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Behind the smears
New York Post, by Walter Olson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/20/2012 5:15:06 AM

Here’s something you may not know about the 1987 battle that kept Robert Bork off the Supreme Court: Opponents pursued a whispering campaign against him on the grounds that he wasn’t enough of a religious believer. Back then, many Democrats still held seats in the rural South, and the religion angle gave them an easier way to explain their stance to constituents than, We’ve been asked to oppose him as a party-line matter. Thus Rep. John Bryant (D-Texas) warned that Bork was “an agnostic who is not a member of any church.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/20/2012 5:41:19 AM     (No. 9075605)

They hated Bork because he was a hardcore conservative. I don´t know how you get that way without believing in God.On top of that he had a superior legal mind and could have been persuasive on key issues before the court.For example another bite at the apple on Roe or affirmative action.Biden was one of the biggest idiots who took him down.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/20/2012 9:39:32 AM     (No. 9075958)

Lesser men than Bork were able to bring him down only because more lesser men helped.
To bad that todays lesser men & women who are the same type of moral cowards, refuse to see and understand the cure for our problems.
People who don´t read, don´t think. People who don´t think have their thinking done for them. The people doing the thinking are intellectually and morally enferior.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 12/20/2012 9:43:55 AM     (No. 9075967)

It took an army of moronic pygmies to take down an intellectual elephant.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jebediah, 12/20/2012 10:19:30 AM     (No. 9076043)

Don´t forget that the slimy Ted Kennedey, "Lion of the Senate" was big time behind all this, followed closely by our now VP, Joe Biden. Just shows you can be as nasty and lying as possible and you are invisible to a public that pays no attention. Will BET Banghazi won´t be brought up re: Hillary in 2016, and certainly the Media won´t say a word.

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