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  •  no, both (2+ / 0-)
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    Sotomayor and Kagan are just like Alito and Thomas.  Not a hair's breadth between 'em.

    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

    by SottoVoce on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 12:52:14 PM PDT

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    •  Kagan isn't... (0+ / 0-)

      even as liberal as the person she succeeded, and unfortunately, we don't even know her entire judicial philosophy yet as she has no record.

      "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

      by cardboardurinal on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 01:28:39 PM PDT

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      •  anyone with a record (Feingold included) (0+ / 0-)

        doesn't stand a chance in hell of being confirmed by this particular Congress.

        Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

        by SottoVoce on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 01:33:12 PM PDT

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        •  With the way... (0+ / 0-)

          this administration fights (or rather, does not fight) you are probably right.  
          But it is also true that Feingold, being a former senator, would actually be easier to get through than your typical nominee.  Senators typically do not block those they served with in the congress.

          "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

          by cardboardurinal on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 03:43:29 PM PDT

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          •  from your lips..... (0+ / 0-)

            But the President has to get a second term first.

            Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

            by SottoVoce on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 05:05:48 PM PDT

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            •  What good is a second term... (0+ / 0-)

              if Democrats don't get their agenda pushed in the first term?

              "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

              by cardboardurinal on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 05:12:07 AM PDT

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              •  so you think we'll get a better SCOTUS (0+ / 0-)

                of one of the Republicans now on tap gets in?

                Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

                by SottoVoce on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 05:16:11 AM PDT

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                •  Kagan... (0+ / 0-)

                  recently ruled with the 5 conservatives to give police disgusting new powers...so it is 50/50.  So far I like Sotomayor, but I am very suspicious of Kagan.

                  "[I]n the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone...They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

                  by cardboardurinal on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 12:59:54 PM PDT

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