I have to agree Dakota..., it is what comes to mind every time says they are staying home come November because Obama is what we deserve over the centrist Romney..... that will become a regret as our children and grandchild for generations get ruled on by Obama lasting court appointees.
Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee and only a fool would think otherwise.
Given that Romney has been political chameleon his whole career were we can have an effect is the background he plays against. VP, platform, Cabinet - even the House and Senate are all in play and ripe for conservative agitation.
It is the opposite of this can do spirit that I cannot accept. The crying, whining, screaming and kicking that because my guy didn't win I'm taking my toys and running home. Grow up people.
>that will become a regret as our children and grandchild for generations get ruled on by Obama lasting court appointees.
That’s ridiculous on its face:
A SC Justice can be removed from office by 1) impeachment, & 2) committing a felony (Good behavior clause), and 3) assassination (why do you think they have US Marshall protection?).
The felony one would be absurdly easy to get them on; consider the Kelo decision wherein the court justified the use of a *projection* as satisfying the “public use” requirements of the 5th Amendment. US Code, Title 18, part 1, Sec 242 says:
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
This is a felony offense; and given that in order to have a majority opinion the USSC has to have more than one person concurring so the “two or more” is satisfied. Furthermore, using their own decision as “proof” of the “constitutionality” of the ruling would be invalid; for one thing it presupposes that the USSC is greater than the Constitution, having the authority to alter it at will... for another it is the very act in question.