Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Stare Decisis My Ass

There's no other way to say this: John Roberts is lying through his teeth when he says that Roe v. Wade is settled case law, and the principle of stare decisis applies (i.e., that the case is decided through prior court decisions and a precedent is set).

He is fucking lying, and the weak-kneed Dems are letting him get away with it. When it comes to the lying wingnut assholes on the Republican Supreme Court, there is no such thing as settled case law.

A quick review of the last court shows decisions on gay rights and death penalty issues that were, we all thought, settled case law.

And why shouldn't Roberts lie? We had twelve years of Ronald "I was asleep" Reagan and Papa Doc "Read my hips" Bush lying constantly, plus for the last five years every time anyone in this maladministration opens his or her mouth, lies pour out faster than the water over Niagara Falls. And everyone is getting away with it. There is no accountability, and there are no consequences to the flood of lies that wash over us daily.

And don't let's forget that Clarence "Houseboy" Thomas stated, under oath, in his own confirmation hearing in 1991 that he believed in stare decisis and he didn't have any strong feelings on the abortion issue. The fucker wasn't ten minutes under the hairy thumb of Antonin Quack-Quack Scalia when he started saying shit like this: "We believe that Roe was wrongly decided, and that it can and should be overruled...The issue is whether it [the right to choose] is a liberty protected by the Constitution of the United States. I am sure it is not."

And nobody has even bothered to try to call him on it. Why would Roberts lying under oath be any different.

This fucker is going to be head of the Supreme Court for the next 30 years. Or more. Can we really stand this as a nation? I guess we'll have to find out, since I'll bet the Dems are going to roll over and let the Rethugs walk all over them.



drainbamage said...

Never thought he was a real canidate and did not think it would go this far. The question is why are the democrats going against their values?

WHY? Cause shurb boy spent more money than they could raise?

WHY? Cause they are part of the entire facade?


The Truffle said...

They haven't come to a vote yet, so it's too early to say who'll vote where. I'm betting the DINOS (Lieberman, Landrieu et al.) vote to confirm him, and the Boxers, Schumers, and Feingolds vote no.