Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Scared Yet? Sub title: Congressional Reichwingers excuse murderous behavior

This is almost as heinous as the "Twinkie Defense."

From Today's NYTimes:

It was appalling when the House majority leader threatened political retribution against judges who did not toe his extremist political line. But when a second important Republican stands up and excuses murderous violence against judges as an understandable reaction to their decisions, then it is time to get really scared.

It happened on Monday, in a moment that was horrifying even by the rock-bottom standards of the campaign that Republican zealots are conducting against the nation's judiciary. Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, rose in the chamber and dared to argue that recent courthouse violence might be explained by distress about judges who "are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public." The frustration "builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in" violence, said Mr. Cornyn, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which supposedly protects the Constitution and its guarantee of an independent judiciary.

...Echoes of the political hijacking of the Terri Schiavo case hung in the air as Mr. Cornyn spoke, just days after the House majority leader, Tom DeLay, vengefully vowed that "the time will come" to make the judges who resisted the Congressional Republicans' gruesome deathbed intrusion "answer for their behavior." Trying to intimidate judges used to be a crime, not a bombastic cudgel for cynical politicians.
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When do we get to impeach these bastards?


Libercontrarian said...

Did you pick this one up from DU? Did they supply your talkng points?

Why should anyone really care if some Republicrat blowhard strains to make an association between some meddling judges and others who were victims of criminal acts, when the American Socialists formerly known as the Democratic Party have Robert Byrd, a former Klansman, speaking on their behalf daily?

You lefties should really be more concerned about the BEAM in your eye than the mote in the oppositions'. I mean, really now, when are you people gonna get it together and present a positive message, instead of always finding something trivial to bitch about?

Anonymous said...

Tom DeLay, Republican blowhard?

I thought DeLay was ''majority leader,'' my mistake.

''Libercontrarian'' is correct, loss of an independent judiciary is a trivial matter. Who gives a rat's patootie if judges are bought and sold? And I hope he remembers that when next he's a Defendant.

SheaNC said...

Indeed. But he can't complain about it if it happens to him, because that would deviate from his "positive message."