'Moderate' Joe Biden Bragged About the Political Hit Job on Robert Bork


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Here’s Kennedy: 'Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are at the heart of our democracy.'"

"This was a gross and malicious mischaracterization," Sasse wrote. To make matters worse, Ted Kennedy had joined a unanimous Senate in voting to confirm Antonin Scalia, a very similar justice, just one year earlier. So what happened?

"Liberal activist groups had decided, for the first time in American history, to wage an electronic-era political campaign against a Supreme Court candidacy, and the media aided the effort, covering the nomination not as a debate over competing ideas about the role of the American judiciary, but as a battle of good versus evil," Sasse explained. "It is unusual for a sitting justice to comment publicly on politics at all, let alone on a court confirmation battle, but left-of-center Justice John Paul Stevens not only defended Bork against Kennedy’s accusations, but recommended his confirmation."