This is hilarious. After having their heads handed to them this week in what some call the most brutal week of the Obama administration, crybaby Democrats are sniveling over the beatdown administered by the conservative justices, notably Antonin Scalia. The left came in unprepared to defense this abomination of Obama’s, clueless that the right has logic, the law and the American people on their side. So now having failed miserably with their silly War on Women nonsense and with the War on Limbaugh having badly backfired, get ready for the War on the Supreme Court.
Democrats are fuming over Justice Antonin Scalia’s conduct during this week’s Supreme Court deliberations on President Obama’s healthcare law.
Scalia appeared hostile to the law while several of the high court’s liberal justices seemed to cheerlead for its defense. But it was Scalia’s attitude that rubbed some Democrats the wrong way.
Scalia mocked the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback” without seeming to know that provision was stripped out of the law two years ago.
Scalia also joked the task of having to review the complex bill violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
“You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?” he quipped. “Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one.”
Aren’t we always told conservatives have no sense of humor while unfunny so-called comedians like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on the cutting edge of humor? Well, here we have Scalia cracking a joke and these people are whining over it. Who are the ones with no sense of humor?
“Scalia said [Wednesday] that it was totally unrealistic to read the whole law. Sen. Nelson didn’t think it was too much for the justices to know what they’re talking about when questioning the law’s content,” said Nelson spokesman Jake Thompson.
“It seems fitting that Justice Scalia’s attempt at humor instead displayed his ignorance of the law. Sen. Nelson hopes the justice will concentrate on the actual instead of the perceived or interpreted views as he weighs the laws against the Constitution,” Thompson added.
This from a guy who sold his honor by voting for the law without ever reading it himself. Really, you can’t make this stuff up. It’s not Scalia’s job to read 2700 pages, it’s the responsibility of those who voted for it. Or has Nelson forgotten that “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it”?
meanwhile, get ready for the intimidation campaign against Scalia to take off. Just a taste:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said colleagues should not be surprised by Scalia’s behavior.
“That’s the way he always is. This after all is the man who helped push through Bush versus Gore, which every historian is going to say was a crazy thing,” Leahy said.
See, that Scalia is crazy, so how can he be trusted?
Whenever a Republican or conservative questions the credibility of a hack judge we’re lectured about separation of the branches of government, how sacrosanct judges are, blah blah blah. But when a Supreme Court justice follows the law and goes against the left’s desires, well, he’s just a little nuts, isn’t he?
If that’s not enough, there’s always guilt by association.
Scalia’s close relationship with former Vice President Dick Cheney adds fuel to Democratic doubts about Scalia’s impartiality on politically charged legal issues.
But Sotomayor and Kagan, not to mention Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg, they’re above reproach.
So expect the flailing failed president to run against the Supreme Court once ObamaCare is consigned to the dustbin of history. As always, his media finds the silver lining for him in what’s sure to be a humiliating, crushing defeat.
Democratic political consultant James Carville said that if the court were to strike down the law, “the Republican Party will own the healthcare system for the foreseeable future.”
“Go see (conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin) Scalia when you want healthcare,” he told CNN.
A ruling against “Obamacare”, as opponents have dubbed the law, could also take much of the steam out of an issue that has been a rallying cry for Republicans seeking to take over the White House and Senate, and keep control of the House of Representatives, in the November 6 elections.