It was so simply obvious that those two weren't there.The eloquence of absence.
I'll continue to vote for him, but I don't have to waste my time listening to 'im!
I listened and came to the conclusion that anyone who isn't filthy rich has been sold down the river. Hasn't it hit Obama yet that the other boys (and girls) don't want to play nice and it's time to play hard ball?
All,Given their past disregard for decorum and proper conduct, the absence of Scalia and Thomas did not surprise. "Because I can!" is what arrogant persons say, and just because they "can" does not make it appropriate or ethical. John Roberts was more of a shock. As Chief Justice, one would think he has a fiduciary obligation to represent the third branch of government in matters of state. His absence was more than vain, VAIN! It was a despicable disregard of "We, the People."
I thought I saw Roberts there. No?
Three justices stayed away - Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas. Alito, Kennedy and the rest of the court did attend.
Wow - I really could have sworn I saw him first actually - and then Ginsberg etc - and then noticing who wasn't in the row - the other two.oh well - curious.
Squid, my bad. Actually I cheated. I heard news of Roberts absence from the SOTU announced on MSNBC before the speech (unless they got it wrong).
Roberts attended. Absent were Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. It was Alito who mouthed,"Not True," in 2010 when the President found fault with the Citizens United ruling.
Sheria, I stand corrected. Many thanks.
Now that that's cleared up - Honestly - as I listened to Obama's speech I was overwhelmed by the feeling that if I was an unemployed person RIGHT NOW - with bills, mortgage, credit rating etc on the line - as are still so many RIGHT NOW - I would have felt as if the speech held nothing for me. I honestly would have felt left out of the speech's conversation.
I think I heard on one news station that Roberts was not going to attend but changed his mind in light of the bipartisan love fest.This speaks volumes to how little we can trust the SCOTUS to be impartial in their rulings.The corporate entity as an individual is one glaring example.
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