First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama's argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans' security, freedoms and whether they can "love whomever we choose" -- a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights.The vote in November will damn well affect our security and freedom. If her hubby weasels his way back into office we will have less of both.
"This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light," she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. "I hope you all are fired up and ready to go."That light, as the old saying goes, is from an onrushing train. And I am definitely fired up and ready to go - for ABO (Anyone But Obama).
Her comments came as Washington awaited a ruling from the nine justices on whether her husband's landmark health care law is constitutional.Oh, delicious irony.
"We cannot forget the impact the Court's decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever we choose," she said in a ringing defense of the president's record.Regardless of how you feel about same-sex marriage (for the record, I agree with Kinky Friedman: "I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us."), this is a perfect example of what awaits us if obama gets reelected: ignoring laws he doesn't agree with and ruling by executive fiat.
Obama press secretary Jay Carney, asked about similar comments from the First Lady in March, said she was specifically referring to the president's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars recognition of same-sex marriage.
With the presidential contest heating up, both sides are expected to warn their supporters that the stakes reach far beyond control of the White House for the next four years because the next president may be able to nominate at least one new justice to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.Brilliant?!? GMAFB. They're typical liberal affirmative action appointees whose qualifications are that they're of politically correct ethnicity and gender.
"Let's not forget how my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices," Michelle Obama said, referring to Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
The American Bar Association, the largest law and voluntary professional association in the world, has declared a number of President Obama’s potential judicial nominees “not qualified.” The New York Times reports that the rejection rate for Obama’s judicial suggestions “is more than three and a half times as high as it was under either of the previous two presidencies,“ and called the number ”significant:”Michelle went on to say: "Let's not forget how, for the first time in history, our daughters and our sons watched three women take their seat on our nation's highest court," she said.
And let's not forget, as the dems and libs conveniently do, who put the first woman on the Supreme Court.
Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O'Conner in 1981.