Saturday, September 18, 2010

One degree of separation from Justice Roberts

Good morning, and welcome to the weekly Republican rebuttal of President Obama's weekly Saturday address. Or as I like to call it, the GOP's weekly exercise in futility, seeing as how nobody listens to the President's Saturday address and even less listen to ours. Nevertheless, it's a long and hallowed tradition here in the Washington, much like wallowing in corporate money.

That sound you hear in the background is Chief Justice Roberts trying rather unsuccessfully to suppress a laugh. You'll just have to take my word for that, of course, since we're not being televised. Which brings up a really interesting question - What the hell are we doing dressing up for a radio address? Heh heh, made him laugh out loud that time.

Moving on to the point, President Obama today was once again criticizing the Supreme Court’s decision to let corporations spend without limit or any public disclosure on advertising aimed at influencing elections, and he was criticizing Senate Republicans for trying to protect these corporate rights by blocking his proposed regulations. To quote him verbatim, he said "a partisan minority in Congress is hoping their defense of these special interests and the status quo will be rewarded with a flood of negative ads against their opponents. It's a power grab, pure and simple." To which I would respond, duh.

Ah, I've got Justice Roberts giggling again, which is good news because he certainly wasn't giggling half an hour ago when the President took it upon himself to once again to call that Supreme Court decision one of the worst ever. You were pretty hot around the collar about that, weren't you John?

Well, Justice Roberts can't answer that because it might be seen by some as inappropriate for him to weigh in on what is basically a partisan difference of opinion. You see, here in Washington we also have a long and hallowed tradition called the separation of powers, which the Republican Party deeply respects, and for the Chief Justice to respond would understandably be seen as unseemly. So Justice Roberts, just give me a wink if you'd like to kick Obama's ass. I think I saw a wink, folks.

To conclude, I would just like to ask the American people - at least the few who might be listening - why in the middle of the worst recession in memory is the President not focusing on jobs? I mean, he says this bill is about transparency. It's about transparency, all right: It's a transparent effort to help Democrats ahead of an election in which they clearly can't run on their record. Right, John? Ah, I think I saw a wink.

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