Wingnut of the Day
This is Wendy Long. She runs something called the Judicial Confirmation Network. She used to clerk for everyone’s favorite judicial sociopath, Clarence Thomas. And now that Obama gets to put someone on the Supreme Court, she’s having a tantrum.
The current Supreme Court is a liberal, judicial activist court. Obama could make it even more of a far-left judicial activist court, for a long time to come, if he appoints radicals like Diane Wood, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. A new Justice in this mold would just entrench a bad majority for a long time.
I do not think that word means what Wendy thinks it means.
As Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has pointed out, a judge who decides cases based on her personal and political views, instead of what the law says, will have a hard time fulfilling her oath to dispense justice impartially. Senators have a constitutional duty to rigirously scrutinize [sic] the nominee on this score, and vote “no” if the nominee cannot establish that she will follow the law, rather than her own values and beliefs, as the President has suggested.
You’d think that a former Supreme Court clerk would “rigirously scrutinize” her website for spelling errors. Perhaps she was homeschooled.
It’s going to be interesting – and endlessly amusing – to watch the GOP throw tantrums about things they can’t stop. The hits will just keep coming.