Justice Ginsburg to Egyptian TV: You probably don’t want to use our Constitution as a model

posted at 6:05 pm on February 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via MEMRI TV, skip ahead to 9:28. I’m actually sort of charmed that a left-wing jurist thinks it matters much what’s written in a nation’s constitution. Our Supreme Court managed to tease a right to abortion out of a clause governing legal procedure, didn’t it? Seventy years earlier, a right-wing Court teased a right of contract out of the same provision. If you can do that, there ain’t much you can’t do. In fact, we’re on the cusp right now of Congress being granted a new power to force Americans to buy certain products; the clause responsible for that, which deals with regulating commerce between states, was somehow used a few years ago to reach marijuana grown in someone’s own backyard for their own use — with conservative support, do note. A smart, aggressive judge can make a document say nearly anything. The constitution sets certain goalposts, granted, but there’s a lottttt of space between them for a skilled kicker to aim.

Ginsburg’s fondness for South Africa’s constitution, I take it, comes from the fact that their bill of rights includes welfare-state guarantees like the right to housing and the right to health care. In an age when the western world is starting to collapse under the weight of entitlements, she seems to prefer a model that would make it even harder to reform those entitlements through normal democratic means. That’s the last thing Egypt needs given how deep its economic problems run; there’s no way the government will be able to vindicate those rights anytime soon, so why make any promises? But they will promise, no doubt, because that’s what Egyptians are expecting, and if the new regime can’t keep its promise then it’ll simply revert to Mubarak tactics to quiet popular discontent. That’s the other unspoken punchline here, of course — that culture matters at least as much as what’s in the constitution, and probably more. No doubt Coptic Christians will have the right to free speech under whatever Egypt’s new parliament comes up with, just as North Koreans constitutionally have the right to vote, but how long do you think that’ll last under a government dominated by Islamists? In fact, note that the other model she mentions here is Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which somehow failed to prevent Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant from being hassled for criticizing Islam by Canada’s Orwellian human rights Star Chamber. A constitution is as good as the political culture that surrounds it. Ginsburg would have been better off reminding Egyptian TV of that.


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And why should they? She wipes her ass with it.

The Count on February 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Oof, she looks horrid. Think she will retire before November?

carbon_footprint on February 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Why not, according to the left our Constitution is a living breathing document in which literally anything you desire can be justified.

Or just tell Egypt to use a roll of toilet paper, that’s how American liberals view our founding national documents.

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I’m actually sort of charmed that a left-wing jurist thinks it matters much what’s written in a nation’s constitution.

Yeah, what a swell change of pace.

squint on February 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Perhaps Justice Ginsburg should retire to South Africa. Maybe she’d feel more at home there.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

No matter whom we beat Obama with, this woman’s got to be replaced with a conservative.

KingGold on February 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

These are the types of justices Obama will appoint to the Supreme Court if he gets a second term.

Conservatives MIGHT want to remember how important it is to actually WIN the Presidential election instead of using the Primary to simply make a statement.

BradTank on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Remember when we screamed a few years ago that the election was more than just for president, but for control of the Supreme Court? Remember when people laughed at us and said we were crazy?

Yeah… this time it’s even more important.

TheLoudTalker on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Why did she swear to

support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same

Guess that was a mistake, wasn’t it, Ruth!

Herald of Woe on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I’m waiting for a strong breeze to grind her into dust.

Flange on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I have a soft spot for geriatrics, but even I understand the devastation of dementia……….paging Ruth……Ruth, to the white phone please, I think it’s your Geriatrician with a med change…………

waterytart on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Doesn’t this really just serve to confirm the suspicion that her competency as a jurist deciding constitutional issues is totally absurd?

davisbr on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

i already discussed it. lets move on.
 
nathor on February 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

rogerb on February 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

If there ever was any doubt about how leftists like Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg feel about the constitution, this should remove any.

chewmeister on February 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Ginsburg is a joke..I don’t know whether to laugh or cry..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

So if she has disowned the Constitution can we impeach her?

Nutstuyu on February 3, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Mooslims all seem to have access to firearms (full auto no less)that a 2nd amendment is automatic.

JimboHoffa on February 3, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Every liberal/progressive judge with disdain for the Constitution should be made to live in Russia for a few years with their “free” state supplied medicine, housing, whatever. Come to think of it, EVERY liberal/progressive should be forced to do that, their views will quickly change for the better. Their idiotic, blind beliefs in some theoretic books written by demented Europeans over a hundred years ago is simply amazing. While advocating that our Constitution is “behind times” they then point out some crap written a LONG TIME AGO as their model of living in today’s world and they just don’t seem to see the irony in what they propose.

riddick on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Without affection or respect for the US Constitution, you wonder how diligently she protects it. I suspect she considers it beneath her to hold her nose and uphold the oath of her office, to uphold the Constitution. Even though she doesn’t like it, she could try.

Is the problem Bader et al have with the Constitution the same that Obama has with it? That is, it protects rights, but doesn’t offer any goodies to people. No right to health care, food, a job. It conflicts with their world view. Obama has said, he thinks the Constitution is missing a lot of important stuff in it. The stuff that guarantees people a certain kind of life. Rather than guaranteeing them the opportunity to create such a life.

Paul-Cincy on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Cunning Stunt!

400lb Gorilla on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Doesn’t this really just serve to confirm the suspicion that her competency as a jurist deciding constitutional issues is totally absurd?

davisbr on February 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I have that suspicion about half the people there now.

squint on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Yeah, and she suggests Canada as a model. That’s the same Canada where the government tells the radio stations they have to play a certain percentage of songs by Canadian musicians. Those of you who are old enough to remember the British invasion know that in the spring of 1964 most of the songs in the US top 40 were from UK acts. That couldn’t happen in Canada, but it couldn’t have been otherwise here, thanks to the First Amendment. Even in trivial matters, our Constituition is a bulwark of freedom.

radjah shelduck on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

She is clearly under the impression the United States is violating human rights. Over and over she said “human rights” and then says not to use our Constitution.

It’s absurd to hear her speak of the people of a nation wanting liberty, but yet she believes in so many things that are against liberty and for a bloated government that takes care of you every step of the way.

She totally misses the fact that for the government to do that, it must forcibly redistribute wealth, which is absolutely against liberty.

This woman is the poster child for the mental disorder known as liberalism.

ButterflyDragon on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

And why should they? She wipes her ass with it.

The Count on February 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

..tough double there: being first and funniest!

Hell, it’s a trifecta: first, best, and most tragically true!

The War Planner on February 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I think this is grounds for impeachment, if only we had a real president.

Iblis on February 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Cry. : (

Bmore on February 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

You don’t need a constitution to govern. Hell, you don’t even need a budget. Just do what you want and spend what you want. I do.

-PBHO

Kataklysmic on February 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Ginsberg prefers penumbras and emanations along with fairy dust and the ACLU Charter to that musty old document. After all who were Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Marshall, Wilson, Franklin and the others. ONLY WHITE MEN!!!! and you know how evil white men are.

Also isn’t it unusual for a Jewish justice to be giving advice to a bunch of Islamic fundamentalists? Maybe they will think it is a Jewish plot and they will adopt our constitution wholeheartedly?

Smedley on February 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I think maybe Justice Ginsberg has a carotid occlusion.

JimboHoffa on February 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

She should have called him a racist for saying “constitution”.

bernverdnardo1 on February 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

What the hell is she doing on Egyptian TV, anyway?

Naturally Curly on February 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I think this is grounds for impeachment, if only we had a real president.

Iblis on February 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

We have a real president, he’s just real bad.

squint on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Perhaps Justice Ginsburg should retire to South Africa. Maybe she’d feel more at home there.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Not until Obama is out. He’d bring up someone even worse than the old bird Ginsburg. And even if they didn’t cut the mustard with the senate, he’d put them on the court with his trusty EO.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

You don’t need a constitution to govern. Hell, you don’t even need a budget. Just do what you want and spend what you want. I do.

-PBHO

Kataklysmic on February 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Yep.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Justice Ginsburg to Egyptian TV: You probably don’t want to use our Constitution as a model

Still ducking falling houses I see, it’s good to see her out in the open LOL!

JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong.

Yep she’s some kind of expert on making choices, and why/

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

this explains many of her decisions, doesn’t it???

uhangtight on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

On the chance, god forbid, the court upholds obamacare, what would a constitutional amendment look like?

schmitty on February 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Not until Obama is out. He’d bring up someone even worse than the old bird Ginsburg. And even if they didn’t cut the mustard with the senate, he’d put them on the court with his trusty EO.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

He already has.

chewmeister on February 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Levin is verbally euthanizing her to start his show.

JimboHoffa on February 3, 2012 at 6:19 PM

It is a good thing that no arab muslim will look to an old jewish crone for advice about anything.

dunce on February 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Kataklysmic on February 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

+ 1000..That was good..Real good..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

As AP suggests, Justice Ginsburg probably thinks the failure to include “economic rights” in the Constitution precludes it from being a useful document for today.

Recall candidate Obama talking about a “Second Bill of Rights”?

Yeah, the lacks of guarantees to a house, food, et cetera probably makes it, for progressives like Ginsburg, something not to use.

SteveMG on February 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Not until Obama is out. He’d bring up someone even worse than the old bird Ginsburg. And even if they didn’t cut the mustard with the senate, he’d put them on the court with his trusty EO.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

She said she wouldn’t retire until after the election. I don’t believe her.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I’m actually sort of charmed that a left-wing jurist thinks it matters much what’s written in a nation’s constitution.

+1000, AP

kunegetikos on February 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Shouldnt she get back to sleeping on the bench?

Sultanofsham on February 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I guess we know how she is going to rule on Obamacare. Can she be disqualified for ruling on the issue before hearing all the evidence?

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

We really need to let Barry stay in the White House for another 4 years to appoint more Supreme Court Justices like her to replace Kennedy and Scalia.

galtani on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

What the hell is she doing on Egyptian TV, anyway?

Naturally Curly on February 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Auditioning for Egyptian Idol?

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The ACLU’s favorite judicial sock puppet never seems to let the Constitution cramp her style.

Does the South African Constitution have an amendment such that Proceedings = Nap Time as seems Buzzy’s primary pastime at the USSC ?

viking01 on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

know what’s great? Caliphates.

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I hate to say it, but the very Constitution she purports to defend gives her the right to say exactly what she said. The optics are bad, and I disagree with practically her every interpretation of said document, but she has the right to say it as long as she upholds her oath of office to defend it.

The real question is whether one believes her decisions actually defend the Constitution or not, for which I would argue not.

gravityman on February 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

What the hell is she doing on Egyptian TV, anyway?

Naturally Curly on February 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

They probably think she’s a mummy from one of the tombs.

Flange on February 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Egypt doesn’t need a constitution. It has the Koran.

Hermeticus on February 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

LOL! Just as long as she does’nt have a “wardrobe malfunction”.

JimboHoffa on February 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

What the hell is she doing on Egyptian TV, anyway?

Naturally Curly on February 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Auditioning for Egyptian Idol?

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I guess Helen Thomas was busy..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

It is hard for me to think a justice(little J) would EVER make a statement like this! Guess she is in the same thought as bho? Think long and hard people as to you vote for. There could be two maybe three justices who are so outta here they will be dying or resgning. If bho is re-elected we get this old bat slug slime and others like her? HOW can an American make a statement about our constitution, much less a SC justice as she did?
How about you ginsberg, go to africa and help them out?
L

letget on February 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

She said she wouldn’t retire until after the election. I don’t believe her.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I don’t so either. It’s going to take garlic, holy water, a rosary, a young priest and an old priest to get rid of her, and maybe exposing her to direct sunlight LOL!

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

It’s absurd to hear her speak of the people of a nation wanting liberty, but yet she believes in so many things that are against liberty and for a bloated government that takes care of you every step of the way.
ButterflyDragon on February 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

We all declare for liberty;
but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.
With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself,
and the product of his labor;
while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men,
and the product of other men’s labor.
Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things,
called by the same name–liberty.
And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties,
called by two different and incompatible names — liberty and tyranny.

-Abraham Lincoln

The Count on February 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

the Arab Spring should be a welfare spring – Justice Ginsburg

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Not until Obama is out. He’d bring up someone even worse than the old bird Ginsburg. And even if they didn’t cut the mustard with the senate, he’d put them on the court with his trusty EO.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

She said she wouldn’t retire until after the election. I don’t believe her.

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

She’ll retire if a Republican is elected so that Zero has just enough time to recess appoint someone before his successor’s inauguration.

Nutstuyu on February 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

she has the right to say it as long as she upholds her oath of office to defend it.

Destroying it from within is not my definition of “defending it”.

squint on February 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

…she has the right to say it as long as she upholds her oath of office to defend it.

gravityman on February 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Of course she’s got the right to say whatever she wants. The irony is
that we will lose that right if more justices like her are appointed.

VBMax on February 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Isn’t it nice that she can sit there…

… and say such a thing, while our military cemetaries are filled with those who died defending our Constitution?

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I wouldn’t either. I’d look to Starship Troopers…

Theworldisnotenough on February 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

We really need to let Barry stay in the White House for another 4 years to appoint more Supreme Court Justices like her to replace Kennedy and Scalia.

galtani on February 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

We have plenty of posters here on Hot Gas who are perfectly willing to let exactly that happen, simply because their Old and Fat Hero from Virginia lost in Florida last week.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

but she has the right to say it as long as she upholds her oath of office to defend it.

I’d have to disagree. Disparaging something is not defending it.

Nutstuyu on February 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

No Communist would.

WisCon on February 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Let’s go easy on her. Don’t want her leaving in a hissy fit before November.

fogw on February 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Egypt should adopt the The Protocols of the Elders of Tralfamadore

DHChron on February 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I’ve heard a lot of liberals point to the South African constitution as an ideal model.

Usually it is due to the enumerated protected classes actually listed in the document including gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, etc.

I presume that her constant references to human rights were alluding to the fact our constitution is mute on what exactly it means when it says all men are created equal. After all, does it mean equal equal or just equal…..

JadeNYU on February 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Senility has set in. You’re supposed to interpret it and live by it, fire crotch.

BedBug on February 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

It makes one want to cry..:(

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

We have plenty of posters here on Hot Gas who are perfectly willing to let exactly that happen, simply because their Old and Fat Hero from Virginia lost in Florida last week.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Disgusting, isn’t it?

JPeterman on February 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Egyptian TV? Cover your head, dhimmi!!

Seriously, that’s a gaffe (she accidentally let her true feelings slip out).

2ipa on February 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

We have plenty of posters here on Hot Gas who are perfectly willing to let exactly that happen, simply because their Old and Fat Hero from Virginia lost in Florida last week.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Who appointed David Souter to the SCOTUS? Bush Sr.
Who appointed John Paul Stevens to the SCOTUS? Gerald Ford

If Republicans had appointed right we would have a 7-2 advantage.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Pretty soon she will be yammering incoherently like Senator Robert Byrd about ol’ Blue and saying it’s Wrawng ! Wrawng ! Wrawng ! It’s Wrawng !

viking01 on February 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Here you go

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Senility has set in. You’re supposed to interpret it and live by it, fire crotch.

BedBug on February 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

I have a feeling this has been her view of the constitution long before senility set in.

Flora Duh on February 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

The number one reason why I am voting against Obama in November is because I don’t want another leftist Justice. I don’t completely trust Romney in appointing a Justice….but I trust him more than Obama.

terryannonline on February 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Hope the old hag assumes room temperature soon.
she retires and is replaced by a conservative justice.
Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I denounce myself. Got over emotional.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Oof, she looks horrid. Think she will retire before November?

carbon_footprint on February 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Retire, die, either works. I know I’m going to hell, but this troll represents everything wrong with this great country.

msupertas on February 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

I usually use a stick to scrape dog crap off my shoe.

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Senility has set in. You’re supposed to interpret it and live by it, fire crotch.

BedBug on February 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

You came in here guns blazing with leftist talking points, and now you’re not only more respectful, but seeing the light? Good for you.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Who appointed David Souter to the SCOTUS? Bush Sr.
Who appointed John Paul Stevens to the SCOTUS? Gerald Ford

If Republicans had appointed right we would have a 7-2 advantage.

Raquel Pinkbullet on February 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

LOL, you had to go back almost a quarter of a century for one example and 35 years for another?

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

The Count on February 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Wow. Very nice. I’ve never seen this quote before, but I definitely love it.

ButterflyDragon on February 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

And this is why anyone who bloviates that they aren’t going to vote for so-and-so if they are at the top of the ticket are so out of it. This is the perfect example of why we MUST come together to beat 0bama.

Mirimichi on February 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Here you go

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Ha! I beat you by 32 minutes on this one bud. :-)

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

The number one reason why I am voting against Obama in November is because I don’t want another leftist Justice. I don’t completely trust Romney in appointing a Justice….but I trust him more than Obama.

terryannonline on February 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I don’t trust any of our nominees as far as I can throw them, but any one of them will be preferable to the void currently sitting in the White House.

squint on February 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

It makes one want to cry..:(

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Dire, Look at the bright side, if she sticks around past November, chances are our team gets to replace her.

Bmore on February 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

When is that nursing home cat gonna’ jump up on her bed….?

NeoKong on February 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Somebody needs to ask Romney if he thinks she’s a good justice.

She should be impeached.
If only the right had the determination the left does.

The American Constitution, the American Declaration of Independence, our system of divided government is the new idea. It will never be outdated. A thousand years from now the right to own private property, the be safe from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to free speech, free association will still be as relevant as they are today.
A thousand years from now, guns will most certainly look different and function differently than they do today but the right to keep and bear them to protect yourself from a tyrannical government will still be as relevant as it is today.
Elitists think that somehow we are going to evolve to a place where individual liberty and freedom will become outdated and old fashion. That we will arise to a higher plain of thinking where the many will embrace enslavement to the few.

Yeah… always we are being told by the socialists our freedoms are outdated and even dangerous. No.. our liberty is really only dangerous to those elites who want to control us and enslave us. We are not people to them, we are cattle. And that is the only kind of constitution the likes of Ginsburg would create today. One that made us all cattle instead of one that made us all individuals, endowed by our Creator with God given rights, free to pursue our own happiness, acquire our own property and create our own wealth and become our own masters.

She should be impeached.

JellyToast on February 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Here you go

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Saw that earlier. Personally I like the guys work.

Bmore on February 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I don’t think someone like Justice Bader could be a Supreme Court justice in a place like Egypt. First, she’s a woman, so she’s only worth two (2) sheep. Secondly, she’s a Jew, so think about that, Jewish sheep.

I’ll bet the interviewer, while she was talking, was just nodding his head and thinking, “Allah, why do I have to listen to this Jewish sheep!”

Meanwhile, Justice Bader is holding forth like she’s talking to someone with half a brain, and all she can talk about is what a worthless piece of shit it is, the only thing that made her a Justice, the U.S. Constitution.

Herald of Woe on February 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I’d look to Starship Troopers…

Theworldisnotenough on February 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I could live with that.

Didn’t the founders at one time imagine that a person had to be a property owner to vote?

csdeven on February 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I don’t trust any of our nominees as far as I can throw them, but any one of them will be preferable to the void currently sitting in the White House.

squint on February 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I fear that Romney would nominate someone in the mold of Justice Kennedy….a moderate.

terryannonline on February 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

This is not a shock just a confirmation of what we already knew.

multiuseless on February 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

The West Wing: Belarusian Constitution

I posted this last night in the headline thread on this, and its still relevant. In a country like Egypt with a history of dictatorship shouldn’t have a strong executive like our constitution has. Our constitution wouldn’t work well outside of the US, but it works great here because of the democratic spirit within our citizens. A parliamentary model would be much more successful outside of the US.

vegconservative on February 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Bmore on February 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Let’s hope so..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

She’ll retire if a Republican is elected so that Zero has just enough time to recess appoint someone before his successor’s inauguration.

Nutstuyu on February 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Is that possible by law? (Not that the law nor the Constitution matters to Obama?Holder.)

jazzuscounty on February 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

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