It appears to me without too much research that Republicans tend to pick Supreme Court Justices more in line with libertarian ideals than Democrats do. I think that a Romney win would have meant better Supreme Court Justices than an Obama one. Am I naive or do you agree?
I don't think you're naive. Judge Andrew Napolitano said essentially the same thing.
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Such as Justice Roberts? Or, perhaps, Justice Scalia who ruled against freedom to smoke what you want and have sex with whom you want?
The party affiliation of anybody doesn't mean that they appoint better people, or do better things. Just look at Gary Johnson, a guy with the libertarian party. He isn't even a libertarian.
Napolitano's point was that Obama is uniquely dangerous in terms of his ideology and use of state power. As such, he is practically guaranteed to appoint justices (as he has already done) in that spirit. Romney *might* not have done that.
Definitely not enough to hang your hat on as far as voting for the swine though.
Romney is a more violent bastard, it doesn't matter.
I would've agreed with you a few months ago, Wheylous. But after the Roberts betrayal on healthcare, it's not a point I can make anymore and actually believe it.