Friday, May 16, 2008

The demons of stupidity.

As expected the Theopublican Party is going into a frenzy about the California Supreme Court ruling.

Tom Feeney, a Republican Congressvermin from Florida, whined that “unelected judges have irresponsibly decided to legislate from the bench and overturn the will of the people.”

Poor Mr. Feeny seems unaware that California Supreme Court justices, while originally appointed to office, have to be confirmed by the voters. California voters have confirmed every single member of the state Supreme Court. All seven received the support of between 70% and 75% of the voters. I doubt Mr. Feeny did that well.

Right-wing pundit Hugh Hewett had a fit saying this was a “judicial putsch” which was attacking the “representative nature of the California state government”.

OOPS, once again these Right-wingers shoot off their mouths without checking the facts. Twice the California legislature has voted to legalize gay marriage. Twice Republican governor Schwarzenegger has vetoed the measure. Each time he said he did so because he was waiting for the courts to rule on the matter. He is now appealing to voters to support the Court and says he would oppose any repeal efforts.

There are three branches in government: legislative, judicial and executive. In California the legislature supported gay marriage, the highest judicial branch has done so now, and the executive, Gov. Schwarzenegger, has voiced his own support. That seems to be all three branches on the same page.

Another Theopublican moron, Senator Jim DeMinit of South Carolina attacked the ruling saying it was an example of “elitist liberal judges” imposing “tyranny” on the people. Of the seven judges on the California Supreme Court six of them were appointed by Republicans.

Someone once said that it is better to remain quite and have people assume you are fool than to open your mouth and confirm it.

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