Speculations are stirring that she is Gay, or closet Gay. Obama at his best. One way to try and disrupt the Tea Party– let’s stir up the Gay issue, we got the Mexican thing going swell.
Her writings while a student at Princeton will also spark interest during her confirmation hearings. In November 1980, she authored a piece for the student newspaper called “Fear and Loathing in Brooklyn.” In it, Kagan said she “absorbed … liberal principles early,” and she lamented the political success the right was having. She wrote that she looked forward to a time when a “more leftist left will once again come to the fore.”
Her senior thesis at Princeton focused on the demise of the Socialist movement in the early 20th century. Kagan referred to it as “… a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.” http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/05/10/kagans-paper-trail/
A good post over at the “Agitator”. All I had to know was she came out of the Chicago hood, along with all of the other wizards of Obama. Yep, he knew her in Law School where she was a prof, so he sure knows her political views. Just turning 50, she will be with us for a long, long time. The of University of Chicago is about as far left as one can lean without falling out. The trick about presidential power is that your guy isn’t always the one in power– then you will be glad to have a”check and balanced” government.
The quote is from William F. West, a professor of federal administration at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, commenting to the Boston Globe on Obama Supreme Court nominee Elana Kagan shortly after she was nominated to be solicitor general last year.
Although she is viewed as a defender of civil liberties, Kagan’s most influential scholarly writing was a 2001 defense of the Clinton administration’s assertion of the right to direct federal regulatory agencies without congressional or court involvement.
The New York Times’ Charlie Savage explains how a Kagan nomination could shift the balance of the court on key civil liberties vs. war on terrorism issues.
Most recently in U.S. v. Stevens, her office argued in favor of a federal law banning the sale of videos depicting animal cruelty, taking a broadly censorious position that First Amendment rights be balanced with “societal costs.”
That position was rebuked as “preposterous” in an 8-1 opinion authored by Chief Justice Roberts. Which makes Kagan more pro-censorship than Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, or Thomas. (She also argued the pro-censorship position in Citizens United, but while no less troubling, that’s less surprising.)
It’s also not surprising to hear that Kagan and Obama “think alike.” Obama’s rhetoric on civil liberties shifted nearly the day he took office. When it comes to fulfilling campaign promises, Obama has been bold and fearless in pursuing policies and initiatives that expand the size and power of government (and, consequently, his own power), and somewhere between compromising and submissive on promises that would limit the power of government and protect our rights and freedoms. Not sure I would agree on this point. His Czars are moving right along with his agenda of centralized control. http://www.theagitator.com/2010/05/10/she-is-certainly-a-fan-of-presidential-power/ The next appointment will be the “big one”