Justice David Souter’s plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term in June can only mean one thing: expect another radical leftist nominee from President Obama. But contrary to what the media says, that doesn’t mean we should just roll over and put the stamp of approval on whoever the President nominates.
It is true that if you own an apple tree, you can’t expect oranges to fall from it. It will produce only apples. In this case: bad ones. President Obama is a radical leftist. So it is no surprise that his nominations reflect and celebrate his radicalism.
Most recently, Kathleen Sebelius, one of the most radical pro-abortion governors in history, had her nomination to be the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services challenged because of her scandalous ties to a notorious late-term abortionist. We have seen everything from tax-cheats for Secretary of the Treasury (see Geithner), to porn lawyers expected to “enforce” obscenity laws (see Ogden), to judges who think praying in the name of Jesus violates the Constitution expected to “protect” our religious liberties (see Hamilton). All put forth by the Obama administration as “mainstream” nominees that should be confirmed quickly. Until Senators actually look at their records, that is. It did not take a lot of effort to discover these are some of the most radical nominees in recent memory.
Still, some hold tight to that “hope” that President Obama will nominate a “moderate” to fill Justice Souter’s vacancy.
Not a chance. We need to be prepared.
The news of the flip-flop of Sen. Arlen Specter (R-turned-D-Pennsylvania) still has Democrats beaming with joy and excitement. They feel invincible.
Justice Souter has actually opened the door of the highest court of the land so that the “change” can continue. Tradition has usually been for justices to leave when the White House is occupied by a president of the same party as the one who nominated them. Justice Souter, only 69, was appointed by a Republican president – George H. W. Bush. But in a recent article the New York Times reports that friends of Justice Souter have said that “he had often spoken privately of his intentions to be the court’s first retirement if Mr. Obama won the election last fall” (emphasis ours).
Souter wants his liberal ideology honored after he leaves. President Obama is apparently the right person for the job.