Skip to comments.Judge Napolitano: Rush is Right
Posted on 04/04/2012 1:28:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Judge Napolitano was on Fox this morning, America's newsroom. That's the show with Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer. And Martha MacCallum did this segment. She had Napolitano on, and she played a clip of me defining judicial activism, as I did on this program yesterday. I said, "Judicial activism does not happen when you follow the law. Judicial activism is when you don't follow the law. Obama is trying to redefine that, too," and after playing a couple of sound bites of me, Martha turned to the judge and said, "Judge, I know you have a lot to say about this."
NAPOLITANO: Nobody could say it quite as directly and poignantly as our good friend and colleague, Rush. When the court rules the way you don't want it to rule, you accuse them of being judicial activists. That's a bit of a snarky definition. What Rush said is true: It is profoundly the job of the court to enforce the Constitution, whether it's popular or not. That's why they are life-tenured, so they don't have to concern themselves with the popularity of their decision. In that respect, Rush is correct, and he's wise to make this comment as poignantly as he made it. In terms of the president saying, "The court must understand," Rush is also right on the mark. The court does not have to listen to the president. He should not be threatening or admonishing them. And if he shows up at their doorstep and tries to talk to them about this case or playing nice-nice to them in public, they should lock the door and not see him! They can socialize with him after they take their summer break.
RUSH: He's responding. You know, I mentioned yesterday I wouldn't be surprised if Obama goes up there to see 'em, and everybody said, "Oh, come on!" Even Snerdley said, "Come on, Rush. You know that's not gonna happen." While this sound bite was airing I was watching Fox and they had a picture of Obama at the court. I don't know when he was there. It's not recent, but he's been there. And it was a picture of him and Kagan and Sotomayor. Now, he's been up there. Well, it might not have been at the court, but the judges were there. I don't know where the picture was taken. I didn't have the sound bite up, obviously, so I shouldn't saying that I know where the president was.
But he talks to them. It's a wild, very remote possibility he would go up there, but I also mentioned: Don't be surprised if it isn't long before little school kids start writing letters to the justices saying, "Please don't take away my mommy's health care, 'cause then you're taking away mine. Don't do it." There's the picture. He's with the chief justice and Kagan. He's been up there. It's not out of the realm. That's Roberts in there. There's another picture. Well, we don't know that that's at the court. It looks like it's at the court. They're all wearing their uniforms, their robes. There he is with Scalia. It's a long shot. All I was saying was I wouldn't be surprised if he takes a trip up there.
The justices should just ahead and release their vote. They can files their opinions later.
Of course he can go up there. The two Justices he appointed will meet him at the door. Maybe a couple of others will come too. They’ll get photographed by the official White House photographer. It’ll be an “historical event,” another wall broken down by the “fundamental change” President.
Many of the Justices will decline to talk to him. They’ll be represented as “having already made up their minds” and “unwilling to compromise” and “not open to a reasoned discussion of the case.”
There will be a strong correlation between the Justices that won’t meet with Obama and the Justices that vote against his health care plan. This will be represented in terms of partisanship.
The end result will be that the makeup of the Supreme Court will become a campaign issue that will mostly help Obama, especially since Romney would probably draw his nominees to the Court from the same list Obama uses. In the (extremely unlikely) event that Romney beats Obama.
Martha MacCallum is my favorite.
Of course Rush is right. He usually is.
I am sick to death of these creeps in government. They need to throw Obama out now. They have enough evidence to put him in prison. America needs to support throwing him out now. Americans life is hell because of these thugs. I would say more; but I would be banned.
I like her best when she does the quiz show with Steve Doocy on Thursday night on the Factor with BOR
Well put Tom.
Classy and hawt! Mine, too!
I think on declaring the entire law unconstitutional will come down to severability. The entire law gets thrown out at 5-4.
You can have America behind you all the way but you still need the votes for conviction in the US SENATE.
Hear hear! IMPEACH NOW!
His day will come. The wheels grind slowly, but...
I agree. We need to get rid of these fools. It will take some time; but let’s start doing it.
Bully Doc Barack