Maureen Dowd surpasses herself this morning in an opinion piece about the corrupt Conservative majority on the Supreme Court. This is a near must-read. Please take the time to look at it. An excerpt:
"How dare President Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that?
Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances?
Nah. And why should he?
This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming one of the most divisive in modern American history.
It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes."
And let me make it clear, there are no false equivalencies here about which side is at fault for causing this situation. I'm not always the biggest fan of what Maureen Dowd has to say, but she has hit the bullseye with this one.