The moment we heard about the 5th Circuit order for a written letter on whether the Obama Department of Justice agrees that the courts have the authority to determine the constitutionality of laws, we quoted Elena Kagan. “Wow”.
Judge Smith, a Reagan appointee who spoke on behalf of the three judge panel of the 5th Circuit understood and acted on Ronald Reagan’s smart warning against the Soviet, “Trust but verify.”
Today the reply was due. Instead of the ordered three pages Eric Holder could not resist but show his contempt by providing only two and a half pages (enough to appear to satisfy the order but not enough for the court to make a stink about it). Holder sent the letter to the Fifth Circuit and added a too late argument – courts are supposed to presume that laws are constitutional, you know.
The forced confession, er letter, from Holder tried to explain Barack Obama’s attempts to thug the Supreme Court a few days earlier. At the White House, that walking gastric distress advertisement for Tums – Carney the Clown, explained that the American people are too stupid to understand brilliant Mess-iah:
“White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in “shorthand” since he is a former professor of law.
Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?
Carney: The premise of your question suggests that the president of the United States in the comments he made Monday, did not believe in the constitutionality of legislation, which is a preposterous premise and I know you don’t believe that.
Henry: Except this is from Laurence Tribe, who knows a lot more than you and I about constitutional law.
Carney: What I acknowledged yesterday is that speaking on Monday the president was not clearly understood by some people because he is a law professor, he spoke in shorthand.”
Despite later ass covering by the University Obama was a lecturer not a professor so it is lies piled on top of lies to explain boobery and thuggery. We also see the return of WORM (What Obama Really Meant) as a tactic to muddy the obvious fact that Barack Obama is not very smart, or smart at all. Obama however, as we have observed many times before, is a master glad-handler/backslapper and a Thomas Edison level genius when it comes to self-promotion, deception, treachery and self-advancement. This simple concept of smart versus self-interested smart is extremely difficult for the Hopium addled to comprehend.
The Fifth Circuit panel was smart to get it in writing when it comes to Barack Obama and his circus of thugs and liars. When dealing with flim-flam men like Barack Obama it is very wise to get it it writing. Not that that matters to twisted men like Obama. Recall what Hillary Clinton said:
“I do think your record and what you say matters. And when it comes to a lot of the issues that are important in this race it is sometimes difficult to understand what Senator Obama has said because as soon as he’s confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant.”
That’s only half the problem. Barack Obama lies but he does more than lie – his lies are stacked on top of other lies. “As soon as he’s confronted on it he says that’s not what he meant” but the moment you explore that lie you find other lies gush out like a Texas oil strike.
Pity Thom Lambert who does not even know he was lectured to by someone posing as a professor:
“By Thom Lambert
Imagine if you picked up your morning paper to read that one of your astronomy professors had publicly questioned whether the earth, in fact, revolves around the sun. Or suppose that one of your economics professors was quoted as saying that consumers would purchase more gasoline if the price would simply rise. Or maybe your high school math teacher was publicly insisting that 2 + 2 = 5. You’d be a little embarrassed, right? You’d worry that your colleagues and friends might begin to question your astronomical, economic, or mathematical literacy.
Now you know how I felt this morning when I read in the Wall Street Journal that my own constitutional law professor had stated that it would be “an unprecedented, extraordinary step” for the Supreme Court to “overturn a law [i.e., the Affordable Care Act] that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” Putting aside the “strong majority” nonsense (the deeply unpopular Affordable Care Act got through the Senate with the minimum number of votes needed to survive a filibuster and passed 219-212 in the House), saying that it would be “unprecedented” and “extraordinary” for the Supreme Court to strike down a law that violates the Constitution is like saying that Kansas City is the capital of Kansas. Thus, a Wall Street Journal editorial queried this about the President who “famously taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago”: “[D]id he somehow not teach the historic case of Marbury v. Madison?”
I actually know the answer to that question. It’s no (well, technically yes…he didn’t). President Obama taught “Con Law III” at Chicago. Judicial review, federalism, the separation of powers — the old “structural Constitution” stuff — is covered in “Con Law I” (or at least it was when I was a student). Con Law III covers the Fourteenth Amendment. (Oddly enough, Prof. Obama didn’t seem too concerned about “an unelected group of people” overturning a “duly constituted and passed law” when we were discussing all those famous Fourteenth Amendment cases – Roe v. Wade, Griswold v. Connecticut, Romer v. Evans, etc.) Of course, even a Con Law professor focusing on the Bill of Rights should know that the principle of judicial review has been alive and well since 1803, so I still feel like my educational credentials have been tarnished a bit by the President’s “unprecedented, extraordinary” remarks...”
Get your tuition money back from the school Thom. Ya wuz flim-flammed.
Take your country back from “uniter” Obama, America. Ya wuz flim-flammed.