Friday, May 1, 2009

Bush v. Souter

While David Souter could only be regarded as liberal in an age when the Washington consensus has been that the center lies somewhere far to the right of Richard Nixon, anyone who despises Bush v. Gore is a friend of mine:

"He was very aggrieved by December 12, 2000," said Ralph Neas, former director of the liberal advocacy group People for the American Way. "He believed it was the ultimate politicization of the Supreme Court."


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Silence DoGood said...

Many conservatives applauded the federal courts stepping in the decside a state issue because it worked out for them.

Are these the same conservatives that supposedly stand for "states rights"?


globeisatrocious said...

Kennedy was to the right of Nixon, but that was before your time, back when Specter was switching from Dem to Repub for a handful of gold pieces - and BTW, why is 'centrist' Souter planting soulful kisses in the ear of a liberal advocacy group director?

lovable liberal said...

There must be a photo somewhere where Kennedy is literally to the right of Nixon. You paleo-, neo-, it's-all-the-same-cons are revisionist historians of the rankest sort. You want it to be true, but it just isn't.

In 50 years, your successors will be trying to claim that Barack Obama was to the right of Duhbya. Some of you already are.

globeisatrocious said...

Obama is to the right of Bush on gay marriage and now Guantanamo

globeisatrocious said...

Oh yeah and Kennedy, cuts in marginal rate, Nixon, OSHA and price controls. Nixon tapes Oval Office conversations, Kennedy installs the tape machine.

lovable liberal said...

If all my guys are to the right of your guys, what's your problem with them?

Your claims are mostly nonsense, especially the one about Guantánamo. The Bushists put an internment camp in a place they believed they could escape all law. To keep a fig leaf in front of its nether regions, they put in place military tribunals that were bullshit in intent and implementation. They had no intention of winnowing out the innocent from the minor thugs from the really dangerous jihadis. They refused Constitutional oversight like the authoritarians they were.

Now, Obama will close Guantánamo in an orderly and safe fashion. You conservatives actually believed your own bullshit about singing kumbaya with the bad guys, but that was never the intention or desire of those of us who want America to be a lawful and secure place.

You don't seem to be able to make a single argument that's not simplistic bullshit.