Supreme Court Appointee Denounced as “Vile Filth”
This is the word the Rabbinical Alliance of America has used to label Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
Ms. Kagan is expected to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, 90, the foremost liberal on the bench.
Treif refers to anything that is vile and non-kosher in the Jewish faith, such as pigs, fecal matter, and various forms of filth.
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, speaking on behalf of the 850 Orthodox rabbis who issued the condemnation, statement explained his group’s position by saying:
“Ms. Kagan is treif – not fit to serve on the Supreme Court or any other court. It is clear from Ms. Kagan’s record on issues – – such as abortion-on-demand, Partial-Birth-Abortion, the radical homosexual and lesbian agenda, the ‘supremacy’ of the anti-family panoply over religious liberties of Biblical adherents, et. al. – – that she will function as a flame-throwing radical, hastening society’s already steep decline into Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Rabbi Levin told CNSNews that his fellow rabbis and hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Jews–are confused at the Obama’s choice of Ms. Kagan.
“What exactly was Obama thinking, President Obama thinking, when he nominated Kagan? Because eventually, down the road, someone–or some group–is going to ‘take the hit’ for the crazy decisions that Kagan is bound to make. So we would have much preferred if President Obama had given this ‘distinction’ to another minority group, instead of singling out the Jews.”
He added: “We feel that Elena Kagan turns traditional Judaism on its head–from a concept of a nation of priests and holy people, she is turning it into, ‘Let’s homosexualize every segment of society. And by the way, partial-birth babies have no right to be delivered.’”
Ms. Kagan served in the past year as Mr. Obama’s solicitor general. In this capacity, she advocated for the U.S. government in cases before the court she now wants to join.
If appointed, she would be the first new member of the Supreme Court in almost 40 years who has never been a judge.
A poised Elena Kagan spent the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing fending off Republican efforts to paint her as a liberal activist. She insisted that she’d be a fair, open-minded justice and refused to call herself a “legal progressive.”
“I honestly don’t know what that label means,” she said.
However, when Ms. Kagan was asked later where she stood politically, she said she’d been a Democrat all her life and that ”my political views are generally progressive.”