JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/06/because-heller-was-5-4-decision.html (12 comments)

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jsid-1214568934-593698  Tam at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:15:34 +0000

Is McCain going to be the kind of Republican president who appoints Scalias and Thomases, or the kind of Republican president that appoints Stevens and Souters?

I greatly fear Mr. Maverick is the latter and not the former.

jsid-1214572500-593699  Kevin Baker at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:15:00 +0000

Thus the "F^*K IT!"

Because, no matter what, we know Obama is the kind of Democrat president who appoints Ginsbergs, and he'll have a Democrat-controlled Senate to approve them.

jsid-1214572807-593702  Brett Bellmore at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:20:07 +0000

You do realize that McCain's going to have to sell us out on SOMETHING to buy some cooperation from the Democrats. Who's to say it won't be this?

jsid-1214575406-593707  Tam at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:03:26 +0000

I've weakened some on my McCain resistance. Not enough to vote for him yet, mind you.

I'm very interested in his choice of veeps...

jsid-1214575861-593708  Kevin Baker at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:11:01 +0000

Yup. His choice of VP will either make me pull the lever for him or Bob Barr, and screw the consequences.

jsid-1214579156-593711  DJ at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:05:56 +0000

Kevin, if Gore had been elected instead of Bush, and he nearly was, the Heller decision would almost certainly gone the other way (assuming Heller would have taken the case that far under those conditions). The decision you make matters, even if it's only to reject the most likely evil. This is the time for your best thinking, not for your worst despair.

jsid-1214587298-593718  Frank N. Stein at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 17:21:38 +0000

Even if McCain listens to his conservative advisers (are there any?) and nominates a judge who thinks the Constitution means what it says, the legislature won't approve anyone who is remotely principled enough to hold originalism over decades of horrible precedence. Best case scenario, McCain under mind control nominates Janice Rogers Brown. Can you imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth? Schumer would get the vapors. But in the end, she would not get the nod.

jsid-1214594214-593721  Morenuancedthanyou at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 19:16:54 +0000

I read on the internet [therefore, it must be true] that McMaverick said Fred Thompson would be advising him on Supreme Court nominees.

jsid-1214602550-593722  DJ at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 21:35:50 +0000

I don't know that Ol' Fred is good enough to be on it, but it makes one think, doesn't it?

jsid-1214604341-593723  DirtCrashr at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:05:41 +0000

I don't really even know who Bob Barr was until this exchange was related to me:
BECK: Do you build the border fence?


BECK: You got to explain that one. Why not?

BARR: First of all, I think it would be terribly costly. And whatever border fence you build, people are going to find a way to get around it, go under it, go over it, somehow.

jsid-1214609956-593725  Kevin Baker at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 23:39:16 +0000

{Dirty Harry}Marvelous.{/Dirty Harry}

jsid-1214610820-593726  DJ at Fri, 27 Jun 2008 23:53:40 +0000

If there is a Second Amendment right to firearms, but it doesn’t protect a right for law-abiding citizens to keep guns in their own homes for self defense, then what, exactly does it guarantee? Don’t expect Obama to provide a meaningful answer to that question."

Recall how significant the votes of gun owners were in the defeat of Gore and Kerry? This decision just might be the oaken stake that gun owners can drive into the heart of the Obama campaign (um, pardon the cliché overload).

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