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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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2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  
Legacy...
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  

NewportBarGuy: Legacy...


OF DOOOOOOOM!
 
2 days ago  

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
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
He knows that actually making abortions illegal would be a disaster for the Republican part???

/It would.
 
2 days ago  
fark Republicans!
 
2 days ago  
Roberts is just as conservative as he ever was.  The Republican Party has veered to the right.
 
2 days ago  

sourballs: fark Republicans!


Can we amend that: Don't fark Republicans. They don't deserve the human contact or intimacy.
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  
"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.
 
2 days ago  
Hillary got to him.
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  

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


Came here for this.
 
2 days ago  
Something something activist judges...
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  

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


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2 days ago  
You'd think somebody so backward and dumb would be a lot more consistently wrong.
 
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
Because he can't take away the abilities for babies in minority neighborhoods to vote, he's fine with abortions.
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  

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?
 
2 days ago  

LovesToSpooge: [Fark user image 590x314]


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

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?
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  

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
 
2 days ago  
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/
 
2 days ago  

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?
 
2 days ago  

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
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  

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
 
2 days ago  

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!
 
2 days ago  

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
 
2 days ago  
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.
 
2 days ago  
If he votes to cut down the ACA he can still DIAF.
 
Bf+
2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

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.
 
2 days ago  

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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2 days ago  

Wyalt Derp: Hillary got to him.


People are saying she was holding his family hostage in the basement of The Alamo.
 
2 days ago  
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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