It's become abundantly clear that Democrats are so devoid of substantive contributions to make to the much neeed political dialogue in this country that they are willing to make it up or fake it up in a crass effort to manipulate the willingly misled acolytes of Bush hate and fear scaremongers which sadly populates the base of the Democrat Party these days.
But you would think SOME of them would be smart enough to know when what they are being told is just flat wrong! I would assume that at a meeting of College Democrats in Ohio, students in the room would be well enough acquainted with reality to realize that their Party's leader, Howie Dean either erred or deliberately misled his audience when he told them the following:
CNS News.Com: "The president and his right-wing Supreme Court think it is 'okay' to have the government take your house if they feel like putting a hotel where your house is," Dean said, not mentioning that until he nominated John Roberts to the Supreme Court this week, Bush had not appointed anyone to the high court.Oh well, how inconvenient... reality interferes once again with Democrat propaganda. No matter, the same gaggle of demented parrots that used to shout "HALLIBURTON, HALLIBURTON" will just take up their latest squawk about "KARL ROVE, KARL ROVE" not that it makes the slightest difference that Rove did nothing wrong according to the national "mainstream" media consortium's legal team.
Dean's reference to the "right-wing" court was also erroneous. The four justices who dissented in the Kelo vs. New London case included the three most conservative members of the court - Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the fourth dissenter. The court's liberal coalition of Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer combined with Justice Anthony Kennedy to form the majority opinion, allowing the city of New London, Conn., to use eminent domain to seize private properties for commercial development.
Libertarians upset about a Supreme Court ruling on land taking have proposed seizing a justice's vacation home and turning it into a park, echoing efforts aimed at another justice who lives in the state. Organizers are trying to collect enough signatures to go before the town next spring to ask to use Justice Stephen G. Breyer's 167-acre Plainfield property for a "Constitution Park" with stone monuments to commemorate the U.S. and New Hampshire constitutions. "In the spirit of the ruling, we're recreating the same use of eminent domain," said John Babiarz, the Libertarian Party's state chairman.
The plot mirrors the party's ongoing effort to get the town of Weare, about 45 miles to the southeast, to seize Justice David H. Souter's home. Justice Souter's property is also the focus of a proposal by a California man who suggested the town turn the farmhouse into a "Lost Liberty Hotel."