Tuesday, April 05, 2005


With the wingnuttery that is the modern republican party, you miss a day you miss a lot. Sen. John Cornyn’s remarks on the floor of the Senate yesterday are truly unbelievable. Here is the meat of his remarks.

"I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection, but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. . . . And I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters, on some occasions, where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in, engage in violence. Certainly without any justification, but a concern that I have."

Huh? There have only been two recent cases of violence against judges. Brian Nichols, accused violent rapist, who up an Atlanta courthouse and the murder of Joan Lefkow’s family in Chicago. Is Cornyn worried that judges might be locking up violent rapists? No, he is clearly talking about the judges in the Schiavo case. Judges that were overwhelmingly republican appointees. No acts of violence have been committed against these judges. Is Cornyn advocating violence against these judges? Probably not. Is he advocating using “the nuclear option?” I think so. I hope they try this. I’m going to enjoy watching them goosestep over the cliff.

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