During a hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday over affirmative action, Justice Antonin Scalia made a comment about the 14th Amendment, saying it protects everybody and not “only the blacks.” Needless to say, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton was positively shocked by this and had some tough words for the Supreme Court justice.
He asked, “Is this the kind of tone-deaf language we should be hearing in the nation’s highest court in the year 2013?”
Here’s Scalia’s comment in full:
“We’ve held that the 14th Amendment protects all races. I mean, that was the argument in the early years, that it protected only the blacks. But I thought we rejected that.”
I’m not exactly sure what Reverend Al was upset about but I will happily answer his question:
Yes it is.
The Supreme Court of the United States should be tone-deaf. They should be color-blind too. Public opinion is for politicians. Judges weigh evidence and apply facts to law. Appellate and Supreme Court Justices interpret law and determine whether laws are constitutional.
Here is what the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution says:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
It doesn’t mention skin color.
I wonder what chickenshit sent me to Twitter Gulag?
Don’t start tweets with someone ‘s username. Somehow Twitter considers that a private tweet and trolls can use it to accurately you of spamming.
The 14th Amendment as it relates to blacks is the personal property of Al Sharpton. It is his own personal sugar daddy. For some white person to come along and usurp his preeminent rights is not fair. Scalia needs to apologize.
hope this takes. MLK had a dream, backtrack the first black president shut it down
Al Sharpton is race-baiting? It must be Tuesday.
If you want a laugh, go read this Kos diarist (h/t John Nolte on Breitbart) who’s health insurance premiums have doubled thanks to Obamacare. His conclusion says it all:
It’s what you voted for, you ignorant fuck — in fact, you called the rest of us “racists” when we tried to warn you about it instead of actually investigating what was actually *in* the ACA.
Especially good are the comments accusing him of lying/being a “sleeper” right-wing rat fucker; and/or that he should be happy that he now has “better” insurance & holding out hope that it is OK to pay more because it is better for the country
We were laughing our asses off at this in previous thread. Morons.
Sorry — I’ve been out. I’ll go read it now.
Best part is the Kos’ Kid’s ending line “What am I missing?”
Um, critical analysis skills for starters. 🙂
Weird Al Yack-ovich needs to go get another Freddie Mart burned down and hate on some Joooos.
Maybe he can smear feces on some girl and have her accuse Scalia of something.
I remember reading her several years ago and thinking she was pretty smart. Then bronco took over and she lost her mind.
What is it with the Obots? Everything to them is color and race.
You can only hide the crazy for so long.
The criminals like Al will keep on getting away with what they re doing until they hit a wall ..I wish Ted Cruz had come along sooner , but the fact of Obamacare and the burden it will place on the people of this country might be the wall these hypocrites slam into . I hope so , and I hope I get to see it.
Muslim families push Montgomery County for school holiday to mark Eid al-Adha
stolen from a commenter at No Quarter
best comment a iranian advising a kensian. the twilight zone is here
The stories just keep rolling in:
Her whole timeline is about her bus trip to OK, seeing young woman trying to log on to ACA site. Asked her if she knew anything about Ocare. She started educating. Before she was done, 10 people were pretty pissed off.
She storified the whole timeline. Graphs and all. Handy reference.
I noticed that New York is one of only 4 states where premiums go down. Remember when the media had a bunch of stories about how great Obamacare in New York was going to be?
New York premiums will be lower because NY is the costliest Medicaid state in the country. Not per capita. New York spends more than California IN TOTAL in health care costs because they cover the endtire slate of Medicaid options.
Today I broke into the half-assed password protected Excel sheet NY uses for plan premiums. It comes out to about $500/mo and almost no one qualifies for subsidies.
Trolling the Obamacare Website
I knew blame the insurance companies was coming. Knew it, knew it, knew it. IF “If you liked your plan and it covered the minimum essential health benefits you could have kept it. It was the insurance company’s decision to cancel it.” is part of their official Obamacare spiel that they are telling customers/consumers there are going to be fireworks. The IT implosion is nothing compared to insurance companies “loosing” the exchange applicants. And that stuff about paper applications sent to insurers to circumvent the federal governments incompetence-forget it. That will be lost too. Expect major pushback from insurance companies. What a clusterfuck.
Ooh, insurance companies helped write Obamacare and now Obama’s stabbing them in the back?
Boo fluking hoo
Yeah. It is to laugh. Lay down with Obama and get his fleas. And the employers who dumped people on the exchanges will be blamed too since they tacitly approved of it to “cut costs”. I love a good circular firing squad from a distance of course.
There’s no problem with Obamacare… Tommy signed up and is just waiting to pick his plan….
OT. So the winner for the title of Today’s Dumbest Congress Critter is: from Southern California (it figures).
rats, graphic wouldn’t embed.
Thank you. Have worked with lots of smart ladies. She, OTOH, is in a class by herself.
This is an equal opportunity blog. We call out stupid wherever we find it.
this could get interesting
Get your first of the month grocery shopping done early, because this might be a REAL Trick or Treat.
So this weekends snafus were test runs for riots. These idiots are not obvious or anything.
Yup. And Sheila Jackson Lee was probably instructed to start that meme that we need martial law, imo.