Conservatives, to say the least, are deeply divided over the Roberts opinion. Right-wing pundits are equally divided, even ones who normally agree with each other on everything. Over here at the Big G, the minions seem equally divided…and there is a possibility our own Dr. J. does not agree with the Czar.
The reason for this is simple: both sides are right. We keep trying to determine who won and who lost. Actually, it is clear, nobody won with the SCOTUS descision. So many of us on the right have decided to mine what we could out of the decision. And there is indeed much to weaponizebut also much to lament. The Czar is quick to admit that there will likely never be a satisfactory conclusion until this monstrosity is killed through legal processes.
Here is what isnt working. There seems to be outrage (each with its own eleventy) over Justice Roberts and the SCOTUS. There are witch-hunt calls for his head, demonizing and obscene insults against him, hysteria that he only did his constitutionally mandated job when he should have gone outside of legal boundaries and done the right thing, calls for the Supreme Court to be punished, changed, humiliated, or that a do-over is necessary.
Wait, when did conservatives think it was okay to act like too many liberals? The decision stands. Whether you agree with it, the procedure was done in strict accordance with the Constitution. The decision was based on a strict, constitutional review of the arguments presented by the lower courts. Both sides agreed as to which arguments needed to be addressed by the Court.
There are no do-overs because you didnt get what you wanted. There was never a need to change the SCOTUS when they made decisions with which the Right agreed. When Bush v Gore was decided in the Republicans favor, the Democrats went absolutely badger-nuts crazy about the eeeevil Supreme Court. They wanted to change the whole system, and thus launched a whole Bushitler name-calling scheme that indicated how piss-poor the liberal position was.
Do we see a similar pattern here? Because the Czar does, and while it is hardly on the same scale as the Right-wing outrage, the trajectory is the same. And it isnt good.
Channel that outrage into championing a Republican victory in 2012, rather than a disorganized ranty-old pissant hatred about a guy who did his job; even if we didnt like the outcome.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.