Skip to comments.Sandra Day O’Connor At The Alfalfa Club Dinner
Posted on 02/02/2012 2:49:28 PM PST by bkopto
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor apparently got in a real zinger at last weekends Alfalfa Club dinner:
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor made a joke about the GOP candidates Saturday that reportedly drew much laughter. At the black-tie steak-and-lobster Alfalfa Club dinner Saturday among political and business elites in Washington, she said that of two GOP presidential candidates, one is a practicing polygamist, and hes not even the Mormon, according to an Associated Press report.
The remark appeared to be a comparison between Romneys Mormon faith (which no longer allows polygamy) and thrice-married Newt Gingrich. The dinner is closed to the press.
(Excerpt) Read more at outsidethebeltway.com ...
Very classy of her.
OK. So where’s the joke?
O’Connor is the joke. Another overrated left winger my home state turned loose on the country.
“one is a practicing polygamist, and hes not even the Mormon”
Thanks, I thought I was the only one.
The remark appeared to be a comparison between Romneys Mormon faith (which no longer allows polygamy
When did that happen ???
The Mormons still have polygamy as the most important doctrine in their religion
d&c 132 is still their doctrine
they call it “first principle”
and its necessary in their beliefs for a man to be a polygamist in order to become a god and have his own planet of many young concubines
I'm so ashamed . . .
She is proof that Ronaldus Magnus was not perfect.
From her comments over the years, it is clear she thinks Scotus is supreme among the three branches.
I hope she lives long enough to watch President Newt hang, draw and quarter the Ninth Circus.
Country is dying and sliding down the greased slope to ruin and we have a former SCOTUS justice acting like a damned fool
Wonder if she ever cut jokes about Clinton
I’m surprised she can keep the oatmeal from falling out of her mouth.
one is a practicing polygamist,
Yes he is
Romney is a Mormon...a polygamist religion
Polygamy is one of the main tenets of Mormonism...
Ever time Romney intones his sanctimonious “I believe in the faith of my fathers” he is “sustaining” once again the polygamy that he family practiced for generations right down to his father George Romney...
His gg grandfathers had several wives as did his g greatfathers and his grandfather..
the Romneys fled into Mexico and settled there so that they wouldnt go to jail in the US for their criminal bigamy..
There was a large colony of polygamists or Mormons living in Mexico for decades..
They planned to stay there and not come back but a revolution caused many of the Mormons in the next generation to come to the US, George Romney among them..
As a temple Mormn and a high priest and a bishop, Romney has taught this same ritual of polygamy in the Mormon religious services..
as a temple Mormon Romney has to believe and “sustain” that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and correct in all he claimed that the Mormon gods told him to teach...the main thing was the need for polygamy..
The prophet who made that proclaimation continued to practice polygamy until his death
as did the other Mormon leaders at the time
and the following Mormon prophets also
They practiced polygamy way into the 20th Century till about 1930
They didnt give up anything
In fact the first man they sent to congress from the new state of Utah was a polygamist and they knew it when they voted for him AFTER 1890..
But the decent people around the country objected to the sinful practice of polygamy..
there was a petition against him ever being allowed to sit
7 MILLION Christians signed it...
at the time the Romneys were still hiding out in Mexico thumbing their noses at the US Constitution and decency laws and practicing polygamy...
Adultery isn't polygamy.
If one gets the facts wrong, that just makes one stupid.
Stupidity can be funny, though.
I agree. It was pretty funny. I see nothing wrong with her doing that joke.
On the other hand, her record on the Supreme Court was a real joke. She was a mediocre, affirmative-action indecisive mealy-mouthed DISGRACE. I’ll try to think of some other things.
IMHO, O’Connor should have been impeached for her opinion in Casey v. Planned Parenthood, in which she, by her own admission, placed a determination made by a branch of government (the Judiciary, acting through the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973) above her own understanding of the U.S. Constitution. Her idolatry of stare decisis ran afoul of one of the most basic principles of American hermeneutics, one famously expounded upon by Justice Marshall in the seminal case of Marbury v. Madison: that the U.S. Constitution is higher law, and trumps any decision by a branch of government.
Brilliantly stated, Mr. Levin. :-)
When I was in law school in the mid-1990s, I thought it would be a great idea to write a law journal article on my revelation that stare decisis, when applied by the Supreme Court (as opposed to by the “inferior tribunals” bound to follow precedents from higher courts), was unconstitutional, but my Con Law professor pointed me to an article written by Professor McConnell I believe it was that said the same thing (but which I hadn’t even heard of before), so that was that. I don’t know when Levin reached the same conclusion as McConnell and I.
you’re in distinguished company
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