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Ralphie Bruber

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Alito also visibly challenged Obama over Citizens United during the SotU...


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"But perhaps it is also time to revisit a warning that came years earlier, on Jan. 27, 2010, in one of the most unusual moments of the Barack Obama presidency.

Even if you don’t recall the date, you probably recall the incident: During Obama’s first official State of the Union address, he criticized a Supreme Court ruling, and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., sitting in the chamber, visibly challenged the president, shaking his head in disagreement and mouthing “not true” in response. It was considered a major “controversy” at the time (in a much gentler era).

Many remember the moment, but few remember what Obama said that caused such a ruckus. Obama’s comments were about the then-recent decision in Citizens United, in which the court de-fanged an already rickety campaign finance regulation system. Obama said:

“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 limits in our elections. I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests, or worse, by foreign entities.”

Check out the videotape: Alito’s “not true” was spoken specifically in response to Obama’s claim about the risk of foreign influence in U.S. elections."

(In response to this post by cswilliam)

Link: WaPo - Alito you Owe Obama an Apology


Posted: 02/09/2019 at 10:19AM



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  It brings out people’s hypocrisy, too -- CUKev 02/08/2019 7:08PM
  There is no equivalence here. -- cswilliam 02/08/2019 8:37PM
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  What a strange post...... ** -- Ralphie Bruber 02/09/2019 11:09AM
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  Limited options at Standing Rock -- BarkingDogBuff 02/09/2019 08:46AM
  Yes, this. And another one linked below. -- Ralphie Bruber 02/09/2019 10:08AM
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