Read time: 1 minute

In A Mocking Speech, Obama Goes After GOP For Supreme Court Hypocrisy

Campaigning for Hillary in North Carolina, Obama singled out Senator Burr for hypocrisy and obstruction.
Views:

Campaigning for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, President Obama took on both Trump and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, who is running for re-election. He's the sweetheart who only a few days ago made jokes about Hillary Clinton and gun owners and bullseyes. Yeah, THAT guy.

But if that is over the top, Burr's actual promises regarding his future in the Senate are also deeply troubling. He's promised to block a President Clinton no matter what the issue.

Obama warned the crowd that he has had enough of that, and they should, too.

"They're promising years of investigations years of hearings, more shutdowns, more obstruction," Obama said. "You've got some Republicans in Congress already suggesting they will impeach Hillary. She hasn't even been elected yet. It doesn't matter what evidence, they'll find something. That's what they're saying already. How does our democracy function like that?"

Senator Burr said when Bush was in office that a Supreme Court couldn't function with 8 members, but now he is promising to block all of Hillary Clinton's nominations. Obama shook his head:

“What, do only Republican presidents get to appoint judges?” he asked. “Is that in the Constitution? I taught constitutional law and I’ve never heard of that.”

Obama also went after Donald Trump. Here's some key quotes:

What I can tell you is that we can't afford a president that says we should torture people, or that should ban entire religions from our country,"

"If you disrespect women before you are elected president, you will disrespect women when you are in office,"

"Imagine what you'll actually do when you have to the power of the Constitution along those lines."

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team