Speaking of the president disrespecting the justices...
(Tim, w/thanks to Kevin) During his State of the Union Address with the justices sitting under his nose, President Obama shamed them for their recent decision overturning unconstitutional campaign reform laws. Note how little the Constitution matters to this former law professor at University of Chicago and editor of the law review at Harvard. His issue isn't that their decision was wrong, constitutionally, but that its consequences are bad for America. He might have said "with all due respect First Amendment to the Constitution," but he didn't.
Whatever in the world happened to the Constitution? Among these public masters, finding submission to their vow to uphold the Constitution is like a "Where's Waldo" game.
We do get some tiny satisfaction, though, by watching this video closely, noting Justice Alito shaking his head in direct contravention to President Obama's statements. And as he shakes, take a close look at what he says...
Watching this, I fantasized about the chutzpah of President Obama disrespecting the justices in this way, and every single person sitting within camera view of those shamed men and women giving him a standing ovation. What do we learn?
That it's possible, folks.
It's possible for a sitting president to shame the justices during the State of the Union Address and the whole world to respond with a standing ovation.
Why would this ever be good?
Bring on the day when our president shames them for the oppression and wholesale slaughter of fifty million little babies in their mothers' wombs this court has presided over in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and Webster v. Reproductive Health Services.
Imagine President Obama calling out the justices for their bloodthirst and cowardice toward the little ones, and the whole world arising to give him a standing ovation. Sweet or just or righteous to think about, isn't it?
May God soon bring that day. Soon.