Oh Donna!

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With apologies to Ritchie Valens.

Donna Brazille was on This Week today, and George Stephanpolous asked her what she thought about Justice Roberts saying "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."

She said this obviously true statement was "Orwellian." No, Orwellian would be saying the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to discriminate on the basis of race. She has it precisely backward.

And so it should come as no surprise that the next words out of her mouth were that Roberts, in his confirmation hearings, "promised" he would not overturn precedents, and that he "must have had his fingers crossed behind his back." Leaving aside the discussion of whether Roberts did overturn any precdent here, he in fact promised no such thing. He promised to give precedent its due respect, and gave examples of when precedent should be overturned. Where is the justice or observer who thinks precedent should never be overturned? Find me one single person out there, if you can. None exist, and Roberts made no such "promise." slashdot.org

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