Deep in Carter country

Quote of the day goes to Peter Wallsten and Robert Barnes, from their Washington Post article “Obama’s Supreme Court comments lead some to question his strategy.” Review this:

[T]he White House was forced to defend the assertion that overturning the health-care law would be unprecedented. According to the Congressional Research Service, the court through 2010 had ruled 165 times that laws passed by Congress were unconstitutional.

Obama himself agreed with some of those decisions, including 2008’s Boumediene v. Bush, in which the court ruled 5-4 that the Military Commissions Act’s suspension of the right of habeas corpus for Guantanamo Bay detainees was unconstitutional.

And Wednesday, the administration was in court in Boston explaining why it thinks the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, although it was passed by bipartisan majorities and signed by a Democratic president.

When a Democratic president is becoming a laughingstock in a lead Washington Post political story, we’re somewhere deep in Jimmy Carter country.


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