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(Mediaite)   What happened to John Roberts, lament conservatives, he used to be cool now he's like bogus   (mediaite.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 1:31:39 PM  
Alas, poor John Roberts.

The Right Winger Batan Death March seems to have left him behind to die with the crocodiles shedding tears over America's demise as a world power, a democracy, a liberal-enlightenment nation, and a neo-liberal economy. One by one all the true conservatives are abandoned by the Movement-Aryans, thus becomeing RINOS in a world of dinosaurs and winged reptiles.
 
2020-06-29 1:34:00 PM  
Legacy...
 
2020-06-29 1:34:32 PM  
Conservatives haven't changed.

Fascists have changed from squeaking mouse-like shrewish creatures to monsters with giant red teeth and claws, horns, antlers and armour-like skin that even truths and facts bounce off of them like all the other insults hurled by the birds and mammals, warm blooded creatures increasingly endangered as the White Rhino, extinct except for two females.
 
2020-06-29 1:34:56 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Legacy...


OF DOOOOOOOM!
 
2020-06-29 1:36:17 PM  

brantgoose: Conservatives haven't changed.

Fascists have changed from squeaking mouse-like shrewish creatures to monsters with giant red teeth and claws, horns, antlers and armour-like skin that even truths and facts bounce off of them like all the other insults hurled by the birds and mammals, warm blooded creatures increasingly endangered as the White Rhino, extinct except for two females.


Antlers and horns
Cool
 
2020-06-29 3:02:10 PM  
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2020-06-29 3:07:05 PM  
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2020-06-29 3:46:21 PM  
My bet is that he sees the shifting public dynamic and the change of demographics. Given the spikes of civil unrest, and other major political issues, he just doesn't want to add fuel to the fire, right now anyway.
 
2020-06-29 4:46:22 PM  

AsparagusFTW: My bet is that he sees the shifting public dynamic and the change of demographics. Given the spikes of civil unrest, and other major political issues, he just doesn't want to add fuel to the fire, right now anyway.


A theory I've read is that he says the Democratic wave coming and is trying to see-off a push to pack the courts. It's as good a theory as any.
 
2020-06-29 4:46:37 PM  
He knows that actually making abortions illegal would be a disaster for the Republican part???

/It would.
 
2020-06-29 4:46:50 PM  
fark Republicans!
 
2020-06-29 4:47:27 PM  
Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.
 
2020-06-29 4:48:27 PM  

sourballs: fark Republicans!


Can we amend that: Don't fark Republicans. They don't deserve the human contact or intimacy.
 
2020-06-29 4:48:32 PM  
It's fun to ignore that Justice Roberts just wrote a detailed road map for lazy lawyers who want to overturn abortion access to follow if they want his vote the next time this comes up.
 
2020-06-29 4:50:02 PM  

i ignore u: Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.


I agree. I think he is a moderate Republican. The last of his people.
 
2020-06-29 4:50:35 PM  
These judgments don't have much corporate influence. Give him something substantial and meaningful to work with and he will expand corporate powers to be above federal government powers. Then the next train carrying oil from Alberta to Texas that crashes will set off a great awakening as it were.
 
2020-06-29 4:51:24 PM  
"May Not Be Who We Thought He Was"

Or maybe, just maybe, lord knows I'm just spitballing here.... your legal arguments are baseless piles of dogshiat.
 
2020-06-29 4:51:29 PM  
Hillary got to him.
 
2020-06-29 4:52:08 PM  

eiger: AsparagusFTW: My bet is that he sees the shifting public dynamic and the change of demographics. Given the spikes of civil unrest, and other major political issues, he just doesn't want to add fuel to the fire, right now anyway.

A theory I've read is that he says the Democratic wave coming and is trying to see-off a push to pack the courts. It's as good a theory as any.


My theory is that he has a consistent legal philosophy that doesn't fit into the binary worldview of your typical Farker who didn't know shiat about the law other than what they want to be true.
 
2020-06-29 4:52:16 PM  
People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.
 
2020-06-29 4:52:24 PM  

i ignore u: Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.


Came here for this.
 
2020-06-29 4:53:14 PM  
Something something activist judges...
 
2020-06-29 4:53:59 PM  

Boondock3806: i ignore u: Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.

Came here for this.


Came here for that.
 
2020-06-29 4:54:11 PM  

GoodDoctorB: "May Not Be Who We Thought He Was"


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2020-06-29 4:55:18 PM  
You'd think somebody so backward and dumb would be a lot more consistently wrong.
 
2020-06-29 4:55:37 PM  
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2020-06-29 4:55:41 PM  
Because he can't take away the abilities for babies in minority neighborhoods to vote, he's fine with abortions.
 
2020-06-29 4:57:32 PM  

wademh: People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.


I'll bet you a cookie it will never be overturned.
 
2020-06-29 4:59:02 PM  

lindalouwho: wademh: People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.

I'll bet you a cookie it will never be overturned.


Does the cookie contain little aborted fetus bits?
 
2020-06-29 4:59:12 PM  

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Dammit man leave the water marks on those! I literally can't tell.
 
2020-06-29 4:59:48 PM  
Totally
 
2020-06-29 4:59:54 PM  

puffy999: lindalouwho: wademh: People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.

I'll bet you a cookie it will never be overturned.

Does the cookie contain little aborted fetus bits?


Well, they're made with eggs, right?
 
2020-06-29 5:00:18 PM  

i ignore u: Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.


Careened off a cliff to the right would be more accurate. Hopefully it's a death spiral for the party so they can be a warning for the next ten generations what happens when you court the stupid racist vote.
 
2020-06-29 5:00:53 PM  
When the political spectrum moves to the right, those who were conservative before now end up further left and are regarded as liberal, leftist or whatever.

There was a graph illustrating that some time (possibly years) ago, but I couldn't find it.
 
2020-06-29 5:01:28 PM  

Tea_tempest_Cup: It's fun to ignore that Justice Roberts just wrote a detailed road map for lazy lawyers who want to overturn abortion access to follow if they want his vote the next time this comes up.


And insert a citizenship question into the census
 
2020-06-29 5:06:42 PM  
Republicans have headed past conservative.
Conservative judges aren't necessarily the same brand of conservative as Republicans anyway. It's  conservative to not challenge a previous ruling even if it's not following the Republican ethos.
He also might just be getting a little bit more liberal. It's pretty common. https://www.google.com/amp/s/​fivethirt​yeight.com/features/supreme-court-just​ices-get-more-liberal-as-they-get-olde​r/amp/
 
2020-06-29 5:07:06 PM  

wademh: People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.


Are you having a stroke?
 
2020-06-29 5:09:19 PM  

Greil: LovesToSpooge: [Fark user image 590x314]

Dammit man leave the water marks on those! I literally can't tell.


Not enough random capitalization or exclamation points

Must be fake
 
2020-06-29 5:10:30 PM  

BMFPitt: eiger: AsparagusFTW: My bet is that he sees the shifting public dynamic and the change of demographics. Given the spikes of civil unrest, and other major political issues, he just doesn't want to add fuel to the fire, right now anyway.

A theory I've read is that he says the Democratic wave coming and is trying to see-off a push to pack the courts. It's as good a theory as any.

My theory is that he has a consistent legal philosophy that doesn't fit into the binary worldview of your typical Farker who didn't know shiat about the law other than what they want to be true.


That is certainly a possibility. That said, experts on the matter, who I can only defer to as I am not, certainly think he trims at times for political reasons.

And this is not abnormal. Supreme Court justices have always considered politics and public opinion in making decisions. The notion that "judicial theories" are these things that dominate what happens at the Supreme Court is essentially a myth that is used by layers to justify the legitimacy of the court.
 
2020-06-29 5:13:10 PM  

Greil: puffy999: lindalouwho: wademh: People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.

I'll bet you a cookie it will never be overturned.

Does the cookie contain little aborted fetus bits?

Well, they're made with eggs, right?


Not.
Good.
Enough.
 
2020-06-29 5:13:45 PM  

brantgoose: Conservatives haven't changed.

Fascists have changed from squeaking mouse-like shrewish creatures to monsters with giant red teeth and claws, horns, antlers and armour-like skin that even truths and facts bounce off of them like all the other insults hurled by the birds and mammals, warm blooded creatures increasingly endangered as the White Rhino, extinct except for two females.


You are right about Murkowski and maybe Collins, but Romney is still around and he's a male.

// I think that Collins is really not a RINO
 
2020-06-29 5:13:59 PM  

GoodDoctorB: "May Not Be Who We Thought He Was"

Or maybe, just maybe, lord knows I'm just spitballing here.... your legal arguments are baseless piles of dogshiat.


"who they thought he was" is  a political shill who would just rubber stamp any pile of dog shiat that pushed the right wing agenda (like Kavanaugh). They weren't expecting to have to actually WORK for things. How DARE he have standards!
 
2020-06-29 5:15:01 PM  

wademh: People tend to misinterpret SCOTUS rulings anyway. Roberts was not defending abortion rights or R v W. He was providing himself cover for when he does vote to overturn R v W by backing precedent __this__time__. Then when he write the majority opinion that overturns Roe, he will be able to cite his deep concern for the court overturning precedent, and his deep reluctance to do so, except [reasons] compel him to correct what he sees as a major mistake.


Wasn't roe v wade based upon right to privacy from the government intruding on your life?

Fine take away that privacy (rule the govt can intrude) and use it for things like firearm registrations.  Then point out it was roe v wade that was stopping it... but peeps wanted that gone
 
2020-06-29 5:15:51 PM  
The constant march to the right demands ever-increasing purity, doesn't it?  The fascism of five years from now will look on the Trumpists with disdain for their liberal Marxist weakness.

Roberts is exactly who Roberts claimed to be.  It's the rest of the Republicans who have chosen this madness.
 
2020-06-29 5:16:17 PM  
If he votes to cut down the ACA he can still DIAF.
 
Bf+
2020-06-29 5:16:51 PM  
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2020-06-29 5:17:02 PM  

i ignore u: Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.


That and the fact that from the start he been interested on the court as an institution.
 
2020-06-29 5:19:55 PM  

brantgoose: Conservatives haven't changed.

Fascists have changed from squeaking mouse-like shrewish creatures to monsters with giant red teeth and claws, horns, antlers and armour-like skin that even truths and facts bounce off of them like all the other insults hurled by the birds and mammals, warm blooded creatures increasingly endangered as the White Rhino, extinct except for two females.


With nasty big pointy teeth
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2020-06-29 5:19:58 PM  

Wyalt Derp: Hillary got to him.


People are saying she was holding his family hostage in the basement of The Alamo.
 
2020-06-29 5:20:21 PM  
I know three woman (those are ones that I know of) that have had abortions - all three Catholics.  Two of them are conservative, one progressive.  There is no stomach out there to limit abortion rights.  So it won't happen.  Besides if they do, what else would the GOP have to run on, it keeps them in office.  Although,  I was surprised by the LGBTQ decision.
 
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