My greatest ploitical 'fear'

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    I put 'fear' inside inverted commas because I don't truly fear any result in November. Concern would be a better word.

    The thing that bothers me the most about a possible, and now seeming likely, Obama presidency is the possible strongly supportive Senate. I really don't care about all of the fringe issues that dominate the media and this board, but I do care deeply about an issue that change the face of America.

    I am concerned about an Obama packed court system. I still have faith in America. I am sure we can ride out even the most liberal presidency, but if Obama has a supportive Senate he can change the political structure of America for generations. I don't like the look of an Obama judicial system.

    President Obama, with a supportive Senate, and a court system packed by them is my key cause for concern in the next few years.
     
  2. Gold Dragon

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    What types of changes by this triumvirate (always wanted to use this word :)) would concern you?
     
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    I'll start with two since I really have to head to Dublin for work today.

    Expansion of the right to murder innocent children
    The expansion of a destructive socialistic economy
     
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    Do you view the health insurance industry as part of the economy that would be more destructive if more socialized?

    Other than that, I don't see any other economic sector that Obama wishes to expand socialization on.

    I also don't see him making abortion an issue other trying to reduce their number through policies other than overturning Roe v Wade.

    At least, that is the impression I get from his campaign policies and we all know how reliable politicians can be with those. ;) I guess we'll just have to see.
     
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    Your concerns are well founded.
     
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    To be honest, I would be concerned no matter what the political slant of that triumverate. But I am quite concerned over this one.
     
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    C4K, I agree completely. Judicial appointments are the whole ball of wax for me.
     
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    you can put aside one of your fears. All the Supreme Court justices that are about to retire are liberal. The only thing Obama could do is to maintain the current balance with the conservative Roberts as Chief Justice. (Actually, I like Justice Roberts a great deal. I think he's a very sharp, fair jurist.) A conservative President, on the other hand, could definitely pack the court. Of course Roe vs Wade was passed by a court composed of 6 Republicand and 3 Democrats so you really don't know what is going to happen.
     
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    This is a totally irrelevant reading of History.

    1. When those GOP jurists took the bench, abortion, Gun Control, Gay rights, etc., were not even a shadow of anyone's imagination. The SCOTUS issue then was civil rights, and WHERE a judge was from made more difference than political party.

    2. Those GOP jurists were all old fashioned "Rockefeller Wing" moderates, put on the court by Eisenhower and Nixon. Ike and Nixon were foreign policy hawks (as were JFK and LBJ), but were social issue moderates, and, again, these other issues were not on the table.

    3. There are the interesting cases of Souter (liberal--sold Bush I a bill of goods) and Kennedy and O'Connor, who moved to the left after going on the court.
     

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