Elena Kagan has so many points in her favor to join the Supreme Court, it’s no wonder Republicans are foaming at the mouth to disqualify her.
Congress confirmed her just a year ago to become Solicitor General, and they didn’t find any bones buried in her backyard then.
It’s probably galling to them that, besides being female instead of an old white guy, Kagan clearly lacks tunnel vision and a narrow mind. She’s willing to listen to different points of view. She doesn’t seem arrogant, despite accomplishments that include being the first female dean of Harvard Law School.
Kagan has never been a judge, which will make her the 41st justice who wasn’t. With typical revisionist flair, the Repubs are protesting like it’s the first time that’s ever happened. How dare Obama?
Do they think Kagan has argued cases before SCOTUS not knowing how to research and interpret the law? Are they worried she doesn’t understand how trials work? Do they seriously think she’ll ever be alone on the bench, left to her own devices?
Every time they open their mouths to vilify Kagan, Republicans just reveal ignorance and irrational thinking.
They worry she won’t interpret the Constitution as the Founding Fathers intended, parading that non-argument like evangelicals who claim their every harebrained notion is in the Bible.
The Founding Fathers never came close to envisioning today’s world, with all its technological complexity, amorality, and senseless brutality.
Trying to maintain laws as if we’re still living in the 1700s is just nuts. Some laws need reinterpreting to get in step with the times.
After loony-toon rulings like it’s OK for Big Business to buy elections and that crush videos make wholesome entertainment, SCOTUS obviously needs a stiff dose of logic and decency. Elena Kagan is just the one to give it to them.