Thursday, April 5, 2012

Professor Obama and the Supreme Court

The Washington Post is out today with an editorial lauding the wisdom of the President for toning down his recent criticism of the Supreme Court, which include his horror that “an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,”  which would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step.” 

In a speech yesterday before a fawning audience of newspaper editors, the President apparently walked back  from those remarks, after re-familiarizing himself with the concept of judicial review, which Marbury v. Madison established in the early days of our Republic.

It is both predictable and incomprehensible that the Bought and Paid For Media  (BAPFM) has not pounced on the President's earlier words.  Yes--they have reported them, and they have in some cases editorialized against them--but can you imagine the absolute storm of criticism that would have burst forth if GWB had uttered words like the President had?  The vitriol that would have accompanied the reaction from the Press had Sarah Palin spoken like the President?  Any relatively conscious high school junior should be familiar with the concept of judicial review and the role and power of the Supreme Court in our system of checks and balances.

That Mr. Obama lacked the experience and competence for the job of President was known to many of us and has been borne out by events.  That he was unqualified for the role of Constitutional Law Professor (a job he has also held) can now be surmised.


Tom de Plume said...

"Any relatively conscious high school junior should be familiar with the concept of judicial review and the role and power of the Supreme Court..."

In order for that to happen, a relatively conscious high school teacher needs to be familiar with such concepts. Ain't happening.

Anonymous said...

Tom, I beg to differ. My 7th grader learned it in Civics class this year -- with a short attention span to boot! :)

-- Botts sends

"The Hammer" said...

Does he actually think he's going to intimidate the court like FDR did? What's he going to do exactly, pack the court?
This is not only incredibly stupid and embarrassing to the left (even Larry Tribe said Obama “obviously misspoke”) but it's bad politics. This is what happens when you listen exclusively to your political people instead of acting like a President.
I think Plouffe and Axelrod are in near panic mode. This decision could come down not only striking the whole law but could conceivable split 6-3. Kennedy isn't so much the swing vote as Breyer.

Anonymous said...

I have heard some call our President a Constitutional Scholar...Hmmm...Think not

Waiting for Santorum to do the right thing so the real political questions can be addressed , including identifying MR running mate...

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