As my brother isn’t ranting as much these days, perhaps I should step in. President Obama’s comments Wednesday during the State of the Union address concerning the Supreme Court were nothing short of outrageous.
This is a president who knows how to bow to foreign dignitaries, but doesn’t know how to address the Supreme Court of the United States. Blindsiding them on national television is one thing, but doing so with clearly erroneous information is quite another.
In many posts about what the President has said about Obamacare, I gave him a free ride, figuring that he hadn’t had time to read the bills. But on this one I won’t.
Obama is an attorney, and as such, if he wishes to be critical of a court’s opinion he must, at the very least, have taken the time to read it. Everything he told the American public about the opinion is flat out wrong. The opinion does not alter the law prohibiting foreign corporations from contributing to political campaigns one iota. Thus, exhorting Congress to change the law is nonsensical. And, pandering to the American public is disgusting.
Were he one of my former law students, I would have called him immediately after the address, and, assuming he took my call, I would have said the same thing to him directly. He acted with all of the poise, grace and intelligence of a school yard bully. I expect more from my president.
He owes the Supreme Court, if not the American public, an apology.