Pat Robertson Assaults Judges (Again)

Religious right spokesman Pat Robertson alleged on ABC’s This Week that the federal judiciary constituted “the biggest threat to America in its history.” He said the “tyranny” of the federal judiciary was a bigger threat than World War II and communism and posed a “more serious [threat] than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings,” referring to the 9/11 attacks in which nearly 3,000 Americans were killed.

As for the threat posed by right-wing fanatics who threaten and slander judges that disagree with them, well, Robertson wasn’t asked about that. Below is an American Progress chart of five typical weeks in a calculated conservative campaign to discredit American judges and undermine the rule of law, all in order to clear the way for President Bush’s radical right-wing judicial nominees. As the chart demonstrates, the campaign has been carried out in an environment of steadily escalating hostilities, punctuated by a spate of real attacks on judges and threats to courthouses. Enjoy…