By Katie Kieffer
Blah, blah, blah. Stop talking about health care for 15 seconds. You have until at least March 18th to analyze Speaker Nancy Pelosi and streakerciser Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel bludgeon Congress to vote for Obamacare.
Let’s talk about the stories of legal manipulation and scandal that this administration is happy you aren’t paying attention to while you’re focused on jobs and health care.
President bashes Supreme Court
It takes uber gall and immaturity to lambaste a comrade. The current administration is well endowed in both deficiencies, so it was smashingly successful in breaking with American history, decorum and the Constitution during the State of the Union Address.
We have yet to hear an apology from the President for ganging up against the Supreme Court and chiding justices for doing their job. The President arrogantly and inappropriately used his State of the Union address as a bloody pulpit to bash the third branch of government and mischaracterize the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Thankfully, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts had the confidence to denounce the President’s actions this week. When a University of Alabama law student asked him about the occurrence, he responded: “I think anybody can criticize the Supreme Court. On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum. 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 to the requirements of protocol — has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.”
Pointing out the obvious fact that the Supreme Court justices only attend the State of the Union address as a courtesy to the President, and the justices rarely even applaud throughout the speech to maintain an appearance of impartiality, Roberts said, “I’m not sure why we’re there,” particularly when the President treats the High Court with disrespect and hostility.
Eric Holder’s secret ‘al Qaeda 7′
Last week, Keep America Safe ruffled feathers by demanding maturity, transparency and respect for the law from an administration that just held a casual health care summit where the President rolled up his sleeves and addressed congressmen by their first names.
Since President Obama appointed Eric Holder as the U.S. Attorney General, legal ethics has taken a tumble. Holder completely mishandled the Christmas day underwear bomber national security threat, and he has been unwilling to disclose his previous viewpoints on mirandizing terrorists that differ greatly from those he holds under Obama’s watch. He has also been less than forthright on his work with the infamous Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Now, the Attorney General has refused to release the names and associations of seven of the nine attorneys who represented Guantanamo detainees. This led Keep America Safe to produce the video above. It certainly is not common practice to withhold the identities of either attorneys or clients, so Holder’s silence has led conservatives such as Ann Coulter to question whether there is a political agenda or association to hide.
Federalist Society co-founder, David M. McIntosh, stated: “Was the [Justice Department] person acting merely as an attorney doing their best to represent a client’s case, or did they seek out the opportunity to represent them or write an amicus brief because they have a political or personal agenda that made them more interested in participating in those [terrorist] cases?”
Federal judge lines ACORN’s pockets
This week, U.S. District Judge Nina Gerson unconstitutionally declared that a rotten little nut called ACORN had a “constitutional right” to taxpayer money to continue its “important” work for the community including voter registration fraud, and other nefarious deeds.
I try to think the best of people, so I’m happy to see that Judge Gerson legislates from the bench to keep our President’s pet radical group alive with taxpayer money during a recession. Plus, it looks like you can be a sexy Acorn for Halloween again in 2010! Or, you could be boring and go as Obamacare. Blah, Blah, Blah.