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MUST CREDIT POLICE-LIGHT ANIMATED GIF.BREAKING: WHY WON’T OBAMA NOMINATE ANTI-ABORTIONISTS? Barack Obama just did a LIVE BREAKING video chat with reporters, after a “bipartisan meeting,” and this Barack Obama character didn’t announce his choice for the Supreme Court vacancy, but *did* answer a reporter’s question by saying that he still supports the cardinal sin of probably appointing a pro-choice justice.

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  • bitchincamaro

    Gentlemen, start your filibuster engines.

  • Redhead

    oh em gee, a candidate for justice who supports the constitution and current laws? Whatever will this traitor think of next??!!!

  • Mild Midwesterner

    I’m in favor of using a real litmus test and appointing a chemist.

  • weejee

    Does this mean that Orrin Hatch is off the short list?

  • JMP


    Of course, Republicans appointing only woman-hating anti-choicers is just a desire for a “principled” conservative.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=561084]bitchincamaro[/re]: Yes, they are going to be dicks no matter whom he picks so I think he should go with Ayers or Rev. Wright. Hey, W nominated his cleaning lady, so why not?

  • Troubledog

    Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

    Attendee: Brought peace?

    Reg: Oh, peace – shut up! There is not one of us who would not gladly suffer death to rid this country of the Romans once and for all.

  • freakishlystrong

    [re=561084]bitchincamaro[/re]: Shit, bitchin’, he could nominate Raygun’s reanimated corpse and it would still be; vrrroommmm, vrrrrooommmm!

  • Joshua Norton

    So, are the ‘baggers really expecting a Dem. president to move the court further to the right? Okey dokie.

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    Isn’t a “pro-choice judge” just a judge who won’t overturn long-established legal precedent for purely personal reasons?

  • Katydid

    If he nominated himself, the GOP wouldn’t realize the implications.

  • norbizness

    I don’t trust judges who believe that Marbury v. Madison and the principle of judicial review is good and/or settled law. That sort of Enlightenment-era judicial activism cannot be countenanced by musket-wielding Articles of Confederation fanatics.

  • mumblyjoe

    Remember, judges only count as “activist judges” if they aren’t willing to go against decades of jurispurdence to overturn landmark cases. That’s the definition. Activist== unwilling to overturn existing the law of the land.

    People either need to come up with a new fucking word for that, or actually come clean and rename themselves the Orwell party.

  • Spike

    If Obama loves abortions so much, why doesn’t he marry one?

  • JMP

    [re=561104]norbizness[/re]: My problem is all those activist judges who somehow have gotten the crazy idea that the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

  • geminisunmars

    [re=561085]Redhead[/re]: “a candidate for justice who supports the constitution and current laws?” = activist judge

  • llibra

    I think we should start calling it “pro-freedom” instead of “pro-choice.”

  • anonymousryan

    [re=561107]Spike[/re]: He got elected President of one.

  • Katamaran

    So does this help Robert Bork?

  • Baldar T Flagass

    [re=561093]Troubledog[/re]: Um, well, one…

  • Cicada

    [re=561114]llibra[/re]: Free the fetuses from the oppressive nanny-womb state!

  • SayItWithWookies

    On a related note, I think it would be a great and historic step towards the legitimizing of slavery if it were to be reinstituted by an African-American. Sort of a Nixon-to-China thing. If our president isn’t even considering such daring ideas, it shows he’s willing to let ideology take precedence over innovative solutions to this nation’s economic problems.

  • Yes You Can Own A Piece of History

    [re=561120]Baldar T Flagass[/re]: Reg: Oh, yeah, yeah, there’s one. But otherwise, we’re solid.

  • Gumboz1953

    So, how about this: I think we should stick litmus paper in the nominee’s rectum and see if it turns pink or blue. Blue is okay. Pink is — well, gay.

  • germansteel

    A bumper sticker suggestion for my fave candidate: “Give SCOTUS Wood.”

  • HipHopOpotamus

    Next Headline on Politico:

    President takes his time deciding on a SCOTUS candidate: Is Obama’s confidence shaken after the Tea Party rolled into Washington less than a week ago?

    A source wishing to remain anonymous has informed Politico’s top writing staff that this may indeed be the present state of the union. President Obama in the past week has been prone to escaping from meetings and at least on one occasion, been overheard crying in the bathroom.

  • Roger Williams hates your ways

    [re=561098]Joshua Norton[/re]: Sorry, but it looks like Obama WILL move the court further to the right. That doesn’t mean he’s going to be appointing a wingnut, but it looks like his nominee will definitely be further to the right than Stevens. You know Obama, “Mr. Centrist.” Can’t go about pleasing the progressives even once, no no no!

  • WhatTheHeck

    God will heap ash upon our heads for this because he is for only some parts of the constitution.
    See, that volcano in Iceland is the abortion-busting volcano. God has spoken by venting.

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=561132]HipHopOpotamus[/re]: Hey, there’s got to be a time limit here. I mean, look how long he took just to get the little girls a dog.

  • Accordion-o-rama

    God, with Scalia, Thomas and Alito there are enough abortions on the court already.

  • rafflesinc

    Time to break out the siren bar. Crist is going rogue

    Reliable sources informed me today that embattled Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, whose early lead in his US Senate Republican primary race against former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio has essentially reversed itself in the polls, is preparing to announce sooner rather than later that he will leave the GOP and continue his run for Senate as an independent. Sources add that the speech Crist will use in his announcement is now being drafted.

  • Snarkalicious

    [re=561095]freakishlystrong[/re]: Y’know, I brought this up over at Kos, and the reception was not so warm, so I’ll bring it here and give it a shot. How about Zombie Strom Thurmond? Now amongst the undead, the changed nature of his fondness for the flesh of the common negress would allow him to skate past an Eric Cantor challenge with a wink and a nod.

  • El Pinche

    Oh yeah, well I overrule your siren and Ken’s gay ass siren with the premiere opening of Obama-themed sex club in Shanghai.. This should be a 20 ft siren with lights bright enough to melt lead and human souls.

    Back to Crist, this should be interesting. The new wave conservatives (“tea party”) will surely now pick Crist since they’re all independenty n stuff, right?

  • bitchincamaro

    [re=561114]llibra[/re]: “Hoo-ha friendly”?

  • Jim89048

    [re=561146]rafflesinc[/re]: Oooh, that’s gonna give McCain sadness, since he says he’ll only support republicans. Unless it’s Lieberman, he’ll make an exception for Lieberman.

  • El Pinche

    [re=561192]Jim89048[/re]: Wait, no way. Walnutz is a Maverick.

  • GOPCrusher

    Obviously the only logical selection, must be Hugo Chavez.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    IF he isn’t going to appoint an activist, right-wing judge, why the hell did he become president in the first place?

  • TakingAmes

    [re=561098]Joshua Norton[/re]: Why not, everybody else has.

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=561171]Snarkalicious[/re]: I’ve brought this up here before too, perhaps in response to you. I would love to see Strom Thurmond’s half-black daughter-out-of-wedlock nominated. It would fulfill so many functions all at once, with the possible exception of the whole “upholding the Constitution” thing.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=561142]gurukalehuru[/re]: The brouhaha or Bo’s “wise cachorro” comment nearly cost him the nomination.

  • gossipgirl

    [re=561146]rafflesinc[/re]: I can’t wait to see this nonsense play out. I really hope Crist bitchslaps Rubio back to the Hell that he came from, which really may happen given that Rubio wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. In FLORIDA.

  • gossipgirl

    [re=561135]Roger Williams hates your ways[/re]: Well, Stevens was more liberal then like, anybody, now, except maybe Nancy Pelosi and Dennis Kucinich. The fact that he didn’t give a crap what any of these morons thought helped a lot too. I’m guessing for a center left nominee, but it could be a true centrist. But, not like it matters, unless he nominates Rick Santorum, the GOP will fillbuster it anyway.