Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Punch-Drunk Obama, The Constitution & Justice Ginsburg

Barack went after Palin with a 'lipstick on a pig', which is up there on the figurative incendiary scale. So it's ironic that Obama throws a bomb thrower in the mix:
We don’t always catch the right person. We may think this is Mohammed the terrorist, it might be Mohammed the cab driver. You may think it’s Barack the bomb thrower, but it might be Barack the guy running for president.

What if it's both? Obama's yelled out: "Don’t mock the Constitution! Don’t make fun of it!" to make the point that he really, really cares about the constitutional rights of suspected terrorists, and the Evil Republicans (TM) mocking his over-concern is really mocking the constitution. He's questioning their Constitutional Patriotism.

But who's the mocker here? Obama has signalled who he doesn't want on the Supreme Court by dissing the great Justice Clarence Thomas (see also WSJ online), and he has signalled that he wants Justices with empathy:

"We need somebody who’s got the empathy to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. ... In those difficult cases, the critical ingredient is supplied by what is in the judge's heart." - Barack Obama

Obama's ideal? None other than Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Obama's favorite Jurist, the liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg, when not sleeping on the job, decided to mock the Constitution herself by:

  • Ruling against our 2nd Amendment rights in her dissenting vote on Heller v DC
  • Voting against the due process rights of property owners in the infamous Kelo decision
  • Ruling to strike down a partial-birth abortion ban, dissenting from the court ruling that upheld the law and ignoring the rights of the unborn
  • Ruling against equality of opportunity without regard to race and upholding racial preferences in Grutter
Not only is there a mockery of the Constitution from the liberal activist Ginsburg, but Obama's favorite Justice apparently has no empathy for gun owners, property owners, the unborn, and whites trying to get accepted to law school.

Obama can rap the Republicans for a different view of what the Constitution says, but McCain and his nominees will not mock our Constitution, they will rule on it and enforce it!

"I will look for accomplished men and women with a proven record of excellence in the law, and a proven commitment to judicial restraint. I will look for people in the cast of John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and my friend the late William Rehnquist -- jurists of the highest caliber who know their own minds, and know the law, and know the difference." - John McCain, Wake Forest University speech

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's more than punch-drunk:

"Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn't been about that, me trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn't make any difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate's sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you'd met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. ...You might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection." -- Barack Obama