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08/10/2010

Video: Walker, R-TX, Anger

by Jeremy Hooper

Yesterday we showed you a Rep Lamar Smith (R-TX) initiated House resolution that chastises Judge Vaughn Walker for his thoroughly reasoned Prop 8 decision. Now listen in as one backer of that very resolution, conservative congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (Very Far R-MN) completely obfuscates the legal concept of rational basis review so that it satisfies her side's victimization meme:

Well, yea -- the Prop 8 campaign and vote was, quite frankly, irrational. As were the arguments that duped many good people into voting for it.

But please, Michie, et. al: STOP. DUMBING. DOWN. THE. ROLE. AND. REASONING. OF. OUR. INDEPENDENT. JUDICIARY! Rational basis review is complicated concept, one not fit to be used in this middle school-like "Ooh, he called you irrational, are you gonna take that?" taunts! Yes, cultivating this rage against a co-equal branch of government may satisfy your political agenda. But the repercussions of this rhetoric expands far past the few more Republican votes that the misrepresentations may reel in.

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**SEE ALSO: Rep. Steve King (Very Far R-IA) encourages a nation to "rise up" and take "whatever steps, however bold" to reverse the decision:

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