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    Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Friday admitted defeat on its choice of New York lawyer Caitlin Halligan for a judgeship on a powerful appeals court, withdrawing her nomination two weeks after Senate Republicans blocked her for the second time.

    President Barack Obama expressed anger that Republicans would not permit a Senate vote even as Halligan appeared to have the support of a majority of senators.



    "I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," he said in a statement.

    Halligan was nominated for the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, widely considered the second most influential U.S. court after the Supreme Court.

    Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the lone Republican to vote in Halligan's favor on March 6.

    Republicans said they were concerned about Halligan's legal "activism" during her time as New York's state solicitor general from 2001 to 2006.

    They zeroed in on arguments she made on behalf of the state that gun manufacturers should be held accountable for violent crimes committed with weapons they had made.

    Obama is the first president in 50 years who failed to make an appointment to the court during a full term. The 11-seat court has four vacancies, a situation Obama called "unacceptable" on Friday.....snip~

    Obama withdraws judicial nominee blocked twice by Republicans

    A MAJOR defeat for Obama!!!!! Not only is this a major defeat for Obama over his Appointment. But this a Major Victory for Pro Gun Peeps as all this time while we have all this news over the gun issue. Obama was trying to be slick.

    Here it is in black and white. As Obama has been trying to get this bitch appointed to the Court for the last 2 years. Way ahead of his Public Push for Gun Control and his Assault weapon and magazine ban. Now you know just how devious this guy can be.

    Although I am glad he gets this Dubious Honor of being the First President in the Last 50 years.....to FAIL in making an appointment to the Court during his Full Term. Lets give his azz a Standing Ovation.....okay maybe not. But some applause at the least!

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Friday admitted defeat on its choice of New York lawyer Caitlin Halligan for a judgeship on a powerful appeals court, withdrawing her nomination two weeks after Senate Republicans blocked her for the second time.

    President Barack Obama expressed anger that Republicans would not permit a Senate vote even as Halligan appeared to have the support of a majority of senators.



    "I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," he said in a statement.

    Halligan was nominated for the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, widely considered the second most influential U.S. court after the Supreme Court.

    Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the lone Republican to vote in Halligan's favor on March 6.

    Republicans said they were concerned about Halligan's legal "activism" during her time as New York's state solicitor general from 2001 to 2006.

    They zeroed in on arguments she made on behalf of the state that gun manufacturers should be held accountable for violent crimes committed with weapons they had made.

    Obama is the first president in 50 years who failed to make an appointment to the court during a full term. The 11-seat court has four vacancies, a situation Obama called "unacceptable" on Friday.....snip~

    Obama withdraws judicial nominee blocked twice by Republicans

    A MAJOR defeat for Obama!!!!! Not only is this a major defeat for Obama over his Appointment. But this a Major Victory for Pro Gun Peeps as all this time while we have all this news over the gun issue. Obama was trying to be slick.

    Here it is in black and white. As Obama has been trying to get this bitch appointed to the Court for the last 2 years. Way ahead of his Public Push for Gun Control and his Assault weapon and magazine ban. Now you know just how devious this guy can be.

    Although I am glad he gets this Dubious Honor of being the First President in the Last 50 years.....to FAIL in making an appointment to the Court during his Full Term. Lets give his azz a Standing Ovation.....okay maybe not. But some applause at the least!

    O.K., now that you've had your say speedbump, time to crawl back into your hole ...

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Friday admitted defeat on its choice of New York lawyer Caitlin Halligan for a judgeship on a powerful appeals court, withdrawing her nomination two weeks after Senate Republicans blocked her for the second time.

    President Barack Obama expressed anger that Republicans would not permit a Senate vote even as Halligan appeared to have the support of a majority of senators.



    "I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," he said in a statement.

    Halligan was nominated for the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, widely considered the second most influential U.S. court after the Supreme Court.

    Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the lone Republican to vote in Halligan's favor on March 6.

    Republicans said they were concerned about Halligan's legal "activism" during her time as New York's state solicitor general from 2001 to 2006.

    They zeroed in on arguments she made on behalf of the state that gun manufacturers should be held accountable for violent crimes committed with weapons they had made.

    Obama is the first president in 50 years who failed to make an appointment to the court during a full term. The 11-seat court has four vacancies, a situation Obama called "unacceptable" on Friday.....snip~

    Obama withdraws judicial nominee blocked twice by Republicans

    A MAJOR defeat for Obama!!!!! Not only is this a major defeat for Obama over his Appointment. But this a Major Victory for Pro Gun Peeps as all this time while we have all this news over the gun issue. Obama was trying to be slick.

    Here it is in black and white. As Obama has been trying to get this bitch appointed to the Court for the last 2 years. Way ahead of his Public Push for Gun Control and his Assault weapon and magazine ban. Now you know just how devious this guy can be.

    Although I am glad he gets this Dubious Honor of being the First President in the Last 50 years.....to FAIL in making an appointment to the Court during his Full Term. Lets give his azz a Standing Ovation.....okay maybe not. But some applause at the least!
    I think her thoughts about holding gun manufacturers responsible for gun violence sealed her fate. She must be an attorney.
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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Please let Obama stop with the crocodile tears! Harry Reid has stopped many bills from reaching the Senate floor. Perhaps Obama should find the will to propose a budget that can get at least one Senate vote.

    Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote - The Hill's Floor Action

    Senate targets Obama budget director's pay - The Hill's On The Money
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The White House on Friday admitted defeat on its choice of New York lawyer Caitlin Halligan for a judgeship on a powerful appeals court, withdrawing her nomination two weeks after Senate Republicans blocked her for the second time.

    President Barack Obama expressed anger that Republicans would not permit a Senate vote even as Halligan appeared to have the support of a majority of senators.



    "I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," he said in a statement.

    Halligan was nominated for the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, widely considered the second most influential U.S. court after the Supreme Court.

    Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the lone Republican to vote in Halligan's favor on March 6.

    Republicans said they were concerned about Halligan's legal "activism" during her time as New York's state solicitor general from 2001 to 2006.

    They zeroed in on arguments she made on behalf of the state that gun manufacturers should be held accountable for violent crimes committed with weapons they had made.

    Obama is the first president in 50 years who failed to make an appointment to the court during a full term. The 11-seat court has four vacancies, a situation Obama called "unacceptable" on Friday.....snip~

    Obama withdraws judicial nominee blocked twice by Republicans

    A MAJOR defeat for Obama!!!!! Not only is this a major defeat for Obama over his Appointment. But this a Major Victory for Pro Gun Peeps as all this time while we have all this news over the gun issue. Obama was trying to be slick.

    Here it is in black and white. As Obama has been trying to get this bitch appointed to the Court for the last 2 years. Way ahead of his Public Push for Gun Control and his Assault weapon and magazine ban. Now you know just how devious this guy can be.

    Although I am glad he gets this Dubious Honor of being the First President in the Last 50 years.....to FAIL in making an appointment to the Court during his Full Term. Lets give his azz a Standing Ovation.....okay maybe not. But some applause at the least!
    Although I would prefer all nominees get a vote, her stance on holding a manufacture responsible for how something they made is used seems a little overboard. A gun is like any other tool. If we are to hold their manufactures responsible, we would have to do the same thing to a bat company if I hit some one over the head with a bat or hit someone with a hammer, the hammer manufacture would be liable. If I hit someone with my car, them the automobile manufacture is at fault. This is a bit too far out for me.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bori View Post
    O.K., now that you've had your say speedbump, time to crawl back into your hole ...
    Awww......don't take it so hard. Just add it with the 3 others he has taken since he started his second term. But don't you worry.....he has the concentrated powder for his boot lickers.

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think her thoughts about holding gun manufacturers responsible for gun violence sealed her fate. She must be an attorney.
    She was and out of Manhatten too......like how he tried to play the game here with the Gun Control issue? 2nd most powerful Court. Was hoping he could cut things off at the pass so to speak.

    She now asked him to withdraw her nomination. Course Biden did say Obama and himself would look towards whatever measures they could. Just imagine the damage she could have done with gun issues.

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Although I would prefer all nominees get a vote, her stance on holding a manufacture responsible for how something they made is used seems a little overboard. A gun is like any other tool. If we are to hold their manufactures responsible, we would have to do the same thing to a bat company if I hit some one over the head with a bat or hit someone with a hammer, the hammer manufacture would be liable. If I hit someone with my car, them the automobile manufacture is at fault. This is a bit too far out for me.
    I am quite sure she holds the same viewpoint over guns as Obama does. Moreover Grassley was calling her an activist from the get go. Course Obama would be angry since Sessions and Grassley stepped up this time.

    Although he really shouldn't be so upset since the Repubs backed his SCOTUS Appointments. Especially the foul up with Kagan.

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I am quite sure she holds the same viewpoint over guns as Obama does. Moreover Grassley was calling her an activist from the get go. Course Obama would be angry since Sessions and Grassley stepped up this time.

    Although he really shouldn't be so upset since the Repubs backed his SCOTUS Appointments. Especially the foul up with Kagan.


    I may be wrong on this, but I seem to remember where some state or city passed a law holding gun manufactures responsible for how the gun was used, but the SCOTUS struck it down. I am not sure though.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama Withdraws Judicial Nominee Blocked TWICE by Republicans.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bori View Post
    O.K., now that you've had your say speedbump, time to crawl back into your hole ...
    Come on Bori! Dont be depressed theres plenty more

    where she came from!!

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