Skip to comments.McGurn: Chief Justice Roberts Taxes Credibility
Posted on 07/03/2012 2:22:22 PM PDT by nerdgirl
The day after the ruling came down, this newspaper carried an article that explained Justice Roberts's decision this way: "By confounding charges that the court is too partisan, the chief justice might have earned sufficient political capital to move to the right during the next term, when the court will likely confront a host of hot-button issues, including affirmative action, gay marriage and the continued vitality of the Voting Rights Act."
If earning "sufficient political capital" is simply a consequence of his ruling, Justice Roberts cannot be blamed. If it was the aim, however, and it led to his voting as chief justice in a way he would not have voted as an associate justice, he has raised rather than resolved questions about the integrity of the Roberts court.
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Someone could make a fortune out of selling “Roberts” toilet paper, dartboards, and urinal cakes. Maybe Roberts needs to call Jane Fonda for some advice on how to handle being a traitor.
How will Roberts rule if Obama decides he wants to be President for life...or at least a third term?
Roberts is simple to figure out, and weak-minded. He caved to media pressure, headed up by the Obama regime. He will do more of it in the future, because he is a media darling and pop star now. Think of him as the McCain of the Supreme Court. He is a painted turd, and no matter how pretty he looks to some people, he is still a turd stinking up the room.
Barack Obama is so smart.
Michelle Obama is so smart.
Valarie Jarrett is so smart.
Hillary Clinton is so smart.
And now John Roberts is so smart too.
And we are all just too stoo-pid to understand how smart they are.
We are all just too stoo-pid to see how stoo-pid we are.
Please, wont someone help us?
Easy, “its not a third term, even though it is.”
From now on, let’s refer to this case as ‘Roberts vs. The Constitution.’
He wants a legacy? Let’s give him one.
Yep. He’s just a puking sell out. Its not complicated.
-The American Crisis, December 23, 1776, Thomas Paine
ObamaCare - Live Your Carefree Lifestyle
Ultimate Healthcare - Communist / Marxist / Maoist / Socialist
Even FR's polyannas have to agree we were had.
“...when the court will likely confront a host of hot-button issues, including affirmative action, gay marriage and the continued vitality of the Voting Rights Act.”
Or, maybe not if Romneybama isn’t a afraid to rule by executive order.
Two can play at that game.
Roberts won’t read any of this. He’s laid the egg and now off from the henhouse.
Neither fish nor fowl, Roberts will be forever distrusted by both sides, but I suppose that’s part of his “gen(i)us.”
I don’t know why he needs political capital when he’s appointed for life.
the stupid GOP should start running this AD. “If you are uninsured and ahve a job, you now must get insurance - (insert Pelosi about free riders and Obambi making a comment) then tell them this will cost you about $200.00 per month because they think you need the smae coverage as your parents. Tell the president you think this is great and you can’t wait to pay.”
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