Romney Legal Advisor Robert Bork Says Discrimination is Over
Good news! All of the worries you've had about discrimination and not getting equal pay for equal work, well, it’s over, because top aid to Mitt Romney, Robert Bork said so!
In today's Newsweek magazine Bork said about the 14th Amendment:
"Yeah . . I think I feel justified by the fact ever since then, the Equal Protection Clause kept expanding in ways that cannot be justified historically, grammatically, or any other way. Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts. It seems to me silly to say, ‘Gee, they’re discriminated against and we need to do something about it.’ They aren’t discriminated against anymore."
Yeah…isn't that so reassuring? This is why we should be afraid of Mitt Romney. Up against candidates like Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum you end up with Romney looking almost mainstream. The reality? He's just another slick politician whose backrooms are filled with the same anti-choice, anti-women advisers as all the other GOP candidates. And their agenda is the same. As a member of his Justice Advisory Committee, you better believe he will have a say in who a President Romney appoints to the bench and he will recommend judges who share his philosophy”
By contrast, President Obama is the first president in history who hasn't selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships. Of the158 judicial nominees from the President to date 72 are women
There were no females or minority judges on the federal bench for more than 140 years. If women are the majority of the country is it so much to ask that the judges deciding these issues be connected to the realities of everyday life that women face?
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