Skip to comments.Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress
Posted on 06/29/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT by Alissa
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that the court has ended a session that featured him casting the decisive vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
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They have been getting away with that only because we let them. They know that once they get in, it is awfully hard to unseat them and they get re-elected over and over again.
If politicians who didn't keep their campaign promises were thrown out of office at the next election, they would start keeping their promises. Right now, there is no penalty for that and it is us (collectively speaking) to blame.
Too many Americans are either apathetic or they have decided to live off the dole and thus accept the freebies thrown their way. Sort of like "Mollie", the horse in Orwell's Animal Farm, who is content to allow herself to be enslaved because she gets the occasional sugar cube from her oppressors.
We can no longer afford to put dishonorable people in office and expect the SCOTUS to bail us out. Don't forget that the composition of the SCOTUS is the result of the liberals and RINOS we have put in position to appoint them.
A hard turn to the right (conservatism) is the only way we are going to save the country. Being that Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee, it is even more crucial to put as many conservatives into the Congress and Senate as we possibly can.
Can anyone tell me where Roberts is going to be buried?
I want to start pissing on his grave right away. No reason to wait.
Maybe I should start a business. Send me your urine and I will pour it on Roberts grave.
Don't carry this turds water. He told you to eat Shiite! He doesn't give a damn about the constitution. He is worse than a liberal since he can not be read to follow the law at all!
Exactly. The American people don't care about the constitution, they care about getting freebies from the gubmint.
Contrary to what I have read in other threads, we CAN overturn the horrendous SCOTUS decision. Over time, provided we elect conservative presidents on a regular basis, we will eventually turn the SCOTUS back to a body that defends and upholds the Constitution. But it will take a generation or two of commitment on the part of conservatives to make it happen. It won't be enough to have one blowout election this year and then go back to sitting on our hands on the sidelines.
I know I am rubbing some the wrong way with this approach but we need to convert our anger towards the SCOTUS decision into positive energy for the upcoming campaign.
After a full day of digesting what has happened, I have determined that we need to focus our energies on getting conservatives elected to office at all levels of government.
You really don’t think his supporters can’t get out of any fee, tax, penalty, etc.? Remind me again how many in Congress forget to pay their taxes. It happens every day.
I think he means Elena Kagan.
I guess Roberts falls in this category now, too.....
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Obama is vermin. He's still going around saying it's a penalty. Now how does that work?! The Supreme Court rules, albeit a weak ruling, so the emperor thinks he can still change the ruling!?! What the heck?
This is not news, we've known it for years. But the GOP has a tendency to throw a wrench into that idea, don't they? For me, this is the GOP's last chance. If they blow this, I will happily work to turn the Tea Party into a true political party that will do what they say and send the GOP to the scrap heap of history.
As for Roberts, he could have simply done the right thing and sided with Alito & Co. As far as I'm concerned, he's an elitist a$$hole undeserving of respect from true Americans. Stop defending this guy.
Along with getting a long lasting debilitating disease.
It makes no difference who you vote for as long as the SCOTUS is allowed to legislate, which is exactly what Roberts did!
He should be Impeached and removed from the bench at loss of pension and benefits if not thrown into prison.
Enough is enough!
Ditto. He just admitted he voted the opposite of the way he KNEW he SHOULD have voted.
Roberts is a mole or shill for the internationalists. He has his good friend Richard Haass of the Council of Foreign Relations to follow in the New World Order. Of course there are more than a few others who want the USA to go down that path to losing It’s exceptionalism. Recall Bush1, Soros, the Rockefellers, and all the Bildebergers. And lets’ not forget the Rothchilds who seem to have had money for years to corrupt governments. As long as these enablers don’t stand in the way of ball games, casinos, and the entertainment idols the path is cleared. I’m wondering what all the celebration on the 4th of July will really mean as to our Founder’s Constitution. I will think about WWII in which I served and in which my brother died on Okinawa.
I think that he knew this decision of his would be controversial. But I think he really under-estimated the response. He has no idea to what extent the reaction to his decisions will wrought.
What happened you ask?
I simply think Roberts is not a conservative, or as conservative as people think. I firmly believe the story that he did not like the dissenting opinions written by the other conservatives and thought they were too far right wing.
I think it’s as simple as that. The whole “evil genius” thing, or “did it on purpose”, etc, etc, etc...is just not true. I just think it’s as simple as Roberts is a middle of the road individual in terms of his politics.
That's what I've been wondering since yesterday morning. I suspect at least one of the Liberal Messiah's apostles paid the Chief Justice a visit. I'm not convinced Roberts wanted to uphold the Individual Mandate or even ObamaCare at all. Would any of us be surprised to learn that the Liberal Messiah threatened the Chief Justice? It would be the Chicago Way.
Roberts is just another pop star idiot.
He won't suffer because only a person who could rationalize anything could have excreted the dreck that in contained in his opinion.
Nah. He’s unrepentant. Here is his quote:
“Well, I won’t answer anything that has to do with the second part of that,” Roberts said. But he said he hopes that the court under him is remembered as one that “did our job according to the Constitution, of protecting equal justice under the law.”
Lamberth hinted at the controversial decision when he asked Roberts if it bothered him that he can’t respond to his critics.
“No,” Roberts said, his brief answer hanging in the air to more laughter.
True and true. Not that I'm happy about it but it's the environment we operate in. I'm quite sure that the Founding Fathers did not intend for our nation to end up like this.
The Supreme Court is ultimately a product of the presidents we have been electing for the past 40 years. Aside from perhaps Reagan, all of them have been either liberals or RINOs. Thus we cannot be surprised at the results.
The reason we cannot seem to get a truly conservative president is because candidates for the job must appeal to women, who in large part have liberal, big-government views. Now I know there are some great conservative women out there but even they have to admit that they are in the minority. Increasingly, presidential candidates must also pander to the non-productive members of society in order to get elected. The welfare class and what not.
I would love to live in a republic where only tax-paying citizens had the right to vote. But you know and I know that is just not going to happen. So we must work hard to convert enough people to the Tea Party/conservative cause where we can start electing people who share our views.
I believe that we have a chance to make some inroads this November. A lot of people who thought they were liberal or "moderate" now see the Ponzi scheme that is welfare, food stamps, socialized medicine, etc. They are realizing that the center can no longer hold. Unless we reverse direction, we are going to lose everything.
We need to win those people over and we need to get out and vote this November to drive these big-government socialists out of power once and for all.
I never cared a whole lot for Roberts from the gitgo——thot he was a weak link and a soft choice by Bush to get somebody past Kennedy and Leahi. And he did not look like a leader, command presence and all, being important. I always thot something was wrong with him but did not know what. When he did the double cross deal with the girls I told my wife he must be off his meds. I guess the guy is epileptic. That’s what my wife thot I meant but I wasn’t aware of his actual condition. Don’t want to beat up on epileptics but have been there numerous times when one had an event. It takes awhile for them to get back to normal in my experience. Just seems to me that Roberts has had some sort of event that has messed his head up because there is nothing consistent/logical/thorough/disciplined/constitutionally rigorous about his whole filing-———just sayin’
“Time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done ourselves this November.”
The Old North Bridge is coming into view, buddy. Get ready for more than elections. Polling places and entire states are about to become battlegrounds. Buckwheat will try to lie, cheat and steal for himself a second term. The courts can no longer be trusted as disinterested arbiters upholding the Constitution and rule of law. On November 6, it may be necessary to be on the streets killing Buckwheat fascists and commies by the tens of thousands. Prepare yourself. Sorry to be so negative.
If you don’t like my words, then listen to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn...
“Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if..”
Obama is being hoisted by his own petard, and yet most seem to think Roberts should be hanged.
Misinformed public, is all I can say.
What part of voting with Kagan did you miss?
Obama is being hoisted by his own petard, and yet most seem to think Roberts should be hanged.
Misinformed public, is all I can say.
What part of voting with Kagan did you miss? The court ruled that there is no limit to the Federal government as long as they call it a tax.
Think Chicago style Obama tactics.
I bet you can figure that out in the wink of an eye.
The Roberts children are adopted. Your comment I don’t like at all.
It’s bad taste to joke about such a monumental decision.
He looked promising when nominated, but has turned out to be a huge disappointment. Typical.
The GOP has a terrible record in picking justices. It’s sickening. The only reason I voted for some GOP presidential candidates was concern over the Supreme Court. Turns out that it is mostly an exercise in futility. Even if the GOP when, another damn progressive lands on on the bench.
Anyway, from now on I’ll always count Chief Judicial Legislator Roberts as a vote for the bad guys and against the Constitution, or what’s left of it.
Question is, were they LEGALLY adopted? Did someone in the ObamaGubmit threaten him with exposing this if he didn’t rule in favor of 0bamugabe?
Well that ain’t gonna happen NOW, genius.
Why wait? The GOPe doesn't have a problem sending US to history's scrap heap.
Why else would they keep voting for a bigger and bigger, more and more powerful Federal Government, with more ABC agencies, each with ever more intrusive power, every time they have power?
They've been infected. The only thing they understand is the threat of losing their jobs, so the TEA party is the only thing that scares them.
Uncle Sam's last words: "F*** Y** JOHN ROBERTS.
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward. ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
That's it in a nutshell.
Wow, I have the book. Just have to dig it out. That’s a great quote.
This is a function of the fact that the GOP has to worry about getting their justice confirmed by what is almost always a Democrat-controlled Senate.
This is why things won't change until we elect conservatives to a clear majority in the Senate. It's not enough to take back the White House and maintain a slim majority in the House. We need to get control of the Senate and maintain control for at least two or three decades to ensure that the SCOTUS is composed of people who will respect and defend the Constitution.
That paragraph you quoted is one of the best advertisements for the Second Amendment that I have ever read.
No, but the FFs expected it would if we quit fighting for what they fought and risked it all for to create.
We are a lot sicker now than when Pearl Harbor woke us up and "they" have us right where "they" want us.
I read a lot of it while visiting my parents many years ago, but it was so long I couldn’t finish it. I shoudl get one on Amazon. But I’m totally, totally broke.
Absolutely. I read “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” but didn’t have time to finish “Gulag”.
BTW my hub escaped from Eastern Europe during Communism. Lots of stories.
Thanks for filling in more of Solzhenitsyn’s quote.
He’s a powerful writer who places the reader into the gulags.
Every American patriot needs to read Solzhenitsyn in order to understand what Buckwheat has in store for us in his second term.
Obuma has alotted $100 billion to the IRS to set up a gestapo. I hope these IRS pricks won’t mind people taking their pictures as they swing from lampposts. These IRS a-holes have never been tested in combat. Most are wimpy leftists who would lose a barroom fight trying to sit on a barstool.
Wow, what a sense of humor. Too bad the joke is on the citizens of the USA and the Constitution.
Maybe, he won’t come back to the Supreme Court.
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