'He also said the president was partly responsible for a recent Supreme Court decision involving eminent domain.
"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.
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.
"We think that eminent domain does not belong in the private sector. It is for public use only," Dean said.'
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Howard Dean Again Ratchets up Anti-Bush Rhetoric
Once again, Howie (Dr. Demento) Dean has opened his mouth and promptly stuck his foot in it. How the dem/leftists can have this boob as their Chairman is beyond laughable. Here is an article that details Dr. Demento's latest ignorant rantings.
Well Howie, if you believe that, then perhaps you had better contact the liberal/leftist wing of SCOTUS and tell them. While you are at it, you may want to tell the same thing to the tax revenue hungry politicians in New London and every where else . After all this was about seizing private property to give it to private developers for the sole reason of increasing tax revenues. Do not let the fact that Bush has yet to seat a justice on SCOTUS get in the way of your moronic and untruthful rantings. Then again, Howie, keep up with this nonsense. You are the best thing to happen to the GOP in some time. Do note folks, how the liberal/leftist MSM has totally ignored this. Howie Dean, the gift that keeps on giving, to the GOP. - Sailor