Tuesday, May 05, 2009

...and that depends on which definition of extremist you're working with.

Let’s jump right on in.

Since Justice Souter announced that he was outta there at the Supreme Court, this bitch has noticed that conservatives have taken to using words like extremist, radical and activist to describe the kind of judges they intend to oppose.

Cough.

Now, I know that there are some who think that Getting Active on the Court is a land populated exclusively by liberals…and this bitch acknowledges that, since my ass is sitting in a non-segregated hotel room preparing for a meeting having traveled on a non-segregated plane because some judges decided to get their activism on in response to grassroots pressure, I'm not totally against activist judges…but liberals do not own exclusive rights to judicial activism.

I know that there are some people who are incapable of seeing the world as a complex place full of folks with lots of different views…’tis hard to believe, since those of us who regularly disagree with them are loud as a motherfucker…but the reality is that one person’s extremist is another person’s rational thinker.

The chorus to a bitch… “What brought this pondering on? Why doth thou feel the need to state the obvious?”

A bitch, in reply… If I have to hear another news segment covering conservative concern over who President Obama may or may not nominate to replace Justice Souter that fails to touch on the fact that this bitch and many of my fellow Americans were freaked the fuck out by the extreme as hell and now proven to like a side of radical activism with their decisions judges that the President Scooter B. set before the Senate for confirmation back in the day…well, I may have to break out the merciless rod of correction and get busy!

Shit.

Heaven to hell and back again on a red eye, why the fuck does the press always accept the premise of the argument that what alarms the far right alarms the majority?

Why?

And why the hell don’t they at least pretend to value balance and cover the fact that millions of us have been beaten down so much that we are thrilled with the stingy opportunity to maintain the current count instead of lose yet another seat to a throw-back anti-knowledge far right ideologue?

Hell, lots of folks voted for President Obama for this very reason because we all knew back in 2008 that the next President was going to replace at least one Justice.

Sigh.

I'm sorry, I don’t know what got into me…a bitch must be suffering from travel brain…because my ass should know by now that coverage like that would just be too much like right.

Blink.

***logs off to go get my meeting on***

9 comments:

Dusty said...

but the reality is that one person’s extremist is another person’s rational thinker.-Freedom of speech is a pain in my ass at times.

But like you said here, why in the blue hell does the media act like everything that jacks the jaw of a republican does the same thing to the majority of Americans?

Sweet-friggin-Jaysus, its not rocket science..its political fuckery! ;)

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Sihg, here we go with the right wing politicos again.
Activist will be anyone who supports progressive causes or opposes anything they are for.
Radical will be any liberal leaning person and extremist is anyone supporting abortion rights.

You know the code.

Suzanne said...

*standing on chair clapping*

The Lazy Iguana said...

Of course you know you are wrong.

Judges that lean far to the right are not "activist" or "radical". They are "strictly following the Constitution".

Only judges that hold ANY position contrary to the wishes of the hard right can truly be "radical" or "activists".

No matter who Obama nominates, the hard right is going to have a shit fit. Talk radio assholes will not be able to yell "liberal activist" loud enough or fast enough. Even if Obama picks a moderate yet right leaning judge - that person will be a "radical liberal activist".

Who probably is not a US Citizen, and who wants the terrorists to win.

The Republicans will brand anyone nominated as far to the left, even if they are not. They will ALL oppose the nomination, forcing a vote to go by party lines. Then they will use this as "proof" of just how far to the left that judge is. Churches will start saying that billions of babies are being murdered every day, and that if Republicans are not elected Satan will reign supreme on Earth.

This is how they plan to take it all back. Not by moving to the center - but by trying to move everyone else to the right.

To hell with them.

Blue said...

I think John Stewart put it best when he said (and I'm paraphrasing from memory): The right is vehemently opposed to Obama's SCOTUS nominee and when the nominee is named, they'll let you know why.

Drew said...

Afternoon,

Long time lurker here. Just wanted to drop a line and let you know how much I've enjoyed your blog. Keep up the good work!

D

Anonymous said...

The Lazy Iguana has called it. They are so strange when they play this game and they and the media seem to be the only ones who don't see that they are playing a game. Most of us know what they are doing and so we...ignore it. They should be ignored when they waste our time will this drivel over every single issue. Can they for once go in with an open mind? Guess not. Obama could nominate someone who seems to be on their side then like Souter change his mind when he gets the appointment. Republicans are still seathing over the fact that Souter was not their lacky like they thought he would be.

So let them continue to cry. We will have four years of crying that is guaranteed. No one cries quite as loud and as long as a Republican.

Valkyrie607 said...

"I may have to break out the merciless rod of correction and get busy!"

Hell. Now you've got me hoping for one more news segment covering conservative concern about who Barack Obama may or may not nominate.

Just one more would do it...

Shark-fu said...

Hi Drew the delurker!

Thanks for reading...