Robert Fibbs: WH really doesn’t care what Chief Justice Roberts thinks about SOTU dis

Posted by: ST on March 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm

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.”

LOL. The Liar In Chief has “long been committed” to no such thing (more here).

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? 8-|

We’re not talking “low class” here. We’re talking no class. Whatsoever.

Via Memeorandum.

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9 Responses to “Robert Fibbs: WH really doesn’t care what Chief Justice Roberts thinks about SOTU dis”


  1. Tex says:

    I, for one, am not at all surprised to hear the WH doesn’t care what Roberts thinks. After all, Obama and the Democrats don’t care what the American people think about anything, so why should they care about what just one guy on the Supreme Court cares?

  2. Bruce says:

    Whatever version of a healh care reform bill that ultimately passes will surely be challenged by the states. VA has alread passed a law that allows its residents to opt out of the government mandate to purchase health insurance.
    Good chance the Supreme Court will ultimately rule on States rights as well as Cornhusker Kickback and other unsavory deals.
    Then it will be PAYBACK time.

  3. mike191 says:

    This comes from a person who can not:wear a tie, wear a flaglapel pin,place his hand on his heart during a pledge,has a rap artist pose in the situation room, flys air force one over NYC as a photo-op…ad nauseum .His only concern is ME,the hubris President.

  4. your mama says:

    Not surprising coming from this childish administration,thank goodness we only have until 2012 to put up with this nonsense.

  5. Tom TB says:

    Obama likely united all nine Supreme Court justices with his remarks in his state of the union address; against him! They will be objective of course, but they know they will be there long after he is gone…

  6. Christian Schultz says:

    It’s so disappointing that the democratically elected leader of the entire free world insults like a child the members of the USSC to score cheap political points.
    I for one crave the leadership and sense of service to the office that President Bush had.
    The good old days are gone and I’m afraid we will never see such class in the White House ever again.

  7. gus says:

    What exactly is AARP, BIG PHARMA and UNION money??
    No interest there huh Gibbs??

  8. Carlos says:

    You may want to add Goldman-Sachs to the list, Gus, along with a few more major money houses on Wall Street.

    The problem is, Duh-1 sees himself as “an average American.” Highly special, egomianiacally so, and so incredibly arrogant he wouldn’t understand just how average he really is (at best), but, since his are the only thoughts that count, he’s what the “average American” is, does, thinks, eats, sleeps and believes. He is, in fact, his ONLY point of reference.