Leftists Bury Another Norm: Protesters Target Homes of SCOTUS Justices
May 17th, 2022 10:26 AM
After angry public reaction to the leaked Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito draft opinion on reversing Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas said: “We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don't like. We can't be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom…
On MSNBC: Kavanaugh, Barrett Had 'Abysmal, Embarrassing' Resumes
February 28th, 2022 9:52 AM
On The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC, Fordham law professor Christina Greer uncorked a Pants On Fire claim that the resumes of Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett were "abysmal and embarrassing" compared to the long, long list of qualifications of Biden's nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The Media Borked Bork and Now They Want to Do It Again
September 26th, 2020 4:30 PM
The official White House briefing book on the record of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork was a wonder to behold. As I leafed through the thick black binder in 1987 in my capacity as an Associate White House Political Director, I realized it was extraordinarily thorough. But suddenly the realization dawned. The briefing book, prepared for all of my Reagan White House colleagues involved in the…
PBS Turns to Totenberg to Lament Biden Failed to Ruin Clarence Thomas
August 19th, 2020 9:49 PM
In the hour leading up to Night Three of the Democrat convention, PBS aired a profile of Biden’s career by reporter Lisa Desjardins, starring liberal-bias legend Nina Totenberg of NPR. Biden was judged positively for beating Robert Bork’s nomination for the Supreme Court in 1987, and negatively for not helping Anita Hill enough to defeat Clarence Thomas in 1991.
Who Are Brett Kavanaugh’s Enemies?
October 4th, 2018 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON — If you have read enough pro-Kavanaugh articles, give this one a pass. You are not going to like it. Yet if you have not heard enough, you will probably like this one. I have nothing but congratulatory things to say about Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As with Justice Clarence Thomas, he is a fighter. He is a gifted defender of the truth. And he is worthy of serving on the highest court in…
Eminently Qualified Kavanaugh Facing Hostile Democrats
September 5th, 2018 12:46 PM
Since Robert Bork’s “borking” 30 years ago, Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for a high court nominee by a Republican president have become predictable. Democrats, who favor a “living Constitution,” meaning whatever they think the founding document ought to say, are pitted against “originalists,” who believe the document speaks for itself and should be taken as something only slightly less…
Liberal Media ‘Borked’ Bork, But Conservatives Fight for Kavanaugh
July 14th, 2018 4:00 PM
The voice was instantly recognizable, even though its owner identified himself. ‘'The record shows he has a strange idea of what justice is” intoned American icon and movie star Gregory Peck. The “he” in question was Judge Robert Bork, and Peck was lending his voice to something new in American history: a television commercial attacking a nominee for the United States Supreme Court.
Soviet Agent, on FX’s The Americans, Calls Robert Bork a Nazi
March 29th, 2018 10:04 AM
A badge of honor for the late Robert Bork and his supporters? He drew the ire of an undercover Soviet KGB operative in an imaginary scene, set in early October 1987, on FX’s The Americans. At a dinner at a neighbor’s house, college student “Paige Jennings,” played by Holly Taylor, matched American Left hostility at the time toward President Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee: “He opposed anti-…
Let’s Limit Spending
February 7th, 2018 11:24 PM
Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 -- our gross domestic product -- totaled about $19 trillion.
Blogger: SCOTUS Often Has ‘Overcome’ Right’s ‘Inexcusable Wrongness’
April 10th, 2016 5:43 PM
If judicial review means that the U.S. Supreme Court is a de facto super-legislature that can in effect supersede actual legislatures, that’s fine with Washington Monthly blogger Martin Longman. In a Wednesday post, Longman acknowledged that certain SCOTUS rulings over the past several decades have been politically motivated, but argued that those were appropriate remedies for the “deplorable and…
Pundit On SCOTUS Vacancy: GOP ‘Taking a S**t on the Constitution’
February 26th, 2016 11:59 AM
Scatology has typically been out of bounds in mainstream-media political commentary. (Not in all political commentary, of course. For example, actor John Cusack once called former actor Ronald Reagan “a criminal who used the Constitution as toilet paper.”) Nonetheless, Michael Tomasky went there in a Wednesday column trashing Senate Republicans for refusing to consider any Supreme Court…
NYT Shows Obama Fretting Over Political Divide, Ignores Democrat Guilt
January 15th, 2016 3:21 PM
New York Times congressional reporter Carl Hulse and White House scribe Julie Hirschfeld Davis teamed up to paint the president as wringing his hands over the current divided state of U.S. politics. One potential culprit almost wholly exonerated? The president himself. Thursday’s report, “Obama’s Plea to ‘Fix Our Politics’ Has Both Sides Looking Inward,” portrayed Obama as regretful, while…
Robert Bork Dies and Rachel Maddow Smears Him With Ancient Slander
December 24th, 2012 5:02 PM
It's not enough that liberals sought to destroy a good man's reputation when he was nominated to the Supreme Court. Their efforts at character assassination continue after his passing.
One of the most contemptible examples of this came from Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show Dec. 19 in talking about the death of Robert Bork and his influence on American jurisprudence and politics over the last…
CBS’s Pelley Labels Bork ‘Arch Conservative,’ Provides Innocuous
December 20th, 2012 9:30 AM
ABC’s Diane Sawyer described Robert Bork, who passed away Wednesday at age 85, as “an icon to conservatives” and NBC anchor Brian Williams called him a “conservative icon,” but CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley decided he was an “arch conservative.” He then played, without censure, a portion of Senator Ted Kennedy’s disgraceful attack and offered up an innocuous definition of “to Bork,”…