There has been this new meme developing since the SOTU address that President Obama somehow breeched protocol or tradition by criticizing the Supreme Court’s decision on allowing unlimited money to flow from corporations to campaigns. This seems to be mostly fueled by the right, including some who are also critical of the decision.
I wonder when the Supreme Court became exempt from any criticism? Tom Delay had no problem doing it. I don’t remember him coming under fire for it. So why can’t the President?
The Constitution specifically sets up three equal branches of government. The very basis of what the Supreme Court does is criticizing the other two branches. As matter of fact this very case is an example of that. They criticized law enacted by the other two branches by overturning it. That’s the very basis of how our system works. So acting like Obama violated some sort of rule or protocol is showing that you don’t understand the very bedrock of our form of government. Now if we can get Democratic operatives to call them out on this, then we will be doing great.