Friday, June 26, 2015


Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal's measured, constitutionally sound response to today's Supreme Court ruling in the Obergefell v Hodges gay marriage case.
"The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body," he told the crowd, as quoted by The Advocate newspaper. "If we want to save some money lets just get rid of the court."
"If we want to save some money?" Was that even the question, though?  Bobby, we're on marriage equality here. The money stuff ended when you signed the budget last week, remember? Besides, I don't think you can just line-item veto all of Article III of the constitution like it's some made up tax credit.

You'd think that a smart guy like Bobby who's spent so much time trying to be President would learn a few things about how the country runs.  It's really hard to "just get rid of" Supreme Court justices. Technically, Congress could impeach them but that's, like.. a whole thing. And it's never happened, anyway. (Once. It's happened once. Unsuccessfully.)  But you don't get to just fire them because you don't like the decisions they make. We know that's how it worked with the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority but this different.  Is he sure he knows how this job works?

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