This is where the crowd is required to face the White House and then repeatedly genuflect while chanting, “We’re not worthy of you, Obama. We are not worthy!”
White House press secretary Jay Carney tells the press corps that President Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court was misunderstood because he was speaking in “shorthand” since he is a former professor of law.
Henry: The president is a former constitutional law professor. One of his professors is Laurence Tribe. He now says, in his words, the president “obviously misspoke earlier this week”, quote “he didn’t say what he meant and having said that in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it.” I thought yesterday you were saying repeatedly that he did not misspeak. What do you make of the president’s former law professor saying he did?
Carney: The premise of your question suggests that the president of the United States in the comments he made Monday, did not believe in the constitutionality of legislation, which is a preposterous premise and I know you don’t believe that.
Henry: Except this is from Laurence Tribe, who knows a lot more than you and I about constitutional law.
Carney: What I acknowledged yesterday is that speaking on Monday the president was not clearly understood by some people because he is a law professor, he spoke in shorthand.
It’s kind of like what I say about Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoons: if you don’t think it’s funny it’s only because you’re not smart enough to understand it. In this case, you have to understand the world as the fair and objective editor of Newsweek understands it:
“I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”
And just like God, Obama is incapable of error. Obama’s intellect transcends that of meager mortals; all of us are as bugs before his genius.
Mind you, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard the White House and the left tell us that Obama sounds like a fool only because he’s actually just so darn brilliant.
As a “genius” law professor, Obama apparently knows that there is no statute of limitation on blaming Bush for all the failures Obama should have accepted responsibility for oh, about 1,172 days ago when he first put his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office. But other than that, he doesn’t know squat.