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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 03:10 PM

28. Wouldn't surprise me if scalia was the leak. Look what a hissy fit he threw after it

apparently became clear to him that the ruling would NOT go as he dictated. I bet he planted a few seeds in desperation to make SURE there was a thumb on the scale to tip it his way. It HAD to go HIS way, after all. Because I suspect he views himself as THE CONservative conscience of the court (CONscience, in his case), and his fabulous solidly ham-handed knuckle-dragger record was going to be compromised with this HUGE ugly blemish across its own fat face. Did EVERYTHING he could to turn roberts and save the court's sterling reputation with his brother and sister CONs. And it was not to be, and he probably knew there'd be people all over the CONservative landscape who, deep down, would hold him singularly responsible for not "managing" this one successfully. So he just started thrashing around, acting out, and throwing this giant adult-infant temper tantrum because he knew it was going against him and that the entire world would see that, in just another couple of days.

I suspect the bad guys have learned, from previous experience, that you could ALWAYS rely on your pal fat tony to make sure that ruling was securely in the CONs' pocket. And he failed. Failed BIGTIME in the biggest game yet. He failed them when they were counting on him to deliver the third strike that would cement the court's reputation as some sort of Neanderthal lockbox. He performed beautifully for them on Citizens United, and of course he was reliably on the "right" side of bush v Gore and too many other regressive rulings to count by now. And they got spoiled - as CONS usually do, expecting that it's just some Divine Right that they must rule. World's Biggest Entitlement Program - the GOP's presumption that it is supposed to rule by some Heavenly fiat. They sure do get their panties in a bunch when that presumption doesn't hold, don't they? They go apeshit when the ol' CONventions don't hold.

Judicial activism, anyone? Activist judges, CONS? How 'bout it then, 'eh?

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