Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Obama's Choice of Elena Kagan Continues SCOTUS Pattern of Weak Liberal & Strong Conservative Nominees

Quote of the Year

“Why do the conservatives always get the conservatives, but we don’t get to get the liberals? What the hell is that all about?”
-- Senator Tom Harkin, (D-IA)

Well at least people are noticing. The New York Times noticed: "The selection of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the nation’s 112th justice extends a quarter-century pattern in which Republican presidents generally install strong conservatives on the Supreme Court while Democratic presidents pick candidates who often disappoint their liberal base. . . While conservatives have played a powerful role in influencing Republican nominations, liberals have not been as potent in Democratic selections."