Not as overt as Joe Wilson, but here’s Supreme Court Justice Alito at last night’s State of the Union speech mouthing the words “That’s not true” as Obama bashed the Court’s free speech ruling on Citizens v. FEC (as pointed out in this column, a slight majority of the Court rightly recognized that their job “is to uphold and interpret the Constitution, not to make political judgments about how and when money should be spent on elections”).

Take it away, Judge Alito:

Update: Georgetown University Law Professor Randy Barnett on Obama’s “calling out” the Supreme Court:

In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.

Comments

3 Responses to “‘You Lie’; Judge Alito Remix”

  1. Keyboard Jockey on January 28th, 2010 5:44 pm

    Following up, Spock’s favorite phrase, Fascinating, well no not really.

    President Addresses Nation “There’s Seventy Minutes I Can Never Get Back”

    Yeah, I’m Just Not Feeling It.

    What does the President need to do for a bump in the polls hint this isn’t it.

    Did The Phrase the President used “I Won’t Give Up, Don’t You Give
    Up” Sound familiar to anyone else? Train “Calling All You Angels.

    Well since there has been an Earth – there has been a climate, and it has been changing. How does one Fight mother nature, and make her stop changing the climate?

    The progressives won’t use Global Warming anymore because of the hoax so they changed it to Climate Change. This is just dumb. Of course there is climate change and water is wet.

    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot

  2. Rick on January 28th, 2010 6:05 pm

    Joyanna’s Nobody blog corners the coverage of The One’s words.(hope it works)
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_37JbapWjBpo/S2HPuUMetjI/AAAAAAAAC6Y/0mzLM8I57eQ/s1600-h/Panda+listens.jpg

  3. Scott B on January 29th, 2010 12:36 am

    I wonder if the wise Latina next to him caught the B.S. Sparky was saying about SCOTUS…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.