Most Senators Back Kagan On Eve Of Vote

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Elena Kagan marched toward certain Senate confirmation Wednesday, winning enough declared supporters to become the fourth female justice ever to serve on the Supreme Court over increasingly grave Republican objections.
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fred

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#1
Aug 4, 2010
 
When is it starting the Obama goose step?
WTF

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Aug 5, 2010
 
Its sad that our representatives will put an unexperienced person into that position.
I could do a better job than her.
I spent more time in a courtroom than she did..........as a bailiff.

SHE will make a good LOU COSTELLO impersonator though when she says yea or nay.
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#3
Aug 5, 2010
 
Chalk up another win for Obama!

In just a little over 18 months, President Obama has:

Made good on more than 90% of what he promised while running for election. I can't think of many presidents who accomplish that much in eight years (especially on issues as big as healthcare reform).

Passed Healthcare Reform (ending preexisting conditions, giving small business subsidies for providing insurance, Creating 3.2M HC-related jobs over the next 10 years, closing the medicare donut hole in drug coverage, ensuring coverage for all kids up till the age of 26, covering 32 million americans, expanding medicaid to cover the rest, all while cutting the national debt by a 100 billion dollars)- Check.

Signed into law Tax Cuts for all middle income families, and 95% of all Americans - Check

Signed an Arms control agreement with Russia to dismantle nuclear weapons - Check

Reauthorized SCHIP to cover all Children - Check

Saved the entire stock market from collapsing (from a low point of a dow of 6000 within a month of Obama taking office, to close to 11,000 just an year later, basically preventing millions of retirement accounts from getting wiped out)- Check

Ended the ban on travel for people with HIV - Check

Stopped the dismissals of homosexual individuals serving in the military by the Pentagon (It's the first step to dismantling DA,DT completely)- Check

Ended the federal crackdown on Medicinal Marijuana centers in CA - Check

Passed into law Mortgage Fraud Protections - Check

Ended the ban on Stem Cell Research - Check

Passed Student Loan Reform, and Used The Savings to Significantly Increase Financial Aid Loans and Grants - Check

Engaged in diplomatic dialogue with Middle Eastern countries, instead of using language like "Axis of Evil" that achieves nothing other than to piss them off some more.- Check

Passed Credit Card Reform (Minimizing Predatory Lending, Making the terms of credit cards clear, eliminating arbitrary rate increases)- Check

Since the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, have had the new job loss numbers from their peak right as Obama took office, go down steadily month after month, every single month like clockwork to the point that finally, this month is going to have job growth in the six figures (a trend expected to accelerate this whole year)- Check

Signed the Expanded Hate Crimes Bill - Check

Helped stem down employment discrimination by passing the Lilly Ledbetter Act - Check

Drew down troops in Iraq for a 2011 withdrawal date - Check

Drew down Gitmo detainees and making preparations to close it by 2011 - Check

Increased the forces in Afghanistan and brought to justice 500+ major Al Qaeda senior leaders in the past year (more than the Bush Administration brought in all eight years combined)- Check

Saved the entire US Auto Industry (GM and Chrysler) from going bankrupt thus preventing dozens of major factories and hundreds of dealerships from closing their doors - Check

Saved banks from going bankrupt to the point that they're profitable again and have now paid back all of government loans and bailout funds in full and with interest - Check

Signed into law, new mileage and emissions standard for cars and suvs - Check

Signed into law Financial Regulatory Reform so banks can't pull this crap again.

Successfully appointed 2 Supreme Court Judges.

to name a few...
...http://www.politifact.com/t ruth-o-meter/promises/rulings/ promise-kept/
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#4
Aug 5, 2010
 
Meanwhile, Republicans have been rejecting bi-partisanship, filibustering legislation, blocking any Obama administration appointments, and apologizing to BP for holding them accountable for the Gulf Oil disaster.

And what have the more prominent Republicans been doing during Obama's Presidency? What have they accomplished during this period:

McCain's been having an identity crisis (e.g. he was never a maverick after he was a maverick; he was against the border fence now he is for the fence).

Boehner's been busy playing golf, working on his tan, and schmoozing with Wall Street and Big Oil for more campaign contributions.

Representative Joe Barton, who would be the head of our Nations Energy and Commerce committee, if Republicans controlled the House of Representatives, apologized to BP because the Democrats held them responsible for BP's actions that have led to the WORST environmental disaster in U.S. history.

Gov. Mark Sanford deserted his post and was unreachable for a few days while he went down to Argentina to have an affair with his mistress.

Sen. John Ensign, who once called for Clinton to resign over the Monica sex scandal, is dealing with a sex scandal of his own. He's even got his parents involved sending the mistress hush gifts, yet he has still yet to resign...

Gov. Bobby Jindal, like many of his fellow Republicans, denounced the Obama stimulus package, but was only too happy to deliver and pose for pictures with the Stimulus checks sent to projects throughout Louisiana.

Then we have Gov. Haley Barbour, who compared the toxicity of oil to that of toothpaste, denounced the media for hyping the possibility of oil washing ashore on the beaches of his state, failed to stockpile any supplies for that eventuality, called up only 59 of 6000 National Guard troops to prepare for the oil cleanup, and still believes that the foreign oil giant (BP) has suffered the most ("Nobody’s got more to lose in this deal than BP.").

John Kyl and many of his fellow Republicans are arguing to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy without offering any ideas on spending cuts to offset the mammoth cost to our national debt, yet they demand Democrats cut spending to provide help for the unemployed..

The GOP has been lamenting the lack of Federal protection of the border with Mexico, particularly in Arizona, while ignoring the facts that: border crossings are down; the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency expects to deport about 400,000 people this fiscal year, 10 percent above the Bush Administration’s 2008 total and 25 percent more than were deported in 2007; The pace of company audits to find illegal immigrants has roughly quadrupled since Obama took office.”
turmoilontherigh t

Allentown, PA

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#5
Aug 5, 2010
 
the republicans offer no solutions. its time to start cleaning out the likes of their own if the want to pose a real challenge offering real change. Opposition isn't change or new ideas. why aren't they calling for the heads of bohner and mcconnell? the teabaggers (fruitlopp party) are equally void of substance. when some of their candidates open their mouthes, voters are wondering if they have mental issues and they prove more and more each day that they do.

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