Obama’s Supreme Court nominee

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Senate GOP Caving In On Obama’s Radical Court Nominee — Call Their Home Offices TODAY To Say ‘Get A Backbone!’:

ALERT: This week, we’re launching an all-out blitz to ensure that Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee is NOT crammed down our throats without a fight. Senate Democrats are trying to rush through this radical leftist nominee in the U.S. Senate…

And Senate Republicans are LETTING them do it — unless WE force them to STOP it!

As you know, President Barack Obama has nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. He has the Constitutional right to nominate whomever he wants to — but the woman he has nominated is the most radical leftist he could have picked.

There MUST be a long, robust debate over her nomination… But Senate Republicans are ready to let her pass through quickly, unless we’re able to change their minds THIS WEEK.

We MUST remind them of exactly who this woman is, and what she believes:

  • She is a far-left judicial activist;
  • She believes in racial and gender bias from the courts;
  • She is a member of the pro-illegal immigration group LA RAZA;
  • She does NOT believe in the individual Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms”;
  • She is hostile to private property rights;
  • She is a pro-abortion judicial activist;
  • She supports giving Statehood to Puerto Rico — under biased conditions;
  • She supports giving voting rights to convicted murderers who are still serving time in prison.
  • Her rulings have been over turned in the Supreme Court several times. Just recently she was over turned for ignoring the law and denying firefighters who earned the right to promotions and giving their jobs to minorities.

THAT is who Senate Republicans are allowing to be crammed down our throats — unless we can FORCE them to STAND UP to the Democrats NOW!

TAKE ACTION: This week, all of the Senators have returned to their home states for the Independence Day holiday break. THIS is when they are forced to actually LISTEN to their constituents for a change — they aren’t safely tucked inside the Washington, D.C. “bubble,” but have to face YOU AND ME, the ones who VOTE to decide whether they get to keep their jobs.

THIS is our opportunity. You see, the Democrats have proven in recent years that judicial nominations can’t move forward unless there is at least a 60-vote majority willing to cut off all debate on the nomination. Right now, the Republicans only have 40 votes… BUT, the Democrats don’t actually HAVE the remaining 60 votes on their side, thanks to the absence of 3 Democrat Senators!

This means that Democrats really have just a 57-40 majority — meaning that, on any issue INCLUDING A VOTE ON SOTOMAYOR, the GOP can actually lose two Republican votes and still deny the Democrats the votes needed to stop a filibuster!

We have a chance THIS WEEK ONLY to DEMAND that every single GOP Senator stand strong against the Democrat bullying, and REFUSE to allow them to cut off debate and discussion over Judge Sotomayor’s nomination. It’s simply insane for the Senate Democrats to rush a vote on this. She’s been on one court or another for 17 years; she has an extensive record, so it takes a while to go through 3,600 cases. Her questionnaire is still incomplete — among other deficiencies, she has not provided materials from seventeen cases she handled as a prosecutor. Nor has she provided materials from any appellate cases she handled. And she has not provided materials from over 100 speeches she has given.

The Democrats want to push through a vote before the Senate’s August recess. WE MUST NOT LET THAT HAPPEN. That means we need every single GOP Senator to know exactly how the American people feel about this.

Can YOU take just a few minutes today, to call some — or even all! — of the 40 Republican Senators’ home state offices, and tell them one simple thing:

“Do NOT let the Democrats rush through a vote on the nomination of Judge Sotomayor! The confirmation debate and the final vote should occur in September, to allow the American people to engage in this debate!”

It’s that simple. PLEASE, call as many of these 40 Republicans as you can TODAY:

Lamar Alexander TN (615) 736-5129
John Barrasso WY (307) 261-6413
Robert Bennett UT (801) 524-5933
Christopher Bond MO (573) 634-2488
Sam Brownback KS (785) 233-2503
Jim Bunning KY (859) 341-2602
Richard Burr NC (336) 631-5125
Saxby Chambliss GA (770) 763-9090
Tom Coburn OK (918) 581-7651
Thad Cochran MS (601) 965-4459
Susan Collins ME (207) 945-0417
Bob Corker TN (423) 756-2757
John Cornyn TX (512) 469-6034
Mike Crapo ID (208) 334-1776
Jim DeMint SC (864) 233-5366
John Ensign NV (702) 388-6605
Michael Enzi WY (307) 682-6268
Lindsey Graham SC (864) 250-1417
Charles Grassley IA (515) 288-1145
Judd Gregg NH (603) 225-7115
Orrin Hatch UT (801) 524-4380
Kay Bailey Hutchison TX (214) 361-3500
James Inhofe OK (918) 748-5111
Johnny Isakson GA (770) 661-0999
Mike Johanns NE (308) 632-6032
Jon Kyl AZ (602) 840-1891
Richard Lugar IN (317) 226-5555
Mel Martinez FL (904) 398-8586
John McCain AZ (602) 952-2410
Mitch McConnell KY (502) 582-6304
Lisa Murkowski AK (907) 456-0233
Jim Risch ID (208) 342-7985
Pat Roberts KS (913) 451-9343
Jeff Sessions AL (334) 244-7017
Richard Shelby AL (205) 759-5047
Olympia Snowe ME (207) 874-0883
John Thune SD (605) 334-9596
David Vitter LA (337) 262-6898
George Voinovich OH (614) 469-6697
Roger Wicker MS (601) 965-4644

We need to FORCE these Republicans to STAND UP to the Democrat bullies!


William Greene, President
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We need ALL FORTY Republican Senators sticking together, to prevent Sotomayor from ascending to the highest court in the land, and imposing her judicial activist philosophy on America for the rest of her life!

PLEASE, make those phone calls right away, urging every GOP Senator to STAND UP to the Democrat bullies. Thank you.

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Rabidly Anti-gun Sotomayor is Unacceptable

Obama Picks Anti-gun Judge for the Supreme Court
— Time to start contacting your Senators right away

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Friday, May 29, 2009

Unless you’ve taken a very long Memorial Day vacation, you’ve no doubt
heard the big news.

President Obama has picked an anti-gun radical to replace Justice David
Souter on the Supreme Court.

Obama’s pick is Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who is currently on the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Second District. There she has racked up an
anti-Second Amendment record and has displayed contempt for the rule of
law under the Constitution.

The Heller decision put the Supreme Court in support of the
Constitutional protection of the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Sotomayor, a politically correct lover of centralized government power
(as long as she is part of the power elite), immediately went into
counter-attack mode against the Heller decision.

Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel earlier this year which ruled
in Maloney v. Cuomo that the Second Amendment does not apply to the
states. As she and her cohorts claimed, the Supreme Court has not yet
incorporated the states under the Second Amendment. Until then, she
believes, the Second only applies to the District of Columbia.

This is pure judicial arrogance — something Sotomayor relishes (as long
as she is one of the ruling judges). In fact, protection of the right
to keep and bear arms was a major objective for enactment of the
Fourteenth Amendment, as recently freed slaves were being disarmed and
terrorized in their neighborhoods.

But Sotomayor disdains this important right of individuals, as indicated
by an earlier opinion from 2004. In United States v. Sanchez-Villar,
she stated that “the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental

Sotomayor has held very anti-gun views, even as far back as the 1970s.
Fox Cable News reported yesterday that in her senior thesis at Princeton
University, she wrote that America has a “deadly obsession” with guns
and that the Second Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to
firearms ownership.

Sotomayor’s Second Amendment views go hand in hand with her politically
correct views on the law and the role of judges.

In a speech given at Duke University in 2005, she made it abundantly
clear that judges are involved in making policy. Realizing that this
did not sound very judicial (even though most judges act on this basis),
Sotomayor tried to laugh off her brazen admission: “I know this is on
tape and I should never say that, [audience laughing], because we don’t
make law — I know. Um, okay. I know, I’m not promoting it, I’m not
advocating it.” The audience continued to laugh. They got the joke.

But Sotomayor’s joke will be on us and our liberties if she gets
confirmed to the Supreme Court. And that is why we need to start
contacting our Senators early and often, urging them to vote against
this dangerous nomination.

ACTION: Please contact your two Senators and urge them to oppose the
nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. You can
go to the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at to send your Senators the
pre-written e-mail message below.

—– Pre-written letter —–

Dear Senator:

If you cherish the Second Amendment and agree that it protects an
individual right to keep and bear arms — as stated by the recent Heller
decision — then you must vote against Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

This choice for the Supreme Court is totally unacceptable! Consider a
partial rendering of her anti-gun record:

  • Sotomayor ruled in United States v. Sanchez-Villar (2004) that “the
    right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right.”
  • Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel earlier this year which
    ruled in Maloney v. Cuomo that the Second Amendment does not apply to
    the states. This makes her more liberal than the Ninth Circuit, which
    stated in April that the Second Amendment does apply to the states.
  • Sotomayor has held very anti-gun views, even as far back as the 1970s.
    Fox Cable News reported on May 28 that in her senior thesis at Princeton
    University, she wrote that America has a “deadly obsession” with guns
    and that the Second Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to
    firearms ownership.

I will consider a vote in favor of Sotomayor as the most anti-gun vote a
Senator could cast. To send an anti-gun liberal judge to the Supreme
Court for the rest of her life is to establish “legislation without
representation.” After all, she says that the courts are where policy
is made, and once she’s there, we’ll never be able to vote her out.

Again, please vote against this dangerous nomination.


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