Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday likened Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
In a tweet published about an hour ago, Moore wrote, "Memo to Tarantino prop dept: Please send one of those poorly sewn hoods from Django to Justice Scalia. Make sure it matches his":
Memo to Tarantino prop dept: Please send one of those poorly sewn hoods from Django to Justice Scalia. Make sure it matches his— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 28, 2013
Like many of his liberal colleagues, Moore was clearly disappointed with statements Scalia made during Wednesday's oral arguments regarding the Voting Rights Act.
As Politico reported:
A key provision in one of the U.S.’s best known civil rights laws, the Voting Rights Act, received a highly skeptical and sometimes downright hostile response from the conservative justices at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. [...]
Justice Antonin Scalia argued that the court needed to step in because the overwhelming, bipartisan vote in favor of renewing the law in 2006 showed that lawmakers were reluctant to disturb what amounted to a “racial entitlement.”
“I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Scalia said. “Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes….This is not the kind of a question you can leave to Congress. There are certain districts in the House that are black districts by law just about now.” [...]
Scalia suggested that regardless of the facts, lawmakers were very reluctant to disturb the law for fear for being accused of racism. “Even the name of it is wonderful: the Voting Rights Act,” he said sarcastically. “Who is going to vote against that in the future?”
Apparently in Moore's view, this makes Scalia a KKK member.
Ah, the tolerant left.
(HT Dan Gainor)