Romney Legal Adviser: Women Don’t Face Discrimination

Among Mitt Romney’s closest advisers is failed Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Bork serves as the co-chair to Romney’s “Judicial Advisory Committee” and offers a unique look into the kind of constitutional beliefs Romney holds dear.

So, just what kind of constitutional worldview is Romney embracing with his adviser Bork? For starters, Bork has described the federal ban on whites-only lunch counters as “unsurpassed ugliness” and believes contraception should be illegal. In fact, Bork is just fine with an outright criminal ban on sex all together.

It should come as no surprise then that Bork, and presumably Romney, believes the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause should no longer apply to women. Why? Simple. Women make up a majority of students in college so clearly have conquered all societal discrimination.

I’d point out all the ways that Bork is wrong in that belief, including the need for the Lilly Ledbetter Act and the depressing census statistics that prove Bork wrong, but that would be a waste of time for someone who amounts to a legal has-been. Instead, I’m going to be grateful that Bork never made it onto the Court and remind anyone I can that the 2012 presidential elections are more about the Supreme Court than ever.

So, just how comfortable are you with Robert Bork making judicial recommendations to a President Romney?


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Lynne B.
Lynne Buckley6 years ago

Robert Bork is typical of the idiocy of the arrogant Republicans attitude towards women. The legislation and malevolent attitude towards women recently shown by Republican based politicians in trying to deny a women the right to choose for her body is just one example of how women are being discriminated against. If men were subjected to the same kinds of discrimination that women face every day, Bork and his ilk would be squealing from the rooftops of how life is so unfair.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Donald B.
Donald Burnison6 years ago

The supreme court is just one of many major issues for the 2012 election. The "Citizens United" decision is just one more knife in the back to each citizen by our highest court. Money has politicized and corrupted it for the wealthy; why can Thomas ignore the IRS and and ixhibit behavior that would get the ordinary man thrown into prison? For too many money has become their God and wealth and power their religion.

Gail Bargerstock
Gail Bargerstock6 years ago

What a pathetic little boy advised by a more pathetic little boy. They both have their heads up their portholes. Pathetic little boys still wish women were chattel in this country, and still wish they had the power and authority to dispose of troublesome women in any way possible. I won't vote for this Book of Mormon thumper.

Emma S.
Emma S6 years ago

What would either of them know about women's experiences?

Barbara Whitney
Barbara W6 years ago

Thank you for those of you who sent me stars. I appreciate it.

Ladies, this is one situation that we all should unite upon and thank goodness for the men here who've voiced their opinions as to the truth of this ludicrous commentary by a little boy claiming to be a man. Since the rise of the Roman Church, women have been vilified, it was the only way they could vilify the Goddess and get away with it. From that point on they have tried to control women because they felt we had too much control over them. And I won't go so far as to say that wasn't true, we all know control freaks from both sexes, but the fact remains that control over women has gone on long enough as to be insulting and damaging to both sexes. When man and woman revere one another in terms of strength of character, ability to serve, and generosity of heart, then perhaps the wars will end. Until then, I find it very hard to see women in any subservient role that is not made freely, and I feel the same way when it comes to men. No one should have to live under those circumstances. We all have sons and daughters and it is our job to teach them to love and revere eachother - for their differences as well as their likeness'. Ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law - any attorney will tell you the same. There is only one Law - and that is Love - under - Will. So do what you will but be sure you do so with Love for to do otherwise is to break the law itself. Blessings upon my brothers and sisters

Beth Davis
Beth D6 years ago

This guy is absolutely living in a parallel universe, along with the others in this repb campaign. Not one of them has said anything remotely sensible, and I am puzzled why people still don't see that? God, they do have the art of bullsh/t double-talk down though, don't they? I wish the media would press for details whenever I hear the phrase "failed policies" I'd like to know which 'policy' they are referring to? And how do they think it has failed, in what ways? But you know, that kind of questioning has to be relentless if we are ever to get an answer, no digressing, just the questions, until they accidentally answer it! Once the heat is on, they will eventually say something out of frustration, usually it's some form of truth until the next day, when they try to un-say it.

Dominic C.
Dominic C6 years ago

Well, women will definitely cast their frustrations against him.

Horsehockey Horace
Past Member 6 years ago

Oh, THAT Bork! I thought Romney's adviser was Bjork, the Icelandic performance artist.

"Corporations Are People Too! Pal"~~~~ Mitt Romney.

Suzanne H.
Suzanne H6 years ago

Give me a break!