WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden warned of a gloomy four years for civil rights if he and President Obama are not reelected, summing it up in ominous tones by uttering two words: Robert Bork.
Speaking to the NAACP at their convention Thursday, Biden asked delegates to close their eyes and picture an administration under Republican Mitt Romney -- and then led them straight to the conservative jurist whose proposed appointment to the Supreme Court by then-President Reagan many of them fought to defeat.
Imagine the Supreme Court after four years of Romney appointments, Biden told the crowd.
“Imagine what the Romney Justice Department will look like,” Biden said. “Imagine when his senior advisor on constitutional issues is Robert Bork.”
Earlier this year, Romney named Bork to head his Justice Advisory Committee, thrilling the party base with his choice of the conservative standard bearer.