Randall Kennedy is your typical Harvard liberal. He is a professor in the Law School, a position unattainable for a conservative. Now, he is afraid. Very afraid.
What is he afraid of?
He is afraid of the 2012 election and fears that the great liberal hope, Barack Obama will be fired by the American people. He sees the handwriting on the wall. Americans do not like socialists or socialism. He also knows we have a chance to break the back of socialism. In 2012, we will take control of both houses of congress. Unless the Republicans do their usual snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, we will have the White House. We currently have a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court, most of the time.
That could change.
One of the reasons this election is so important is the potential openings on the Supreme Court in the next few years. Randall Kennedy wants liberal justices Breyer and Ginsburg to retire now, so Obama can name their replacements.
The good news with that theory is we are close enough to an election, the GOP would hold out and the nominee would never get a vote. The other good news is neither Ginsburg nor Breyer seem inclined to take Kennedy’s advice.
Breyer is 72. Ginsburg is 78 and is believed not to be in good health. Kennedy fears that if a Republican is elected in 2012, one or both of them could not make it through two terms. There is good news there and that is why this election is so important on a number of fronts. Right now, there is a slight 5-4 conservative majority on the Court. By appointing Kagen and Sotomayor, Obama was able to put two liberals on the Court that will probably be there for thirty years. If Breyer and Ginsburg were to retire and Obama could replace them, then a four vote solid liberal majority would be established and cemented for thirty years. Another liberal presidency and the left could have a solid majority on the Court.
On the other hand, if a good solid conservative wins, and one or both of them go, we have the possibility of shifting the court to 6-3 or even 7-2 conservative. Assuming the President picked some young candidates and possibly replaced one or two of the older conservative judges, we could establish a conservative legacy on the court that could go until the middle of the century.
On the other hand, if we cannot defeat Obama or we end up with a RINO, there is no telling what kind of Supreme Court we could end up with.
As he was leaving office in 1961, Dwight Eisenhower was asked if he had made any mistakes as President. He said, “Yes, two. And they are both on the Supreme Court.”
The Supreme Court is one of the reasons we in the Tea Party movement need to find a good conservative and come together to support him or her and make sure they become the 45th President of the United States.
...it seems to be a closed group. The "president" proclaimed at a Conservative Leaders Meeting, which was disbanded right afterwards, that he was a "30-year GOP man and proud of it"... he and at least one other long time GOPer are the top dogs. There are NO meetings. If there are elections, then they aren't open elections. WHEN I started a new Tea Party, a "whisper campaign" began in an attempt to slander me... when that didn't work, a full onslaught of arm twisting began with my other leaders, and one by one they all quit, each either claiming we were dividing the movement, or they had prior commitments... when I had to step aside this past January for cancer treatments [which i had postponed a year because of all of the "work" that needed to be done prior to the primaries and election], the group just sort of faded away. Happily, I can say the past couple of weeks I've been receiving some emails from members who want the group resurrected when my treatments end in a couple of months.
...JOHN, have you ever heard of a "fixer"? The GOPer who came into the Tea Party about 6 months after it started and steered it away from engaging the public, has been described to me as a "fixer", someone who takes care of "problems". I was told this after I tried to find out who this guy was, and couldn't find his name in any of the local county GOP rolls, yet I saw him at all of the meetings and he seemed to know everyone...
Elizabeth: We make our selection In the primary elections. Everyone votes his or her mind.
Hopefully a conservative. There is nothing different except the Tea Party members are mostly conservatives, although not really focused, as you can tell by the all the "over the fence" gossip topics.
Tom: I have been repeating that "repeatedly", but on a different issue.
I believe someone commented that getting the Tea Party members focused is like herding cats.
I'm a believer !
Lefty Pinko Justices get a pass for the SCOTUS because of members of the Senate Judiciary like Kreepy Kennedy & 'Leaky'Leahy,,,two of the worst Left-wing Senators ever. If Pilots must retire at 60,,,& Generals & Admirals at 65,,,then ALL Politicians should also be retired at 65,,,so they won't be able to screw the US and blame it on a Senior Citizen Moment in judgement,,,,WHY??,,,,because they will be gone. BUY YOUR GUNS & AMMO NOW BEFORE 1/21/13 OK?
Think about this,,,,Lautenberg of New Jersey says that as his health improves ,,he wants to run for re-election for the Senate.
HE IS GOING TO BE 90 years old,,,,,THAT'S RIGHT 90 years old. Try to keep your job at 90
Robert: let's get rid of them. How would you like U.S. senators that could not make a career in the senate?
How would you like the IRS to go away?
These are just two of many benefits that can come from repealing the 16th and 17th amendments.
Read "Regaining Freedom" on my Tea Party webpage.