So was Alito's reaction to Obama's statement on the campaign finance decision another Joe Wilson moment of total disrespect or a perfectly normal reaction to the President oversimplifying and mis-stating the crux of the judgment?
For those who missed it, the CNN clip is here:
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 5:18 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
I saw that. I ALSO noticed he didnt stand when everyone else did. AND from what I heard while trolling through the news today Obama OUT AND OUT LIED. The Judges ruling changed NOTHING about international donations....It still CANT be done. Funny little man.....wants us to trust him and BELUEVE he is different and he's NOT.
Answer by momof030404 at 5:20 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:21 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
LOL... Dude, I just answered this... Ok here goes again
Obama speaking the way he did about the SC shows how he is lacking in decorum and class. JMO. Either Obama doesn't understand the ruling OR he is looking for a scapegoat
Why Alito shook his head: Obama exaggerates impact of Supreme Court ruling on foreign companies. (providing link liberals tend to support)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:22 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:22 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Indeed, the legal experts we spoke to after Obama's radio address said that the president was overstating the immediate impact of the opinion. They said Obama was correct that the ruling could open the door to foreign companies spending on American campaigns, given the general direction of the majority's opinion. But because the majority justices didn't actually strike down the existing barriers on foreign companies -- in fact, they explicitly wrote that it fell beyond the boundaries of their decision -- our experts agreed that Obama erred by suggesting that the issue is settled law. Until test cases proceed and further rulings are handed down, Obama's claim about foreign campaign spending is a reasonable interpretation, and nothing more
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:23 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:26 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 5:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
CNN did a long segment on this earlier today. They slowed the camera down and shot from various angles and showed the SCJ mouthing the words from each angle in slow mo. It also showed the row of Dems sitting directly behind the SCJ sort of popping off as well. They each said what they felt needed to be said. The old freedom of speech-
Answer by Sisteract at 5:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
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