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  •  Wait, what? (1+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead

    Why are you blaming the Court for the shitty politicians we elected?

    This is well settled:

    [W]e possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
    •  Didn't we cheer that decision? (1+ / 0-)
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      Valar Morghulis

      I thought we did.  I'm quite certain we did.

      It wasn't that long ago, after all.

      But now, we're supposed to impeach the court comprised of the same people if they uphold policies by the same Administration.

      Honestly, this place makes my spin some days.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 12:17:24 AM PDT

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    •  Because we didn't elect them. (0+ / 0-)

      The Court did - in Bush v. Gore, in sustaining or refusing to hear challenges to GOP gerrymandering, in Citizens United, and now in VRA.

      Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

      by Troubadour on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:10:04 AM PDT

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        grover

        You do know that Barack Obama is president, right? GWB's term ended a while back and we have a new one now?

        Why are you blaming the GOP for the things that Barack Obama does?

        Are you not aware that Obama is 100% cool with the NSA spying program?

        How does GOP gerrymandering mean that Obama has to use the NSA domestic spying program?

        Also, how did the VRA decision impact these elections? Until last week, it was in full effect.

        •  What does Barack Obama have to do (0+ / 0-)

          with the Roberts Five's decisions?  Neither Sotomayor nor Kagan are party to them.

          I thought I made clear the NSA thing isn't my issue - that I'm bringing it up as an appeal to other people's priorities.

          Also, how did the VRA decision impact these elections?
          It doesn't - it will affect future ones, which was the intended purpose of it.  It's a partisan abuse of power.

          Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

          by Troubadour on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 02:26:57 PM PDT

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