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Big Surprise -- Corporate America Salivates Over Roberts

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The Financial Times and Bloomberg News today report that Corporate America is salivating at the prospect of having one of its own, John G. Roberts, on the Supreme Court. Specifically, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Chamber of Commerce are set to endorse Roberts' candidacy - as if we are expected to consider that big news, even though Roberts has made his name as one of the
most high-profile corporate shills in the America's legal system

The fact is, this shouldn't be a surprise - Roberts' nomination is a sign that Big Business sees its chance to not only own the Presidency and the Congress, but now the judicial branch. After all, it was these same groups who have spent months literally
ordering the White House to consider certain nominees
, and to discount others, based on the potential nominees' willingness to sell out ordinary Americans and whore for Corporate America. And it was these exact same groups who the Financial Times notes Roberts "represented or filed briefs on behalf of" during his illustrious legal career as
Big Business's "go-to lawyer."

Not surprisingly, most of the attention on Roberts continues to focus on his views on social issues - not economic ones, which the Supreme Court is increasingly getting involved in.

That is, of course, the way Corporate America likes it - keep the focus off Roberts' controversial career gutting workplace laws, and shafting workers, and that way the idiots in the mainstream media will continue to bill him as a "moderate" and thus he can get through the corporate-owned U.S. Senate


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David Sirota is a full-time political journalist, best-selling author and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist living in Denver, Colorado. He blogs for Working Assets and the Denver Post's PoliticsWest website. He is a Senior Editor at In These Times magazine, which in 2006 received the Utne Independent Press Award for political coverage. His 2006 book, Hostile Takeover, was a New York Times bestseller, and is now out in paperback. He has been a guest on, among others, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and NPR. His writing, which draws on his (more...)

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