Washington (CNN) - A controversial Obama administration nominee to a powerful Justice Department post announced Friday that she has withdrawn her nomination in the face of unrelenting Republican opposition.
Dawn Johnsen, an outspoken champion of abortion rights and a harsh critic of Bush administration policies on detention of terrorism suspects, was nominated twice by President Obama to lead the prestigious Office of Legal Counsel.
Johnsen has remained a top target of Republican critics for a second consecutive year and her nomination got stuck in the full Senate without a vote.
Only the senate can destroy democracy, by not allowing an up or down vote.
The President should have pushed her through, she would have been great!
Republicans, party of NO.
So now this is what we have to face. Scared Republicans who don't or want take a job to help this country. If Obama would pick a Democrat then they will object also. Can we please get something done in this country except NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Take back America, VOTE so that we may have a decent, compassionate SC Judge.
Knowing that ALL Republicans in Congress will vote lock step against President Obama, make sure to think about your vote and watch what tactics will be used to block any person that is not very conservative.
We need someone that understands actual AVERAGE American people. Look outside the box and perhaps look for some one that is intelligent, compassionate and can reach the BROADER middle.
I encourage any American that believes that they have what it takes to be a SC Justice to step up the plate and submit your application for this job.
People on both sides say that they want "THEIR" country back but will "WE THE PEOPLE" stand behind an AVERAGE American and let their voices to be heard to thier Representative in both houses of Congress.
Republicans don't want a well educated woman, they like dumb uneducated women like Palin who they can play footsy with.
Take back America. Do not allow the Radical Socialist Liberal Party led by OBOZO continue to push their radical agenda as well as their Radical appointments. Republicans should continue to say NO. Saying no to OBOZO is saying no to Radicalism and will be rewarded by real Americans come Nov. The Radicals will be obliterated in Nov by the biggest landslide victory in the history of mid term elections. As far as Obozo, he will be luck not to get impeached or just thrown out of office due to revolution before 2012.
Who care we still have so many people qualify for this Job, Mr. President just get new one please.
she supported death all the way around abortions to terrorism
set the terrorist free to go back to killing us and abort the ones they miss
i will never understand why the libs are against the death penalty for murderers that are proven guilty but support the killing of an innocent life form of a human and complain about cutting a tree down and now they advocating killing americans without even a trial that is f u or to be politically correct now biden style i guess its no BFD
Enough with the "in yo' face" radical lawyers who will never be confirmed. Surely there are a few competent centrist candidates who are superficially acceptable to the Repellicans but are undercover "stealth" liberals.
of course the Republicans are the Party of NO to anyone that disagrees with their radical "christian" views.
I don't blame her. Republicans are destroying our country with their childish games. They are obstructing everything our President wants to do because they are racists. They want President Obama to fail and our country to fail so they can get re-elected.
Have you seen that Clorox commercial yet where they list a bunch of different nicknames for the toilet. One of the names they name is the "Oval Office". I have never it heard the comode called that before this administration took over...pretty appropriate now though!
Well that's why they are there.
Great defeat for women! Thanks again republicans!
Will the dang gop stop trying to over turn rowe vs wade when will you learn your moral party stinks