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May 17, 2010

Re: 'Elena Kagan: Estranged From America'

Topics: Political News and commentaries

In his campaign and 5 days before he took office, Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform" America. Since he's taken office we've learned exactly what he meant - turning America into a socialist state to the point of virtually destroying the free market system and the traditional values of hard-working Americans. Elena Kagan, Obama's nominee for SCOTUS, who is as big a socialist and as estranged from mainstream America as he is, further confirms his fervent wish to turn our country into such a nanny state.

In Ken Blackwell's piece at American Spectator, Kagan's estrangement from mainstream America is made perfectly clear:

It was not conservatives who first claimed that Elena Kagan is "estranged from America." Those strong words were used by liberal columnist Peter Beinart. He said in a blog piece posted on the Daily Beast, that "barring the military from campus is a bit like banning the president or even the flag. It's a statement of national estrangement."

Beinart went further. He said it showed "bad judgment." Well, what is it exactly that we want from our judges? Is it not judgment? So now, the Washington Post tells us that there's a "battle to define Kagan." What battle? She's already defined herself. She has always been left and lefter.

Here's a woman who describes her all-American upbringing on the West Side of Manhattan. It's a bluestocking district so liberal no Republican could hope to compete. There, the elections are decided in the Democratic Party primaries -- in September. She cut her political teeth interning for the ultra-liberal Congressman Ted Weiss (D-L-N.Y.) who would go on to demand that President Reagan be impeached. And she campaigned as a teen for the uber liberal Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman.

Her Princeton senior thesis was titled ominously "To the Final Conflict," and lamented the failure of socialism in New York City, 1900-1933. She thought socialism's failure "a sad but also a chastening one for those who...still wish to change America."

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As Blackwell goes on to note in his piece, Do we really want people like this on the Supreme Court?

Posted by Richard at May 17, 2010 6:33 AM



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