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The Future of the Roberts Court?
The Virginian ^ | 7/4/2012 | Moneyrunner

Posted on 07/04/2012 4:53:15 PM PDT by moneyrunner

John Roberts is currently in position similar to Benedict Arnold after West Point. Keep in mind that Arnold was a hero to the Revolution, instrumental in a number of hard-won victories and severely wounded in battle. But in his mind Arnold struggled between the cause of American independence and personal recognition. In the end, in one fateful decision he joined his former foes.

We are not in a shooting war and John Roberts need not fear the noose, but he does share a problem with Arnold. The Americans made Arnold’s name synonymous with treachery and the British didn’t trust him. I’m sure the Roberts decision on ObamaCare was seen by him as Solomonic. It wasn’t, and as his decision is analyzed and as sources in the Supreme Court expose the deliberations, Roberts will be seen as a man who put self before principle by his previous allies. The Left will take what he can give them but always view him with ambivalence.

The composition of the Court also makes it impossible for Roberts to recover his previous position as a moderate Constitutionalist. There are four Liberal votes on the Court who vote as a bloc on important issues that divide Conservatives and Liberals. Roberts can guarantee a Liberal majority in these cases, but can’t reliably deliver a Conservative one. By crossing enemy lines, he may have no choice but to join their side wholeheartedly if he wishes to leave any legacy except that of a failed traitor.

We may, unfortunately, have to live with that.


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: obamacare; roberts; supremecourt

1 posted on 07/04/2012 4:53:20 PM PDT by moneyrunner
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To: moneyrunner
Roberts chose Tyranny.

He will be known as the man who allowed the downfall of America. History will frown upon this vain man.

2 posted on 07/04/2012 4:57:11 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Chgogal
Ann Coulter was one of the few on the right who called Roberts a blank slate, who desperately wanted to be on the court and hid his opinions.
3 posted on 07/04/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by moneyrunner (I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed to its idolatries a patient knee.)
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To: moneyrunner

Well, he seems to be the 21st Century’s version of Earl Warren.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 5:01:02 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: moneyrunner
disHonorable misChief inJustice John Robs US.
5 posted on 07/04/2012 5:01:26 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: moneyrunner

When the history books are written, scholars are going view Robert’s decision on health care as the officially recognized beginning of Post-Constitutional America.


6 posted on 07/04/2012 5:11:45 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: moneyrunner

We should never refer to his infamous decision by any title other than “Roberts vs. The Constitution.”


7 posted on 07/04/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: moneyrunner

Narcissistic Roberts just made himself “the swing vote” on the Roberts court.

The toadies will line up to kiss his feet and sing his praises.

That is what will become of Roberts. Sadly, we didn’t scream when a newcomer was nominated for the chief justice chair. Could Scalia or Thomas have made it through confirmation? Who knows, but it should have been tried. With Scalia, it really would have been replacing a very conservative justice (Rehnquist) with a very conservative justice. That might have worked. In Thomas’ case, it would have been another elevation for an African American. Anita Hill might have been called on again, so better to try the Scalia route. But an unknown, new justice as Scotus chief? In retrospect, we should have screamed as loudly as over Harriet Miers.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 5:27:32 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: moneyrunner

Add Olympia Snow’s name to his
Didn’t she side with the Dems and allow the bill to go forth


9 posted on 07/04/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: moneyrunner

John Roberts has sided with the domestic Marxist homosexuals that prowl the halls of power in DC. They still do so only with the consent of We the People.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 5:47:28 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: moneyrunner

John Roberts has sided with the domestic Marxist homosexuals that prowl the halls of power in DC. They still do so only with the consent of We the People.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 5:47:35 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: moneyrunner

I don’t think it will be the Roberts court very long.

Look, the dude won’t even be able to do so much as buy a cup of coffee somewhere without facing scorn and ridicule and possibly even threats. From someone. Not even at Charbucks.

He made his bed. Now, that pretty much insures Zero will get another pick.

/Sarcasm Thank you GWB!! /Sarcasm


12 posted on 07/04/2012 5:53:29 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: moneyrunner

“John Roberts need not fear the noose”

Sez who?


13 posted on 07/04/2012 5:54:58 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: moneyrunner

Roberts has taken one powerful option off the table. There are many other paths, starting with the ballot box. The problem is that if we lose there, whether to fraud or to simple foolishness, there is one less stumbling block short of another civil war to stop the emergence of a totalitarian government. As terrible as ObamaCare is for the American people, the loss of constitutional protection will likely turn out to be even worse.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 5:59:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: djf

I don’t think Roberts would resign while Obama is President.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: moneyrunner
Roberts has no respect for the Constitution. He is a liberal activists simple minded fool.
16 posted on 07/04/2012 6:13:35 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: moneyrunner
"...John Roberts need not fear the noose..."

Wanna' bet on that?


17 posted on 07/04/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Arm_Bears; ex91B10

Unless you’re thinking of vigilantism then no, he has no fear of the noose. What he did wasn’t treasonous - just stupid.


18 posted on 07/04/2012 6:57:29 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Chgogal
In the future we'll be "celebrating" June 28, 2012 as Roberts Dependence Day.

Forget the 4th of July, it was overruled.

19 posted on 07/04/2012 7:08:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: WashingtonSource
I don’t think Roberts would resign while Obama is President.

Are you sure??

How many people thought he would vote to overturn Obamacare??

Yet we find it's his knife in the back of Constitution.

I hope this traitor POS gets jock itch, and has to scratch with a cheese grater.

20 posted on 07/04/2012 7:08:50 PM PDT by skully (06/28/2012 : The banner no longer yet waves....Gadsden DTOM)
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21 posted on 07/04/2012 7:09:47 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Paladin2
Forget the 4th of July, it was overruled.

I agree. At the picnic today anybody who wished me a Happy 4th, just got a hello back. I wasn't in the mood to celebrate the birthday of the dead Republic. Grilled meat and cold beer was my solace on the worst 4th of July in 236 years.

22 posted on 07/04/2012 7:18:32 PM PDT by skully (06/28/2012 : The banner no longer yet waves....Gadsden DTOM)
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To: rockrr
What he did wasn’t treasonous - just stupid.

If gutting 235 years of “limiting principle” and giving the Fed more power to tax us into submission isn't treason; then the word has no real meaning. And yes he was stupid too.

Vivat Imperialis Washington

23 posted on 07/04/2012 7:29:05 PM PDT by skully (06/28/2012 : The banner no longer yet waves....Gadsden DTOM)
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To: skully

>>> has to scratch with a cheese grater.

LOL, no worries. Roberts doesn’t have any (b@lls).


24 posted on 07/04/2012 7:51:00 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Chgogal

Robers = Hitler. Tyranny rules. May God have mercy on his sole. I don’t.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 8:55:12 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

Why not his koi as well?


26 posted on 07/04/2012 8:58:17 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: MtnClimber

I did not mean to imply I wish God has mercy on his soul. My post is intended to imply there is nothing God should so to accept this evil.


27 posted on 07/04/2012 8:59:41 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: going hot

And may there be mercury in his tuna, salmon, koi and sole!


28 posted on 07/04/2012 9:06:25 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: moneyrunner

If a principled conservative wins the presidency, we should not have to live with Roberts’ mistake. Three conservative justices lamented his rewrite of Obamacare. He was not authorized to change the law, only to declare it constitutional or un-. It was un-. A conservative congress could “reconcile” it right out of existence, and drum Roberts entirely out from under his black robe. Bye-bye. Hmm. A “principled politician” right or left. Possible?


29 posted on 07/04/2012 9:41:57 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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