Skip to comments.Court's Obama order a 'hissy fit'
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
(CNN) The Fifth Circuit's homework assignment to the Department of Justice is a disgrace -- an embarrassment to the federal judiciary. Still, it's a useful window on the contemporary merger of law and politics.
This is not judging. This is a judicial hissy fit. The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not. In the meantime, however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case.
With its petulant order to the Justice Department, the Republican judges performed a peculiar, if useful, kind of service to the public -- reminding us of the partisan nature of much of the federal judiciary. The Supreme Court's decision in the health care case may offer a similar lesson.
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If Toobin doesn’t like it, there’s a great chance that it’s the right thing to do.
Lefties are just PO’d that their boyking is getting called on something.
You nailed it!
Everyone is just supposed to lie down and enjoy it.
This tv lawyer is so asinine!
More like face down with duct tape and just pray until it is over.
Seems to me the courts are our last line of defense against this tyrant. If they don’t act, who will? Certainly not Congress.
If the court wants the inJustice Department to show that it understands a legal position, it’s a “hissy fit.”
Unlike what zero does when he doesn’t get his way.
What would Toobin have said if President Bush had instructed the Supreme Court how they ought to rule on a pending case?
Yes the President does enjoy the right to express himself. The problem is he did it in front of a camera and this was the wrong thing to do. Can't this man just shut up let the courts do their thing?
Ayup. And the boy king issued his directive to the media to fight back.
Three pages, single spaced, given hundreds of Ovomit’s sycophants working in the Department of Injustice, is nothing, not even a minor inconvenience. Too bad the judge doesn’t have the power to order Ovomit to write it himself. It would consume his time until the election is over, and be unreadable. Surveillance would be needed to make certain Bill Ayres didn’t sneak in a copy. As it is, I’ll be surprised if the three pages don’t arrive at the judges office on a teleprompter.
It would be a disgrace if the judiciary just rolled over and said nothing, just like Congress is doing with John Boehner.
You don’t diss judges appointed for life and expect otherwise.
They are the most unaccountable people there are serving this country, generally mature individuals and don’t take kindly to threats from a “boy”.
” - - - This is a judicial hissy fit.”
HEY! JEFFREY TOBIN, YEAH YOU!!!!
What is a “hissy fit” to you is an act of courage by those of us who see Obama to be the Dictator destroyer of our Republic.
You, and the rest of the LAM (Liberal Agenda Media) chose to be APATHETIC towards critically evaluating Obama.
You, and the rest of the LAM have proven yourselves to be outside of the Mainstream of American fundamental values. Therefore, the term “MSM” will no longer be applied to y’all by me.
BTW, was tax money used to pay the LAM to be apathetic towards being critical of Despots, or is this just what they teach in Journalism schools now?
So, the judicial order is a “hissy-fit” but Idi Obama throwing temper tantrums is adult behavior?
She's the daughter of another media elite, Jeff Greenfield, chief political correspondent for CBS Evening News and another inescapable leftist TV pundit know-it-all.
The old (and tired) argument that Obama is just a regular guy.
No, Toobin, Obama is the President and THE key defender of the Constitution (remember that oath thingy he took on January 20, 2009?).
He is NOT "like all Americans". We will make him "like all Americans" on January 20, 2013. But until then, he has to be a leader with big Constitutional responsibilities. And he cannot make irresponsible public statements to express himself.
I’d call it a bitch-slap
Really, Tobin? You want to go with that?
Tobin’s hero Obumble tries to practice Chicago thuggery on the Supreme Court, and Tobin the Kool-Aid drinker gives that a thumbs up?
“...however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case.”
What sort of disingenuous claptrap is this? The President is not like every other powerless American and when he speaks it is with the threat of the force he can bring to bear.
Tobin needs to be taken to the woodshed.
The left is digging that hole so deep now that while it soothes the illiterati in their base, the rest of the country sees the implied threat and consequent attempts at coverup.
For my part, I say keep it up. Keep talking. I’m really pleased. Keep exposing yourselves because at this point, it is obvious.
But apparently "that right to express himself" doesn't extend to the Fifth Circuit, douchebag? er, Toobin?
Look, Jeffy's mad because Sam & Nino have decided to draw a line in the sand on the Commerce Clause and limit its heretofore unregulated powers. That means a lot of planned Leftist garbage will never pass muster.
One of the first best things people can do for their country is to shut off the television - and keep it off.
Use the time you normally waste praying and working to save the republic.
I’ve seen this Toobin guy’s mentioned before. I have no idea who he is, but from what I’ve read it seems his comprehension of reality is severely lacking. Can people with this sort of disordered thinking actually possess any marketable skills?
Toobin’s a low IQ type. Pay him no heed.
The comments section at the CNN site are terrific. I was going to post a reply regarding O’s definition of “judicial activism” that the Right has been screaming about but the first comment on the page nalied it for me.
And when Holder fails to comply will he be held in contempt? Arrested? Today is the deadline.
“Everyone is just supposed to lie down and enjoy it.”
Bend over and enjoy it;-D
The only person have a hissy fit is that uber fag Jeffrey Toobin.
As an attorney, I do think that this is a ridiculous abuse of discretion by a judge and there is no way on earth I would ever actually respond to it.
On the other hand, it’s kind of funny.
The problem is that they have acted and he ignores it if he doesn't like it. A poster above already mentioned the drilling moratorium case.
I couldn’t find a comments section anywhere on the CNN site. Could you point me to how to get there?
The low-class, low-life, adulterating, metro-sexual, CNN parasite Jeffrey Toobin is a huge nothing-ball compared to either one of them.
GO, JUDGE SMITH! Can't wait till he gets a manilla envelope from Eric Holder containing the most anticipated letter since "A Message to Garcia".
A moron schmuck who knows nothing but left wing drivel.
To find the comments on the CNN link site, scroll down to the very bottom of the page. You should enjoy them.
As I understand it, the justices in this case said they wanted this document from the AG. At least the order was directed towards him.
And Toobin knows hissy fits.
Actually Jeffery, Obama’s speech was “a disgrace — an embarrassment” to the office of the President.
Hi Moochell, welcome to FR. But wasn't your law license revoked?
The libbies are irate because their boy is getting the royal beach slapping he so richly deserves. I’ll Darryl Issa is getting a major kick out of this one. You don’t hear Holder back sassing the 5th circuit.
The problem is that they have acted and he ignores it if he doesn’t like it. A poster above already mentioned the drilling moratorium case.
And his lack of respect has judges fired up. They are looking for ways to put him down. I hope they find ways to smack him down for good. Nothing short of complete destruction of this two-bit tyrant will do.
Both Mooch-el My Bell and O are DISBARRED former attorneys but no one can crack the secrecy of why. The Chicago Way.
if I ever meet Toobin, I’ll need bail money