By Wyatt Earp | March 2, 2010
And that is being very generous, because most fish wouldn’t be caught dead wrapped in this useless rag. The newspaper, and its even more despicable sister paper, The Daily News – has been in bankruptcy for over a year now, and after reading opinion pieces like this, it is easy to see why:
Here’s what now qualifies for publication in the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. I have to say, of all the lefty opinion pieces I stumble upon that veer into pure fantasy, the ones involving POTUS and SCOTUS are my very favorite. The thought of taking a brush to the constitutional canvas seems to bring out the artist in them:
This may come as a surprise to some people, but the U.S. Constitution does not specify the size of the Supreme Court…
So if nine justices is not writ in stone, the embattled President Obama should deal with this hostile conservative/reactionary court by adding three members.
Had Roosevelt needed his court-packing plan, he would have had to do a better job of winning over the public. Kentucky Sen. Alben Barkley complained that Roosevelt was a “poor quarterback” on the court plan. That’s an easy enough mistake for Obama to avoid. He can easily be a quarterback for change on a court that will give the president continued grief as he tries to implement his agenda.
So in the opinion of the Philadelphia Inquirer, if Obama cannot effect CHANGE! with a supermajority, he should just “tinker” with the Constitution until he can initiate his radical agenda. Hey, why stop there? Let’s have the president use Executive Privilege to add ten more Senators and twenty more Congressmen, too!
And if that fails, maybe he can just appoint himself King? *spit*