Not True: Justice Alito hits back UPDATE: President wrong UPDATE 2: Media hits back
Hmmm. Can’t the one One get through a speech without getting called on something he’s said. From the Poltico:
POLITICO’s Kasie Hunt, who’s in the House chamber, reports that Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words “not true” when President Barack Obama criticized the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decision.
Hot Air has more here. You can watch for yourself.
This is CBS but I’ll have my own later. He’s on the left in the second row just behind Justice Roberts. He shakes his head over and over and says “not true.” Talk about a man who looks disgusted.
UPDATE: OK … here’s my video recorded last night. It will play without a commercial.
UPDATE (via Instapundit): Bradley Smith at National Review reports either the President is ignorant or …
The president’s statement is false.
The Court held that 2 U.S.C. Section 441a, which prohibits all corporate political spending, is unconstitutional. Foreign nationals, specifically defined to include foreign corporations, are prohibiting from making “a contribution or donation of money or ather thing of value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State or local election” under 2 U.S.C. Section 441e, which was not at issue in the case. Foreign corporations are also prohibited …
Go and read it all. Oh brother. Where’s Joe Wilson when we need him?
UPDATE 2: Come on … you knew they would. The claim in the “Main” is that Alito is wrong or at least it’s a debatable decision. Here’s what the AP is reporting and by the way parroted by MSNBC. Here’s what they hanging their hat on.
In his dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens said the court’s majority “would appear to afford the same protection to multinational corporations controlled by foreigners as to individual Americans.”
and I thought you might like the AP’s headline too. Notice who takes the blame here. Click to enlarge:
But thus far most legal commentators seem to be siding with Alito although I continue to search. The message from the left is clear: “How dare you contradict Obama.” Never mind the more than unusual “disparaging” criticism of a separate and equal branch of government in a State of the Union Address.
If I recall correctly, Obama was "bankrolled by a lot of foreign interests" with his fraudulent campaign funding website that never verified the eligibility of contributors. And he is being bankrolled by deals made with pharmaceutical companies, and let us not forget the Goldman Sachs connection.
He is getting bankrolled, while we just get "rolled".
Also do not forget who is also bankrolling him: George Soros.
"Not true" is just a polite "YOU LIE!" If I were in one of his constitutional law classes, I would be reviewing my notes and hoping my college isn't about to pull my degree. Harvard must be sooooo proud right now.
I had posted as an intro, reference to Justice Alito doing his own version of what Rep. Wilson did last year of "you lie".
Jim, your blogged article got A LOT of posted comments from the posters over at Free Republic. Here is the URL:
Alito should say in retort: "With all due deference to the separation of powers, you do your job, we'll do ours. We are protecting the Constitution, while you are trashing it."