Thursday, January 28, 2010

“Not true”: Alito mouths words as Obama hammers Supreme Court. Has any President in history ever demagogued the Supreme Court with such disrespect?

He’s on the far left of your screen, seated to the right of Sotomayor. Politico’s calling it his Joe Wilson moment.

When you hear the president of the United States demagoging the First Amendment, you sit there and you take it, son.

Randy Barnett
Professor, Georgetown University Law Center :

In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.

NOTE- The hypocrisy and arrogance of Barack Obama. He is hands down the most corrupt, deceptive and incompetent President in history and he's all about the same 'Wall Street' and 'special interest' he fibs about. Obama DOES know that there are still millions of IDIOTS out there who just love him to death no matter how many lies he tells.

Those people are spineless and weak-minded...

President Barack Obama and liberal members of Congress are furious about a Supreme Court ruling that makes it easier for individuals, companies, organizations and labor unions to support political candidates. Immediately after the court issued its decision, the White House and liberal lawmakers huddled to discuss proposals to undercut it.

Among their ideas, according to The Associated Press, are laws toughening campaign spending disclosure requirements for companies, a ban on campaign spending by firms that have received federal "bailout" money, and a demand that political ads by publicly traded companies be approved by shareholders. Obama has said something needs to be done to stop "special interests."

But we have heard of no similar proposals involving labor unions - some members of which disagree with their political agendas.

Unions have been staunch supporters of Obama and most liberal lawmakers, of course.

Clearly, the only special interest worrying the liberals is their own plans for re-election.

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