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  • LAMBRO: Roberts For The Defense

    03/12/2010 6:20:14 PM PST · by raptor22 · 1 replies · 399+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2010 | Donald Lambro
    When President Obama turned his State of the Union address into an attack on the Supreme Court's ruling that ended the ban against corporate spending for political campaigns, the justices had to sit there motionless while encircled by Democratic lawmakers who cheered the president's scolding. Judicial scholars could not recall a president "taking a swipe" at the justices, as one of them put it, in such a venue, at least not since President Franklin D. Roosevelt did it in his 1937 address before he tried to pack the court with more liberals to rule in favor of his unconstitutional New...
  • Chief justice reignites feud with Obama

    03/10/2010 8:49:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    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....
  • 'Very Troubling': Chief Justice on Obama's Court Criticism to Joint Session of Congress

    03/09/2010 6:36:44 PM PST · by kristinn · 146 replies · 5,866+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Some firm and unequivocal pushback today by Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to President Obama's court criticism in January. It is not at all unusual in American history for the executive branch of the federal government (the White House, under the control of either party) to disagree with the judicial branch (Supreme Court). What is considerably more unusual is for the chief executive of the executive branch (Barack Obama) to look down on the members of said Supreme Court in public at a joint session of Congress and to their faces denounce their independent actions. And then...
  • Chief justice unsettled by Obama's public criticism of Supreme Court

    03/09/2010 8:40:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 16 replies · 877+ views
    LATimes ^ | 3/9/10 | David G. Savage
    Reporting from Washington - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told law students Tuesday that he found it "very troubling" to be surrounded by loudly cheering critics at President Obama's State of the Union address, saying it was reason enough for the justices not to attend the annual speech to Congress. "To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I'm not sure why we are there," Roberts said at the University of Alabama School of Law.
  • [Chief Justice] Roberts: Scene at State of Union 'Very Troubling'

    03/10/2010 1:18:19 AM PST · by dajeeps · 19 replies · 1,301+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Updated March 10, 2010 | AP
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address was "very troubling" and that the annual speech to Congress has "degenerated into a political pep rally." Responding to a University of Alabama law student's question about the Senate's method of confirming justices, Roberts said senators improperly try to make political points by asking questions they know nominees can't answer because of judicial ethics rules. "I think the process is broken down," he said.
  • Roberts: Scene at State of Union `very troubling'

    03/09/2010 3:06:36 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies · 1,673+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 9, 2010 | Jay Reeves
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Obama's State of the Union address was "very troubling" and the annual speech has "degenerated to a political pep rally." Obama chided the court, with the justices seated before him in their black robes, for its decision on a campaign finance case. Responding to a University of Alabama law student's question, Roberts said anyone was free to criticize the court, and some have an obligation to do so because of their positions. "So I have no problems with that," he said. "On the other hand, there is...
  • Obama's Malaise SOTU Speech Take 2

    02/23/2010 12:16:26 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 403+ views
    MSMB ^ | February 23, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    America is in a much similar situation to that of the Carter administration. Once again, a liberal Democrat occupies the White House, and Congress is largely dominated by liberal Democrats once again. Morale is low. Inflation is high. The economy has shrunken significantly. Government spending is at record highs. People firmly believe that America is on its way out, and it seems and there is a firm, almost oppressive feeling in people’s souls that everything is going to progressively get worse, and that we could easily lose our country to a force of determined foreign enemies. To put it in...
  • Communist Party Chairman, Sam Webb: "Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling"

    02/15/2010 6:17:20 AM PST · by ETL · 26 replies · 876+ views
    Communist Party USA ^ | January 29, 2010 | Sam Webb (Chairman, Communist Party)
    Three separate quotes from the article... "They [Republicans] had hoped to hear President Obama repeat what President Clinton said in his State of the Union address in 1994: "The era of big government is over." But the president disappointed them." "We would probably have to go back to Franklin Roosevelt to find a president who has the trust of our nation's multi-racial, multi-national, male-female, young and old working class as President Obama does." "This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."
  • Marginal Impacts (Do we really need to spend stimulus money for High-speed rail?)

    02/08/2010 2:03:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 384+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2010 | Samuel Staley
    High-speed rail has emerged as the Obama administration’s signature transportation initiative. While advocates hail the project as a long-overdue commitment to the nation’s passenger-rail infrastructure, in reality it reflects a remarkable marginalization of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) at a time when bold federal leadership is crucial. The administration has chosen to elevate an expensive program targeted at an extraordinarily narrow segment of the traveling public over programs that could provide meaningful relief to tens of millions of travelers on a daily basis. The last twelve months have shown convincingly that transportation issues can’t compete with signature Obama initiatives...
  • Obama’s Approval Index Back To Pre-SOTU Levels

    02/08/2010 2:11:25 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 584+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Not good for President Obama. Two days ago John Hinderacker over at Power Line Blog noted President Obama’s approval ratings were back to the pre-State of the Union levels. After the Scott Brown-induced speech, Obama is back to an approval index of -15 in the most recent Rasmussen poll.
  • SOTU I: Or, How to Peddle a Second Reality Using First-Reality Language

    02/08/2010 11:33:17 AM PST · by betty boop · 35 replies · 372+ views
    The Conservative Underground | February 2, 2010 | Jean F. Drew
    SOTU I: Or, How to Peddle a Second Reality Using First-Reality Language By Jean F. Drew Every single man is but a blind link in the chain of absolute necessity by which the world builds itself forth. The single man can elevate himself to dominance over an appreciable length of this chain only if he knows the direction in which the great necessity wants to move and if he learns from this knowledge to pronounce the magic words (Die Zauberworte) that will evoke its shape (Gestalt). — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 – 1831) Am I alone in thinking these...
  • Obama’s Dead Cat Bounce From Speech

    02/05/2010 11:32:28 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies · 584+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Just 46% of Americans approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing vs. 53% who disapprove, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. That’s almost equal to the 46%-54% disparity just before his State of the Union address. Earlier this week, Obama got as high as 50% support vs. 49% opposed. The rise and fall isn’t a surprise. State of the Union speeches often give presidents a short-term lift but no meaningful lasting benefit.
  • Did Obama Lie About “Excluding” Lobbyists From His Administration?

    02/04/2010 9:55:01 AM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies · 360+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-10 | Mike's America
    Another mismatch between Obama's rhetoric and reality!Remember this? We face a deficit of trust -– deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years. To close that credibility gap we have to take action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue -- to end the outsized influence of lobbyists; to do our work openly... That's why we've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs, or seats on federal boards and commissions. --Barack Hussein Obama State of the Union address If Obama really "excluded" lobbyists then why are there so many working in his Administration? Timothy Carney at the...
  • Justice (Clarence Thomas) Rebuts Obama on Ruling

    02/03/2010 2:57:49 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies · 3,087+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2010 | Adam Liptak
    In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the court’s decision — because the gatherings had turned so partisan. Justice Thomas responded to several questions from students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., concerning the campaign finance case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. By a 5-to-4 vote, with Justice Thomas in the...
  • Zzzzzzzzzz (Ginsburg: Obama SotU put her to sleep)

    02/03/2010 12:19:00 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,423+ views
    The National Law Journal ^ | 02/03/10 | By Jonathan Hayter
    Appearing before a sold-out audience in New York last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg that she found it hard to stay awake during the State of the Union address. Something to do with that Campari spritzer and a glass of wine she'd had during dinner with the other justices. Justice Stephen Breyer nudged her awake a few times during the speech; she recalled fondly how former Justice David Souter would give her a "gentle pinch" when she had the sleepies. Ginsburg mused that, although she had trouble keeping her eyes...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Responds to State of the Union Address (demand legalizing homosex in military)

    01/28/2010 5:27:43 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 79 replies · 1,517+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Charles T. Moran
    President Obama’s address to the nation tonight provides a stark contrast to the reality that all Americans – not just gays and lesbians – are living,” comments Terry W. Hamilton. “The increasingly dominant role of government in the daily life of gays and lesbians under President Obama’s leadership has done nothing but put our community in jeopardy – from his support of the Estate Tax, instructing his Administration to defend the failed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in court, to stifling small business development across the nation, all Americans should take heed to his overarching promises that are long on...
  • Clarence Thomas Glad He Avoided State of the Union

    02/03/2010 5:59:01 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 25 replies · 2,536+ views
    WUSF ^ | February 2, 2010 | Steve Newborn
    GULFPORT (2010-2-2) - During an appearance today at Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says he intentionally skipped the President’s State of the Union speech last week – and he’s glad he did. "I don’t go because it has become so partisan, and it’s very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there. And there’s a lot you don’t hear on T.V. – the catcalls, the whooping and hollering, under-the-breath comments," Thomas said. "So we decided not to go. Some members continued to go and that’s fine, but one of the consequences is that now the court...
  • God Save the US and Our Courts

    02/01/2010 10:54:45 PM PST · by thedailyjabber · 2 replies · 468+ views
    The Daily Jabber ^ | 2-1-10 | Chuck Norris
    While the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts are preparing to go head-to-head in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, U.S. justices and even our president are squaring off in arenas of jurisprudence from sea to shining sea. Here are just a few recent examples: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shook his head in dismay and mouthed the words “not true” when President Barack Obama rebutted the entire Supreme Court in the justices’ presence and before the whole nation during his State of the Union speech. The president alleged that the court “reversed a century...
  • The Friendly Skies Of Nancy Pelosi

    02/01/2010 6:25:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 936+ views
    Investors.com ^ | 02/01/10 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: The speaker of the House wants to extend a proposed freeze on domestic programs to include defense spending. In a world of growing threats, perhaps she'd also like to cut her travel and bar bill. Last week the Russian air force celebrated the maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50, Moscow's version of the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. We have shut down the F-22 production line, viewing it as an unaffordable and unnecessary extravagance. (snip) Everybody has to make a sacrifice," Pelosi was quoted as saying in an interview with Politico, shortly before Obama announced his proposed discretionary spending...
  • Obama's SOTU speech scores readability of an eighth grader, two grades below GWB

    02/01/2010 2:38:53 PM PST · by kingattax · 21 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 1, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    Former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan did not have it easy when it came to critics attacking their intelligence, while President Obama, Former Vice - President Al Gore, and Former President Bill Clinton have been hailed as brilliant. Here is an interesting nugget of new information, though. President Obama blamed himself for not being able to communicate his message properly to Americans, but a new analysis of the president's State of the Union speech, brings to light why Mr. Obama could be having problems in this area.