Earlier this week, President Obama tried to remind conservatives that, not so long ago, they believed that “the biggest problem is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” Unfortunately, at least one Republican judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit did not take kindly to this reminder, and he responded by throwing a tantrum during a judicial hearing and ordering a junior Justice Department attorney to write a three page letter intended to embarrass the president.
That letter is due today. Whatever it says, however, the Republican Judge Jerry Smith clearly needs a reminder that there was absolutely nothing unusual about President Obama’s comments. Need proof? Here’s President George W. Bush saying exactly the same things Obama did, over and over again:
Nevertheless, Bush’s former adviser Karl Rove hypocritically called Obama a “political thug” this week for his remarks about the Supreme Court.