GOP Hypocrisy on Court-Bashing

The Republican Party’s research wing puts out a weekly round-up of all the dirt it’s peddling on the Obama administration, and today’s edition places this item toward the top of its list:

OBAMA’S SUPREME COURT OBSESSION After criticizing the Supreme Court for their Citizens United decision during his State of the Union Address six weeks ago, the Obama administration has again criticized the highest court in the land, this time taking aim at Chief Justice John Roberts.

Given that it is practically mandatory for GOP presidential candidates to blast the Roe v. Wade decision, the GOP looks falsely prudish in chastising the president for chastising the Supreme Court for a particular decision.


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    David Corn is Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief and an on-air analyst for MSNBC. He is the co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, Showdown, Hubris (with Isikoff), and The Lies of George W. Bush, as well as the e-book, 47 Percent: Uncovering the Romney Video that Rocked the 2012 Election. For more of his stories, click here. He's also on Twitter and Facebook.