As I’ve said before, this president — and his successors — are entitled to
nominate whomever they wish. We should gladly grant them that prerogative. That
does not mean, however, the Senate shouldn’t do its job and ask the tough
Yet the most interesting part of this presidential vignette isn’t the nominee herself. Rather, it’s what Miss Kagan and her selection reveal about the man behind the nominee — Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House adds to report on Trump's Sunday golf game British Parliament members hold heated debate over Trump visit What Trump can learn from Reagan on Presidents' Day MORE. This is less about her qualifications, and more about where Miss Kagan sits in this great cultural mixing bowl called America. The president’s choice is more of a social experiment than a well-wrought conclusion of her being the best constitutional scholar for the job. And by the way, that’s still the No. 1 requirement the last time I checked said document.
Miss Kagan does not represent the “real world,” as Mr. Obama put it. If she does, look out, because heaven only knows where the court goes from here. Neither does she understand the law “as if it affects ordinary Americans,” as the president stated during his speech last week.
The Washington Post’s Kathleen Harrington summed it up best by writing, “a New York City girl who attended a prep school, Ivy League colleges and law school — who once barred military recruiters from Harvard's recruitment office and was an adviser to Goldman Sachs — can't be characterized as anything close to mainstream America.”
There’s only one word to summarize Mr. Obama’s choice — legacy. Miss Kagan’s ascension to the court affirms a liberal predilection the likes of which have not been seen since the Burger court. Think about it. The president’s domestic agenda is in a shambles. His foreign policy moves of late have been questionable, particularly with respect to Iran and North Korea, not to mention his inaction on Chinese currency. His party stands to lose at least one, if not both, chambers of Congress because of his leftist bent.
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