The Republicans are actively attacking the court, in particular because of Roe, but also because of the "unitary executive" idea and resistance to checks and balances that informs their perspective on the GWOT. What is the impact of Obama joining in?
On a direct level, it's a partisan attack on a political institution. It contributes to political divisiveness, and helps further undermine the system of checks and balances, which is the opposite of what Obama claims to be doing.
On an indirect level, it puts partisan conservatives in the odd position of defending the Supreme Court. Perhaps THAT was the intent?
I was thinking this morning that I don't really like the changes that have taken place in order to reform campaign finance.
There is a lot of bad speech in our democracy.
But in my experience the answer to bad speech has always been more speech.
The thing that sucks about freedom of speech is that rich people can afford more speech than you can.
Your right to freedom of speech is an inalienable right. Even if you are rich. That's what an inalienable right is.
The problem is that if the king has overwhelming force, you cannot question the king, lest you wind up dead. Eventually, the king always takes liberties with this power. THIS is the lesson of human history.
Remember ... It's a conspiracy. It's designed to have perceived inconsistencies. That's what makes it all so damn fun.
From just after the last Presidential election:
For those interested in high political theater, it will be a fascinating time.
It will not be easy.
It should be exciting.
"You have to laugh to keep from crying these days," she said as she wiped away tears.
In the long run we are all dead.
Citizens United and the Obama-Alito Exchange