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Hacks dressed in black now guard the Constitution (Moron Dowd barf)
The Seattle Times ^ | April 4, 2012 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 04/04/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON — How dare President Barack Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that?

Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances?

Nah. And why should he?

This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming one of the most divisive in modern U.S. history.

It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes.

All the fancy diplomas of the conservative majority cannot disguise the fact that its reasoning on the most important decisions affecting Americans seems shaped more by a political handbook than a legal brief.

Obama never should have waded into the health care thicket back when the economy was teetering. He should have listened to David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel and not Michelle.

His failure from the start to sell his plan or even explain it is bizarre and self-destructive. And certainly he needs a more persuasive solicitor general.

Still, it was stunning to hear Antonin Scalia talking like a Senate whip during oral arguments last week on the constitutionality of the health care law. He mused on how difficult it would be to get 60 votes to repeal parts of the act, explaining why the court may just throw out the whole thing. And, sounding like a campaign's oppo-research guy, he batted around politically charged terms like "Cornhusker Kickback," referring to a sweetheart deal that isn't even in the law.

If he's so brilliant, why is he drawing a risible parallel between buying health care and buying broccoli?

The justices want to be above it all, beyond reproach or criticism.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: constitution; dowdalert; goebbelswouldbeproud; mandatorybarfalert; mba; supremecourt

1 posted on 04/04/2012 6:33:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...from half-black-hacks.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 6:40:36 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe that RULES APPLY when a Moron Dowd article is posted. Someone PLEASE comply.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 6:40:43 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe that RULES APPLY when a Moron Dowd article is posted. Someone PLEASE comply.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
HMM ~ hard to tell what POs the old broad more.

Anyone know right off hand if Maureen is a midget?

5 posted on 04/04/2012 6:41:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would those “important decisions affecting Americans” include Roe v Wade, Maureen?

What a sad character you are. It all ultimately comes back to Bush and Gore, doesn’t it...


6 posted on 04/04/2012 6:41:51 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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7 posted on 04/04/2012 6:43:53 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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8 posted on 04/04/2012 6:44:55 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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9 posted on 04/04/2012 6:46:34 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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10 posted on 04/04/2012 6:47:56 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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11 posted on 04/04/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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12 posted on 04/04/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dowd is still alive? I thought that bitter old fossil dried up and blew away years ago!


13 posted on 04/04/2012 6:51:54 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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14 posted on 04/04/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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15 posted on 04/04/2012 6:56:39 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this buffoon still around?


16 posted on 04/04/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Trod Upon

No, she’s out there pimping for the Food Stamp President. Luckily, she doesn’t have a lot of time left to post inane columns.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 7:01:42 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: packrat35

She sure isn’t Maureen Dowd and she doesn’t look like any Supreme Court Justice I’ve ever seen. Why are Catherine Zeta Jones pictures posted on this article?


18 posted on 04/04/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maureen Dowd, aka Ignorant Slut


19 posted on 04/04/2012 7:03:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: the invisib1e hand

20 posted on 04/04/2012 7:04:52 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dowdy is into pure projection.


21 posted on 04/04/2012 7:04:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

AKA “The Rules”. Short version-Michael Douglas dated her after his last divorce and she thought she had hit the “in crowd”, then he dumped her for CZJ and the rest is history!


22 posted on 04/04/2012 7:08:44 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dowd is a perfect example of how ridiculous “established opinion” has become. I love the CZJ photos, of course, but the bottom line is that the NY Times, WashPo, etc have been trafficking in nonsense for years. MoDo was once revered. She’s now just a parody of herself, and she was always a cartoon to begin with.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 7:48:21 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution.

I agree that Kagen should have recused herself.

24 posted on 04/04/2012 7:50:21 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: packrat35

Now THAT makes sense! (Both the explaination and the fact Michael Douglas dumped Maureen Dowd for Catherine Zeta Jones)


25 posted on 04/04/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...I don’t recognize this country anymore. :(:(:(:(:(


26 posted on 04/04/2012 8:05:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will these attacks on the Supreme Court by the press and the President make them more likely or less likely to toss out the law?


27 posted on 04/04/2012 8:09:09 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: packrat35

OK ALREADY! I’m absolutely overcome by the new pic’s of CZJ!
Well done. I’m sure our fellow Freepers will await the next Moron Dowd post and your outstanding pic’s! You da’man!


28 posted on 04/04/2012 8:34:20 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

By now you have the message that any post of Moron Dowd demands pictures of CZJ. Just one of those “rules” on the Freeper site that are learned after the your first viewing of a Moron Dowd article. PackRat really did a great effort
in this case.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 8:42:20 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This should erase any doubt that Obamacare lost the vote on Friday and that the decision was leaked.

You can not be more connected on the left than a NYC Times columnist. She would not dare attack the court and risk alienating a swing vote unless she already new the early vote. Her editor would not allow her to. The White House would be holding down this criticism of the court in general in the press rather than leading it.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 8:45:51 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny how the libs didn’t mind judicial activism by the courts when it came to Griswold, or Roe v Wade. They only don’t like it when a decision goes against them.


31 posted on 04/04/2012 9:22:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
And now we resume with our scheduled programming:
32 posted on 04/04/2012 9:35:49 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s reign is a turd stain on the Constitution.


33 posted on 04/04/2012 9:52:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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