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“I’ve become less conservative since the [GOP] started becoming goofy”

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Check out this interview with Reagan appointee “Judge Richard Posner, a conservative on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, [who] has long been one of the nation’s most respected and admired legal thinkers on the right.” Here are some highlights:

I think these right-wingers who are blasting [Justice John] Roberts are making a very serious mistake. Because if you put [yourself] in [Roberts’] position … what’s he supposed to think? That he finds his allies to be a bunch of crackpots? Does that help the conservative movement? I mean, what would you do if you were Roberts? All the sudden you find out that the people you thought were your friends have turned against you, they despise you, they mistreat you, they leak to the press. What do you do? Do you become more conservative? Or do you say, ‘What am I doing with this crowd of lunatics?’ Right? Maybe you have to re-examine your position. I mean, I’ve become less conservative since the Republican Party started becoming goofy.