“Sotomayor, Kagan Browbeat Scalia over Voting Rights Act Argument”
They are intolerant of intolerance, you see — so much so that they are hailed by the progressive activists pretending to be mainstream journalists for essentially blocking arguments (before the Court!) that run contrary to their world view. Which of course is not really what anyone should hail in Supreme Court Justice, unless, that is, one thinks of the court not as some neutral arbiter of Constitutional law, but rather as a political advocate for collectivism, special dispensation, identity politics, and political correctness — all of which is wrapped-up in the dignified-sounding label, “social justice.”
It’s who they are. It’s what they do.
And “conservative” Chief Justice John Roberts, God bless him, thinks the appearance of court unity is paramount, even when compromise must certainly and ultimately come at the expense of a move ever leftward.
– Which it almost has to do, if only to counter the nefarious aims of TEA Party radicals looking to re-institute stable constitutionalism and limit the size and scope of a federal government that has burdened us with enormous debt, mountains of onerous regulation (even water vapor and human exhalation are under the EPA’s purview as “pollutants”), and allowed the currency to weaken to the point where we must borrow and print just to maintain the appearance of actual solvency.
The bitterclinging traitors. Best if we just shuffle them off to gulags now while there’s still time. John McCain, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie will even help round them up. To show that they, at least, respect the spirit of bipartisanship that is otherwise so evident among mainstream Republicans and Democrats, both of whom go out of their way to compromise, and so don’t deserve the kind of pushback from fringe lunatics (who themselves represent entire voting constituencies of fringe lunatics!) to which they’ve been so egregiously and unceremoniously of late subjected.
(h/t Geoff B)