Justice Scalia calls the right to vote a "racial entitlement," so Rachel Maddow calls him out for the right-wing troll that he is.
Supreme Court Transcript Here
MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:
Voting is an entitlement now. It's something that you're entitled to on the basis of your race! Wait a second - do you know how that sounds?
But I think he does know how that sounds. And that's the neat thing about being there in person because you can see, 'Oh, actually he's a troll."
(Laughter from audience)
He's saying this for effect. (more laughter)
He knows it's offensive and he's going to get a "GASP!" from the courtroom, which he got. He loves it! He's like the guy in your blog comment thread who's using the N-word - blah! (waves hands in air) "Oh, did I make you mad? If I say this will I make you mad?"
. . . He's that kind of guy. So when we're all shocked that he said something so blatantly racially offensive when we're talking about the cornerstone of the federal Civil Rights Act, he's thinking "Oh, yeah, I did!"
. . . (Justice Sotomayor was) ready for him with a rejoinder that would make him embarrassed if he wasn't a Troll who likes to make people mad.
IMPEACH RACIST TROLL SCALIA! IMPEACH RACIST TROLL SCALIA!IMPEACH RACIST TROLL SCALIA!IMPEACH RACIST TROLL SCALIA!IMPEACH RACIST SCALIA— Forrest A Mow (@chipsmow) March 2, 2013
Any reason he can't be a racist and a troll? When I heard his statements while I was driving home from work this Friday, I was literally shaking in anger so bad I had to pull over. That a jurist in our highest court in the land could be such an overt racist filled me with a rage I have not felt in a long while. This is a sad indictment on how terrible our SCOTUS has become, and future generations will likely consider it one of the worst in our history relative to the time it existed. ~ Buddha on ReaderSupportedNews I keep saying it, and I will say it again. He is showing signs of dementia. ~ capierso on ReaderSupportedNews Is Scalia a troll? Is the Pope unemployed? ~ Naithom on ReaderSupportedNews Justice Scalia is a definitely a troll, but he is a very powerful troll who is living the conservative dream of getting reshape policy without having to be accountable to either the people or the constitution. Rachel Maddow has given the world the perfect description of Antonin Scalia: The World’s Most Dangerous Troll. ~ Jason Easley on PoliticusUSA Note that Megyn didn't say Scalia isn't a troll – just that he shouldn't be called one. ~ Frankly_My_Dear on TPM So it's ok for Fox to call the president a terrorist, or secret muslim, or a communist/socialist, but referring to a Supreme Court Justice as a Troll is just a bridge too far. ~ raincntry on TPM Yeah the trolls always complain when you call out the other trolls. ~ mcc on TPM Scala is like an Italian American Archie Bunker with too much power. ~ Corkery on Huff Post What is disturbing is that we have a Supreme Court Justice who by his own words sees the Constitutionally protected right to vote as an "Entitlement." He should have never been appointed to the court. ~ BlueKoi on Huffington Post Republicans know that, by the embracement of their 'whiteness' alone, they are quickly becoming dinosaurs - and the only way they can ever win another general election is to cheat or suppress the vote. Scalia is just playing the activist judge, pandering to the needs of his far right buddies in the GOP. It's not rocket science - yet quite sad to think he represents most what has become of the SCOTUS. ~ Clevenative on Mediaite
It's really unfair for #Maddow to compare Scalia to a troll. One is a hideous creature that hurls insults. The other lives under a bridge.— MikeJ500 (@MikeJ500) March 3, 2013