by Barack Obama for replacing retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter will
redistribute the judicial philosophy of Obama.·
Editor and Washington Bureau Drawer Chief at PoliSat.Com.
May 4, 2009--
Supreme Court Justice David Souter's decision
to retire infected the body politic with a political
virus more virulent than the "swine" virus (which should be
re-named the "pussycat" virus since -- so far, knock on wood-- it's
apparently far less deadly than a run-of-the-mill flu virus). And as is
the case with the H1N1 virus, from which experts expect a far more virulent
version to emerge before September, political experts likewise expect the
political virus to mutate into an even more virulent form before September and
spread easily in open spaces as well as closed spaces (thus leaving no
place of refuge for Vice President Biden).
Raising political naiveté to high art, the Bloomberg
news writers Greg Stohr and Tina Seeley speculate that Obama's
nominee to replace Souter will be a "centrist." Amused by
such speculation, Al Gore issued a statement debunking such speculation by
saying, "It will be a cold day on Earth before Obama would try to please
'moderate' Republicans by nominating someone who would serve as a a
'centrist.' on the Supreme Court." Gore issued the statement while in
Washington providing proprietary engineering data for General Motors' new CEO
(also known as General POTUS) to incorporate into instructions for GM to
immediately commence production of the most green vehicle designed thus
far: a prototype designed by Al Gore himself, which he aptly named the
In fact, to mock the former GM executives who traveled to Washington on
corporate jets, Gore
drove his "GoreMobile" prototype to a "Global Warming"
concert in the District of Columbia.
In contrast to the Bloomberg news service, the Wall
Street Journal realistically predicted Obama's nominee will prove to
be a liberal visionary in harmony with Obama's "judicial philosophy."
Not so, predicts ABC
News, which seems convinced that Obama's nominee will instead prove
to be a dependable manifestation of "diversity."
Among the more fundamental aspects of Obama's judicial philosophy is his embrace
of the principle that Supreme Court Justices ought to "break free"
from "restraints" imposed in the Constitution by the "Founding
Fathers." In particular, his view in that one of the most significant
failures of the Supreme Court thus far has been it's tendency to view the
Constitution as a framework designed to prohibit things the government otherwise
might do "to you" instead of progressively viewing it as a
prescription for what the government ougt to do "on your
behalf." Obama made this philosophical view clear as far back as 2001
in explaining how his frustration with the legal system lead him to enter the
political arena in the legislative branch as an extension of "community
organizing." However, having now become President, there can be no
doubt that the Supreme Court voting record of Obama's nominee will reflect not
only Obama's world view but also his view of "economic justice" by
shaping Supreme Court decisions to do what Obama's philosophy says the Court
should have done long ago: redistribute wealth.
Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.
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