Skip to comments.Is John Robertsí Clash With Trump An Ominous Warning Of Things To Come?
Posted on 11/23/2018 12:21:31 AM PST by Kaslin
After yet another liberal California judge earlier this week blocked one of President Trumps policies - this time a new asylum rule that would have required applicants to arrive at a designated port of entry (a lot to ask, I know) - the understandably frustrated president lashed out at liberal courts in general.
I think its a disgrace when every case gets filed in the 9th Circuit, said Trump. Thats not law, thats not what this country stands for. Every case that gets filed in the 9th Circuit, we get beaten and then we end up having to go to the Supreme Court, like the travel ban, and we won.
The president was referring to the fact that, as luck has it, the decision would need to be appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Known affectionately as the 9th Circus Court or The Nutty 9th, this wackadoodle collection of Birkenstock-wearing hippies who call themselves judges - the same group that famously ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because it contains the words under God - seems to take delight in foiling literally everything Trump-related that comes before them on the basis of the firm legal precedent that Trumps a meanie.
How liberal? Put it this way - so liberal even the squishy Senator Jeff Flake introduced a bill last year that would have split them up, lamenting that the court, as currently comprised, represents 40 percent of all the landmass in the U.S., 20 percent of the population.
So when Trump took a swipe at this black-robe-clad West-Coast edition of the Che Guevara fan club, he merely echoed sentiments conservatives have had for years. But because its all cool and stuff to criticize Trump, none other than Chief Justice John Roberts felt obligated to speak out.
We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges, Roberts said in a statement to the Associated Press. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.
Interestingly, as Senator Chuck Grassley pointed out Wednesday via Twitter, presidents have criticized courts before - even the Supreme Court - and not gotten nearly the backlash from Roberts.
Grassleys history lesson referred to 2010, when former President Obama criticized the Supreme Courts then-recent 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, a campaign finance case, during his first State of the Union speech. Obamas public humiliation of the court in front of the entire nation - while they were all sitting there, no less - was so egregious that Justice Alito felt compelled to famously mouth the words not true as the world looked on.
To his credit, Roberts addressed the issue several weeks later but his criticism wasnt so much directed at Obama himself, but rather at the very troubling political atmosphere at the State of the Union address. In fact, the chief justice actually went out of his way to suggest that Obama and others have an obligation to criticize what we do if they disagree.
Not so with Trump, of course. Instead, were lectured about judges somehow being apolitical when anyone with any political sense knows thats not true.
Can we attribute Roberts statement to congeniality alone? Sure, its good to get along with the people you work with, especially if youre stuck with them literally for life. It would be miserable to have the same hatred for people you spend most of your day with that Left and Right seem to have for each other in the Trump-era. So in that sense I get that Kavanaugh and Kagan probably enjoy playing patty-cake together and Roberts probably gets a do-gooder rush when he holds Ginsburgs knitting while she takes her 5th power nap of the day.
But lets not forget that these judges are literally deciding whether America prospers over the next several decades or whether our country turns into a Third World hellhole. Yes, they have far too much power, but power they have, power that affects us all in more ways than we can imagine. They may be set for life, but our lives in many ways hang in the balance.
Roberts statement responding to Trump, while assumedly well-meaning, speaks to the myopia of a man who has been removed from the life of an ordinary American for far too long. No Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges ?? Is this man serious? First of all, are there ANY examples of a judge appointed by Obama or Clinton NOT consistently ruling to strip the Constitution of every shred of its original meaning and turn the United States into a Third World banana republic?
On the other hand, while there are wonderful examples of judges appointed by conservative presidents literally preserving our nation with smart rulings, why do far too many of these judges get mushy in the head as their time on the bench grows? We all know what happened to David Souter. The real question is - will the same fate befall John Roberts?
President Trump deservedly lashed out at the chief justice again on Thanksgiving:
Justice Roberts can say what he wants, but the 9th Circuit is a complete & total disaster, Trump tweeted. It is out of control, has a horrible reputation, is overturned more than any Circuit in the Country, 79%, & is used to get an almost guaranteed result. Judges must not Legislate Security and Safety at the Border, or anywhere else. They know nothing about it and are making our Country unsafe. Our great Law Enforcement professionals MUST BE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB! If not there will be only bedlam, chaos, injury and death. We want the Constitution as written!
The Constitution as written. Perish the thought. Sure, maybe thats what most ordinary Americans want, but does John Roberts? Or does the man who has already ruled to keep Obamacare wish to replace Anthony Kennedy as the courts swing-vote, and thus the most important person in America?
Roberts was always the weak sister. Of course there are ObamaJudges. You can tell them when they rule that every action by Trump is unconstitutional.
They are not really judges. They are political hacks wearing robes and they know they have the power to delay every act of the President. And so they do. They are ObamaJudges.
I certainly hope so. It’s time to get off top dead center.
If there are no “obama judges”, “Bush judges”, or “Clinton Judges”, then pray-tell me why the liberals and the media are SO AGAINST TRUMP APPOINTING JUDGES?
What was the great sham fight against Kavenaugh all about...it was about keeping a “TRUMP JUDGE OFF THE COURT”.
Roberts is a turncoat who, himself, needs to be impeached.
Roberts didn't have to turn his coat.
Bush is derp state.
Roberts was appointed by Bush.
Therefore, Roberts is derp state.
He was never ours.
Bush appointed Alito.
Whatever happened, it happened before the Souter confirmation vote.
In October 1990, the Democrats controlled the Senate 55-45.
46 Democrats voted “Yes” for Souter.
9 Democrats voted “No.”
4 of those Democrats would eventually run for president, so they likely voted “No” as a political insurance policy.
The Democrats have not made a Supreme Court mistake since Byron White in 1962, and even White voted with the Democrats more than 50% of the time.
There’s something going on in Washington D.C. So many people decide to become total dicks ! It’s like they can’t help themselves . It must be something in the water . Causing chronic Ego-itis .
Only after a Free Republic insurrection destroyed Bush's first nominee - the “non-partisan” Harriet Miers - in October 2005.
2005-2006 was Free Republic's finest, most thrilling, and most consequential hour.
The internal GOP revolt that crushed the Bush-McCain Amnesty and the Harriet Miers nomination began and was sustained on these very same pages.
Robert ... Bush Globalist choice. Will be the Kennedy reincarnated, at best. He won’t be a man and defend himself, for something he started and should have kept his mouth shut about, instead he’ll take the President’s responses as a personal insult, nor will he accept that the President is right. Nor, is he apparently able to admit that the 9th Circuit is a travesty to the justice, is routinely(if not always) overturned due to their personal, VERY PARTIAL AND VERY BIASED liberal opinions.
He’s a moron. Hopefully, the President has the dirt on Roberts, that obama used against him.
What we have is an extraordinary group of very liberal judges.
Is Roberts stupid or what? They have been nothing but political until now. Pres. Trump didn’t nominate Kavanaugh because of politics, he was nominated as hopefully someone that will help save this Republic because he will FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION and not do the Deep State’s bidding like Roberts when he forced Obamacare on us with some BS tax crap. Roberts needs to shut his mouth before he proves what a little puppet he is.
just john roberts ducking obamasick again
duck sick, john roberts! you undoubtedly enjoy your “job”
Roberts is still being blackmailed over his two boys he adopted, some day illegally.
He should be exposed and forced to resign or impeached. And what was with the two swear ins with Obama?
How well I remember the insurection here.
Human trafficking his adopted kids. Roberts should resign.
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