Skip to comments.Court 'moving ball' on racial hiring, Obama says
Posted on 07/02/2009 10:11:21 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Thursday the Supreme Court was "moving the ball" on affirmative action in this week's decision favoring white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., but he added that the court had not ruled out the use of racial preferences in the future.
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>> President Barack Obama said Thursday the Supreme Court was “moving the ball” on affirmative action
Damn straight! Returning it to where it belongs. The Supreme Instant Replay, upon further review, indicated that incompetent line judge Sotomayer improperly spotted the ball. By ten yards or so.
The SCOTUS made the right decision in its racial ruling regarding New Haven. Even Justice Ginzberg, to her credit, said Sotomayor was wrong in her ruling even though she did not join the majority opinion in the reversal. This shows just how dishonest and racist affirmative action really is. Merit, knowledge and ability should be the cornerstones of getting a job especially a responsible job such as a police officer or a fireman, not ones color.
They were discriminated against because of their race. Period.
The law doesn’t ask ‘which’ race.
Boy, Mr. President, that Supreme Court sure has a lot of nerve! Maybe you should explain to them that they work for you. [/s]
Just read the Iowahawk post above, and I can’t tell the difference. Barack Obortion and the sycophantic AP are impossible to parody.
You cannot have a 5-4 decision and tell anyone with a straight face (unless they are a lying liberal) that these decisions are not strictly based upon politics.
The US Constitution is not that difficult to understand and just about everything is explained by the Federalist Papers but given the garbage that has come out of the USSC in recent years I doubt that many have read either set of documents. If they have then they are simply violating their oath to uphold the Constitution and should be removed from the bench.
Just as the media has forfeited their mandate to be a watchdog for us against the government, the 9 clowns in robes are simply political hacks. Soon we will have a woman who believes in the superiority of Latinos but that is not racist.
I am sorry I lived long enough to see this country dismantled.
Actually there arfe not nine clowns on the SCOTUS. But a case could be made that at least three are and they are liberals.
Did he HAVE to use a sports reference? geeeez.
doesn’t he mean moving the goalposts?
Indeed he had to.
What an idjut.
Can the decision be made retroactive to last Election Day?
Bingo. If you’re going to use sports euphemisms to explain constitutional issues, you should at least get it right.
“Moving the ball” is considered part of the game—you’re SUPPOSED to move the ball.
“Moving the goal posts” infers changing the rules during the game itself, a form of cheating.
As someome upthread said—he’s an idjut.
Hilarious way for Obama to try to cover for Sotomayor....