. Did I get this because of Affirmative Action? Makes one think, doesn't it?
One 'wise Hispanic woman' who never renounced her association with LaRaza ... check One lesbian activist who admits being female was probably her main qualification... check A left-handed Eskimo transsexual next?
Just because she looks a certain way doesn't mean she is a lesbian. Why do so many folks insist that she is? And even if she is, it is totally irrelevant. I have known a lot of very masculine looking women with short hair and dressed masculine but who were 100% straight and even married with children. I have also known a lot of absolutely beautiful, very feminine women who dressed in skirts and heels and all that who were 100% lesbian. You can't necessarily tell by looking at someone.
Anyway, as I said, sexual orientation is completely irrelevant. I think people who are obssessed with this may have some personal issues to consider.
I'll tell you the REAL reason she gets to wear black robe: she kept his bony butt in the White House when all the suits were being filed re his ineligibility to be president. Most people aren't aware of that. She was his legal representative for all those suits.
If you don´t already know by now, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms can´t even run a store without royally screwing up. Nearly one year ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on an ATF sting gone bad when the bureau tried to catch bad guys by setting up a store. The sting ended in a damaged rent space, $35,000 in stolen goods and with a fully automatic machine gun lost on the city streets. Now it appears ATF failed during another store front sting and is punishing teenagers they convinced to help them by throwing them in jail. We´re talking
There are going to be some epic data theft and hacking stories to come from the sad history of ObamaCare. They’re probably already happening. There has been a repeated history of both state and federal authorities concealing security breaches until forced to discuss them by freedom-of-information requests. These authorities are keenly aware of what a few big hacking stories will do to a system that’s already far less popular than it needs to be, with a reputation for technological ineptitude among the young people it desperately needs to milk for cash. But the hackers will have to get in line
WASHINGTON – Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief over what effectively passes as a re-launching of the Obamacare website, with some lawmakers now expressing optimism that the healthcare reform law will fall to their political benefit. Democratic office-holders like Sen. Mary Landrieu, of Louisiana, expected to face a tough 2014 re-election campaign, are once again embracing the Affordable Care Act. But Republicans argue the Affordable Care Act remains problematic and unsalvageable for a long list of reasons that extend well beyond a website, citing concerns about issues ranging from security to individuals losing their insurance coverage. “The American people
Russian President and 2005 Super Bowl champion Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dissolved RIA Novosti, a state news agency, along with its radio affiliate on Monday, a move the agency itself said would “appear to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.” The agencies will be combined into Rossiya Segodnya and headed by Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian news anchor who recently provoked controversy over his on-air homophobic remarks, an appointment sure to heighten tensions over Russia’s anti-gay policies ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The New York Times reported that the decree caught even the
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MSNBC´s Melissa Harris-Perry said Sunday that "Obamacare," the nickname for President Obama´s healthcare legislation, was a “derogatory term... conceived of by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man." Four questions for Harris-Perry, who was unavailable for an interview, according to an MSNBC spokesperson: 1. Was "Hillarycare" a derogatory term conceived of by wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a woman? 2. Was "Reaganomics" a derogatory term conceived of by wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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