Pot calls the kettle black
Everyone knows about Obama’s intimidation of the Supreme Court during the case of ObamaCare. But few heard about one Senator railing at the SCOTUS. That Senator happens to chair the Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy.
(In his diatribe on the floor link)
The senator advanced the 2000 Bush/Gore decision as an example of the sort of “judicial activism” that “shook the confidence of the American people in the Supreme Court.”
Leahy charged the “[Court’s] action will not help restore American’s confidence in the Court to fairly apply the law.”
Now he is concerned about the “confidence” in the Court? You don’t even have to go back to Roe v. Wade to see controversial rulings. For long, the high Court has earned suspicion in the minds of many conservatives. But the problem is the court still enjoys some confidence, and dare I say respect, for the most part.
On the other hand, the body that Leahy speaks from is extremely suspect and fraught with blame in the minds of voters and the public. For good reason. Is this exhibit-A in the pot calling the kettle black? In times when the Congress hits low double digits, SCOTUS at least has more respect from the people than that. The Senate will not even bring items like a budget up for vote.
Apparently Leahy is living in a political bubble where he thinks he can lampoon anything that disagrees with his agenda – or lack of as the case may be.