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Apr 6, 2012 by CAGLE CARTOONS
Daryl Cagle, MSNBC.com
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As long as this country keeps electing Presidents that are anything but moderate in their positions and the states keep moving their politics to the more far fringes of each party, this is what we will continue to have. One judge replacement could shift SCOTUS from activist conservative to activist liberal. I doubt this is what the founding fathers envisioned when this was set up, but like anything else, Washington can mess up even boiled water.
Nonsense. One party moves right and the other moves closer to the center. We haven’t seen a true liberal president here an a very long time. Bogus meme.
Zephyr..Its a matter of perspective. Where liberal believe Obama is too center or right, some moderates beleive he is too liberal given his propensity for wasting money and not even attempting to cut the deficit. Yes he inherited a mess, but he still has a mess and any company would replace their leadership if some improvement in financial positions had not happened in over 3 years.
And I would not call Kagan and Sotomayor moderates in any way or shape.
Rational and fair deficit cutting won’t happen without cooperation from both parties. As for the nature of our supreme court? It isn’t only a matter of perspective. Again:
Zephyr..The man would not even support his own deficit reduction commissions recommendations. He could have supported those and placed the burden on the Republicans to accept taxes and spending cuts, but he would not accept spending cuts himslef, so nothing happened.
“Yes he inherited a mess, but he still has a mess and any company would replace their leadership if some improvement in financial positions had not happened in over 3 years.”
Huh? That makes no sense, RP. Stock market is booming. Millions of new jobs have been created. Corporate records are at record levels. What sort of improvement were you looking for?
And of course we all know what happened under Bush… and he was reelected. Did you vote for Bush in 2004? If so, what standards did you use to judge his performance?
Whether intentional or due to the gridlock it is quite fortunate that the deficit hasn’t been cut. The deficit spending has helped to support the economy. It is one of the few positive things that has. The federal government is the only one that can continue to deficit spend to help increase demand in the economy.
Be very cautious of following the conventional thinking in Washington. That is what got us into this mess. It will not help to get us out of it.
SCOTUS for the time being isn’t getting any better until any conservatives retire in the future.
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