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Yeah, I'm rising from disrespect to contempt to despise.
Perhaps it's people telling me what I should do, but I think it's mostly his actions.
I woke up with one piece of judicial news and a non-finger-pointing assessment of our Supreme Court problem, and I was convinced: vote Obama, reverse Supreme Court.
A couple articles later, I revise equation: hold nose, sneer, vote Obama, pray the Supreme Court is enough.
Because I'm not voting Obama - I've voting for a Supreme Court that would restrain him, Romney, McCain, Santorum, whatever people-hating politician that fills that seat.
Well, here's Obama's DoJ that's helping Scott Bloch stay out of jail - he only destroyed the lives of whistle blowers and erased evidence of torture to obstruct a congressional investigation - what controversial in that? (call it "Faster & Furiouser"?)
The Matt Taibbi article cmaukonen links is a classic case of "punish the little guys", but because of the way they exposed themselves, major investigations should follow. But they won't. Because the big banks know how to get rid of Elliot Spitzer and Eric Scheiderman.
And even if the DoJ gets molto serioso, the Supreme Court will be waiting to reverse or dilute the sentence in a corporate/oligopoloy friendly way.
So pull the lever for Obama this November, to get another 1 or 2 Kagans or Sotomayors - most likely Ginsberg retires, so need 2 for a 5-4 advantage - while campaigning for your local honest congressperson (Democrat or Republican or Independent - whichever one is most likely to fight for corruption investigations and force the President to execute).
[Roberts is 57, while Alito & Thomas are 62 & 63 resp. Scalia will last another decade because he's an obnoxious prick. So we're waiting for Kennedy to pass on in some fashion - seems he wants to retire already, but as Investors' Business Daily so daftly puts it:
"“Kennedy knows any departing justice will be replaced with someone who's fairly radical, and he's apparently determined to wait until that situation changes.”
Right - because nothing says radical like Elena Kagan?
Frankly, I'd vote the first presidential candidate that'd nominate a jackass for the Supreme Court, but I'm afraid Congress would approve it.]