The Alinskyite left is not content with cramming its legislative agenda down the American people's throats. Next stop, the Supreme Court, where it is seeking to attack and discredit justices who will pass upon the constitutionality of its overreaching legislation.
Liberals were incensed when the Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, struck down a provision of the McCain-Feingold Act that prohibited all corporations and unions from broadcasting "electioneering communications" -- broadcast, cable or satellite communications that mention a candidate within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary. So incensed that President Barack "New Tone" Obama departed from years of custom and proper decorum and personally lambasted the justices for it in his 2010 State of the Union speech.
Obama said: "Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections. I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests or, worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people, and I'd urge Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps correct some of these problems."
Obama's attack was both untrue -- they can't spend without limitation -- and highly improper, forcing the justices to remain defenseless in the face of Obama's tongue-lashing.
Justice Samuel Alito could be seen quietly mouthing in protest "not true," but that was hardly an effective rebuttal to the strident political assault Obama had just unleashed before millions of television viewers against the nonpolitical branch. Even the normally mild-mannered Chief Justice John Roberts told law students at The University of Alabama that Obama's public criticism and the surrounding democratic congressmen's catcalling reaction to it was "troubling."
Obama having set the tone, his leftist disciples have followed suit in various venues to ratchet up the attack on the court, knowing that at some time in the near future, it will hear and pass upon the question of whether Obamacare is constitutionally enforceable.
But sadly, to these street brawlers, the law's constitutionality is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is results. They will do whatever they can to achieve their end of preserving Obamacare as "one of the most important pieces of social legislation in this generation." If maliciously and unfairly taking down a couple of "conservative" justices is necessary to accomplish their goal, so be it -- in fact, all the better.