So when he saw the Democrats in congress rise around the justices and lustily cheer his traducing of their ruling as they sat there uncomfortably, a bit like some outcasts in the midst of a righteous mob, I wonder if Barack Obama, the old constitutional law professor, was happy with his rhetorical handiwork.--Terry MoranTerry Moran believes that Justice Samuel Alito was Congressman Joe Wilson wrong when he inaudibly mouthed the words, “Not true” when he and the other Supremes where verbally accosted on the floor of the Congress by the president of the United States during the State of the Union Address. (see story)
Moran blames the victims when he wrote, “…five sat there stonily. Justice Samuel Alito Jr. couldn't contain himself. He scowled, shook his head vigorously, and mouthed what seemed to be the words, "Not true."
It wasn't exactly "YOU LIE!" -- Rep. Joe Wilson's (in-)famous outburst at the president last year. But it was exceptional, and for those of us who are fascinated by our constitutional traditions and norms, it was a riveting moment and, perhaps, a sign of these times.
Justice Alito is getting a lot of criticism for his display of pique. And he probably ought to have sat there quietly, as his colleagues did. And as my mom always told me to do when at a formal occasion.
There are many ways to write about what happened last Wednesday night. One way would be to write about how the President of the United States of America attempted to intimidate the Supreme Court via the State of the Union address using Partisan Democrats for emphasis while the whole nation was watching.
So now that the Court is thoroughly intimidated the question that goes begging is, will the Court now call over to the White house before reaching each controversial decision? Decisions which the Court may believe this president and his applauding Party may have an opinion on?
It has become quite apparent that the White house is attempting to cast Justice Alito specifically and the Supreme Court in general in a negative light. Much like the way that Democrats did president Bush for eight years. The same way Nancy Pelosi recently did the CIA by calling the CIA liars. There is a clear pattern of Democrat attacks against the American people and American institutions.
The bottom line is, this is not a case of moral parity where both parties are equally at fault. This was a broach of American political decorum by Barry Hussein Soetoro alone.
The president is not even pretending to uphold our political traditions. Dressing down the Supreme Court was simply the wrong thing to do. The Court was there as guest of Congress. In more genteel times insulting guest would not be tolerated. However in the crude Alinsky-Chicago style political world of president Soetoro this type of presidential bullying is totally acceptable. Hopefully the American people don’t think the same way.
The American people should be outraged that Soetoro attacked the third branch of government and then sicced the dogs of the White house on Justice Alito.
This is but a further example of the real contempt that Barry Hussein Soetoro has for the government of the United States of America. Though the Liberal Elite Media is attempting to report this offense against the Supreme Court as a dispute between the president and a Supreme Court Justice, it is not.
This is an attack against an institution of government by a person who happens to be president who has disdain for the Supreme Court as apparent by what he did to the Court before the whole Country.
Soetoro’s offense was like spitting in the face of the Court. What? Our president bows to foreign powers but publicly humiliates and disrespects our own institutions of freedom? According to reporter Terry Moran the Justices should have just sat there and took it like Moran’s mother taught him to do in formal settings.
Moran you couldn’t be serious. You were a child when you were expected to sit still and be quite. The Justices of the Court are not children and none of them broke decorum. Not one of them did. Not even Justice Alito who reacted as any grown man would who’s professional work had been unjustly publicly mis-characterized and attacked before the people of the United States of America.
The only person that broke decorum in the chambers of Congress the night of the State of the Union Address was the president—Barry Hussein Soetoro. Soetoro has disgraced the presidency once again.
After Congressman Joe Wilson's "You Lie" he was publicly cajoled by Democrats into calling the White house to apologize for his breach of decorum. President Barry Hussein Soetoro should do no less. Call the Supreme Court and apologize Mr. president. For that matter you need to apologize to the American people also and you need to do it without delay! (see 27sec. video)