Monday :: Apr 4, 2005

Another GOP Wacko From Texas Tries To Intimidate Judges With Violence

by Steve

First, Tom DeLay went over the edge with his veiled threat against judges last week who are allegedly unaccountable to the public, stemming from the right-wing disappointment that they couldnít intimidate a GOP judge into ruling in their favor on the Terri Schiavo manipulation.

Now another Texas GOP crack head is excusing courthouse violence and attacks against judges by claiming it may be the actions of folks who think that judges make political decisions while being unaccountable to the public. This time it is GOP senator John Cornyn, who used to be Texas AG and who should know better.

This is what Cornyn said today on the floor of the Senate:

I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence.

As Kos says, this in essence is offering a rationale for, and enabling domestic terrorism. Why do DeLay and Cornyn hate America so much? And why are the GOPís wackos all coming from the same state lately?

Lastly, if Cornyn and DeLay think that there may be a connection between violence against lifetime appointment judges and their allegedly political decisions, does that mean that DeLay and Cornyn would have found it acceptable if millions of Democrats had made direct threats against the GOP majority in the Bush V. Gore case? Would DeLay and Cornyn somehow excuse any subsequent violence that may have ensued against Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and the rest of the gang by wondering if there were a connection?

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