By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
You just have to love the way FOXNews reporter, Ed Henry, used White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s own twisted tongue, to tie him in knots during the regular press briefing yesterday.
Henry was not going to allow a single, false Obama phrase to go unchallenged before the media.
Carney has the unenviable job of having to “process” President Obama’s delusional fiction through a male bovine excrement filter, in an effort to keep his boss’ narrative “on track” for the mainstream media to peddle as hard news to, as Rush Limbaugh characterized them, … “the most ignorant and stupid among us.”
Even Lawrence Tribe, the famed Constitutional Law professor at Harvard, and mentor to Obama, couldn’t defend the president’s few remarks, by saying [he] … “obviously misspoke,” according to Jared Favole’s article in WSJ Washington Wire yesterday.
“He didn’t say what he meant…and having said that, in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.”
“I don’t think anything was gained by his making these comments, and I don’t think any harm was done,” Mr. Tribe said, “except by public confusion.”
There is another direction of thought, which is totally contrary to Tribe’s closing statement above, postulated by Rush Limbaugh yesterday on his radio program.
Mr. Limbaugh believes that President Obama knew exactly what he was doing–not only with the timing, but also the very choice and delivery of his words, knowing the willing and compliant mainstream media would quote his few, simple [totally false] remarks–while the videos captured his clear, threatening emphasis against the court, precisely.
Many believe that Obama has been “tipped off” that the vote did not go in his favor–possibly by SCOTUS Justice Elana Kagan’s camp, as she was his former Solicitor General, and in fact, was a key element in the construction of Obamacare.
As such, Obama felt he needed to get out in front of the final ruling being handed down, scheduled for June, to isolate and demonize the Supreme Court, by strongly implying that if the Obamacare Mandate is struck down by the court, the [Conservative] Justices will be responsible for having taken away the “free” healthcare that “he” had “provided” for them.
This would be another in the long parade of attempts to incite another divisive distraction away from president’s factually-failed first term as president, hoping to garner votes from these people, who he believes will think that if reelected, somehow Obama could neutralize the court.
As a carefully choreographed end to the first act of this play, Obama had U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, comply with Federal 5th Circuit Appellate Court Judge Jerry Smith’s order to deliver to the three judge court, a three-page, single-spaced “legal brief,” by 1:00 pm ET today, indicating that President Obama understands the court’s right of judicial review, and ability to strike down, any federal statutory law, specifically naming “Obamacare.”
Eric Holder complied, but not without a clear sense of “passive aggressiveness,” for the same voter base to view as a thinly veiled contempt for the court.
A review of Holder’s letter, available via interactive link in the FOXNews article today, reveals a preamble that amounts to second closing statement in defense of the government’s position on Obamacare.
Then, in the beginning citation paragraph, is Holder’s single concession … “The power of the court to review the constitutionality of legislation is beyond dispute.”
The entire second page are case law cites, which appear to be promoting the posture of Obama’s controversial, threatening statements to the court.
Holder’s last statement in the letter reads … “The President’s remarks were fully consistent with the principals described herein.”
And, it did not go without notice that although the letter was the required three pages long, after subtracting the substantial header on the first page, followed by a lengthy internal address, and the fact that there was a single paragraph, covering only one-third of last page above Holder’s signature, at best, the substance of the letter accounted for a paltry two pages.
President Obama’s repeated declaration to circumvent the “do nothing” Congress, coupled with his contemptuous remarks regarding the Supreme Court, topped off by Eric Holder’s glib response letter to the Appellate Court–proves that he has little regard for the other two co-equal branches of government, or the Constitution that he swore to protect and defend, during his inaugural swearing in ceremony, conducted, according to the law, by…
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court–John Roberts.