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You lied! Only quieter, and more polite

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:

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Asked by NotPanicking at 5:10 PM on Jan. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I think you might have the wrong link. There is nothing here about Alito's reaction.

    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

  • It's live video of his reaction during the speech - watch Alito starting at 0:13

    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

  • He said "that's not true". lol I loved that whole part. Obama was like ah blame the SC and he got owned. lol Everyone will be showing that clip over and over! lol

    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

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:26 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • That was totally out of line for Obama to take a jab at the SC. The decision they made was correct. The fear with the dems is that the playing field is now leveled. Dems historically don't get as much in indiv donations. The 527 loophole allowed such billionaire self serving socialists as George Soros to funnel millions upon millions into such groups as and many others legally.

    Answer by Carpy at 5:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Right, Carpy because NO President has EVER disagreed with the Supreme Court (Roe V Wade). I think as a supreme court justice, they should leave their opinions at the door. That's what they are appointed for. To be above this.

    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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