Newt Gingrich’s assault on ‘activist judges’ draws criticism, even from right – The Washington Post
December 18, 2011 1 Comment
I was hibernating, snoozing peacefully and not hurting anybody, but this story is really weird. You may have heard that Republican Presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich wants to arrest federal judges.
Never one to be accused of timidity, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is turning up the volume of his ongoing assault on “activist judges” so high that even conservatives say he is going too far.
In a half-hour phone call with reporters Saturday, Gingrich said that, as president, he would abolish whole courts to be rid of judges whose decisions he feels are out of step with the country.
Michelle Bachman must be having a bad day. Maybe it is time for Ms. Palin to end her self-imposed exile and return to the race. Why stop with a mere arrest. Surely we want to waterboard the judges with the bad decisions.
To borrow a line of thought from the increasingly irrelevant George Will, Gingrich would replace a “national legislature of nine” with a national legislature of one.
May the spirit of the Christ child fill the hearts of all our wonderful Republican politicians.