Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Republic of Obama

It seems like there is always something darker in prospect when considering the One. From what Steven Calabresi points out here, Oprah Winfrey would be a typical Supreme Court justice on an Obama court.

Speaking in July 2007 at a conference of Planned Parenthood, he said: "[W]e need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."

Just what we need--like we need a bunch of little Marxist, William Ayers types infesting all the lower federal courts, where a significant amount of constitutional doctrine is worked out--remember only a small number of cases make the docket of the Supremes. Much of what lower federal court judges do is not only permanent, but unreviewed.

Imagine a raft of these whackos serving up social policy as judicial diktat, flooding the zone with so much constitution-subverting drivel that, in league with a Congress newly immune from re-election hazard by way of their own legislative derring-do, we have a permanent Democrat government with no popular control--merely symbolic rituals of voting. Something like the hapless European publics.

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