Skip to comments.Chief justice reignites feud with Obama
Posted on 03/10/2010 8:49:39 PM PST by jazusamo
The simmering feud between the White House and the Supreme Court is getting a little hotter - and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are helping fan the flames.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s impromptu portrayal Tuesday of President Obama's attacks on the high court during the State of the Union address as "very troubling" drew a brusque retort from the White House, which called the court's campaign finance ruling the real problem, and from Democrats eager to attack the court.
Responding to a law student's question when speaking at the University of Alabama, Chief Justice Roberts took aim at Mr. Obama's public chiding in January, saying the annual speech to Congress has "degenerated into a political pep rally." The chief justice, whose nomination by President George W. Bush was opposed by Mr. Obama as a senator, said he accepts criticism but suggested that detractors should be mindful of "the setting, the circumstances and the decorum."
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, came to Chief Justice Roberts' defense, saying the court got the law right and Mr. Obama was "disrespectful" for criticizing the court while the justices were seated right in front of him.
"No president has done that, and he should not have used that speech for it either," Mr. Hatch said. "Chief Justice Roberts is right - the president's remarks were troubling and the State of the Union this year resembled a political pep rally. Supreme Court justices are there by tradition, and I hope the State of the Union address in the future returns to the kind of event that merits their continued attendance."
Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, echoed Mr. Hatch's complaints.
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Good for Sens Orrin Hatch and Jeff Sessions.
If all goes well, Roberts should be in action long after Zer0 has been driven off the stage.
Yes good for them.
To clarify the CJ, I think he also was commenting on the Congress around them also cheering and jeering, literally surrounding the members of the Court and equal branch. It was more than just the President saying what he said.
Have we ever had a President more low life than His Fraudulentcy?
They should be careful, SCOTUS has “standing!”
When the Chief Justice starts talking about Barry’s hidden birth records then this will get interesting!
Yes he was, it was very rude of the President and the Dems.
The Obama administration is such an American embarrasment...
He is a common pig.
I say that next year’s attendance by Justices at the State of the Union address is down from 6 to 5 or 4. All of the liberals will still go, but I bet no more than 1 conservative justice goes.
I’ll make this “brief”. I’m a “friend of the court” on this one.
Excellent! ... a good simmering feud.
Amen! Obama is at a ridiculous disadvantage, he doesn’t have even close to the brain power of any of the five.
Or, one might say, Chief Justice Roberts reminds Americans of the disrespect shown by the rookie President to a co-equal branch of government.
Feud, my ass.
Agreed, that’s a terrible title.
Yeah ... bubba.
Right on, Phil!
Obama is picking a fight with perhaps the worst person possible.
Chief Justice Roberts will likely have multiple suits coming before his court upon the passage of Obama’s unconstitutional health care bill.
The man-child Obama made a huge blunder by humiliating the members of the Supreme Court in front of the entire nation, like he did. That diss will not be forgotten, and it will have repercussions.
Yeah ... bubba.
Sorry. Even Bubba was more presidential, a much sharper politician, and far smarter than this gutter trash man-child.
Bubba may be a lowlife lying scumbag liberal, but at least he's an American, and doesn't actually HATE America, like Obama does.
Obama's in a whole different league than BJ Clinton.
Why isn’t Bummer tickled to death to have “foreign influence” over here (if that’s what he believes), rather than being cross about it? Doesn’t the whole world adore him? Doesn’t he want to reduce the USA to a mere state of the world?
Bubba scrod some partners. Obama wants the whole USA scrod.
“Why isnt Bummer tickled to death to have foreign influence over here (if thats what he believes), rather than being cross about it?”
Black Liberation Theology...we are about to undergo MASSIVE reparations, combined with Marxist rule...VERY bad and it won’t end well...or peacefully, IMNSHO...he won’t want anyone else in this.
What Obama's really angry about, is that the Supreme Court just leveled the playing field with the unions. That's what pissed him off.
I wouldn't be surprised of none of them show up.
zero clearly has no respect for traditional America. he might as well be Che Guevara and I don’t think of Che as any sort of hero the way a bunch of brain dead truth impaired idiots do.
Well, Bubba's NAFTA/GATT treaty kinda screwed the whole USA, too, but that's peanuts compared to what Obama's trying to do.
Obama is literally trying to dismantle the country's very foundations.
Chief Justice Roberts will likely have multiple suits coming before his court upon the passage of Obamas unconstitutional health care bill.
Perhaps 0's plan now is to stir up such a storm with Roberts, that when it comes time for the Court to decide on health care reform, that 0 will demand that Roberts recuse himself. You heard it here first... ;)
Obama can "demand" anything he likes, but he's got no real power over the Judicial branch, and Roberts can just toss that "demand" in the round file without thinking twice.
Besides, Obama wouldn't have any basis to ask for Roberts' recusal on a case regarding the health care legislation.
I'm telling you, Bozo is picking a fight with the wrong dude. Chief Justice Roberts can not only make life miserable for him -- he can potentially have him arrested and removed from office, should just the right case come before his court.
or His Flatulency.
Truth is truth. When we saw the Wellstone funeral, we saw the future of the public Democrat party.
Correct, he has no respect for America and our traditional values. He worships himself and comparing him to Guevara is appropriate but Zer0’s ego is probably larger than Che’s.
Good point, anything for their pathetic party and to heck with the country.
When we saw the Wellstone funeral, we saw the future of the public Democrat party. The problem with the Wellstone funeral was the shameful unseemliness. To the casual viewer it came off as creepy. What they needed was someone who could pull it off. Someone who had no shame at all, someone so glib and superficial and attractive that joining with him in taunting the entire Supreme Court seems like the most natural thing in the world.
So I have no problems with that, he said. On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum.An honest answer from an honest man gets twisted by both this disgraceful White House and a lazy media who get their leads and stories from them. Continued shame on both and nothing but the highest regard for Chief Justice Roberts.
The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court according the requirements of protocol has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.
It could actually be a very good thing. This may well come back to gnaw on 0bama’s behind. With fangs.
Thanks for pointing that out and posting it. You couldn’t be more correct and I should have picked up on that and didn’t. I’ve read several articles and knew exactly what you posted to be the case.
Oh, it just may. Obama doesn't know what he's messing with.
The high court can literally take him out, and put him up under the jail, if they get the right case, and rule for the truth.
And if an impeachment trial happens, guess who presides...
The Supreme Court is there to uphold the Constitution,....why would Obama respect them since he hopes to terar it up....which is why he attacked them....
Anybody starting to see where the rumor about CJ Roberts stepping down came from? A shot across the bow?
Oh please God let it happen!
Exactly. Obama is frustrated because the conservative members of the SCOTUS thwart his evil ambitions.
Maybe Zeewoe will be the recipient of the the 1st arrest warrant in history issued by the SCOTUS to the US Marshall’s Office.
No, these people are the most low class I have ever witnessed in any public capacity.
You may well be correct, EB. The thing that’s baffling to me about Zer0 is how blatant he is about many things. Many times it seems he’s inept or doesn’t have a clue about the decorum of the Presidency.
Wouldn't surprise me at all, Zer0 is a Chicago thug politician and has shown it numerous times.