Obama attempting to change face of the judiciary

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 18, 2013 5:27 p.m.

    Has there ever been a president who has ever divided the country as much as Obama?

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    Feb. 16, 2013 6:39 p.m.

    All this argument really shows us, whether liberal or conservative Democrat or Republican is that the judicial branch of government is just as much a political office as any elected office is. The idea that justice is blind is the biggest sham in our whole constitution. It probably was intended to be that way, but that is one place the authors were very naive about human behavior. Every time the term liberal or conservative is applied to any judge, the founders must be turning over in their graves when they see what has become of the so called third branch of government. The only thing more disappointing than that is the so called fourth estate, or free press. How they have given up the Woodward and Bernstein role to carry pom poms for Democrats named Obama is the biggest shame.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    So if maudine simply took the word of someone so unreliable without evidance, which happy valley also asked for, how seriously do you think people would take her. You cannot blame maudine for being skeptical of your claims.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    Exactly what is Obama saying? I can't tell from the article. What's his agenda and why?
    I don't care what Carney says or the legal experts. What did Obama say?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    Wow, Obama is showing that he is a racist.

    Now, before you liberals start the attack, look at what Obama is proposing. Obama is proposing that we nominate judges based on race, and not qualificiations. If a judge is a good judge and well qualified does race matter?

    By promoting minorities Obama is saying that in his opinion, white men (regardless of background) are not qualified.

    Imagine if this was a local business that said that it would not hire minorities because their values were not the same as whites. The liberals would be up there protesting and making life miserable. Now, the President is nominating judges based on race (not qualification) and the liberals are silent.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    Happy Valley
    nice attempt at denying what you said.

    The quote came from Happy Valley Heretic - from YOU!!!!

    When one of our liberal letter writers was gloating after BO's re-election, I said aside from BO and maybe gore, the dem presidential candidate had not won a majority in years, since Carter and Johnson You basically called my a liar and said Clinton got 49.2% and 43.7% of the vote in 92 and 96.

    I merely pointed out to you that 49.2% and 43.7% do not constitute majorities.

    As for those who agree with you, if they think 49.2% and 43.7% constitute majorities, they have no credibility, either. Whether others agree with me or not is irrelevant. how long did "doctors" think bleeding was a proper treatment for most diseases?

    tell me, if someone told you 43.7% constituted a majority, would you believe them or question their credibility?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 11:43 a.m.


    Thank you for sparing me the task of listening to Glenn Beck Conspiracy Radio today.

    You covered all the conspiracy talking points in 2 paragraphs.


  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 10:46 a.m.


    thats right its all the liberal medias fault that the far right message continues to fail the GOP.

    you are going to question others credibility?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    @ Happy Valley. You have a very short memory! Clarence Thomas ring a bell? The left did everything in their power to keep him off the SCOTUS, including bribery.

    You probably aren't referring to documents released showing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' office lied about his connections and remunerations from the Tea Party and Koch industries for speaking at their events and the current bribery scandal involving him?

    Not hard to make Democrats look like angels next to the GOP Sherlock, wish I had such an easy job.

    DC said:MM,
    don't worry about happy valley - he thinks 43.7% consitutes a majority, so clearly he has no credibility.
    and where does this quote come from? You keep posting it as if it mean anything to anyone but you?
    you saying I have no credibility is your opinion, which I notice, not many agree with.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    Why does race, gender, or sexual orientation trump qualifications?

    Oh, that's right - those charactersitics ARE the only qualifications the left looks for.

    don't worry about happy valley - he thinks 43.7% consitutes a majority, so clearly he has no credibility. Besides, stopping BO at everyturn HELPS the nation, it does not hurt the nation as he claims - again, he shows he lacks credibility

  • sherlock holmes Eastern, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    One can recognize a 'planted' article when one reads one. This is one. This article is a good example of the left-wing media, in concert with Obama minions, spinning the news to help their Pres look good.

    Only 3 more years of it. Of course, then their job will be make the democratic candidates look like angels during the primaries, and the democratic candidate to seem above the angels during the fall campaign. I guess the media's political work never stops.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Feb. 15, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    @ Happy Valley. You have a very short memory! Clarence Thomas ring a bell? The left did everything in their power to keep him off the SCOTUS, including bribery. Then there was Condalisa Rice, remember her? The nominee people on the left called, "Aunt Jemima". Imagine if anyone from the right called an African American from the left that name? Go ahead and hold on to your double standard of hypocrisy, the rest of us see right through it!

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    This article makes it appear that minorities are significantly underrepresented as court judges. But that's not the case. Approximately 12.5% of America is African American (Black). The article states of the current 780 federal judges, 96 are Black. That is 12.3%, which is statistically the same percentage of Blacks in our total population. However, Hispanics are currently underrepresented (70 out of 780) compared to their nearly 13% in our general populous. However, there are relatively fewer qualified candidates to choose from... as total ethnic percentages that graduate from law schools. Hopefully, that will change in the future. As it does, Hispanic judicial representation will also go up.
    As such, there is not as great of an ethnic bias in courtship appointments as the premise of this article would have us believe. Selection should be based primarily on overall qualifications rather than on gender or ethnics. Judgeships should be one of the worst areas to practice affirmative action policies, since so much is at stake, especially given our current allowance of judicial activism, which has ramifications for all of us.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    Nearly half of Obama's nominees have waited for more than 100 days for confirmation votes, while less than 10 percent of Bush's waited that long, according to White House figures

    The GOP is trying at every turn to hurt the nation for party points, what sad little men these guys have become.
    What are they going to run on? We can do better because we won't sabotage ourselves if elected?