My reaction and yours to Obama’s completely unveiled warning to the Supreme Court to drop any decision to overturn ObamaCare, was the same reaction of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – all of us, appalled. But Eric Holder – the Attorney General of the United States, spins it otherwise, at the same time saying publicly, the Supreme Court has the final say on the constitutionality of federal law. They think you are stupid, and when a Court doesn’t agree with the administration, the Court is stupid too.
When asked during a Wednesday news conference in Chicago what an appropriate response to Smith would be, Holder said, “I think what the president said a couple of days ago was appropriate. He indicated that we obviously respect the decisions that courts make.”
And then he said:
Under our system of government … courts have the final say on the constitutionality of statutes,” Holder said. “The courts are also fairly deferential when it comes to overturning statutes that the duly elected representatives of the people, Congress, pass.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn’t break stride:
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters in Washington that Obama does not regret using that word, and he insisted Obama was not trying to bully the justices by weighing in before the case is decided.
“It’s the reverse of intimidation,” Carney said during a lengthy defense of Obama’s comments. “He’s simply making an observation about precedent and the fact that he expects the court to adhere to that precedent.”
This is how community organizing works. The organizer stands before the masses and says whatever it takes, and the organizer and his subordinates stand by it, and the masses have great hope, because they are hearing what they want to hear. Obama’s masses heard what they wanted to hear. They shall have ObamaCare, and he will make it happen.
November 2012 is the only chance you and I have to change the direction the administration is driving us. It’s not about hope. It’s about the vote.