While we don’t yet know how the Supreme Court will decide the major civil rights question before it regarding whether or not gay and transgender people are protected under federal legislation that outlaws employment discrimination “on the basis of sex,” the nature of the debates and the questions raised from the bench last week when attorneys for both sides presented arguments do not reflect well on this nation’s supposed commitment to civil rights.
As Don Draper, the central character of AMC’s hit show Mad Men, likes to say, “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.”
For the GOP across the nation these days, though, the prevailing attitude is more to the effect of, “If you don’t like what’s being said, repress the conversation.”
Last night, just hours after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared to have secured enough votes to be confirmed, a warning was issued by a current Supreme Court Justice.
Associate Justice Elena Kagan said Friday she is afraid that the high court going forward will not have a justice who will serve as a swing-vote on important cases.
Tt was no great surprise that evangelicals followed the lead of two congressional Republicans and issued religious orders restraining the 'wrong' kind of Supreme Court Justices from fulfilling their duly sworn Constitutional duty.
Some religious leaders are demanding that liberal justices Ginsburg and Kagan recuse themselves from an upcoming gay marriage case,
The Catholics on the High Court made a serious error in ruling that any government prayers were constitutional.
When Americans in the near future look back and wonder how, why, and when their democracy was lost to theocracy, and the Constitution replaced with the bible, they can look back at the Court's ruling as a pivotal moment, not the deciding moment, in democracy's demise but a very significant one all the same.
Religious right homophobes seem to engage in an awful lot of projection as they call gays and lesbians pedophiles and Obama gay
conservative Christians, did not limit their threats to President Obama and the Supreme Court, and set their sights squarely on the Republican Party.
President Obama looks like he's going to be re-elected, no African Americans will be elected to the Senate in 2012, but their support will be critical in Senate elections across the country.
On The Daily Show last night host Jon Stewart deftly exposed the flaws in the conservative argument against Obama that everything he does is just like George W. Bush. Stewart said, "Remember that terrible thing that Bush did that we fought for eight years to convince you wasn't bad, but actually good? Well now we use those very incidents as the low water mark for your guy..."
The Right Wing is revealing both the dearth of their values as well as the utter emptiness in their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by focusing on her looks. This is on par with the Republican Party’s oppression of women platform, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet the fact that they are so graceless as to come out with the hideously appalling criticisms they did is still shocking.
Is the GOP being honest in their critique of Kagan? The round up of Conservative's arguments against Kagan appears to be baseless, hypocritical and perhaps grounded in her fight against corporate influence on elections.
One of the talking points that have emerged from the right about Elena Kagan is that she views the Constitution as defective. This is based on a Thurgood Marshall quote that Kagan used in an article she wrote in 1993. Rush Limbaugh ran with this point today, and the problem that by defending the original Constitution both Limbaugh and the RNC are endorsing slavery.
One of the tell tale signs of how a Supreme Court nominee is going to fare is always the initial criticism of the opposition. So far the right wing has hit President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagen with allegations that she a socialist (Glenn Beck), hates the military (Bill Kristol), and is a bad driver (National Review). I didn’t realizing that driving was a constitutional issue.