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View Diary: John Roberts Shows Cold-Blooded Calculation In His Supreme Court Rulings (16 comments)

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  •  Wow, I wish I could rec this 100 times (9+ / 0-)

    The following is a comment I made to another diary yesterday while speaking about the gay rights ruling:

    Roberts et al are desperate for pro corporate forces to remain in place. Republicans ALWAYS provide that. Democrats sometimes do.
    Therefore, the pro-corporate forces on the SC are going to do everything to make sure that the wealthy pick Congress and the President (Citizens' United), and also to hold back the demographic tide for as long as they can (the VRA decision).

    In order to try to preserve some semblance that he's not just a right-wing political hack, Roberts et al are letting social issues through that probably won't increase Democratic votes. Or at least not as much as getting rid of the VRA.

    It's pure Machiavellian politics and the Republicans are very, very good at it.

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