BHO’s Brilliant Political Savvy
I am beginning to realize that President Barack Hussein Obama’s nomination to replace Justice John Paul Stevens is a shrewd choice. It has been suggested by the ex-Navy Chaplain given the boot for praying in Jesus’ Name that Elena Kagan is a lesbian. Klingenschmitt is so convinced of Kagan’s homosexual lifestyle that he has put together a petition to oppose Kagan’s nomination based on her alternate lifestyle choices. It should be noted that the Obama Administration has denied a homosexual lifestyle choice by Elena Kagan. However here is one homosexual blog that believes Elena Kagan is a lesbian and would be extremely pleased to have a homosexual representative on the SCOTUS bench.
Now here is where BHO’s brilliance enters the picture. Elena Kagan is not universally liked by Leftists. The Leftists could care less if Kagan is a homosexually oriented person or not. The controversy looming for Leftists is that Kagan appears to lean toward the Right on issues of Executive power for the President (ala GW/Cheney, Patriot Act etc.). In the Leftist view, a Conservative’s use of Executive power to enable the Presidency more leeway in protecting American citizens is a criminal offense. Because of Kagan’s alleged affinity to a strong Executive Branch, there are many Leftists up in arms about Elena Kagan’s nomination to Supreme Court.
“… that replacing Stevens with Kagan risks moving the Court to the Right, perhaps substantially to the Right (by "the Right," I mean: closer to the Bush/Cheney vision of Government and the Thomas/Scalia approach to executive power and law).”
“Consider how amazing it is that such a prospect is even possible. Democrats around the country worked extremely hard to elect a Democratic President, a huge majority in the House, and 59 Democratic Senators — only to watch as the Supreme Court is moved further to the Right? Even for those who struggle to find good reasons to vote for Democrats, the prospect of a better Supreme Court remains a significant motive (the day after Obama’s election, I wrote that everyone who believed in the Constitution and basic civil liberties should be happy at the result due to the numerous Supreme Court appointments Obama would likely make, even if for no other reason).” - Glenn Greenwald, Salon
“Regardless of your particular views on these matters, that diversity is both vital and fair in the hiring process has long been a central plank in progressive thinking. It takes little creativity to imagine what Democrats would say about a Republican Supreme Court nominee with a hiring record similar to Kagan’s. The question is whether they will be as consistent as these law professors are in applying their claimed beliefs to their own side. This is the issue that caused Linda Monk to rescind her endorsement of Kagan. Will Kagan-defending progressives now suddenly say that diversity is irrelevant? Will they try to claim that there were no qualified minorities for the Harvard Law School faculty? How will they reconcile everything they’ve always said about diversity with Kagan’s record as Dean?”
“… choice is Kagan, you’ll have huge numbers of Democrats and progressives running around saying, in essence: "I have no idea what Kagan thinks or believes about virtually anything, and it’s quite possible she’ll move the Court to the Right, but I support her nomination and think Obama made a great choice." In other words, according to Chemerinksy and Yglesias, progressives will view Obama’s choice as a good one by virtue of the fact that it’s Obama choice. Isn’t that a pure embodiment of mindless tribalism and authoritarianism? Democrats love to mock the Right for their propensity to engage in party-line, close-minded adherence to their Leaders, but compare what conservatives did with Bush’s selection of Harriet Miers to what progressives are almost certain to do with Obama’s selection of someone who is, at best, an absolute blank slate.” – Glenn Greenwald, Salon
Here in lay the political brilliance of President BHO. Imagine a closeted homosexual that is Conservative on the SCOTUS bench. If Kagan is a closeted homosexual, it is doubtful anyone on the Senate Committee interviewing her will bring that up publicly. The reason for this is because it has been made politically incorrect to ask one’s sexual preference if the obvious answer is homosexual. The public outcry of bigotry and homophobia would be screamed by all those moral relativists that believe homosexuality is an inalienable right based on biology. (Incidentally this is one reason Secular Humanism, Homosexual Activism and Leftist thinkers are diligent to destroy Biblical Christianity. The reason is Biblical Morality is completely contrary to moral relativism.)
Also imagine a Conservative that is more secular minded than religious (there are many) and sees the potential of a Leftist nominee voting on the side of Slanted Right issues more often than not. That Conservative GOP will be inclined to vote to confirm a closeted homosexual Elena Kagan as a new Justice of the Supreme Court.
BHO’s brilliance lies upon the divide and conquer choice of his nominee to the Supreme Court. Certainly more Dems will go with their leader than not. It is fairly certain that some Republicans will vote to confirm a possible Slanted Right nominee from a Leftist President.
I am no fan of the Leftist transformation that President BHO is leading America toward; however if Elena Kagan is confirmed then this could be one of the premier political victories BHO has enjoyed since bucking the odds to win the Democratic Party nomination for President.
As long as Kagan does not step up and claim she is a homosexual and yet is a closet lesbian, how will she vote on some of the most divisive political issues facing America since the American Civil War? Would Kagan take up the torch for homosexual special rights over equal rights for all citizens? Would Kagan stay close to Conservative concepts of Free Speech and Religious Freedom over multicultural diversity? Would a Justice Kagan support Constitutional fuzzy concepts of security over civil rights when national security is at stake? Would Kagan become a Leftist stooge on the bench first for Obama and then later for Leftist leaders whether they are Presidential or Legislative? Would Kagan judicially consider the Constitution over her personal views and her political allies’ views?
No one on the Left or the Right could be certain of how Kagan will decide issues until the time arrives. THEREFORE, the unlikable President for a socialist-humanist transformation in America is politically brilliant. You gotta believe BHO has an inside track on how a Justice Kagan would decide cases before SCOTUS; however it would not be the first time that a confirmed Justice did not meet the appointee’s expectations if that does occur.
(If indeed Kagan is a lesbian, HERE is a good Conservative reason not to confirm her as a Supreme Court Justice.)
JRH 5/12/10 (Hat Tip: Solid Snake)