Pat Robertson’s prayers are answered…

… Chief Justice William Rehnquist is dead. May he rest in peace.

Comments

  1. 4

    LiberalDave spews:

    Oh great, who is W gonna pick this time???

    Someone who will surely try to set us back to the Victorian era.

  2. 5

    windie spews:

    it’ll be interesting tho’, with the press insurgent and everyone pissed over the Botch-job this week has represented, will he dare put another crazy-over-the-top rightie in?

    I’m thinkin’ the free passes for Bush are over.

  3. 7

    Goldy spews:

    Rufus @5,

    Rehnquist is dead, and you “love it.” So that’s the “culture of life”, huh?

  4. 9

    LiberalDave spews:

    I love it.

    Hey neocons, take a long hard look at your pal here. You love it that an old man just died, so your guy W can put another extremist on the Supreme Court. You are truly the most shameless group of scum ever to walk the face of this good earth.

  5. 10

    spews:

    In all fairness to Rufus, who has called me a donk on occasion even as some of you call me wingnut, I think his crowing was not for the death of Renquist, but for the wailing and gnashing of teeth that will ensue from the nomination.

    I would point out that Renquist was a conservative already so his replacement if conservative wont change much.

    Just food for thought.

  6. 12

    Carl Ballard spews:

    LiberalDave @ 5:

    Someone who will surely try to set us back to the Victorian era.

    Can we at least go back to wearing pickadills?

  7. 14

    LiberalDave spews:

    Can we at least go back to wearing pickadills?

    I think you can do that now, if you really want to.

  8. 15

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    May he R.I.P. Although I didn’t agree with his judicial philosophy or his decision in the 2000 Florida election fight, there is no denying that he was a great lawyer and a great American. They don’t make conservatives like him anymore, they’re all nuts now, and with him gone from the Supreme Court’s helm I truly fear for our country.

  9. 16

    LiberalDave spews:

    They don’t make conservatives like him anymore, they’re all nuts now,

    You hit the nail on the head, Rabbit. Who will take over as chief justice now?

  10. 18

    spews:

    seeing the crap that has come out of the SCOTUS this last couple years, I would say the court has been living in shit for years.

    Maybe Bush will put another moderate like Souter who can slowly remove more of our rights….

  11. 19

    LiberalDave spews:

    Karl, it wasn’t a trick question. He’s only had one other nomination. I assumed you knew who that was already.

  12. 20

    spews:

    well I did, but i was curious since roberts is hardly an extremist

    If he nominates pat robertson i will worry, otherwise It doesnt matter, they will continue to erode our rights like the do now.

  13. 21

    LiberalDave spews:

    He might nominate someone like Robertson. And as far as Roberts is concerned, I don’t know enough of him yet, but what I’ve seen to date has not made me feel like we dodged a bullet in his nomination.

  14. 22

    Janet S spews:

    Rehnquist must have been an amazing character, to have fought for so long to maintain normalcy while he was being consumed by cancer.

    As for the rest of you, I just hope Bush appoints someone really scary. Like Robert Bork! He will overturn every right you ever had! We will be back to slavery! And to women in burqas! And to children making running shoes in sweat shops for Nike!

  15. 23

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    This is great. Now you kooks have lost your last hope. Because you filthy fucking worms can’t win at the ballot box, you use the judicial system instead. Those days are over. Dun. And there’s not a fucking thing you can do about it.

    This is why we fought so hard. We get to call the shots now. Supreme Court is safe for 30 years.

  16. 25

    Chuck spews:

    God it is about time…we dont have room for the walking dead making the important decisions made by our courts. We need the senile old goats retired before dementia sets in.

  17. 26

    bartelby spews:

    Just when I was thinking GWB would almost be happy to see a Rove indictment push the post-Katrina debacle off the front page….

    Before y’all get too weepy, remember that Rehnquist began his career intimidating Latino voters for the GOP in Arizona. Perhaps the folks over at [u]SP might have some recommendations for worthy successors.

  18. 27

    LiberalDave spews:

    Don’t worry, redneck. When assholes like you tried to destroy the world in the past, good has always recovered from it. Same will happen again.

  19. 28

    JDB spews:

    It will be interesting to see if Bush tries for once to bring the nation together, especially when his approval rating is so low. He could bring back O’Connor as CJ, or find someone who is a solid moderate instead of trying to pack the court with nuts that Pat Robertson would like.

    Let me second what Roger Rabbit said, I didn’t agree with everything Renquist wrote, but he was not an idelogue like Thomas, and cared more about the law than coming up with a good right wing decision. He was first in his class at Stanford (O’Connor was third in the same class), and well qualified.

    Sadly, I think there is little chance that Bush will rather divide than unite the country, even at a time like this. I’m not sure he has the balls for three hearings, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Scallia gets the Chief Justiceship, and some winger gets the associate justiceship. Of the usual suspects, appointing Gonzalez to the Chief’s job would be the most sensible move, a nice solid conservative but a semi-judicial conservative, so the far right will make enough noise that the democrats will let him through. It would be nice to see an actual Judicial Conservative (as opposed to a political conservative), like Souter nominated, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

    Speaking of which, Karl, name one right of yours that has been effected by David Souter? I think you meant GWB and the Patriot act when you posted that. Your post just goes to prove that what the wingnuts want are judicial activist that will re-write the constitution, not judicial conservatives that will uphold the law.

  20. 29

    bill spews:

    It occurs to me. While the president can try to find a second nominee like Roberts. This may be an opportunity for the entire US. Maybe what they should do is withdraw the Roberts nominee and nominate two people as a package. One extreme conservative and one extreme liberal. No arguements, it would fly through.

  21. 30

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    bill–@28
    YOU FOOL!!!!!!!!
    Do you lay awake at night with a tooth under your pillow confident you will see the tooth fairy???

  22. 31

    bill spews:

    Oh, I know, it would never happen. Noone in our government understands the word statesmanship anymore, or is willing to recognize that this is a country, not two political parties.

  23. 32

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    God it is about time…we dont have room for the walking dead making the important decisions made by our courts. We need the senile old goats retired before dementia sets in. -Comment by Chuck— 9/3/05 @ 10:40 pm

    Just when I was thinking GWB would almost be happy to see a Rove indictment push the post-Katrina debacle off the front page….

    Before y’all get too weepy, remember that Rehnquist began his career intimidating Latino voters for the GOP in Arizona. Perhaps the folks over at [u]SP might have some recommendations for worthy successors. Comment by bartelby— 9/3/05 @ 10:58 pm

    The esteemed gentleman and chief justice is barely cold on his death bed and the vultures are already circling the body.

    What the hell is wrong with you people?

  24. 33

    LiberalDave spews:

    For once – and I really can’t believe I’m saying this – I agree with ASS. Holy shit.

  25. 34

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    Thank you Dave. I guess it’s true, there can be common ground and for we 2 it appears to be decency and respect for the dead.

  26. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22

    If the Supreme Court makes women wear burkhas, I will volunteer to personally enforce it in your case. You’re so ugly you shouldn’t be allowed to go in public without a veil!

  27. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Cheesy Chuckie @25

    Hey everybody listen up! Our resident expert on dementia is speaking on the subject of dementia. If anybody knows about dementia, you do Chuckie.

  28. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @23

    There’s still God. I’m sure She’s pissed by now. Wait and see, you fucking Republicans, there’s a lightning bolt coming your way. I suspect soon.

  29. 40

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @28

    “It will be interesting to see if Bush tries for once to bring the nation together”

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  30. 42

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Last thing we need around here is another pompous Republican lecturing us about piety.

  31. 43

    Baynative spews:

    Janice Rogers – Brown has the life experience, the temperament and the moral courage to provide America with some much needed healing.

    Unfortunately, the wisdom of her rulings and comments will seldom be heard by the ones who should be listening the most, those akin to the victims of liberalism whom we have seen running amok in New Orleans.

    I would like to see Rogers-Brown engage herself in an extended speaking tour throughout America and offer some hope and some vision to the millions who have been relegated to the welfare plantation by the Jesse Jackson school of jealousy, resentment and helplessness.

    Ironically, a black woman who raised her children and worked her way through law school, eventually rising to the California Supreme Court would be ridiculed, and attacked. She would be labeled an “extremist” by members of the party that sees no person on the left, even avowed Marxists or outspoken racists and anarchists as extreme.

  32. 44

    prr spews:

    One thing is for sure….

    The Supreme court will again be led by a conservative.

    Thank God for that

  33. 45

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    RogerRabbit–@ many–
    I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to be posting after 2:00 AM. It seems that is the magic witching hour when the little voices inside your head go beserk!

  34. 46

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    bill@31
    Is your definition of “statesmanship” akin to “consensus”???
    “Consensus” is an evil word in politics. I respect RogerRabbit because he is willing to articulate and stand up for what he believes in. He is consistent in his beliefs….no matter how wrongheaded they are at times. He will fight for what he believes in.
    “Consensus” SOUNDS good. It feels good. It appeals to our gut emotions. But it won’t work as a system of government. Compromise can be dangerous too. Oh, it feels good to say for sure. There are times when I envision a world where we all get along in consistent peace and harmony. That is the beginning of the END TIMES…..
    I would rather Roger Rabbit call me every foul-word in his incredibly huge vocabulary of dirtywords than see guys like Roger and his opinions kicked to the curb. Know what I mean?
    Democracy can be very messy at times….frustrating for all of us. What we really need is leadership…not statesmanship. Big difference.

  35. 47

    Mark1 spews:

    Rabbit @ 38: Yeah, he knows all about dementia, and you certainly know all about the massive production of little shit pellets. It seems that brain of yours is coming out of your lil rodent ass; pellet by pellet. ‘Nuff said.

  36. 48

    bill spews:

    Cynical, we managed to find consensus for 200 years save only over the slave issue in the 1860’s. It’s not just a gut feeling feel good sort of thing. It’s whats right. Remember that noone has 100% of the population voting for them.

    Is it about the good of the country or is it about taking as much as you can when your party is in office? Is it right to impose your desires on 140 million people who clearly have said they do not want what you do?

    So think about this, does it make sense to only work for the good of your party? What happens when the interests of the party and the interests of the country do not coincide?

    This my way or the highway politics is ripping this country apart. Its actually a perversion of what the founders of the country intended, they did intend for comprimise. If you don’t believe me, read the Jefferson papers.

    But, I wasn’t really advocating consensus here. Consensus is what happens when we all get the one we can tolerate. People like Roberts and Rogers-Brown who are acceptable to both parties, but never first choice. Well what I am saying is give both parties their first choice. Rather than two moderates, go for two extremists. You want Pat Robertson there? You can have him there, if youll just give up that second slot.

    A healthy debate in the supreme court and strongly written dissent positions have always strengthened our country.

    Although, like I said, I doubt it would ever happen.

  37. 49

    fire_one spews:

    Bill – You are right about one thing. It will never happen. What WILL happen is Bushy will probably appoint Rush Limbaugh for the second slot…

  38. 50

    Mark The Redneck spews:

    Bill and fireone – This country moves forward ONLY when libruls and their kooky ideas are defeated. All this “consensus” stuff is a bunch of horseshit. Going to hell slower is still going to hell.

  39. 52

    fire_one spews:

    MTR @ 50 All this “consensus” stuff is a bunch of horseshit. ”

    Yeah, that’s the RepubliCon Party Line…

  40. 55

    spews:

    There’s still God. I’m sure She’s pissed by now. Wait and see, you fucking Republicans, there’s a lightning bolt coming your way. I suspect soon.

    Comment by Roger Rabbit— 9/4/05 @ 2:56 am

    Ooh- Iam shaking in my fucking boots.

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  41. 56

    fire_one spews:

    DUFUS – I see another hurricane forming. Must be time for the Chicken in Chief to take another vacation……

  42. 58

    JC Bob spews:

    After Justice O’Connor resigned all I heard from the Left for a week was President Bush needed to nominate someone just like Justice O’Connor. Someone who’s judicial philosophy was grounded in how she felt that day.

    I wonder if I will hear the same mantra about Justice Renquist’s replacement; someone with Justice Renquist’s judical philosophy? Somehow, I suspect the answer will be NO.

  43. 59

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    Moonbats on Speed

    Over at DemocraticUnderground.com, “Spazito” weighs in with a theory about Chief Justice Rehnquist’s death:

    Bet he died days ago and they are just announcing it now to try and take the heat off bush [sic]. One man has died, well guess what, thousands have died and more are still dying.

    It was inevitable that someone would suggest this eventually. But Spazito did it at 11:10 p.m. EDT last night–four minutes after the announcement that Rehnquist had died!

    LMAO – yessirreeeee the “progressive” party – or is that Progresso … Corn Chowder?

  44. 61

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @57

    I don’t think Coulter wants the job. She’s probably not willing to entrust government security, such as it is, with her life. She prefers to cower in her New York apartment, according to what Time magazine reported recently.

  45. 62

    HowCanYouBePROUDtobeAnASS spews:

    BunnyButt – you’re the only legal mind I have available to me at the moment, so if you can, please answer a question: If Pres. Bush puts forth an EXISTING Supreme Court Justice for Chief, does he (yes, he: the chance of it being Ruth is absolutely ZERO, and we all know it) have to go through confirmation again?

  46. 63

    michael spews:

    Yes, appointing someone already on the court to Chief does require confirmation.

  47. 65

    RightWing4Ever spews:

    You liberals make me sick. Whining about a bunch of dead donkeys in NO, then you throw trash at a great man like Rehnquist.

    RUFUS, I like you. We think alike, my good man. The only good thing to come from the left wing is porno, drugs and rock and roll.

    Other than that… no ideas whatsoever.

  48. 66

    Mark1 spews:

    Rabbit @ 55: ‘She’s pissed….’ Only a douche-bag like you would use the word “she”. How the hell do you sleep at night? Dumbass! Let me guess; you’re one of these empty-ballsack, whipped, wifie draggin’-you-around-in-her purse married guys. Pathetic lil rodent. Thanks.

  49. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Reply to 66

    Mrs. Rabbit assures me that God is female and has long floppy ears, and She’s pissed and is coming to get you! Are you ready for the Rapture?

  50. 68

    Mark1 spews:

    Rabbit @67: Yeah, whatever. Tell me something, I’m curious; what does it look like when you look in the mirror and there’s an empty ballsack hanging there? Gutless! And if in fact God is a female Rabbit and is ‘coming to get me’, then fine, I own a shotgun, HAHA.