It is tough to watch this clown. He takes responsibility for nothing. A pathetic performance. And he is going for another stimulus package under the guise of "jobs". If he wanted to create jobs, he would slash taxes, deregulate, slash government pay, cut the government, and fight jihad.
Alito mouths "not true" as Obama criticizes the Supremes for protecting first amendment (Free speech).Vid hat tip Larwyn
FROM JUSTICE ALITO, a “you lie” moment? hat tip Eric
“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.” Drudge is calling Obama’s criticism “intimidation,” but apparently, they weren’t so intimidated. As I said before, Obama’s behavior wasn’t very Presidential, and it wasn’t very wise.
Brad Smith: “The president’s statement is false.”
MORE: “When you hear the president of the United States demagoguing the First Amendment, you sit there and you take it, son.”
No, actually, you don’t, and Alito didn’t. And that will step on Obama’s press tonight and tomorrow, turning his demagoguery into a negative for him. That’s why Presidents usually act Presidential. Not so much because it’s dignified. But because it’s smart. That’s something that Obama, with his limited experience on the national stage, hasn’t figured out yet.
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.
It’s the usual Chicago approach to criticism, I’m afraid.
More of Larwyn's links:
* During the worst recession in 75 years, families and small businesses have been forced to cut back and make tough choices to live within their means.
* House Republicans welcome the president's call for a spending freeze and hope that it is a positive turning point in the administration's record of fiscal irresponsibility.
* The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office just announced that this year's budget deficit will reach $1.35 trillion and described our country's fiscal situation as "unsustainable."
* While a spending freeze is a step in the right direction, Congress and the administration must do more.
* Congress should immediately pass strict budget caps that will limit federal spending each year.
* Unless we change course, the president's economic policies will add more than $14 trillion to our national debt over the next ten years.* The president promised he would go "line by line" in the federal budget looking for wasteful spending. Instead, he has proposed a 51 percent increase in federal spending over the next decade.
* We cannot address runaway federal spending while advancing a multi-trillion dollar government takeover of health care and another multi-billion dollar stimulus plan.
* House Republicans will work to hold the administration accountable for its latest promises of fiscal responsibility and fight to ensure that Washington gets its fiscal house in order.* During this difficult time of double-digit unemployment, families and small businesses are looking to Washington for policies that will help create jobs.
nbsp; * We cannot borrow, spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.
* House Republicans stand ready to work with the president on responsible proposals that will get our economy moving again and that will keep our country safe.* House Republicans continue to believe we are fighting a ruthless enemy that must be defeated.
* The men and women of our Armed Forces, as well as the professionals serving in our intelligence community, deserve our unqualified support and gratitude.
*No comment on mirandizing jihadis.