Friday, July 06, 2012

I remember when Judge Posner was an intellectual hero of the GOP

and reviled/feared by Democrats because of his intellectual power. Judge Posner's name used to always come up when discussing Supreme Court appointments.

But over the last 10 years or so, Judge Posner has become increasingly disillusioned with a GOP taken over by the lunatic fringe.

Following the Roberts' opinion sustaining the Affordable Care Act, Judge Posner gave an interview to NPR defending the Chief Justice and expressing further frustration with the current Republican Party.

On 'right-wingers' blasting Roberts,
"Because if you put [yourself] in his position ... what's he supposed to think? That he finds his allies to be a bunch of crackpots? Does that help the conservative movement? I mean, what would you do if you were Roberts? All the sudden you find out that the people you thought were your friends have turned against you, they despise you, they mistreat you, they leak to the press. What do you do? Do you become more conservative? Or do you say, 'What am I doing with this crowd of lunatics?' Right? Maybe you have to re-examine your position."

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