CBS: You know, Alito was right

posted at 3:35 pm on January 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

CBS legal correspondent Jan Crawford doesn’t go quite that far, but she gets pretty close when she admits at the end that Barack Obama “overstated” the impact of Citizens United v FEC. Well … yeah. Katie Couric and Crawford mull over the big takeaway moment from the State of the Union speech, focusing far more on the tradition of stoic non-response of Supreme Court justices during SOTU speeches than the tradition of refraining from attacking the justices in the speech itself. Even at that, Couric notes that this is the most brazen attack by a President against the Court since FDR:


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Not bad, and certainly not the worst response to the kerfuffle. Believe it or not, the Huffington Post did better, at least on the legal question. And if you don’t like the fact that the Court has gotten political, Professor Bainbridge says that maybe the solution to it would be to have a court filled with strict constructionists. (via Instapundit)


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Right now, I heart Alito.

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM

CBS: You know, Alito was right

duh!

welcome to the real world…

cmsinaz on January 29, 2010 at 3:40 PM

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM

ditto…he’s da man!

cmsinaz on January 29, 2010 at 3:40 PM

All I know is that Sam Alito has achieved Sully Sullenberger “rock star” status, if you know what I mean.

DaydreamBeliever on January 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Oblabbo:

The police acted stupidly. (I hate the police)

I can’t comment on the Fort Hood attack until I have further information. (I love terrorists)

The Supreme Court overstepped and Congress should pass legislation to get around it. (I hate the court and the Constitution)

I see a pattern.

AubieJon on January 29, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Right now, I heart Alito.

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Me too.

anniekc on January 29, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Alito is the man!

Barry? Not so much.

NebCon on January 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Obama’s behavior was a disgrace, by the way what did his students learn in that class of his?

rob verdi on January 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Obama is a LIAR and the sooner everyone accepts that fact the stronger we’ll be to fight his agenda.

KickandSwimMom on January 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Nice fisking of greenwald by Althouse.

RushBaby on January 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Right now, I heart Alito.

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Dittos!

alohapundit on January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

As a guido, I am full of pride for my fellow Italians on the court. Bravissimo!

pseudonominus on January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Have people not noticed that there seem to be good old American institutions under attack on a weekly basis, most notably lately BANKS and now the SUPREME COURT? Hmmmm.

Marcus on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

As a guido, I am full of pride for my fellow Italians on the court. Bravissimo!

pseudonominus on January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Are you “The Situation”?

txag92 on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

As a guido, I am full of pride for my fellow Italians on the court. Bravissimo!

pseudonominus on January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Are you “The Situation”?

txag92 on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

LOL, QOTD!

alohapundit on January 29, 2010 at 3:49 PM

but wait a minute, Allahpundit said Alito was going to have to apologize to Bowbama.

james23 on January 29, 2010 at 3:49 PM

OT,

Are we going to have a post soon on the Obama Q&A with House Republicans in Baltimore?

Missy on January 29, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Have people not noticed that there seem to be good old American institutions under attack on a weekly basis, most notably lately BANKS and now the SUPREME COURT? Hmmmm.

Marcus on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

FDR did the exact same thing.

mizflame98 on January 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Do I sense another “beer in the backyard” moment?

ultracon on January 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Right now people still respect the Supreme Court in a way that other federal institutions, such as Congress & the Presidency aren’t. Sure we may grumble about a decision here and there, but at the end of the day we think the Justices are honest, hard working types.

I just wonder if it’s part of Dear Liar’s strategy to draw the Court into the political mud, to delegitimatize it to the point where we won’t look to the Court or its opinions when He goes for the power grab.

Gawd I hate going paranoid. But there’s something about The Whine that wasn’t in bill Clinton that bring this out in me.

rbj on January 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Like Adolph, Obama ridicules and tries to discredit everyone that stands in his way. Unlike the Germans, real Americans will not stand quietly for that.

docdave on January 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Sam Alito being moved to silently mouth protest is akin to me throwing feces at the speaker.

In other words, a casual observer should ask himself, “What the hell got into him?!”

Akzed on January 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM

“Inappropriate” my aunt fanny. I think it inappropriate to invite the Justices to informally attend a meeting of the Congress and the President, and then demand they show no reaction at all, even if they are addressed by the speaker. The Supreme Court had no institutional role to play in the State of the Union. If their presence misleads the public on that point, they should unanimously decline to appear henceforth.

Chris_Balsz on January 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM

This was a Woodshed moment.

Big O got his butt kicked by a REAL MAN wearing a dress.

Seems VERY Appropriote to me.

SayNo2-O on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Have people not noticed that there seem to be good old American institutions under attack on a weekly basis, most notably lately BANKS and now the SUPREME COURT? Hmmmm.

Marcus on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Wall Street
Auto Companies
Media (FOX)
Citizens (Tea Party)

UnderstandingisPower on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Even at that, Couric notes that this is the most brazen attack by a President against the Court since FDR

And who exactly is surprised by this comparison?

[crickets]

spmat on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

But I thought Alito committed a thought crime.

Dhuka on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Are we going to have a post soon on the Obama Q&A with House Republicans in Baltimore? Missy on January 29, 2010 at 3:49 PM

They depantsed him, tossed his sneakers over a phone wire, and took his lunch money.

Akzed on January 29, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Gawd,even Barry’s pick,the wise Latina, was looking mega wee wee’d. I suddenly liked her a lot more.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2010 at 3:55 PM

FDR also tried to pack the court with increased judges, even he got smacked down on that one.

WitchDoctor on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM

ditto…he’s da man!

cmsinaz on January 29, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Yes. Alito is the man, but Scalia shall ever be, The Awesome.!

pugwriter on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

I wonder when obama’s thugs will go after alito’s knees now.

TTheoLogan on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

I would love to see Alito and Obama duke it out in a debate on the constitution. Sonething tells me Barry wouldnt stand a chance

Daveyardbird on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

OT. Kurt Warner just retired. The NFL is losing a great man and QB.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=wickersham_seth&id=4869772

alohapundit on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

What is going on at CBS lately? For almost a week they’ve done some genuine journalism on the Administration and those who blindly support it.

Maybe they need to start doubling their doses of Kool-Aid.

Liam on January 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM

“The president just laid into them…” What a shill. Disgusting.

Narutoboy on January 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM

CBS: You know, Alito was right

DaydreamBeliever: You know, Alito is hot

DaydreamBeliever on January 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Ridiculous — totally imprecise and vapid coverage that completely scumbled the truth v. falsehood debate.

The CBS reporter says in one breath that Obama “overstated” the ruling but then that he really, really didn’t like the Supreme Court decision… Huh? Meaning his dislike somehow warrants the lie? It’s all right to lie about it because he didn’t like it, and this is the emotional context we need to know the full story? This is how these people think, this is the logical discipline and moral coherence they bring to a news story.

Mark Levin analyzed the Supreme Court’s decision and exactly how Obama misrepresented it. Why can’t CBS do the same?

rrpjr on January 29, 2010 at 3:57 PM

FDR did the exact same thing.

mizflame98 on January 29, 2010 at 3:51 PM

What was it he called them? Oh yeah. “Nine Old Men.”

manwithblackhat on January 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Why the sudden slew of attacks on the Supreme Court, specifically Justices Alito and Roberts, by leading Democrats?

The decision in the Citizens United case, which struck down on First Amendment grounds some legislative restrictions on campaign speech by corporations, is the excuse but not the reason.

The Citizens United decision is not a clear victory for either political party, since corporate spending will be matched if not exceeded by union spending, and as we have seen in the health care debate, large corporate interests often support Obama’s agenda. Nonetheless, Pat Leahy (D-Vt) has declared the decision the “most partisan decision since Bush v. Gore.”

Yet numerous Democratic leaders, not just Obama, are on the offensive against Alito and Roberts, claiming that they “misled” Congress during their confirmation proceedings as to whether they would respect case precedent.

This assertion is patently false. Neither nominee (nor any other nominee in history) ever commits to never overturning an incorrect prior decision of the Court. Many of the most historic Supreme Court decisions, such as Brown v. Bd. of Education, overturned longstanding precedent.

So why the anger and fury?

Let me suggest it has something to do with likelihood that Justice Stevens will be retiring at the end of this term. Democrats are attempting to paint Alito and Stevens Roberts as extremists who misled Congress in order to pressure Obama to pick an activist liberal justice to replace Stevens, and then to justify confirmation.

The argument will go that since Alito and Roberts are activist on the right, there must be an activist on the left appointed as a counterbalance.

There is method to Democrats’ madness in attacking the Citizens United decision and in demonizing Alito and Roberts. But it’s still madness.

and

It was more than bad form. It was a deliberate attempt by Obama to intimidate the Court. A coach yells at the referee not out of an expectation that the completed call will be changed, but in the hope of influencing the next call.

Speculation from our friend Legal Insurrection on the One’s motives.

Wethal on January 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM

This was a Woodshed moment.

Big O got his butt kicked by a REAL MAN wearing a dress.

Seems VERY Appropriote to me.

SayNo2-O on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Do you mean “watershed?”

:?

CPL 310 on January 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Where are the dirtbags, valerie plame and joe wilson in all of this?

rjoco1 on January 29, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Atta boy Judge Alito. He must have forgot he was black or something.

la.rt.wngr on January 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Durbin and another moron were sitting right behind Alito, and they quickly jumped up clapping boisterously to ensure that The Lowlife’s insult was rubbed in. What trash.

Akzed on January 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

I understand that people feel they must respect the office of the president. But this president has taken politics to a new low and lying to an art form. He has lost the respect due his office. Thus those in his cross hairs and in this presence need to be much more expressive in their disdain for this trash.

davidcaskey on January 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Have people not noticed that there seem to be good old American institutions under attack on a weekly basis, most notably lately BANKS and now the SUPREME COURT? Hmmmm.

Marcus on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Yip, and expect them to continue. I just heard on the radio…I think Hannity said it, or the news. I wasn’t paying that close attention to who it was, but they said Dems are going to up attacks on Republicans, for their opposition positions. That Obama extended his hand at their convention in Delaware, so that proves he’s bipartisan. When I heard earlier, that all Obama did was scold, chastize, and berate the Republicans there.

Time to take out the trash.

capejasmine on January 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

From HuffPo: Alito may have been right on the facts, but his nodding was still remarkably bad form.

Oh please! Nodding is bad form?

Buy Danish on January 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Durbin and another moron were sitting right behind Alito, and they quickly jumped up clapping boisterously to ensure that The Lowlife’s insult was rubbed in. What trash.

Akzed on January 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

moron = Schumer.

Wethal on January 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

OT. Kurt Warner just retired. The NFL is losing a great man and QB.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=wickersham_seth&id=4869772

alohapundit on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Dunno his politics, but maybe he could challenge McCain.

rbj on January 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM

From HuffPo: Alito may have been right on the facts, but his nodding was still remarkably bad form.

Oh please! Nodding is bad form?

Buy Danish on January 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Does that include Ginsberg, Napolitano and Reid nodding off to snooze?

Wethal on January 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM

As a guido, I am full of pride for my fellow Italians on the court. Bravissimo!

pseudonominus on January 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Are you “The Situation”?

txag92 on January 29, 2010 at 3:47 PM

You know Alito is hiding some killer abs under those robes. GTL every day, baby!

hawksruleva on January 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM

From HuffPo: Alito may have been right on the facts, but his nodding was still remarkably bad form.

Oh please! Nodding is bad form?

Buy Danish on January 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Is that like anti-truthiness?

CPL 310 on January 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Gawd,even Barry’s pick,the wise Latina, was looking mega wee wee’d. I suddenly liked her a lot more.

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2010 at 3:55 PM

I think they all looked rather angry, and disgusted. The SOTU was not the time, nor the place for what Obama did, and we were all well aware of his opinion hours after the ruling. He expressed it to the press. He deliberately placed them in the line of fire, as if to say…I AM THE MAN, and you will do MY bidding. Got it?

It was disgusting, and absurd, and so beneath any President. He ought to be ashamed, and embarrassed, but just like a village idiot, Obama could scratch is bare behind in public, and not think anything of it.

capejasmine on January 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM

The difference between the FDR examples and this is television. America didn’t see Roosevelt sneering at a group of dignified, respectful judges (which he didn’t do, by the way, as his tone/words were much more…presidential). In this case, Obama just came off as a complete jerk. Voters won’t like it. They won’t like it at all.

Rational Thought on January 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM

OT. Kurt Warner just retired. The NFL is losing a great man and QB.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=wickersham_seth&id=4869772

alohapundit on January 29, 2010 at 3:56 PM

–Any chance he pulls a Favre?

Jimbo3 on January 29, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I understand that people feel they must respect the office of the president. But this president has taken politics to a new low and lying to an art form. He has lost the respect due his office. Thus those in his cross hairs and in this presence need to be much more expressive in their disdain for this trash.

davidcaskey on January 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Actually, I’d have no problem if Congress and the Supreme Court engaged in a lively response to the President’s SOTU comments, whoever that Pres might be. I think Presidents hide behind the majesty and respect for the office, and increasingly use that to avoid the consequences of their actions and statements.

If a President is wrong, why can’t we say he’s wrong, on the spot? I respect the office, but allowing errors to stand uncorrected does a disservice to the American people.

hawksruleva on January 29, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I think they all looked rather angry, and disgusted. The SOTU was not the time, nor the place for what Obama did, and we were all well aware of his opinion hours after the ruling. He expressed it to the press. He deliberately placed them in the line of fire, as if to say…I AM THE MAN, and you will do MY bidding. Got it?

capejasmine on January 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Heck, his behavior could cause some of the lefty justices to rethink their stances.

CPL 310 on January 29, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Justice Sam Alito
J-S-A = Just Super Awesome!!!!!
The real beauty of the remark was it was a candid spot on reaction -he has more class in his little finger than can be found on the entire grounds of the white house (ss excepted)

huskerdiva on January 29, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Rational Thought on January 29, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Unfortunately, there are some that loved it…and want this country changed ala Obama’s will. However, I think the number of those types of voters is plummeting, and FAST!!!

capejasmine on January 29, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Obama is low class…

CCRWM on January 29, 2010 at 4:07 PM

You know Alito is hiding some killer abs under those robes. GTL every day, baby!

hawksruleva on January 29, 2010 at 4:01 PM

GTL! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next up…. Snookin for Love

txag92 on January 29, 2010 at 4:08 PM

From HuffPo: Alito may have been right on the facts, but his nodding was still remarkably bad form.

Oh please! Nodding is bad form?

Buy Danish on January 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM

No kidding…when the Dems typically sneered, rolled their eyes, did everything but moon Bush when he spoke.

atlgal on January 29, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Let me suggest it has something to do with likelihood that Justice Stevens will be retiring at the end of this term. Democrats are attempting to paint Alito and Stevens Roberts as extremists who misled Congress in order to pressure Obama to pick an activist liberal justice to replace Stevens, and then to justify confirmation.

-It looks like Stevens will retire shortly. The Dems have 59 votes and there are several moderate GOPers in the Senate who’ll vote to confirm anyone with a fairly good legal resume/judicial history unless s/he is a unguided-missle-type total flaming liberal with a paper trail a mile long showing s/he has no desire to accurately understand or apply the law. The Legal Insurrection is hyperventilating.

Jimbo3 on January 29, 2010 at 4:10 PM

That probably really hurt the Obamabots at CBS. “The Obamassiah was WRONG!”

And the earth moved!

GarandFan on January 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

They depantsed him, tossed his sneakers over a phone wire, and took his lunch money.

Akzed on January 29, 2010 at 3:54 PM

ROTFLMFAO!

katy the mean old lady on January 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Obama is a bully: He will not take on anyone who has a chance to respond.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

I believe this was a scripted moment. If you watch the tape closely, as soon as Obama starts his sentence you can see Harry Reid nudging Durbin with his elbow, as in “get ready”. Schumer looks directly at Alito to watch his reaction, and they eagerly leap to their feet and applaud. If it weren’t planned ahead, do you think they would all be so quick to jump to their feet? I would think maybe a few of them would hesitate and think maybe this is not the right thing to do.

silvernana on January 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Jan Crawford’s reporting and analysis are just light years above that of Andrew Cohen it’s just not funny.

SteveMG on January 29, 2010 at 4:12 PM

I mentioned the other day that it was OK for Hillary to roll her eyes during a Bush address, but not for Alito to SILENTLY mouth “not true”. These dems are disgusting.

Sam Adams on January 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM

silvernana on January 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Do those in the chambers get copies of the speech? I thought they did.

strictnein on January 29, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Charley Rangel read a newspaper during a Bush speech.

Akzed on January 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM

-It looks like Stevens will retire shortly. The Dems have 59 votes and there are several moderate GOPers in the Senate who’ll vote to confirm anyone with a fairly good legal resume/judicial history unless s/he is a unguided-missle-type total flaming liberal with a paper trail a mile long showing s/he has no desire to accurately understand or apply the law. The Legal Insurrection is hyperventilating.

Jimbo3 on January 29, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Sotomayor got Republican votes, so you’ll have to rewrite.

Chris_Balsz on January 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM

At this point, I don’t give two shits about professional courtesy or bad form. I want results!

And if the President is going to go after the Supreme Court Ruling in a SOTU address, he’s damn lucky Alito didn’t stand up and kick his ass.

PappaMac on January 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

I would think maybe a few of them would hesitate and think maybe this is not the right thing to do.

You haven’t been studying the democrats long, have you?

Haunches on January 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Obama: “The Supreme Court acted stupidly.”

MikeA on January 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

Stevens retiring. He should let poor mostly dead Ginsberg go to her eugenics heaven first.

Haunches on January 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

My anger at Jorge Bush is still raw but his legacy will always be ALITO & ROBERTS !!!

stenwin77 on January 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

God please keep our conservative justices safe and healthy for many many decades.

stenwin77 on January 29, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Ofaila is still mad at SCOTUS over Bush vs. Gore.

KeepOhioRed on January 29, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Ginsberg is like Byrd. She doesn’t know where the hell she is at and only votes the way she is told.

May God have mercy on her soul when she leaves this earth, but intelligent people know when their time to serve is up.

PappaMac on January 29, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Obama is a bully: He will not take on anyone who has a chance to respond.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

And there you have it.

hollygolightly on January 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM

The dumbest thing about Obama’s attack was that Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. He is still considered the only real swing vote on the Court, and attacking one of his most important opinions is not going to help the liberal side win him over in future cases.

Ted Olson argued this case BTW. He is the winningest Supreme Court lawyer alive. And by all accounts he ran rings around the Solicitor in the arguments. That may be one reason why Obama is mad. His handpicked affirmative-action Solicitor blew the case. Plenty of people warned that she was unqualified for the job.

rockmom on January 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

–Any chance he pulls a Favre?

Jimbo3 on January 29, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Doubtful.

He says he was was ready to retire around the middle of this season, which probably coincides with a concussion requiring him to sit at least one game.

In addition to that, his recent game against the Saints left him feeling worse than he’d ever felt the morning after a football game.

He probably feels that the concussion during the middle of the season and the “bruised chest” he got against the Saints in the playoffs two weeks ago were signs that he better leave before he gets permanently messed up.

teke184 on January 29, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Ginsberg admitted that Roe v Wade was supposed to open the way for increased racial/class “cleansing”. How can anyone not find that truly dispicable?

Haunches on January 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Of course….we already KNOW OBAMA is a LIAR.

SgtRed on January 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM

If we could turn back the clock to see Eisenhower when he behaved in the same manner in his STOTU address when the court desegregation ruling came down from the Warren Court. The point is that he didn’t. Obama was in bad form.

SC.Charlie on January 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM

This was a Woodshed moment.

Big O got his butt kicked by a REAL MAN wearing a dress.

Seems VERY Appropriote to me.

SayNo2-O on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

There’s a pattern emerging here.
Dress wearing persons – 35
L’il Barry Dunham – 0
Is this some kind of sick twisted B&D fantasy land?

Blacksmith8 on January 29, 2010 at 4:36 PM

is akin to me throwing feces at the speaker

Careful there, cap’n, you don’t want to be accused of trying to start a trend!

oldleprechaun on January 29, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Obama and the Dems know that all is lost. They are going to be waylaid this November and they are desperate to keep it from happening. But the actions they take only ensures that the whipping will be thorough. Obama had a brief opportunity to pivot, even to pseudo-pivot. He blew it, and this opportunity will not come again. He’s a lame duck, one term mediocrity.

EMD on January 29, 2010 at 4:54 PM

CBS: You know, Alito was right

Yes, and neither CBS nor Obama will ever forgive him for it.

DamnCat on January 29, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Obama was a nice enough lecturer and all, but doesn’t it seem a bit strange that with absolutely no record of scholarship to his name, he could get a tenure track post at a place like Chicago.

Posted by Sam | March 28, 2008 11:11 AM

This blog is taken from this article regarding Obama’s “Professor” title.
I think it is a very relevant question, given that I have yet to hear of ANY published, Const. scholarship provided by our POTUS.
Where is his analyses on the Constitution that he is a ‘scholar’ on?
I would really love for him to produce some published scholarly opinions on this fine document.
I am personally really sick & tired of BO talking out of his butt regarding our founding document.
He opens his mouth & says basically the opposite of what holds true.
I wish (I know it’s a pipe dream) that the media would really hound him on his Constitutional expert opinion, complete with sources for those opinions.
This is what affirmative action has given us, folks.
And no one will take the receivers of affirmative action jobs to task for their knowledge bcs we don’t want to be accused as being racist or sexist.
Ugh.

Badger40 on January 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

And if the President is going to go after the Supreme Court Ruling in a SOTU address, he’s damn lucky Alito didn’t stand up and kick his ass.PappaMac on January 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

PappaMac, I think Obama was damn lucky the quick tempered Justice Scalia wasn’t there that night. Obama might have gotten the Italian salute…that thing with fingers flipping out from under the chin followed by that bent elbow thing!

marybel on January 29, 2010 at 5:14 PM

This uppity twerp may have done a lot of good by tipping liberal leaners on the court more upright. That could be a world of difference for us.

PaCadle on January 29, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Right now, I heart Alito.

upinak on January 29, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Why does Barry hate Alito? Because the EEEEEEVIL BOOOOOOSH put him on SCOTUS.

While we’re at it, if BozObama the Con Lawyer wants to talk about foreign campaign donations, why doesn’t somebody sue Obama under the Freedom of Information Act to find out who donated $20 to the Obama campaign under names like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Adolf Hitler without entering a valid American address?

Steve Z on January 29, 2010 at 5:43 PM

I don’t think Alito is going to accept a beer summit.
Maybe a public apology for all the Justices from Obama…..nah, his clay feet will crack.

elclynn on January 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Obama: CBS, don’t demonize me bro.

Christian Conservative on January 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Who is the blonde woman at the end of the second row? The look on her face is priceless!

BTW – where is Clarence?

Queen0fCups on January 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

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