January 28, 2010

“Not True.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:28 pm

By now, I suspect most of you (being the astute peeps you are) have seen the video of Justice Sam Alito mouthing the words “Not true” following The One’s version of the recent Supreme Court Opinion concerning the First Amendment and campaign finance law. If you haven’t seen it, here it is, close up:

My guess is that Justice Alito’s head was about to explode, having to listen to The One’s version of First Amendment jurisprudence, which accounted for his sotto voce “Not true” response. I give him credit for his incredible restraint. You see, Sam Alito is a Jersey Guy and what I suspect he was thinking was, “You, dumbshit electoral aberration, you wouldn’t recognize the First Amendment if it bit you in the ass.”

You go, Sam.


  1. And AG Holder applauded this line of thought by his boss, The Won. I don’t suppose that either understands the separation of powers or has ever appeared before a courtroom judge. In the first instance they might understand that you too must obey the SCOTUS’ rulings. And in the second, you DO NOT MESS with the judge if you wish to keep your ass out of the pokey.

    Comment by joated — January 28, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

  2. Obama = arrogance and an exteme amount of hubris, the consequences of which we will have to deal with for years to come.

    I tried to listen to the speech, but the drawn out, rambling introductory statement made my ears bleed.

    Comment by RT — January 28, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

  3. Actually that’s the only part of the… hectoring… oops I mean “speech” I heard – it was more than enough. The first vid I saw elsewhere I had to watch a few times to see it (camera was farther away)… so I just turned off the sound and finally caught the lips moving. Heh.

    Comment by Teresa — January 29, 2010 @ 1:11 am

  4. Isn’t it fascinating that the lengthy, amplified, magnified speech of the most powerful man in the world with his big captive audience — in the magnificent room and in smaller rooms all over the country — are outweighed by one man’s headshake and silent mouthing of 2 or 3 words?

    It’s not how much or how loud you speak that counts, is it? Althouse

    Comment by B....... — January 29, 2010 @ 3:23 am

  5. Somewhere in Hell, Adolph Hitler is cheering the Anointed One on.

    Comment by Braden — January 29, 2010 @ 9:29 am

  6. Next year I expect to see a Saddam moment where those in opposition to Hopeandchange’s policies are removed from the Senate floor and executed.

    He’s a thug.

    Comment by Mark — January 29, 2010 @ 11:57 am

  7. And, of course, The Lame Stream Media is all over Justice Alito for his response! We truly live in the Twilight Zone. Please, let me awaken from this nightmare.

    Comment by JerseyJerry — January 29, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

  8. While I agree that the reaction to Justice Alito’s action is overdone, Justice Stevens in his dissenting opinion make a very credible case for the opposing opinion. The issue is not Mr. Obama’s position, but rather his inappropriate jabs at the court in that setting. He is, after all, a constitutional law professor.

    Comment by joseph — January 29, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

  9. I presume that as a “constitutional law professor,” (I’m glad I studied under someone who has actually read the document), The One knows that the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction is limited to deciding “cases and controversies” and, more specifically, the legal issues — and only those issues — presented by those cases and controversies.

    The question of foreign contributions (covered by a different subsection of the statute at issue) was not ruled upon. It may present itself in a future case, at which time the Court will have jurisdiction to rule on it.


    Comment by Jim — January 29, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

  10. “He is, after all, a constitutional law professor.”

    Then maybe he should act as if he’s actually…um… read… the thing. Even if he doesn’t believe it actually is a real document that founded our country.

    Comment by Teresa — January 29, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

  11. If it were as simple as reading it, we would not need a Supreme Court.

    Comment by Joseph — January 30, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

  12. People have no idea what they’re talking about here. Jimbo, I’m leaving now before I say something … bad.

    Comment by dogette — January 30, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

  13. Jim, it seems ysome of your readers do not like different opinions here. How Obama like.

    Comment by joseph — January 31, 2010 @ 9:26 am

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