Now that the Supreme Court has ruled against conservatives, the usual hue and cry about “reining in” an “out of control court” is rising up from the right-wing fever swamps. Rick Santorum, as usual, has an absolutely incoherent and contradictory position based upon his own rank ignorance of the subject.
He starts by complaining that the Supreme Court has injected itself into politics. Funny, but he didn’t mind that one bit when the court overturned campaign finance reform in Citizens United. On the legal challenges to Obamacare, Santorum demanded that the court inject itself into politics. The Supreme Court considers lawsuits filed against legislation that has been passed, often in politically controversial cases. It isn’t even hypothetically possible for the court not to be involved in politics. Even better, guess what his solution is to make sure the Supreme Court stays out of politics? He says Supreme Court judges should face retention elections every few years. Oh yeah, that will keep them out of politics, having to face elections. Are you really that dumb, Rick?
This man thinks he should be president. I wouldn’t hire him to run a night shift at Taco Bell.