Skip to comments.Black robes can't hide the truth
Posted on 04/04/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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 the 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.
The Supreme Court mirrors the setup on Fox News: There are liberals who make arguments, but they are foils, in the background, trying to get in a few words before the commercials. Just as in the Senate's shameful Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, the liberals on the court focus on process and the conservatives focus on results. John Roberts Jr.'s benign beige facade is deceiving; he's a crimson partisan, simply more cloaked than the ideologically rigid and often venomous Scalia.
Now conservative justices may throw Obama's hard-won law out of those fine big windows. In 2005, Scalia was endorsing a broad interpretation of the clauses now under scrutiny from the majority. Scalia, Roberts, Thomas and Samuel Alito feel it is the province and duty of the judiciary to say "what the law is, not what it should be." But the majority's political motives are as naked as a strip-search.
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accountable to no one once they give the last word
The SC doesn’t have the last word (or at least shouldn’t) The last word belongs to the people.
And thank you for the amazing pic. I think I recognize her but can’t think of the name. A true beauty!!
Dowd is so dowdy. Her bitterness is eating her up inside, making her the perfect foil for the global Marxist planners. What a piece of sour work she proves herself to be. She hates America so much, why doesn’t the beotch move to a socialist paradise? ... Because bitter fools like her must trash the good to feel they are alive. What a nasty piece of work she is now. I’m so glad Michael Douglas didn’t stay in her web.
This silly PMSing harpy doesn’t have a problem with those black robes when their ruling favors her precious liberals.
Ah, yes. Whenever I'm in need of the unvarnished truth regarding U.S. history I turn to Maureen Dowd.
Aw, come on.
Tell how you REALLY feel, Maureen.
Obama and the Dowd are channeling the ghost of Gov. George Wallace who defied the USCOTUS.
Seems Obama has more in common with a 60’s white separatist than the mainstream of American thought.
Dowd seems a bit peeved! Most be over that “Roe vs Wade”
application of the law.
You know, I’m really not a fan of Maureen Dawd.
The Maureen Dowd Rule: All reposts of a Maureen Dowd article SHALL be accompanied by a photograph of Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Nine people in black robes.
Another one of your creations spot on!
So, Maureen, what I hear you saying is that Conservatives on the court focus on process and the Liberals focus on results.
We have the decoder ring, you know. We know that the opposite of what you say is what you really mean.
For liberals, history always begins this morning.
Could have used a hurl alert.
Gee Affirmative Action and ROVE V. WADE were really unifying decisions. < /sarc >