Hey kids! Let's impeach the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!

Rick Moran
I suppose we're going to have to make allowances for Congressman Peter DeFazio. After all, he is from fruit and nutcake country in Oregon. And he's been in Washington for 11 terms, which is enough to drive even the most levelheaded among us into a mental institution.

But this is just bat guano crazy:

With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections -- a change conservatives have been more successful at taking advantage of -- a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court's chief justice over the issue."I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They've opened the floodgates, and personally, I'm investigating articles of impeachment against Justice Roberts for perjuring during his Senate hearings, where he said he wouldn't be a judicial activist, and he wouldn't overturn precedents."

If we impeached every justice who fudged their views in confirmation hearings, they could turn the Supreme Court building into a much needed parking garage.

And you could easily make the case that it was McCain-Feingold that upset precedent and that the Roberts court was re-establishing the long held point of law that money in politics is a matter of free speech and worthy of First Amendment protections.

No wonder they call this "The Silly Season" in politics.





I suppose we're going to have to make allowances for Congressman Peter DeFazio. After all, he is from fruit and nutcake country in Oregon. And he's been in Washington for 11 terms, which is enough to drive even the most levelheaded among us into a mental institution.

But this is just bat guano crazy:

With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections -- a change conservatives have been more successful at taking advantage of -- a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court's chief justice over the issue.

"I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They've opened the floodgates, and personally, I'm investigating articles of impeachment against Justice Roberts for perjuring during his Senate hearings, where he said he wouldn't be a judicial activist, and he wouldn't overturn precedents."

If we impeached every justice who fudged their views in confirmation hearings, they could turn the Supreme Court building into a much needed parking garage.

And you could easily make the case that it was McCain-Feingold that upset precedent and that the Roberts court was re-establishing the long held point of law that money in politics is a matter of free speech and worthy of First Amendment protections.

No wonder they call this "The Silly Season" in politics.