Romney Courts the Right, Threatens Equality, with Bork
Let's all take a moment and remember
You might think I'm dredging up old history by remembering the man whose judicial philosophy was so radically out-of-step that a bipartisan
Bork is one scary choice as a presidential adviser, as the report "Borking America" by People For the
Just for starters, Bork would battle against decades of
Remember how Republican primary candidates went after birth control? Well, Bork is the perfect compliment to that view. He doesn't cotton to the idea that the Constitution protects reproductive freedom and the right to privacy. Had Bork been a
That was just one of many stances that horrified the public and most Senators -- including six Republicans -- during a confirmation process so tumultuous that it led to the coining of the verb "to Bork." A nominee who gets Borked is publicly vilified by using his own stated views against him.
But Romney is not horrified by Bork; he's delighted to find such a simpatico legal thinker. By choosing Bork as a key adviser, Romney is telegraphing that he intends to appoint judges who are similarly inclined. Currently, the
African-Americans, workers, consumers and environmentalists don't fare much better in Bork's America. For instance, he supports the constitutionality of literacy tests and poll taxes in state elections -- those notorious instruments that the South used to keep African-Americans from voting. Imagine how easily Bork's acolytes would green-light the passel of new voting laws in Republican-controlled states designed to discourage minority voting.
Want to have a chance in Bork's Court? You better be rich and powerful, according to an analysis of his record as a judge on the
Romney is so desperate to show he's conservative enough for today's
Ladies, we have been warned.
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