“Get over it. It’s so old by now” said Supreme Court Justice when asked about critics who say the 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court to appoint President Bush was based on politics and not justice, despite the facts showing the exact opposite. Scalia will be on 60 minutes this coming Sunday night.
This from the ‘Justice’ who was so anxious to shut the Florida recount down during the 2000 presidential ‘election’ that he pressured his colleagues to do so — the Bush legal team went running back to the Supreme Court asking for a stay to stop the recount (about the point in time when Bush’s lead had withered to 154 votes) — even before the Gore legal team had a chance to respond. The lawsuit was Bush v. Gore (meaning Bush was the petitioner and Gore was the respondent), but according to Scalia, Al Gore was the one who ultimately put the issues in front of the court.
Blatant partisanship dealt a harsh blow to the integrity of the Supreme Court. Justices in the majority contorted the law to reach the result they wanted — no precedent, just convenient law made for one occasion. Though the Supreme Court stepped into the Florida recount twice, four of the Justices thought the court should never have taken the case in the first place.
Justice John Paul Stevens even bemoaned the legal legerdemain in his dissent, noting that the nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law was the real loser — knowing full well what went on behind the scenes and just how politicized and results-oriented the case’s consideration had been.
A few reporters from Vanity Fair wrote an in-depth article about the debacle. They spoke with former Supreme Court clerks — who remain angered, haunted, shaken and disillusioned by what they saw, who learned in law school that the law was just and that judges resolved legal disputes by nonpartisan analysis of neutral principles, convinced they’d been sold a bill of goods — who were there when the Bush case came before the court. The clerks had pledged to keep the details of their tenure confidential, but the clerks felt they were witnesses to an abuse of power and didn’t feel obliged to shield those actions.
61,000 statewide undervotes from Florida, the state governed by Bush’s brother, that had not been counted by the machines, but the Supreme court claimed it was acting in the name of fairness to the state’s voters when it overturned a decision for a recount by the Florida Supreme Court.
At the time, when there were still six days left before Florida’s electors were scheduled to meet and 25 days before Congress was to count the electoral votes — yet the Supreme court claimed there was no more time. The fateful day of Dec. 12, 2000, at 10 p.m. a five-member conservative majority handed the presidency to George W. Bush.
I’ve got a news flash for Justice Scalia. It’s virtually impossible to get over the damage done by the most inept, corrupt never-elected President and his administration who was partially responsible for what happened that other fateful day on 9/11/01.
Had Bush not been appointed, that fateful day may never have happened, and more importantly, what was once the greatest country in the world wouldn’t have become a dictatorship based on two sets of laws — one for the citizens and one for a delusional moron who believes himself to be above the law.
The constant illegality of the Bush administration over the past seven plus years has severely damaged this country. The genocide committed by the U.S. in the illegal invasion of Iraq over oil, the multi-trillion dollar cost — not to mention the billions of dollars that have disappeared and remains unaccounted for — the neglect inflicted on the brave men and women who have fought Bush’s war who continue getting screwed by the idiot they’re fighting for, the destruction of the Constitution, rights and freedoms, the constant illegal use of terrorism and falsified propaganda to further their illicit agendas, the slow conversion of turning democracy into a police state…I could go on and on…and Justice Scalia has the audacity to tell us to “get over it.”
Just how do you suggest we get over it Justice Scalia? For someone who purports himself to be a “law-and-order guy,” your actions have shown the complete opposite. In February Scalia told the BBC that some physical interrogation techniques can be used on a terrorism suspect in the event of an imminent threat such as a hidden bomb about to blow up. I won’t even get started on the abortion issues.
“Why should I participate in the mis-education of the American people?,” you reportedly said. You already have. For the past 7 plus years this country has been mis-educated and fed mass amounts of misinformation. You and the other 4 who illicitly appointed this idiot to the presidency are just as responsible as he is.
The only fallacy that’s worse than your claims of Bush being appointed based on justice, not politics, is the official page of the George W. Bush Presidential Library which says: “Welcome to the future home of the officious George W. Bush Presidential Library. This patriotic website will serve as an authoritative digital archive, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the godly legacy of the most honest, peaceful, and intelligent leader in the 6,000 year history of the planet Earth” — a fallacy that shows just how delusional Bush truly is.
I’ll ‘get over it’ when justice is finally served, when the group that has done its best to destroy this country is finally given the punishment they deserve, when America regains the democracy that has been steadily and methodically stolen from her and when the justice/judicial system enforces the law like it’s supposed to instead of advancing the illicit political motives of treasonous leadership. This country has been lied to and destroyed enough already, courtesy of the ‘Supreme Court.’