Romney or Obama and the Supreme Court: Does it even matter?
WWH/CJE – Finally, someone tells it like it really is. 2012 will go down in political history, as the year the Democrates and their fake liberal supporters, almost without exception sold the soul of democracy. Just to Fucking Win! And of course, keep the two party corrupt system intact.
CJE – Thom Hartmann, your the worst. (I used to have some respect for Tom, no more) Judicial disaster awaits the country if you don’t vote for Obama.Fear, Fear ,Fear… – . Murder of children and innocent civilians by a President who’s actions show no respect for human and or civil rights, just makes me sick. But Thom dismisses it. Obama is a Democrat and that is all that
matters… Murder is murder Thom… and dismissing it or downplaying it for politics is wrong. You should register your radio show as a Pac… Remember folks the only thing that counts is winning. There will be NO DEAL BREAKERS WHEN IT COMES TO PARTY.- NO LIMIT, LIE, CHEAT, MISLEAD AND DISMISS ANYTHING OR ANYONE WHO STANDS IN THE WAY OF THE PARTY… And then tell people your a Progressive Liberal!
A Romney presidency isn’t an automatic judicial disaster. Not if Democrats get principled and oppose his nominees
With only a few painful days left in the 2012 campaign, it’s worth noting one last time that as our nation’s politics lurches rightward, there are vanishingly few Democratic-leaning Americans willing to be even minimally honest about President Obama’s betrayals of his progressive campaign promises in 2008, and even fewer willing to publicly admit that on many major issues, the Democratic nominee holds the same or similar positions as Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Though significant, this reality is not altogether surprising. Two billion dollars worth of campaign spending by the campaigns and billions of dollars of additional politicized news coverage feeds us what MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell aptly labels “a drug called the two party system.” All of that predictably convinces many Americans to see the world in red-versus-blue terms — the kind that pretends there are epic differences on everything between the two parties.
What is surprising is the argument that seems to be the trump-card conversation-ender about the Supreme Court. Yes, even among those relatively few Democratic politicians and activists who are open to discussing the painful truths about the two party duopoly, the gut-wrenching discourse typically ends when nominees to the highest court are mentioned. The central assertion in Democrats’ Supreme Court Argument is that even if you admit all of Obama’s betrayals, even if you admit the danger of him inevitably facing no liberal opposition to further betrayals in his second term, and even if you admit that on some issues the political dynamics may create worse outcomes under a second Obama term than under a President Romney, nonetheless, the next president will likely get to appoint a few of the Supremes. This, suggests the argument’s proponents, means Obama is the only choice for president for anyone on the left.
It is a seemingly simple, self-evident and innocuous assertion (thus, why it often ends conversations). However, if you ponder its central premise for more than a second, you realize it is anchored in a deeply disturbing and damning admission about the Democratic Party as a whole. Read more…