Turtle-Face To Obama: Back Off The Justices

Brian Beutler of TPM:

In a blistering speech Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will continue the GOP’s attack on President Obama for saying on Monday that the Supreme Court would be taking an extraordinary step by overturning his health care law.

“Respectfully, I would suggest the president back off,” McConnell will say. “Let the court do its work. Let our system work the way it was intended. The stability of our system and our laws and our very government depends on it. And the duties of the presidency demand it.”

Oh, come fucking on, Chinless Wonder… your political party is the one that spent 30 years premeditatedly constructing a Supreme Court with a right-wing political bias. You even got a free presidency out of the deal in 2000, a presidency you didn’t win at the polls. And now you’re accusing Obama of politicizing the judicial process?

There is plenty of room for legitimate debate about the constitutionality of the ACA. The questions are real, and no one disagrees that the Supreme Court must answer them. But if supporters and opponents are not permitted to “work the refs,” at least for public consumption, there’s something wrong. The last time I looked at the First Amendment, it protected everyone’s right… yes, including even Barack Obama’s right… to speak his mind. Mitch McConnell is trying to squelch that speech. If anyone needs to put a sock in his mouth, it’s Mitch McConnell. Hey, it might even help with the absent chin…

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  • By Cognitive Dissonance — Why Now? on Thursday April 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    […] Steve Bates notes that Pruneface¹ [in his disguise as Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell] is complaining about Zero stealing the shtick of the GOP by complaining about ‘unelected activist judges legislating from the bench and overturning laws enacted by the elected representatives of the people’, which is obviously plagiarized from the standard Republican stump speech. […]

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