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Judge Robert Bork has died 1927-2012

by Phantom Ace ( 10 Comments › )
Filed under Conservatism, Republican Party, Special Report, The Political Right at December 19th, 2012 - 10:27 am

Robert Bork would have been a great justice on the Supreme Court. He was alinskied by Ted Kennedy and a Progressive lynch mob that prevented him from being nominated. He died of heart complications this morning.

Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84.

Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Borks in Maine where they had taken a summer house off Somes Sound. I cannot count the times that total strangers would approach us at a lobster shack or park asking to shake the Judge’s hand and to assure him of their admiration and support.


The vicious campaign waged against Judge Bork set a new low—possibly never exceeded—in the exhibition of unbridled leftist venom, indeed hate.  Reporters combed through the Borks trash hoping to find comprising tidbits; they inspected his movie rentals, and were disgusted to find the films of John Wayne liberally represented.  So hysterical was the campaign against Judge Bork that a new transitive verb entered our political vocabulary: “To Bork,” scruple at nothing in order to discredit and defeat a political figure. Monsieur Guillotine gave his name to that means of execution; “progressives,” those leftists haters of America who have so disfigured our national life since the 1960s, gave us the this new form of character assassination.  The so-called “Lion of the Senate,” Ted Kennedy, surely one of the most despicable men ever to hold high public office in the United States (yes, that’s saying something), stood on the Senate floor and emitted a serious of calumnious  lies designed not simply to prevent Judge Bork from being appointed to the Supreme Court but to soil his character irretrievably.

The destruction of Robert Bork should have been a wake call to the Right.  RIP Robert Bork.



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10 Responses to “Judge Robert Bork has died 1927-2012”
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  1. EBL
    1 | December 19, 2012 10:46 am

    Here is a clip of the 1987 hearings… RIP Robert Bork. Imagine if he had gotten on the Court instead of Kennedy.

  2. theoutsider
    2 | December 19, 2012 11:05 am

    Robert Bork would have been a rotten Supreme Court justice. That being said, I hope he rests in peace.

  3. 3 | December 19, 2012 11:22 am

    @ theoutsider:

    Can you explain why, please?

  4. lobo91
    4 | December 19, 2012 11:42 am

    mskelly wrote:

    @ theoutsider:

    Can you explain why, please?

    Because he was one of those odd people who actually believed that the Constitution means what it says.

  5. 5 | December 19, 2012 11:52 am

    theoutsider wrote:

    Robert Bork would have been a rotten Supreme Court justice. That being said, I hope he rests in peace.

    All you ever do is take pot shots with no explanation for your “reasoning” (and I use that word quite loosely). You’re utterly worthless and I’m breaking my own embargo on responding to you to deliver that news to you. Merry F**cking Christmas!

  6. 6 | December 19, 2012 12:46 pm

    Politics is War. The Democrats know this. THey live it. The Republicans think it is still some kind of gentlemanly contest where it doesn’t really matter who wins. I don’t expect them to wake up until they are as marginalized as the Whigs.

  7. Speranza
    7 | December 19, 2012 2:42 pm

    Robert Bork was rejected but the unwise Latina (Sotomayor) was approved.

  8. Speranza
    8 | December 19, 2012 2:45 pm

    Via Powerline

    Bork’s death today might well represent his ultimate revenge on the Left: had he been confirmed to the Court, his passing today (there’s no special reason to think he would have retired) would have opened up an appointment for President Obama to name a new Justice and tip the Court to the Left. Instead, the man Reagan put in the seat Bork would have filled, Anthony Kennedy, will carry on, determined, I am reliably told, to serve at least until Obama is gone in part because he was offended by Obama’s demagogic attack on the Citizens United decision that Kennedy wrote. Another irony is that the chief reason Reagan selected Scalia over Bork for an open seat on the Court in 1986 was that he thought he might not get any more high court appointments, and wanted to place a jurist on the Court who would serve for a long time.

  9. coldwarrior
    9 | December 19, 2012 8:46 pm

    theoutsider wrote:

    Robert Bork would have been a rotten Supreme Court justice. That being said, I hope he rests in peace.

    care to enlighten us on your reasoning for that statement?

    or, as i see, you just drop a comment meant to cause a response and run away. this tactic is getting old. buck up man and defend your reasoning!

  10. darkwords
    10 | December 20, 2012 2:17 pm

    @ 2 theoutsider: It’s just trolling if you have no substance. Reflect badly on you. A stronger foundation in visiting forums with opposite viewpoints comes from making a statement of your beliefs and backing them up. That you continually are afraid to do so basically means you are just here to throw AD Hominem around. Reminds me of Wild Irish Rose who piddled away her productivity with a negative obsession.

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