But first, let's make one thing clear. Obama could have chosen any number of liberals to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the High Court. He could have chosen someone who, like Justice Souter, was simply left-of-center... a garden variety liberal... but he didn't. Obama selected Judge Sotomayor because she's an extreme leftist... because he knows she will likely allow her liberal political biases to affect her decision making on the Court... because he knows she's already disposed to "legislate" a leftist agenda from the bench. But more than that, Obama nominated Judge Sotomayor to send a message to conservatives in the Senate, and the subtext of the message could not be clearer: I dare you to do anything to oppose or stop this nomination.
And how conservatives react to Obama's nomination, will set the tone for everything to come over the next four years. If Obama can place Judge Sotomayor on the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment without too much resistance, he'll know that he can do anything.
If conservatives don't draw a line in the sand and take the fight to Obama over this nomination, Obama will know that he will be able to steamroll his extreme agenda of government-backed corporate takeovers, socialized health care, wealth redistribution and the advancement of so-called "social justice" down the throats of the American people virtually unopposed. Conservatives in the Senate must be made to understand what is really at stake here. They must be made to understand exactly WHY they must fight.
And you can take that message to them right here and right now.
It Will Only Take Seven Republican Senators to Prevent Judicial Activism on the U.S. Supreme Court. Seven Republicans in the Senate - if they have the guts to do the right thing - can stop the Sotomayor confirmation dead in its tracks.
Senate Judiciary Committee Rule IV states, "... debate shall be terminated if the motion to bring the matter to a vote without further debate passes with ten votes in the affirmative, one of which must be cast by the minority." [Emphasis Mine]
That means if the seven senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee (Jeff Sessions, Orrin Hatch, Charles Grassley, Jon Kyl, Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn and Tom Coburn) stand together, they can prevent Judge Sotomayor's confirmation from being rammed though the Senate by the liberal majority.
If you believe the liberal media, Judge Sotomayor's confirmation is a done deal. But nothing could be further from the truth. The confirmation needs at least one Republican vote to advance out of the Judiciary Committee. Keep that simple point in mind as you watch these senators jockey and maneuver and pontificate and tell you that stopping this nomination is a "long shot."
You've already heard statements from Members of the Senate that they want to be "fair." And, the process should be. But in total and complete "fairness," there are already plenty of reasons why Judge Sotomayor should give us all pause. And, while we are on the subject of "fairness," were liberals like Ted Kennedy and Patrick Leahy "fair" when it came to Judge Robert Bork or Justice Clarence Thomas? What about Miguel Estrada, whose confirmation was denied a fair up-or-down vote because "he is Latino?" Was that fair? Of course not.
Use the link below and send your Blast Fax messages to Barack Obama, the seven Republican Members of the Judiciary Committee and each and every one of the remaining Republicans in the United States Senate. Tell them that when it comes to Judge Sotomayor's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, you don't want any dog-and-pony shows or token resistance. Tell them that the American people expect a thorough examination of her record and fitness to serve a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Supreme Court. Tell them that the American people want judges who will impartially interpret the law, not make laws from the bench.
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