By Bruce Walker
The unfolding spectacle of which leftist cipher should be appointed by Obama to replace departing leftist cipher, David Souter, on the Supreme Court underscores just how purely ideological justice in America has become. At first blush, conservatives might have taken some hope from Obama's promise to look for "those on the outside" to be on the court: there is no more underrepresented group in government or politics than conservatives, and there is no group more subject to the unfair application of the law than conservatives.
The left, of course, does not care at all about the qualifications of any nominee. Robert Bork was profoundly qualified and yet utterly unacceptable. The left, also, does not really care about demographic representation: ask Clarence Thomas, Miguel Estrada, Janice Rogers Brown, or Priscilla Owen. The left cares only about having enough Lords in our American House of Lords so that the Constitution can be bent into any purpose that suits the agenda of the left.
The ugly fact is that in every crevice of public life in which we expect to find an unbiased, objective, and dispassionate guardian of individual fairness, we find instead a blindered, bigoted, and boorish hack whose only real interest is in advancing "the cause." Witness the nauseating spectacle of parrots and hand-puppets in the mainstream media slavishly advancing the Obaman cult of personality. Witness the thuggish intrusion of political correctness into the pleasant diversion of beauty contests. Witness the kindly mask of public librarians, whose mission was once to liberate minds through the vistas of books, and who have now descended into champions of the tunnel vision of the left.
Saturday, May 9, 2009