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Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, has his judicial knickers in a knot because he recently felt the hot wind of democracy sweep over him, causing him and his corporatist cousins on the court to sweat under their black cloaks. At issue was Roberts’ January act of raw judicial arrogance, in which he and his cabal of four other Supreme extremists decreed that the infinite money of corporations must be allowed to trump the voice of the people and rule American politics.
This five-man assault on our nation’s historic democratic process provoked a response from the President of the United States. In his State of the Union speech, Barack Obama rightly charged that they had “opened the floodgates for [corporations] to spend without limits in our elections,” thus drowning out the voices of ordinary Americans.
This rebuke from an elected official practically caused the sensitive mugger of our democratic rights to fall faint. “The process is broken down,” whined Roberts (the very guy who had just broken America’s democratic process). Moaning that it was a lack of “decorum” for a president to chastise the judicial branch of government, even though that branch had usurped the powers of the two elected branches, Roberts sighed that the president’s expression of democratic outrage toward the imperious court was “very troubling.” Indeed, the chief supremist wanly suggested that he and other justices might boycott the president’s future national addresses: “I’m not sure why we’re there,” he sniffed – apparently assuming that we would all feel his pain.
Well, gosh, Johnnie, I have no sympathy for you. You’re there because it’s the one time when all three branches of the people’s government come together in person and in public – and face the music for the black-robed coup you pulled on us. Is that too much to ask?
“White House Responds to Chief Justice,” The New York Times, March 11, 2010.
“Alabama: Justice Criticizes Scene at State of Union,” The New York Times, March 10, 2010.