Friday, June 26, 2015

Last Call For Bobby Jin-Dull

Well, we have our winner for the dumbest reaction by and idiot Republican 2016 candidate to today's historic Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality, and no surprise it's from Bobby Jindal.

Louisiana Gov, Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday suggested doing away with the Supreme Court during a speech in Iowa that followed the court's historic ruling on same-sex marriage.

"The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body," he told the crowd, as quoted by The Advocate newspaper. "If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court."

"Yesterday, Justice Scalia noted that in the Obamacare ruling 'words have no meaning,'" Jindal added, according to The Advocate. "Today, Chief Justice Roberts admitted that the gay marriage ruling had nothing to do with the Constitution. Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that."

Amazing.  All the screaming and accusations of "Obama the Tyrant" and here we have Republican presidential candidates actually advocating for the dissolution of the Supreme Court when it does not agree with them.

I considered Jindal to be a meathead before, playing down his obvious intelligence and experience in order to fit in with the Republican Party that openly despises intelligence and scholarship, but now I consider to him to be a dangerous ideologue who has no place as an elected official.

The most chilling part is that Jindal is far from the only 2016 hopeful calling for open defiance to this ruling. And these fools are running for President?

One of them will still get 45% of the vote, minimum.


KenStarr said...

Maybe the Reich-wingers will get rid of the court via an "executive order"?

Martin Pollard said...

We on the left have also had a lot of frustration with the rulings of this particular court, at least as far back as Bush v Gore. The difference is that there haven't been any Democratic politicians calling for the abolition of it. Scorched earth.

That's the key difference. When the left doesn't like how things go, we work to change the system. When the right doesn't like how things go, they want to tear the entire system down. Their way or the highway. No middle ground. Well, fuck them sideways with a rusty electric cattle prod coated in barbed wire, razor blades, and broken glass, dipped in lemon juice and hydrochloric acid.

RepubAnon said...

In my more cynical moments, I wonder whether the Republican leadership is actually quite please by these decisions. They mobilize the Republican base, and don't hurt Wall Street profits...

RonB2 said...

I predict a slaughter. Think 1984.

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