You Lied!! Part II
NYT: Alito: Not True
This time, Justice Alito shook his head as if to rebut the president’s characterization of the Citizens United decision, and seemed to mouth the words “not true.” Indeed, Mr. Obama’s description of the holding of the case was imprecise. He said the court had “reversed a century of law.”
The law that Congress enacted in the populist days of the early 20th century prohibited direct corporate contributions to political campaigns. That law was not at issue in the Citizens United case, and is still on the books. Rather, the court struck down a more complicated statute that barred corporations and unions from spending money directly from their treasuries — as opposed to their political action committees — on television advertising to urge a vote for or against a federal candidate in the period immediately before the election. It is true, though, that the majority wrote so broadly about corporate free speech rights as to call into question other limitations as well — although not necessarily the existing ban on direct contributions.
Imprecise? That was an outright lie. To the face of Supreme Court members who were guests to the State of the Union. By someone who claimed a constitutional scholar.
Rush Limbaugh: The State of Obama is Delusional
I forgot he was president for an hour. I watched a community agitator and not a very good one. I saw a guy that’s angry. I saw a guy that’s defiant. And Nancy Pelosi, she missed her calling. She’s up and down, a Jack in the Box. She should have been a trained seal at Sea World the way she was behaving last night.
Bwah… hah..h. ah. A seal! That merits a Photoshop job.