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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Rabid right-wing anger generates outrageous comments about Supreme Court decision

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Justice John Roberts: A ‘traitor’ to the right wing?
(Reuters/Jason Reed)

How pissed is the right over the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling?

Very pissed.  In fact, the rabid right is mad as hell and frothing at the mouth.

The Week uncovered some juicy tidbits:

Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana had to issue an apology to colleagues after he compared the court’s ruling to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Conservative commentator Pam Geller Obama compared Obama to a vampire. Sarah Palin tweeted: “Obama lies; freedom dies.:

Others offered doomsday scenarios.  Said right-wing Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri: “Today, America is threatened with a stage three cancer of socialism.”  Rep. Time Huelskam of Kansas said “June 28, 2012, will stand as a definitive date in the advance of government tyranny.”

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky ignored the Supreme Court’s role in the American system of checks and balances and declared: “Just because a couple of people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so.”  If that’s so, why do conservatives keep asking the court to make things like abortion unconstitutional?

Chief Justice John Roberts, who joined with the court’s liberal wing to give the individual mandate the tie-breaking vote it needed to remain the law of the land, is now a target for the right.

“I feel like I just lost two great friends: America and John Roberts,” Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia tweeted.

Christian Activist Bryan Fischer said Roberts “is going down in history as the justice that shredded the Constitution and turned it into a worthless piece of parchment.”  Funny, we thought George W. Bush did that when he was President.

And so it does.

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7 thoughts on “Rabid right-wing anger generates outrageous comments about Supreme Court decision”

  1. What people are missing in the froth coming from conservatives and libertarians is that the Constitution draws a bright red line that proscribes the federal government from REQUIRING individuals to DO a thing. This is called positive law. Our form of government and all liberty hinges on America staying within the limits of negative law, also known as natural law. Now that the feds have ‘crossed the Rubicon’, there is no limit to what they will mandate now. You’ll soon be told that you MUST eat healthy, you MUST get mental health checkups, and so on. Not just in the realm of health, either… By asserting control over our health, the State is essentially laying claim to our lives – our bodies – and by extension, our very liberty. What was self-evident to our nation’s founders is apparently too esoteric for Mr & Mrs. Joe Sixpack to discern for themselves, otherwise ALL Americans would be screaming NO!

    • Good point William. It won’t be long at all. Maybe we’ll all be required to visit the mall twice a week and buy something. Oh, can’t afford that? Well they’ll just increase your taxes to make up for your lack of spending. Shopping is patriotic. Saving is for commies. Your not a commie, are you? Now go buy something on a credit card and run up more debt.

    • Such B.S.! If you drive a car (arguably a right of those who can learn to do so), you MUST purchase insurance. So, if you are going to get sick (an inevitability) you MUST purchase insurance! This idea is nothing new in America. It’s only the implimentation that is new. NO ONE has said that you must buy American, though that’s a good idea if you value American jobs.Etc., etc.

  2. What a crook! Torn between the tea party morons and the BIG Corp. $$ LOL Roberts went for the $$$. This was in many respects a profoundly conservative ruling the closer you look at it. Many Liberals were very unhappy at the way Roberts narrowed the use of the Commerce clause with this and stuck the D’s with a new tax the GOP will use “liberally” to bash them with. So ignore all the whining its what the far right specializes in, even when they win.

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