John Roberts, Dirty Hippie

Almost as soon as the ruling came down this morning, I suggested to Liss that we should start counting down to when the Koch Brothers-funded pundits would start decrying John Roberts as a Dirty Fucking Hippie, appointed by that definitely-not-a-conservative George W. Bush.

Well, that didn't take long:
Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted that he was "truly disappointed in Justice Roberts and others who allowed this assault on the Republic stand" -- and later deleted the tweet. Conservative writer Ben Shapiro tweeted, "Chief Justice Roberts was the worst part of the Bush legacy."

The sentiment was mirrored in the press, with The Daily Caller splashing: "ROBERTS REVOLTS! Chief Justice Roberts swings left." Founder and president of the Media Research Center Brent Bozell told the conservative online publication: "His reputation is forever stained in the eyes of conservatives, and there will be no rehabilitating of it. He will be seen as a traitor to his philosophy.”
If the U.S. political scale now rates Justice John Roberts as "left," then I guess Barack Obama really is a socialist. Of course, that puts Ronald Reagan somewhere near Nikita Kruschev, and Dwight D. Eisenhower as a regular Che Guevara. Vive la Revolution mildly centrist reforms!

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