Monday, May 17, 2010
Kagan on Reagan and Abortion
This past week an essay Kagan wrote immediately following Ronald Reagan's election (for the Daily Princetonian, her college newspaper) dissolves any claims from the left that she could be a moderate jurist...
"...She wrote of her immediate reaction to Ronald Reagan's election that "the world had gone mad, that liberalism was dead and that there was no longer any place for the ideals we held or the beliefs we espoused," according to a copy of the essay republished this week by the Princeton newspaper.
"Even after the returns came in, I found it hard to conceive of the victories of these anonymous but Moral Majority-backed opponents," she wrote, "these avengers of 'innocent life' and the B-1 bomber, these beneficiaries of a general turn to the right and a profound disorganization on the left." (source)
The laughable (if it wasn't a little sick) part of the story is that the Left claims they're worried because she wrote a memo to Clinton urging him to "compromise on some late-term abortion measures." And this makes her sympathetic to pro-life concerns somehow? I know a planned parenthood employee that is disgusted with partial-birth abortion...that's just called being HUMAN.
Kagan is a radical appointment. I don't begrudge Obama for it...that's why you become President...to appoint SCOTUS judges with your views. Just stop the charade that she's something other than a far left progressive and let us get back to finding a candidate to beat you in 2012.