Today, in a speech from the White House Rose Garden, the President did his best to, once again, bash the United States Supreme Court.
His first foray into said conduct occurred in his State of the Union Address when, with members of the Court present, he berated them for their then recent Citizen’s United opinion.
So today, when asked a question about the Court’s on-going deliberations about the constitutionality of Obamacare,
[h]e responded by saying that he was confident the court would not take the “unprecedented, extraordinary step” of deeming the bill unconstitutional. He then pointed to the popular conservative talking point about the dangers of judicial activism, contending that if the Supreme Court threw out the mandate they would be circumventing the legislative process.
The legislative process…? The Louisanna Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback come to mind, but, maybe that’s just me.
Judicial activism…? I suppose “judicial activism”, much like beauty, is in the mind of the beholder.