President Obama’s comments on Monday about the unelected Supreme Court overruling Obamacare were wrong, misguided, a gaffe, and I’m sure if he had it to do over, he would not have said it. I don’t even think he really believes it.
His comments indicate that he still grapples with how to handle the presidency and that we’re still witnessing the on-the-job training required when you elect a part-time state senator and a “community organizer” as president of the United States.
Anyway, I don’t think what he said was treasonous or worth all the swooning outrage that we on the right are demonstrating.
Look at it this way. What if Obama had said the exact opposite of what he said? What if hesaid something like, “Thankfully we have unelected judges who can throw out the worst of whatever America’s elected leadership can produce”? Well, wouldn’t we Republicans howl and faint at the admission that the Democrats want activist judges to supplant the legislative process?
Granted, this is the second time that I recall in which Obama has publicly taunted the court. It’s not wise; it’s not what a good president does. And in my view, Obama’s not a good president. But I don’t think what he said is a game-changer or an issue on which we should invest too much time and emotion.
Note: I write this before the Department of Justice memo explaining the president’s remarks is released. I assume it will be a scholarly piece that says all the right things, blah, blah, blah. Let’s move on.