At a fundraiser on Wednesday evening in Texas, Barack Obama said that his administration is “remaking the courts.” However, one has to be very skeptical about Obama’s motives in remaking the courts since he has an obvious agenda to push. We should ask Obama what is he remaking the courts into? Josh Lederman, White House reporter for the Associated Press, tweeted out the comment on Thursday.
According to the transcript at WhiteHouse.gov, Lederman is correct:
We were able to reform our financial system so that the likelihood of taxpayer-funded bailouts is a lot less than it was. We were able to expand funding for youn
g people going to college. We were able to expand national service for young people who want to serve. We fought long and hard for consumer protections that weren’t there before.
As Lisa mentioned, we are remaking the courts. I know that we’ve got some lawyers here, and here in Texas sometimes people feel a little frustrated about the pace of appointments here in Texas. But you should know that in addition to the Supreme Court, we’ve been able to nominate and confirm judges of extraordinary quality all across the country on federal benches. We’re actually, when it comes to the district court, matching the pace of previous Presidents. When it comes to the appellate court, we’re just a little bit behind, and we’re just going to keep on focused on it.
Remember all that talk about “fundamentally transforming America”?
Obama’s claim came in the middle of talking about reform of the financial system (ie. Campaign payoffs), expanding funding for college (ie. Helping to shackle a debt burden to young people), expanding national service (ie. Helping young people become comfortable working for Big Government), and expanding consumer protections (ie. Providing shakedowns of private businesses).
What exactly does Obama mean about remaking the courts? According to his own statements he is telling us how it is being accomplished. It’s been through nomination and confirmation. Seems legitimate, right? The question is, what kind of judges is he nominating and why?