Harry Reid Vows to Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling Decided by “Five White Men”
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Dingy Harry and the Hobby Lobby. Now, yesterday, I actually think — let me go out on a limb here. Well, actually it’s not much of a limb. I think it needs to be seriously considered that Harry Reid is losing it, that he’s not all there. This obsession he has with the Koch brothers alone should give everybody serious concern. He must mention these guys 250 times a week on the Senate floor. And they don’t sponsor legislation. They contribute, they donate to causes. But he’s obsessed with these two men.
He’s blamed the Koch brothers for climate change, for global warming. He tries to attach the Koch brothers to virtually everything that he thinks is wrong. The Hobby Lobby decision also sent him off on a tirade that was practically incomprehensible, and yesterday in talking about it, Harry Reid actually said, “And we gotta do something about this Hobby Lobby legislation.” But it wasn’t legislation; it was a Supreme Court decision.
Now, I want to clear something up, because I’ve had a lot of people e-mail me in reaction to what Dingy Harry said. The Congress can of course theoretically overturn a Supreme Court decision if the decision is involving legislation. Now, if the Supreme Court has a decision that is constitutional, there’s nothing that Congress can do to override that without amending the Constitution. The Hobby Lobby case was not a constitutional case. That was a case about a statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which we have discussed at great length here on this program.
So the Senate, if they want, can go back and try to pass legislation that would require and start the process all over again. They can do that and Dingy Harry is promising to do it. Story here, there’s a YouTube video and so forth: “Senate Democrats said they plan to unveil legislation in the coming weeks in response to the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in the Hobby Lobby contraception case. ‘This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous, and we’re going to do something about it,’ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday. ‘People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court, I think it’s — they’re going to have — be treated unfavorably come November with the elections.’ Reid said the Senate needed to do something to ‘ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men.’
Now, I think it is a serious thing to consider that he may be unbalanced, but that is a side issue. Where does a member of Congress get off threatening the justices of the Supreme Court, which is what he did yesterday. Now, Obama did the same thing. When he was worried that the Supreme Court might strike down Obamacare, he issued threats, and of course he insulted the Supreme Court during a State of the Union speech, ever since the Citizens United ruling. The left has become unhinged because of that ruling.