Saturday, May 9, 2009
When SCOTUS Justice David Souter announced his intention to retire last week, President Obama said he would not only “seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity,” but also someone who has “empathy.” Leave it to RNC Chairman Michael “Sambo” Steele to pick-up on the word “empathy” as code for activist judge.
“Good morning y’all, we’re back in the house. We’re talking a little bit of Constitution and a little bit Supreme Court. And a whole lot of saving America’s judicial system and saving our rights as citizens and not having empathetic judges decide cases, but rather judges who are actually understanding the rule of law and what the Constitution and those laws are all about. And how to apply the facts to the law and the law to the facts. And adjudicate my case. I don’t need some judge sitting up there feeling bad for my opponent because of their life circumstances or their condition. And short changing me and my opportunity to get fair treatment under the law. Crazy nonsense empathetic. I’ll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind. Craziness.”
Michael, what are we going to do with you? Even the actor/comedian Jimmie “JJ” Walker doesn’t talk like this anymore. Someone needs to hip you to the fact that in 2009, America has a popular, well-educated, and articulate black president. Drop the jive shtick, OK? It’s tired and very 1971.