Posted by: Rick | Tuesday, April 3, 2012


It’s probably safe to assume that when the Republican Party really needs an outrageously partisan Supreme Court ruling, the Republican majority will oblige. (See Bush v. Gore and Citizens United.) But in the Obamacare case, could these crooks be shamed into doing the right thing for once? From Greg Sargent’s blog:

I didn’t mention this yesterday, but in his interview with me about the limiting principle, former Reagan Solicitor General Charles Fried was scaldingly critical of the willingness of the conservative bloc of Supreme Court justices to traffic in some of the most well-worn Tea Party tropes about Obamacare.

“I was appalled to see that at least a couple of them were repeating the most tendentious of the Tea Party type arguments,” Fried said. “I even heard about broccoli. The whole broccoli argument is beneath contempt. To hear it come from the bench was depressing.”

Forget Madison and Jefferson. We’ve got Hannity and Limbaugh!

Scalia, Alito and Kennedy may be cheap political hacks, but I don’t think they want to go down in history as The Three Stooges of American jurisprudence — although Scalia would make an excellent Moe.

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.



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