Thursday, January 28, 2010
A NEW TONE INDEED!
Anyone in the South knows that "With all deference" is the same thing as saying "bless his heart" when you're getting ready to trash someone.
Take a look at Sonia Sotomayor, who dissented, and tell me she doesn't look uncomfortable.
Take a look at Justice Ginsburg.
Take a look at the lady (a page) at the right side of the screen looking at the justices, and you can see the dismay in her face while searching for a reaction from the Judges.
And from Prof. Randy Barnett:
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 [of] 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.
I have never, ever seen one man accuse so many of so much for which he himself is responsible. No class, no self-awareness, and zero ideas.
How's that Obama vote working out for you?
Posted by Joaquin at 7:38 AM