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Chief Justice Roberts is wrong in two distinct ways in criticizing Trump
American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2018 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 11/22/2018 10:39:56 AM PST by conservative98

The chief justice is just about as believable insisting that politics doesn't affect the judiciary as Iran's President Ahmadinejad was when he told a Columbia University audience that there are no gays in Iran. Groucho Marx articulated the dilemma with the immortal line, "Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?"

Or, as Mark Levin posted on Facebook:

"It appears John Roberts doesn't live in the real world. A few decades ago he understood that there are, in fact, too many progressive judges and justices who legislate from the bench. Indeed, when it came to Obamacare, Roberts himself led the court's leftists in rewriting the Constitution and imposing that damnable law on all of us. We don't need any lectures from him. Indeed, he should be admonishing his own branch of government for its outrageous activism rather than playing to the media by attacking the president. Classless."

Roberts has remained silent as a series of outrageous decisions from federal district judges has substituted a single judge's decision on what the POTUS should do for the authority granted to the chief executive by the Constitution.

Another time that the chief justice remained silent happened in the 2010 State of the Union Address, when President Obama explicitly attacked the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United, and his colleague, Justice Alito, mouthed "Not true," only to be rebuked by many commentators.

For at least six decades, courts have been legislating from the bench, and finally a president has taken this on. We can expect the entire institutional weight of the establishment to come down hard on him. The only thing Trump has going for his position is reality.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bushjudge; johnroberts; justiceroberts; marklevin; roberts; scotus; thomaslifson; trump; trumpjusticeroberts; trumptweet
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1 posted on 11/22/2018 10:39:56 AM PST by conservative98
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Exactly, Roberts made a preposterously deceitful statement and was way out of line. https://t.co/JKIcWBfpRo— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 22, 2018


2 posted on 11/22/2018 10:40:08 AM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Robert’s is as corrupt as they come.


3 posted on 11/22/2018 10:41:38 AM PST by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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Fox News just had an establishment talking head on that agrees with John Roberts. I had to turn it off.


4 posted on 11/22/2018 10:42:24 AM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Fox News has another one one agreeing with Roberts. Fair and balanced?


5 posted on 11/22/2018 10:48:11 AM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Roberts has been an idiot since he helped the Kenyan shove Obamacare down the throats of Americans.


6 posted on 11/22/2018 10:52:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: conservative98

Judges make decisions based upon their political leanings? Preposterous! Next you’ll be telling me the news media is biased.


7 posted on 11/22/2018 10:52:53 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: conservative98

Trump needs to find out what DS and the libs have on this POS. Then, use it to bring him to resignation. Whatever it is/was, is a 2-edged sword that cuts both ways. Use it to force his resignation and get rid of this traitorous POS.


8 posted on 11/22/2018 10:53:09 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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9 posted on 11/22/2018 10:53:31 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: conservative98

FOX is worthless. They’ve gone over to the Dark Side.


10 posted on 11/22/2018 10:53:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: conservative98

Can anyone photoshop Baghdad Bob with Roberts face and the Caption “There are no Obama Judges” ?


11 posted on 11/22/2018 10:56:46 AM PST by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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To: conservative98

NOT a dependable conservative vote here. We need another strong conservative justice. Or two.


12 posted on 11/22/2018 10:59:06 AM PST by rktman ( #My2nd! Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Thing with FOX is that they do take in dissenting voices to try to present balance. They have Marie Harf, and they also have Juan Williams. If the Democrats refuse to hear dissent in their own ranks, FOX will give the dissenters air time. There is also Shep Smith who regularly goes rogue.

They have the reputation for being there to present a conservative point of view, but I think that is not right. They do offer viewpoints across the spectrum.


13 posted on 11/22/2018 10:59:25 AM PST by BlackAdderess (Dear GOP, please learn to punish bad behavior and reward good behavior instead of the opposite)
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To: conservative98
Did Roberts watch the Kavanaugh hearings?
14 posted on 11/22/2018 10:59:37 AM PST by ActresponsiblyinVA
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He’s a RINO and playing for the demonrats. I gave him a second chance with this new administration. After this, I’ve washed my hands of him.


15 posted on 11/22/2018 11:06:18 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: conservative98
any time some black robbed malcontent says they are striking down a presidential order it should immediately goto the Supreme Court for a ruling
16 posted on 11/22/2018 11:06:31 AM PST by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: lgjhn23

It was rumored he was being blackmailed over his kids’ out of country adoptions. The kids have reached majority so that’s not in play anymore.


17 posted on 11/22/2018 11:08:37 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: conservative98

Wonder if Justice Roberts regrets walking into this rhetorical Street Fight where all can stand around and look?
That was his choice alone. I know each and every other Supreme Court Judge has an opinion on it, but will likely never say so in a public forum.

I can see Ruth Bader G. expressing her total support of Rodger’s statements as she speaks on CNN. She can say whatever the hell she pleases, because she’s an Uber-Liberal Very-Eldery Woman.
Ruth could go at any moment, and she knows there is nothing to lose by saying what she pleases. She only gains in celebrityhood.


18 posted on 11/22/2018 11:08:41 AM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: conservative98
Judges are not political. The left's issues with Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Brett Kavanaugh, really any judge appointed by a republican (except John Roberts) were all purely based on legal analyses, surely. /s

Come to think of it, the fact that Roberts sailed through without much of a pushback ought to have been a big red flag.

19 posted on 11/22/2018 11:10:30 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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Democrats govern through judicial tyranny, activist judges winning votes for Democrats by establishing unconstitutional protections and privileges for special interest voters.


20 posted on 11/22/2018 11:17:12 AM PST by Amendment10
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