John Roberts Confirmed as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court...

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    ... by a vote of 78 yea, 22 nay.

    And, surprise, surprise: Of the 22 senators who voted "nay", 21 of them are from "blue states" that went for Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election. The one exception is Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
     
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    No surprises there.

    Let's hope Roberts is as good as his word. Like Kennedy said, I'd like to be proven wrong about my concerns regarding Roberts.
     
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    Hmm, I'm kinda surprised my senator Levin voted "yea"... meh.
     
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    [Deleted because I misunderstood clayj's post to indicate that Harry Reid voted "aye". He didn't.]
     
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    Well, headed on over to Levin's website to read his statement concerning his vote for Judge Roberts.. in case anyone's interested:

    http://levin.senate.gov/newsroom/release.cfm?id=246482

    While I ultimately disagree with his vote, I can't fault his reasoning and can at least respect his decision. I'm still a little apprehensive how Roberts will vote and how he will lead this court, but I guess we'll see..
     
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    Depending upon how his reasoning and voting record unfold, both initial supporters and detractors will have about 30 years to whine and groan about it.
     
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    How many of the 78 yeas were from "blue states"?
     
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    You've got access to the same data I do... you figure it out. ;)
     
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    19 blue states in the election = 38 senators from blue states. 21 voted nay, so 17 voted yay.
     
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    Bah - the Democrats are a bunch of sellouts. Can't really tell the difference between most of them and Republicans. It's like we have Microsoft Windows as our government.
     
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    Ahhh, so which is XP Pro and which is XP Home? Does that make the Green Party Linux? :)
     
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    Check out Barack Obama's Podcast on why he respects Roberts, but voted against him. I don't know, I think it could have been worse. I'm willing to give him a chance if he isn't going to try to plunge us into the dark ages or anything. I just don't know much about the guy, and that's what scares me a little. If this is the moderate one, I'd hate to see the conservative one.
     
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    John Roberts, will he be what we have needed, or a long lasting example of wrong choices made early on in the new century? Time will tell.
     
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    It amazes me to think about how long he is going to be a factor in our lives--my life specifically. For me, it's going to probably be most of it. I'm 32 now, and somehow I think Roberts is going to live a longer life than I will, so 18 years minus, say, 5 or 10? Doesn't leave me with much Roberts-free living to look forward to.

    I will say thought that I was pretty well hoodwinked by the confirmation hearings. I'm not entirely sure this guy won't be a reasonable, moderate conservative judge. I hope he will be. But I have my deep dark doubts.
     
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    Now I'm not a praying man, but Jeebus, please let him be Souter-like. If not Souter, let him come out of the closet and make neo-cons' heads explode. ;)
     
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    I second that. :)
     
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    Not gonna happen. You know Rove's got a list of cases that he asked Roberts pointblank about. And there was no dodging the questions during that session, or he didn't get the nod.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if Rove also has pictures of Roberts in a frilly dress going down at a gay bar or something along those lines to make sure he keeps his word.

    Roberts will be at least as conservative as Renquist. Maybe not as conservative as Kennedy or Scalia, but certainly no Souter.
     
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    Barack Obama has a podcast? :eek: How have I not heard about this? That guy's the man...

    But yeah. This is a sad day for me personally...
     
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    i think you're dead on.
     
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    Yep, and a good one too. Right there on the top 20, after Bill O'Reily. And way after Al Franken. Make of that what you will.
     

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