Thursday, February 18, 2016
Barack Obama, Constitutional Scholar
I love hearing Barack Obama spout off on the U.S. Constitution. His latest invocation was on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. "The constitution is clear...", he lectured. Then went on to righteously proclaim that anything less than senate confirmation of a radical liberal justice like Elena Kagan or Sonya Sotomayor would be tantamount to an unprecedented breach of his constitutional rights. This from the man who as a U.S. Senator joined a Democrat filibuster of Samuel Alito. Neither of his two nominations were filibustered by Republicans. You can cut Obama's hypocrisy with a knife. His own party once passed a resolution barring Supreme Court appointments in a presidential election year! Now they are all suffering amnesia. Ever hear the verb "Borking"?
But, let's forget about all that nonsense. Barack Obama did once serve as a college lecturer on the subject of the U.S. Constitution. Yet, he has publicly aired his disdain for that document on numerous occasions. So why study it? Why teach it? Same reason a thief studies security. You need to know the weaknesses, the defenses, the loopholes, the strengths if you want to crack a safe or rob a bank.
So yes, Barack Obama became a constitutional scholar the same way bank robbers become bank security scholars. They are all just casing the joint.