Off Message

This week, for a brief moment in these last three plus years, the main stream media appeared to be off message. The remarks made by the current occupant of the Whitehouse on April 2, 2012 regarding the Supreme Court appeared to catch even many in the propaganda arm professional news business off guard.

I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint — that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law

— Barack Obama

(There is so much wrong in just these few words, but that will have to wait for another post.)

There were numerous posts on news sites questioning the wisdom of the President’s remarks, such as this one from the Washington Post.

However, not to fear. It appears that things are back under control to normal. No more mention to be found, and because the occupant of the Whitehouse has further clarified his remarks,

The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it, but it’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the Court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature, our Congress. And so the burden is on those who would overturn a law like this.

— Barack Obama

the Post pretty much writes it off as a non story and has moved on to tweeting about how if SCOTUS over turns Obamacare then the President should win reelection because of all the pissed off people there will be.

I’m not sure how their math adds up though. According to nearly every poll taken of the American people over the last two years since Congress passed that unconstitutional overreach of a bill, 55-70% of Americans have said it goes too far, it’s unconstitutional, it should be repealed. So, unless I’ve forgotten more math than I thought, 55-70% should still beat 30-45% every time.

Just saw another tweet go by… “Court’s potential to goad voters swings to democrats” – the link goes to a New York Times article. Nice to know they’re all back on message now. Must have been frightening for those few hours to have to be on their own, especially having to tell the One that he had overstepped.