Jul 17, 2009

Robort Bork Thinks Sotomayor Unqualified

This is from the guy who said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 rested on a principle of "unsurpassed ugliness."

The rightwing Newsmax has an interview with Robert Bork by Jim Meyers. Bork had earlier told Newsweek Magazine that nominating Sonia Sotomayor is a "bad mistake."

Reports Meyers:
'It's quite true that the Democrats are willing to engage in furious attacks, often without any basis in fact, and Republicans are not,' said Bork, who is a fellow at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.
Hey Bork, your confirmation conversion didn't work in 1987, and your authoritarian radicalism was rejected by the country.

This Latina woman you think is unqualified, she's getting confirmed.

Your views have been soundly rejected again. Go back to the Hudson Institute and dream of police states and an apartheid America. You lose.

As Stephen Macedo writes in The New Right v. the Constitution:

When conservatives like Bork treat rights as islands surrounded by a sea of government powers, they precisely reverse the view of the Founders as enshrined in the Constitution, wherein government powers are limited and specified and rendered as islands surrounded by a sea of individual rights.

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