I’m not convinced that the Romney Etch-A-Sketch thing has legs in the general election. You know the drill: Bill Maher said Etch-A-Sketch once, Michael Moore is fat, if you hear the full context for the quote….rinse, repeat. And of course what the adviser said is 100% true, not just of Romney’s campaign but of everything in our political discourse. Obama passed the American Enterprise Institute’s health care plan and now it will be ruled unconstitutional by the Republicans in the Supreme Court if they decide it’s politically expedient for them to do so. John is right:
I’m really completely uninterested in the actual arguments being made in the ACA case before SCOTUS. It just doesn’t matter what the law is, as these guys have proven time and again that they’ll do whatever they want. I also find it amusing that people think Roberts cares about the impressions created by a divided court. He doesn’t. None of them do. There is no doubt in my mind that Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Roberts will do whatever they think will help conservatism the most, precedents and outcomes of their actions be dam
You can always find a reason for anything that you want to do if you’re enough of a sociopath. Mclaren probably said it best:
I imagine 500 years ago, the Aztec ruler-to-be assured his subjects “I believe in Tlaloc. I have always believed in Tlaloc. I believe in motherhood, Tlaloc, and infant sacrifice, all the traditional values. When we get a drought, tradition teaches us that we must flay a ritual sacrificial victim alive and perform a sacred dance in his bleeding skin, and I believe in those traditional family values…”[…]
Human rationality did not evolve in order to solve differential equations. That’s an epiphenomenon of little consequence. Human rationality evolved in order to invent ingenious ways of justifying crazy primate behavior to the rest of the tribe of murderous primates.
I don’t have the energy to pretend that people of good will can agree that Burkeans and Rawlsians both have good points blah blah blah blah blah anymore. How about you?