When Clarence Thomas was nominated for the Supreme Court by a Republican president in 1991, conservatives eagerly pointed to his humble roots, his black color, and his EMPATHY for people. The conservatives dared Democrats to vote against an African-American nominee, even though Thomas had sold his soul and background to right-wing bigots. My, how things have changed when a liberal president nominates a Supreme Court candidate, and casually mentions empathy as an important ingredient to understand people of all economic and social class that may come before the Court.
Thank you again President Obama for your superb intelligence and insight. You are a shining beacon of hope to Americans who deal in the REAL world. Putting aside the selfish, devious, and conservative expressions of past presidents, you have selected a woman to fill the Supreme Court vacancy who brings more experience and wisdom to the highest bench than anyone currently serving there. Not one of the current Supreme Court Justices can match her credentials. Oh, how she will lift the Court out of the morass of Scalia and Thomas!
Boo! The tax spooks are everywhere. High taxes, government interference, socialized medicine, unpatriotic, labor unions and myriad of other scare tactics are used to camouflage the real problem facing America's economy: corporate and individual greed. Your economic and health care future is bleak because of one major reason: dishonest capitalism...not all capitalism, dishonest and greed-laden capitalism.
From time to time something about faith or religion hits the news with such an explosiveness that people drop their theological guard for a moment and are forced to deal with the reality of their man-made religious "beliefs." It has happened over and over and over through the years, but we seem to have a need to go back to our old witchcraft or hocus-pocus.
"Resilience" is a new book written by Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate, John Edwards. In it she reveals many personals feelings and reactions to cancer, her husband's infidelity, etc. Critics comment about what this is doing to impact her children. I would ask these critics to take a good, close look at Elizabeth Edwards, consider her total life, observe her actions as a mother, wife, and special woman; and then think that she cannot objectively evaluate the feelings of her own kids. Please!