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Kagan’s “Kiss of Death”

July 12, 2010

By Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel

The Washington Times called it Elena Kagan’s “kiss of death.”  The more you learn about her successful twisting of expert testimony on abortion and then waffling about it in hearings last week, the more incensed you will become about her nomination to the Supreme Court. Please read my urgent message below.  – Mat.

More than a decade ago, Elena Kagan manipulated expert medical evidence submitted to the Supreme Court. What she did played a key role in the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the ban on the horrendous partial-birth abortion procedure. She did it for political reasons while working for the Clinton administration.

The Washington Times says Kagan “may be more responsible than anyone for keeping partial-birth abortion legal for an extra decade.”  Pause for a moment to think about that.

In part because of Elena Kagan’s political activism, this horrific abortion procedure – which amounts to infanticide and culminates with a near full-term baby’s brains being sucked out so the skull will collapse – continued to be performed across this country.

Elena Kagan’s “handwritten notes” show that she personally re-wrote the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) official assessment of partial-birth abortion to better comport with her political views on abortion.

During her Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Elena Kagan did everything in her power to avoid taking responsibility for manipulating ACOG’s expert testimony, but her defensiveness only spurred closer questioning.

Senator Orrin Hatch asked Kagan a very direct question: “Did you write that memo?” Kagan never actually admitted she wrote the memo but was finally forced to reluctantly acknowledge that, “the document is certainly in my handwriting.”

This hand-written document should be the “kiss of death” for Kagan’s confirmation!

The memo proves that she is a political activist who intentionally corrupted key expert evidence. And it proves that she holds radical pro-abortion political views that make it impossible for her to use the impartiality required of a Supreme Court Justice.

In the final analysis, Elena Kagan’s past actions show that she is a political operative who would use a seat on the Supreme Court to advance a radical political agenda.

++ Unleashing our powerful fax barrage on Monday.

As you know, Liberty Counsel is joining other pro-family groups in calling for a FULL INVESTIGATION of events that took place during Elena Kagan’s tenure in the Clinton White House.

We are also calling for a full review of discrepancies in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, especially concerning her notes to President Clinton giving political advice about abortion cases being considered by the federal judiciary.

We believe this investigation needs to be completed BEFORE the full Senate takes up Kagan’s nomination.  If the pro-Kagan camp doesn’t accept this course of action, a filibuster should be enacted until the investigation is complete and all relevant documents receive proper review!

I am asking every Liberty Counsel team member to press Senators to examine ALL the evidence that may weigh upon Kagan’s qualification for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

And the Senate MUST NOT BE RUSHED by the all-too-familiar Obama/Reid/Pelosi arm twisting.

We have included new language in our faxes calling for an investigation and review of all pertinent documents, including Kagan’s writings.  The fax barrage will begin when the Senate reconvenes this coming Monday.

Please go here to initiate your faxes to your two Senators and other key Senators:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=29683&CID=312&RID=25686122

If you prefer, we encourage you to send your own faxes. We have provided all the information you need to reach Senators here:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=29684&CID=312&RID=25686122

++Kagan’s radical political activism should disqualify her.

As I wrote to you earlier, Elena Kagan’s activities in the Clinton Administration should not be characterized as merely the actions of an ambitious young attorney whose zeal temporarily overrode her better judgment.

Rather, they appear to be calculated attempts to manipulate testimony by a seasoned lawyer who was at that time serving as counsel to the President of the United States.

If Kagan purposefully manipulated expert findings, then that was at the very least a disrespectful slap at the Court upon which she aspires to serve.  Some have said that her manipulation of expert testimony approaches the crime of evidence tampering – more than sufficient reason to call for Kagan’s removal from consideration.

The evidence clearly shows that Elena Kagan does NOT have the ability to separate her quest to implement a radical personal agenda from the sacred duty of impartially judging as a Supreme Court Justice.

And if Elena Kagan is seated, she would be in position to review the lawsuits against ObamaCare when they make their way to the Supreme Court.  That is totally unacceptable!

++ Stand with us in opposition to Elena Kagan’s confirmation.

Last week, Liberty Counsel supporters generated tens of thousands of citizen contacts to our United States Senators saying…

“FULLY INVESTIGATE ELENA KAGAN AND OPPOSE HER CONFIRMATION”

There is STILL TIME for all of us to make our voices heard by those on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senators uncommitted in their votes, and your own two Senators.  This is especially true now that Elena Kagan has waffled during testimony about her personal notes to President Clinton on partial-birth abortion.

Your faxes to the Senate will be delivered along with thousands of other citizens’ faxes as part of our massive FAX BARRAGE that resumes on July 12th.

Go here to schedule your targeted faxes:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=29685&CID=312&RID=25686122

++ The tide is turning.

Americans are getting wise to the true Elena Kagan. Many Senators have already declared their “no” vote on her nomination.

Kagan’s confirmation is far from being a “done deal,” contrary to what you hear in the mainstream media. We can still stop this dangerous nominee from being seated on the Supreme Court!

Please, increase your personal impact on this vital issue by taking advantage of our FAX BARRAGE and telling your Senators and other key Senators to deny confirmation to Elena Kagan.

Even if you have already sent faxes, you can add to the volume next week by ordering another set.  This battle warrants our very best efforts!

As I mentioned, we have provided sample letters for you – all you have to do is click on the link below to participate in our powerful FAX BARRAGE of the United States Senate. Also click here for a free seven-page White Paper on Elena Kagan’s legal and political philosophy:

http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?U=29686&CID=312&RID=25686122

Thank you and God bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel

P.S.  Elena Kagan has a track record as a radical political operative. The Senate MUST carefully consider ALL the evidence and avoid pressure to rush to a confirmation vote.  We must continue doing everything we can to stand against Elena Kagan’s confirmation!  Go here to access your free White Paper and to schedule your targeted faxes to the Senate:

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{Editor’s Note:  Elena Kagan is another attempt by Obama to stack the government with leftist liberals that will bow to his bidding. We must let the Senate know that this is totally unacceptable and we are not going to stand for it! Make your voices heard. This corruption must stop NOW!}

Obama going off the deep end

April 11, 2010

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Commentary

April 9, 2010 – 11:09AM

A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality.

A recent case in point was Obama’s bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama’s wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and led commentator Charles Krauthammer to mockingly say, “I don’t know why you are so surprised. It’s only nine times the length of the Gettysburg address, and after all Lincoln was answering an easier question, the higher purpose of the union and the soldiers who fell in battle.”

This lapse of delusion occurred in front of a friendly audience. Overall, Barack Obama seems to be slipping into a slightly more delusional state these days.

On Monday, following his embarrassing answer on Saturday, Obama stopped by the Washington Nationals home opener to loft an effeminate toss toward home plate constituting the ceremonial first pitch. After this display, Obama was mucking it up in the press booth talking about his love of the Chicago White Sox. The announcers asked Obama which players he supported growing up a White Sox fan. After hemming and hawing for about 30 seconds, Obama responded that he grew up in Hawaii and was actually an A’s fan. Again, he avoided mentioning any players by name. Obama seems to believe that he can say whatever he wants, and not reap the consequences or be forced to defend his empty assertions. Obama behaves in a manner so disconnected from reality that he is shocked when someone has the audacity to question him. Obama acts like his word is infallible.

In March of last year Obama was on “60 Minutes” with Steve Kroft. Throughout the interview as Kroft questioned about the economic downturn and people losing their life savings, Obama just kept laughing. A one point CBS’s Kroft stopped him and asked, “Are you punch drunk?” How will the American people react to seeing their president laugh off their predicament? Obama’s inappropriate laughter clearly demonstrated he has lost touch with the pain that people are feeling.

Obama portrays himself as the larger-than-life figure towering above the political fray. At the summit when Obama was pushing his health care package through Congress, he attempted to act as if he were the chief arbiter of truth. With petty insults, he slapped down what the Republicans proposed and audaciously claimed his was a “bipartisan bill.” Obama distorts the truth with such frequency that one must start to question if Obama even realizes he is lying or is so disassociated from the truth that he believes what he says.

A further example of Obama’s delusions of grandeur occurred when he gave himself a “good solid B plus.” Believing that his presidency was an above average success when America is hurting is absurd. Obama went so far as to claim that he would give himself an “A” once health care was passed. Obama is not living in the same reality as the rest of us.

As Charles Krauthammer wrote, “Not that Obama considers himself divine. (He sees himself as merely messianic, or, at worst, apostolic.) But he does position himself as hovering above mere mortals, mere country, to gaze benignly upon the darkling plain beneath him where ignorant armies clash by night, blind to the common humanity that only he can see.”

Obama sees himself as the greatest man to be president in all time. He truly believes it when he said “we are the ones we have been waiting for,” and “this is the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal.” He believes that he can do anything he pleases and the people will love him for it. Obama plans to radically transform this country and go down in history as, in his mind, the greatest ever. Obama is clearly disconnected from reality.

Obama is, according to Newt Gingrich, “potentially the most dangerous (president), because he so completely misunderstands reality.” Gingrich was referring to Obama’s inept and weak stance on missile defense amongst other things. Even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Obama is an amateur; so much for wowing the world. Obama lives in an alternate universe where he treats our friends poorly and expects our enemies to change and become our friends.

Here’s hoping that the voters help to connect this president back to reality in November.

The impudent tyranny of Senator Harry Reid

March 19, 2010

Look what Harry Reid hid deep in the Health Care Bill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is proving once again the maxim that darkness hates the light.  Buried in his massive amendment to the Senate version of Obamacare is Reid’s anti-democratic poison pill designed to prevent any future Congress from repealing the central feature of this monstrous legislation! Beginning on page 1,000 of the measure, Section 3403 reads in part: “… it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.”

In other words, if President Barack Obama signs this measure into law, no future Senate or House will be able to change a single word of Section 3403, regardless whether future Americans or their representatives in Congress wish otherwise!!  Note that the subsection at issue here concerns the regulatory power of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board (IMAB) to “reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.”  That is precisely the kind of open-ended grant of regulatory power that effectively establishes the IMAB as the ultimate arbiter of the cost, quality and quantity of health care to be made available to the American people. And Reid wants the decisions of this group of unelected federal bureaucrats to be untouchable for all time.  No wonder the majority leader tossed aside assurances that senators and the public would have at least 72 hours to study the text of the final Senate version of Obamacare before the critical vote on cloture. And no wonder Reid was so desperate to rush his amendment through the Senate, even scheduling the key tally on it at 1 a.m., while America slept.   True to form, Reid wanted to keep his Section 3403 poison pill secret for as long as possible, just as he negotiated his bribes for the votes of Senators Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Bernie Sanders of Vermont behind closed doors. The final Orwellian touch in this subversion of democratic procedure is found in the ruling of the Reid-controlled Senate Parliamentarian that the anti-repeal provision is not a change in Senate rules, but rather of Senate “procedures.” Why is that significant? Because for 200 years, changes in the Senate’s standing rules have required approval by two-thirds of those voting, or 67 votes rather than the 60 Reid’s amendment received.   Reid has flouted two centuries of standing Senate rules to pass a measure in the dead of night that no senator has read, and part of which can never be changed. If this is not tyranny, then what is?

DON’T SIT BY AND LET THIS HAPPEN IN THE DARK!!! FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST! VOTE THEM ALL OUT COME NOVEMBER!!

THIS IS TRULY SHOCKING!!!! PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO PROTECT US AND GIVE WISDOM AND INSIGHT AND PROTECT US FROM TYRANNY!!

Obama Bribing Matheson?

March 4, 2010

I noticed BHO is nominating Scott Matheson for a federal judgeship. I saw this in the paper after I’d read this article on the internet: Just makes me sick. As if using reconciliation isn’t crooked enough, now he’s meeting with them to try to bribe them for their votes. So help me!!!!!

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Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he’s obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

So, Scott Matheson appears to have the credentials to be a judge, but was his nomination used to buy off his brother’s vote?

Consider Congressman Matheson’s record on the health care bill. He voted against the bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee back in July and again when it passed the House in November. But now he’s “undecided” on ramming the bill through Congress. “The Congressman is looking for development of bipartisan consensus,” Matheson’s press secretary Alyson Heyrend wrote to THE WEEKLY STANDARD on February 22. “It’s too early to know if that will occur.” Asked if one could infer that if no Republican votes in favor of the bill (i.e. if a bipartisan consensus is not reached) then Rep. Matheson would vote no, Heyrend replied: “I would not infer anything.  I’d wait to see what develops, starting with the health care summit on Thursday.”

The timing of this nomination looks suspicious, especially in light of Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak’s claim that he was offered a federal job not to run against Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania primary. Many speculated that Sestak, a former admiral, was offered the Secretary of the Navy job.

WE FIGURED HIM OUT! By Ben Stein

February 25, 2010

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008.

They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books.

They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.

They ignored his ultra-left record as a “community organizer,” Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Why were we duped, you ask? Because it is in the character and personality of an ego-centered Narcissist to be believed. They accept no contrary opinions. They have a 100% conviction in their own opinion and beliefs. They typically are well spoken and have a certain amount of charisma. They are adept at twisting and spinning any thought into their own mold. He rallied much of the non-Caucasian and youth vote. Why? Because he preached change. This element of voters either feel they needed change, or in the case of the young voters, they didn’t have enough experience to fully understand “change from and to what” but the charisma and rhetoric sold this “load of poles”.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future. The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill — a great idea in theory — was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama’s plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be — a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times.. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to “protect us” from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms. There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.

The title “WE FIGURED HIM OUT!” does not apply to me. I knew all about him for over a year. I’m teed off at those who put him there, for being either too lazy or too stupid to know better.

They may have ruined my country and yours.

You must as an American FORWARD this to all, or you will wake up one morning and your freedoms are no longer there.


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