Monday, January 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton discusses what is perhaps one of the most important reasons to vote for the Democratic candidate in 2016. The Supreme Court.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

In an op-ed for The Boston Globe published Friday, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential hopeful explained how the 2016 election marks a "make-or-break moment" for the balance of power on the high court -- and what could happen if a Republican is elected president. 

"The stakes are clear," Clinton wrote of the slate of cases now pending before the court. "In a single term, conservative justices could undermine virtually every pillar of the progressive movement." 

It appears that Clinton did her homework, as she delves into the particulars of some of the biggest cases the court has heard in recent months, as well as those it's about to hear -- including cases on affirmative action, immigration, voting rights and the livelihood of public unions. 

"Those who care about the fairness of elections, the future of unions, racial disparities in universities, the rights of women, or the future of our planet, should care about who appoints the next justices," Clinton wrote.

We have mentioned this a number of times here on IM as well, and if I were advising Hillary I would make sure to bring it up at virtually every news conference and interview.

At least four, possibly five, of the Supreme Court justices WILL be replaced before the end of the next presidency assuming that they hold office for two terms.

That means that the President will set the ideology of the court for many years to come.

Yes I know that the Supreme Court is supposed to only consider the rule of law and leave their ideology at the courthouse door, but we also know that is bullshit.

So yes electing a Democrat is vitally important to protecting the freedoms that we already have and to ensure that new court decisions move us toward a more progressive nation.

And I would argue that Hillary Clinton, by virtue of her experience and the political talent that she has at her disposal, is better suited to make that a reality.

Here is Clinton's op-ed for those who are interested.


  1. Anonymous4:04 AM

    Two words: Cirizens United.

    1. DocBarry17:19 AM

      We need to throw out of office any Repub who voted for Paul Ryan and who does not take up the cause to throw both Ryan and McConnell out of Leadership Now.

      Stand with me IM'ers.


    2. Steve Flesher7:24 AM

      OK Doc. Isn't it bad enough that the majority of former posters at the c4P site come here to post instead. Now YOU? Traitor!

  2. Anonymous4:07 AM

    GOP candidates condemn Trump's Bill Clinton attacks

    1/11/16 07:12 AM EST

    Republican presidential candidates in the middle of the field slammed Donald Trump's approach to attacking Hillary Clinton by associating her with her husband's treatment of women.


  3. Anonymous4:09 AM

    Donald Trump: NFL ‘football has become soft like our country has become soft’

    When Donald Trump looks at America, he sees a country that has gone soft, but that’s not all. He also sees pro football, a sport that is now the national pastime, going soft, too.

    In a rally attended by about 2,000 people Sunday in Reno, Nev., he hit that theme and others and placed a lot of blame on the game’s referees, saying they just throw to flags to impress their wives, who are watching at home.


    1. I guess he thinks they're wussie for wearing a cup and a helmet.

      This from a guy that probably never held the ball in his life. Certainly never ran the field.

  4. a. j. Billings7:06 AM

    Antonin Scalia: said that blacks should go to "slower" schools than University of Texas.

    Samuel Alito: voted to overturn the Voting Rights act

    Clarence Thomas " Just look at the NBA. They’re fine, even though most players are black.", in response to affirmative action

    If there was a super majority of radical Christian Supremacists on the Supreme Court, they could wipe out 100 years of progress in one judicial term.

    R v Wade gone
    Women's voting gone
    Obamacare gone
    Unions dead
    Separation of church and state over with
    Discrimination by employers - law of the land.
    Christianity - law of the land.

    1. Anonymous7:36 AM

      Trust me, the University of Texas IS a "slower" school.

    2. The court would be better with all three of them gone.

      Unfortunately it will probably be Ginsberg first.

      It is essential we not only have a Democratic president but that we also have a Congress that can be worked to confirm rather than obstruct.

      Personally, I think Hillary or Bernie could do a lot worse than putting Barack Obama on the Supreme Court.

      I'll also say that in that photo above, Hillary Clinton looks like a Supreme Court justice.

  5. Anonymous7:19 AM

    She is absolutely right. We need a Democratic Congress and a Democrat in the White House to protect our Constitution. It's been abused by Republicans for years now.

    1. Anonymous7:35 AM

      Lol. Now that has to be the funniest thing I've read in quite a while. "Democratic Congress and a Democrat in the White House to protect our Constitution".

      Hahahaaaa. Good one!

  6. Anonymous8:16 AM


  7. Anonymous8:51 AM

    OT-BUT >

  8. Anonymous10:37 AM

    OT-real studies>

  9. Anita Winecooler4:07 PM

    Get out the vote as if your life depends on it, because the Lady speaks the truth, it does.

  10. Anonymous5:39 PM

    We're still cleaning up the mess that the last Republican President created, but we did survive as a country - barely.

    A Supreme Court put in place by a far right-wing President and confirmed by a right wing Congress would decimate this country for decades.

    We NEED to put a Democrat in the White House and win back at least one house of Congress.


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