Obama’s Class-War Court

Looks like Sen. Obama is pinning a good deal of his campaign on class-warfare. In addition to his Texas ads that severely over-inflate what an executive makes compared to minimum wage earners, here is what we will have to look forward to if Sen. Obama gets to make appointments to the Supreme Court.

Terence Jeffrey writing for TownHall.com notes that Sen. Obama made the case that 95 percent of Supreme Court cases were not controversial and thus Justices Scalia and Ginsburg would arrive at the same vote most of the time.


In the other 5 percent, he argued, the determining factor is not what the law in question says, or what the Constitution says, but the emotional disposition that the justices deciding the case have toward the parties disputing it. “In those difficult cases,” Obama said, “the critical ingredient is supplied by what is in the judge’s heart.” Roberts and Alito were bad judges, he decided, because their hearts weren’t in the right place.

“The problem I had is that when I examined Judge Roberts’ record and history of public service, it is my personal estimation that he has far more often used his formidable skills on behalf of the strong in opposition to the weak,” Obama said in a floor speech on Sept. 22, 2005.

“When I examine the philosophy, ideology and record of Samuel Alito, I am deeply troubled,” Obama said in another floor speech on Jan. 26, 2006. “There is no indication that he is not a man of fine character. But when you look at his record, when it comes to his understanding of the Constitution, I found that in almost every case he consistently sides on behalf of the powerful against the powerless.”

Do we really want this man (or the woman he is currently running against) to make appointments to the Supreme Court?

BTW, Sen. McCain voted to confirm both Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.

You can access the complete article on-line here:

Obama’s Class-War Court
Terence Jeffrey
February 27, 2008


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