Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Price To Be Paid

Nasty people who go to dinner parties with the Washington Post editorial board regularly (I assume).
Of those rulings, the Obamacare one ruffled the most feathers because Roberts reportedly reversed his position days before the decision was announced, ultimately voting to find the law constitutional.

“There is a price to be paid for what he did. Everybody remembers it,” said an attorney close to several conservative justices, who was granted anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the court’s arguments.

I think we all become conditioned to "normal behavior" based on what we see around us, in our work and personal lives, fairly quickly. I think it is important to remember that people in politics, generally and broadly, behave as if they spent their entire lives in a giant sack of vipers and this is all "normal" to them.

Sometimes people in DC will write a puff piece on the wonderful culture of political DC, or a tribute to a recently deceased colleague, and when they marvel at a level of niceness or generosity which is, to them, above and beyond, I always think, "um, that's just how fairly normal people behave? Not even particularly nice ones?" Killing women to own the libs Chief Justice Roberts.