Surely you weren’t expecting any other type of response, were you?
Asked for comment, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, “What is troubling is that this decision opened the floodgates for corporations and special interests to pour money into elections – drowning out the voices of average Americans.”
Gibbs continued, saying, “the President has long been committed to reducing the undue influence of special interests and their lobbyists over government. That is why he spoke out to condemn the decision and is working with Congress on a legislative response.”
I should also note that it’s another dis on the SCOTUS to, as Gibbs did, completely ignore the content of what the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS actually said rather than to at least acknowledge respect for the court before launching into the tired, canned talking points about “special interest money.”
Of course, it should be noted that Roberts didn’t actually condemn criticism in and of itself coming from a President, but instead was talking about how it looked doing so in a setting that is normally supposed to be free from such cheap shots at the judiciary – cheap shots that can’t immediately be responded to in kind by the Justices. But why let a little thing like “the facts” get in the way of a good ol’ bogus rant against “special interests” by FibbsCo?
We’re not talking “low class” here. We’re talking no class. Whatsoever.