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Remember when this guy was supposed to be a conservative? Right, that worked out nicely for the right wing activists, huh? Now Supreme Court Justice David Souter is making his most liberal move yet. He is retiring. It’s the perfect opportunity for Obama to nominate a liberal who turns out to be a pro-life conservative. It could happen.

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5 Comments

  1. When pigs fly. I mean when H1N1 flies.

  2. I found Obama’s comments on the selection of a new justice rather revealing:

    “Now, the process of selecting someone to replace Justice Souter is among my most serious responsibilities as President. So I will seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity. I will seek someone who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a case book. It is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s lives — whether they can make a living and care for their families; whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.

    I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people’s hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving as just decisions and outcomes. I will seek somebody who is dedicated to the rule of law, who honors our constitutional traditions, who respects the integrity of the judicial process and the appropriate limits of the judicial role. I will seek somebody who shares my respect for constitutional values on which this nation was founded, and who brings a thoughtful understanding of how to apply them in our time.”

    So Obama has respect for the Constitution’s “traditions and values”. Uh! How about the Constitutions “wording and clear meaning”! Of course if you applied them to our time you wouldn’t be able to make them mean want you want. This is the postmodern President, justice isn’t about “some abstract legal theory” it’s about abstract values that the law makers decide to place on us. What he wants is the rule of men, not the rule of law. That is another step on the way to the destruction of a true “liberal” society.

  3. That’s right. Obama only taught constitutional law at The University of Chicago’s Law School for twelve years. If only he had owned a Texas baseball team, then he would truly be qualified to nominate a Supreme Court Justice of the caliber of a… oh, I don’t know…Harriet Miers, maybe? I am just glad to have a President who can at least tell liberal justices from conservative ones. Neither Bush was particularly perceptive, huh?

  4. I am no defender of either George the Dumb or George the Dumbest. My argument isn’t about Republicans or Democrats. The Republicans deserve everything they get because they weren’t good constitutionalist either. They wanted to manipulate the constitution and now its payback time.

    Your argument always wants to say NOT BUSH, therefore the answer must be OBAMA. My answer is we are screwed either way (I used to think that the republicans were the lesser of two evils but Bush killed that one). I have said it many times, you rightly point out inconsistencies among your “favorite” conservative Republican evangelicals. Good for you! The trouble is you fail to see the intellectual inconsistency of the “liberal” argument (if you would like I would be glad to describe them in detail). I just think your smarter than that.

    Oh, by the way, Milton Freidman taught at University of Chicago and you don’t seem to think his economics should be the standard.

  5. I think it was the American electorate who said the answer was Obama. By the way, I’m sure Bob Barr will make excellent Supreme Court picks when a Libertarian sits in the oval office. Right after he throws the IRS in the brig and deftly dismantles the federal government.(I hope you are smarter than that).


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