Saturday, August 23, 2008

Quote of The Day

"Just talk to me as a father, not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?"

-Delaware Senator Joe Biden during the confirmation hearings for Chief Justice John Roberts.

Yup, according to Biden the Constitution is antiquated and irrelevant. Hope, change, and "feelings" are what really matter.


none said...

That's about the scaries quote I've read this election.

cocked and loaded said...

That also scares me to no end.
I hope and pray that this pair
will be soundly defeated.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Robinette Biden II will loose bigtime.

DoubleTapper, blogging on Guns Politics Defense from Israel

Anonymous said...

Let's see how many ways you got this wrong:

First, Biden was questioning Roberts on the state's right to make laws about personal desicions, such as sex between consensual adults and pulling the plug on terminal patients.

Second, during these hearings the nominees would always skirt around issues saying that cases were coming up, so they couldn't comment on them.

Third, you just got the quote totally wrong.

ROBERTS: Well, in that case it's the application of the federal controlled substantive law.

The issue of illness in those cases do come before the court. The Glucksberg case raised a similar question. The Cruzan case that you mentioned presented it in a very difficult context of an incompetent individual no longer able to make a decision and the question of how the state law should apply in that situation.

Those cases do come before the court.

BIDEN: Do you think the state -- well, just talk to me as a father. Don't talk to me -- just tell me, just philosophically, what do you think? Do you think that is -- not what the Constitution says, what do you feel?

Do you feel personally, if you are willing to share with us, that the decision of whether or not to remove a feeding tube after a family member is no longer capable of making the judgment -- they are comatose -- to prolong that life should be one that the legislators in Dover, Delaware, should make, or my mother should make?

Mike W. said...

"Second, during these hearings the nominees would always skirt around issues saying that cases were coming up, so they couldn't comment on them."

Well yeah, they're supposed to do that. And I saw how Biden acted during the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas. He was rude, disrespectful, and arrogant (a la Ted Kennedy)

I remember reading Glucksburg & Cruzan in Con Law and am a firm believer in the "right to die."

Also, the quote, even in context, is still damning. He's asking someone being nominated to the SCOTUS to "disregard the Constitution" in his line of questioning.

I'm glad Obama chose Biden. He doesn't help him with any significant voting block anywhere in the country.

DJK said...

I, too, feel like Biden is the nail in the coffin. Now, let's just hope McCain doesn't fugg up his veep pick.

I say Sarah Pahlin.

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