Today’s local rag syndicates a column by Marc Thiessen, Republican flack, in which he wonders
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s decision to side with the court’s liberal bloc and uphold Obamacare raises an important question for conservatives: Why are Republicans so awful at picking Supreme Court justices? Democrats have been virtually flawless in appointing reliable liberals to the court. Yet Republicans, more often than not, appoint justices who vote with the other side on critical decisions.
He wanders around for several hundred words trying find a political reason connected to Senate confirmation process, political pressure on sitting judges, and several other stray dogs of ideas.
He doesn’t get to the reason, one that even the most dogmatic and obtuse lawyer with enough brains to pass the bar might notice from time to time.
Contemporary conservative political positions are consistently on the wrong side of truth, justice, and the American way.
Indeed, they are founded on lies (climate change, “job creators”), perpetuate injustice (gut out the vote), and auction the American way to the highest bidder (to hell with the poor, tax cuts for the rich).