Phillip Adams; 6/3/10
HQ for the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party was the Kremlin. HQ for the Central Committee of the US Republican Party is the Supreme Court. As hostile to the democratic process as their counterparts in Moscow who ruled with hammer and sickle, the heavies in Washington DC rule, and overrule, with iron fist and gavel. Ignoring precedent and the cautions of the founding fathers expressed in an increasingly dilapidated constitution, the bloc of judges appointed by conservative presidents are rendering some appalling decisions. Such is the gratitude of these judges appointed by conservative presidents that they, in turn, appoint conservative presidents. The first was George W. Bush. Ignoring electoral chicanery in Florida – and America’s popular vote – the Supreme Court put Gore’s head on a pike and handed the oval office to the Republicans on a platter. Now other Republican candidates will be guaranteed an armchair ride to the oval office and their second-term prospects immensely improved. All because of a Supreme Court decision that Obama understates as “devastating”.