Busy News Week and The Feel Good Drag

Posted: 05/02/2009 by that's Elbert in Politics, US Senate
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Wow, what a busy week, newswise that is. Swine Flu stories have been squealing all week. Pennsylvania US Senator Arlen Spector made his transition to the dark side complete, switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. Then we get word that a change on the Court is coming.

US Supreme Court Justice David Souter decides that he will retire soon. Souter is no really big loss but he will probably be replaced with a judge that will use the US Constitution as toilet paper, choosing instead to run on whatever feels right for the moment, just like a good little liberal that he or she will be. After all, candidate Barack Obama said:

“We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges,”

Yes, no mention of laws or rules or the US Constitution in his credentials. To steal a song title from Anberlin, we’re all going to suffer from that “feel good drag.” The generation that brought us “if it feels good, do it!” has afflicted us with “feel good” leadership for a long time, and unfortunate too, for a longer time to come.


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