As the GOP tries to find its voice, may we suggest they first reverse the Bush administration’s rejection of reality.
In this story about the coming decision to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, we have Wendy Long of the Judicial Confirmation Network and a former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas saying,
The current Supreme Court is a liberal, judicial activist court. … If Obama holds to his campaign promise to appoint a Justice who rules based on her own ‘deepest values’ and what’s in her own ‘heart’ – instead of what is in the Constitution and laws — he will be the first American President who has made lawlessness an explicit standard for Supreme Court Justices.” (emphasis added)
Let’s forget that liberals have been losing most SCOTUS decisions to a 5-4 conservative majority. But then to suggest that because Obama might consider life experiences, he therefore is looking for lawlessness as a standard for selecting a justice?
Well, reality seems out of reach for GOPers.
The GOP obviously does not have much power in D.C. these days, but just like we helped ourselves by opposing the deficit-busting stimulus, opposing left-wing nominees like her is our path back to the majority,” one Republican source said. (emphasis added)
I’m almost starting to feel sorry for the party of Coolidge, Hoover and Nixon. It’s not that they’re smoking something; they’re eating their own shit. That’ll make you sick.