Saturday, May 2, 2009
Conservatives Bristle as Obama Calls Empathy "Key" to Supreme Court Justice Character
Of course conservatives and libertarians are having none of this. They see this view of the Supreme Court's role in America as being as foolhardy as it is dangerous. This is reasonable when viewing all through their particular lens. Obama is surely a populist, but this is the time and the season for populism. (Didn't they call him an elitist during the campaign?) But Obama's perspective has its own reason, and the ethics of reason, which they know not. He does not bow to the letter of the law, while violating the heart of the law. He is a bit too Christian for their tastes.