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The Liberal Attack on the Court

Wootan Wrote: Apr 09, 2012 10:26 AM
I don't recall a big conservative outcry when the Reagan administration was violating the Boland Amendment, although Barry Goldwater did call the CIA's secret mining of Nicaragua's harbors - "The stupidest f@cking idea I ever heard of." - and a lot of congressional Repubs signed off on the resolution condemning the mining as an act of terrorism.
Back in the 1960s, conservatives angry at the Supreme Court's rulings under its liberal chief justice put up billboards with the message: "Impeach Earl Warren." Today, you can order T-shirts and buttons with an updated demand: "Impeach John Roberts."

In fighting a war, the danger is always that you will come to resemble your enemy, adopting his basest tactics purely for the sake of victory. That happens in politics as well, as President Barack Obama and his allies are now demonstrating.

Obama has done his best to undermine respect for the Supreme Court on more than one occasion. After it ruled that corporations...