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  •  In "defense" of Scalia (2+ / 0-)
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    Nowhere Man, Clem Yeobright

    His originalist approach (discarded when it proves inconvenient, as with the Heller case) would lead him to conclude that the 14th Amendment was adopted to promote racial equality, nothing else.

    Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

    by fenway49 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 08:44:21 AM PDT

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    •  I also think it's worth mentioning (2+ / 0-)
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      penguins4peace, Clem Yeobright

      that the reason Olsen got away with shouting at Scalia is that Scalia was trolling him. Scalia likes to have fun with this stuff. If Scalia's comments are distatesful they're also honest. I think I have more patience for that than I do for the new Republican tactic of lying through your teeth about your actual position. At least with Scalia, you have a discussion and an opportunity to change peoples' minds.

      •  True enough (1+ / 0-)
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        Greenfinches

        Not like accusing the President of cutting Medicare when you have put your name to a budget that cuts it a lot more.

        Still a sick puppy who's idea of fun is making highly public obnoxious comments about his fellow citizens.

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:20:23 PM PDT

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