Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito for having the courage to tell Barack Obama exactly what he is: a liar. Not that this is news to anyone, Obama has been lying since his days of corruption in Chicago politics. But the forum in which Alito expressed himself, in front of a worldwide audience while sitting just a few rows in front of Obama, was priceless.
In case you missed it, while delivering his State of the Union address, Obama said: "With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections."
While Democrats stood and applauded, cameras showed the justices sitting expressionless. Except for Alito. "Not true, not true," he appeared to say, as he shook his head and furrowed his brow.
The issue in itself is not relevant and whether or not you agree with the court's decision is not the focus. What is at issue here is Obama's unprecedented move of infringing on the absolute separation of the branches of government. And if he chooses to venture into this uncharted territory, which I suppose is his right, he most certainly should expect a response, and he got one. Shockingly, he didn't like that.
Once again, Obama tried to use the bully pulpit on national TV to make his point. Did he criticize the court's opinion immediately after the decision? Nope, he showed the nation exactly what he's made of by holding off until he could make his accusations in front of the country in an obvious attempt to embarrass and intimidate members of the Supreme Court. Real classy, Barry. You're a true inspiration.