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Cochran Joins Wicker In Opposing Kagan

August 5, 2010
tags: Barack Obama, Elena Kagan, Haley Barbour, healthcare, Thad Cochran
by Brett

Sen. Thad Cochran announced today that he will oppose the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. You can listen to a clip of Cochran’s opposition here. And here is his full statement with opposition centering around concerns about judicial activism, her decision to ban military recruiters at Harvard and hostility toward the Second Amendment.

Sen. Roger Wicker had previously announced his plans to oppose Kagan. Both senators opposed Barack Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court- Sonia Sotomayor- last year.

Barbour optimistic about healthcare fight. Haley Barbour spoke to a gathering of business leaders yesterday about the new healthcare legislation, and the fight to block key provisions of the bill becoming law- particularly the individual mandate.

Barbour said: “I’m optimistic the government doesn’t have the authority to force any American to buy a product.”

In similar news, on Tuesday, Missouri voters overwhelmingly supported a measure that would prohibit the government from requiring individuals to carry health insurance. The traditional Midwestern battleground state saw 71 percent of voters support the measure; the first major defeat of Obamacare by voters.

Obama’s approval rating splits along racial lines. In Mississippi, it is usually the norm to see elections split along racial lines. In presidential contests, blacks generally vote for the Democratic tickets 90 percent of the time (sometimes more), while whites vote Republican in the 85-90 percent range. White voters are a little more welcoming to local Democrats (see Travis Childers, Gene Taylor, or the state House), but the split is still there.

Well, it appears that Barack Obama is doing his best to create a divide among the whole country. Billed as the post-racial president, Obama sports an 88 percent approval rating among black voters; but just a 38 percent approval rating among whites (according to Gallup numbers from July). Doing the math, that’s a 50 percent gap between the two races. And while the black vote has stayed steady between 88 and 94 percent approval over time, Obama once had a 62 percent approval rating among whites (January 2009) but has experienced a 24 percent drop in a little over 18 months.

Here is a chart with the racial breakdown:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Grizz permalink
    August 5, 2010 10:17 am

    Seems bout right,that Thad and Roger should join a growing list of kagan dissadents,Dems inc.,esp.since Ambassador Alan Keyes,thru Freedolm Watch, has filed not only ETHICS COMPLAINTS, but referred her to the DOJ requesting CRIMINAL CHARGES against her also,seeking her disbarment. This stems from her removing scientific results of evidence from a report to the SCOTUS involving partial birth abortions,and inserting her own made up results,thereby falsely influencing the SCOTUS to rule in a favorable way to her will.
    This “woman”,should go back to her regular job–as a linebacker for the Green Bay packers.

    • Stephen Hill permalink
      August 5, 2010 12:31 pm

      Grizz,

      There is a woman named Kay Baxter over on Resist Net you should meet. Yall seem to have a lot in common. You even sound alike. Just saying…..

  2. Grizz permalink
    August 5, 2010 12:41 pm

    your sister? SS,im not a member of R-net–after i was named state asst. director,i found out the Adm’s true faces,so i quit that site– nice to know you go there tho–perhaps its you?really now–get back on your meds–

  3. Trey Baker permalink
    August 5, 2010 2:18 pm

    “Well, it appears that Barack Obama is doing his best to create a divide among the whole country.”

    This is a wholly unsubstantiated and unfair claim. It’s fine that you are conservative and don’t care much for the President, but to make claims that he is purposely dividing the country along racial lines is ridiculous. Your readers would benefit more from a factual recitation of current events. The President’s actions can’t determine how others will react to him. You should probably take up your “division” concerns with the 62% of white Americans that don’t approve of his performance.

  4. August 5, 2010 3:39 pm

    I understand how it came of Trey but I was being sarcastic- nothing more, nothing less…just having a little fun with the folks who deemed that any racial conflict would magically go away. Honestly, I think we got more tension then we’ve had in awhile.

    As for the 62% what can I say to them? After all, I agree with them.

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