In The Crypt at Politico:
Boehner hits Obama on ‘redistributive change’
The Obama campaign immediately pushed back, arguing that the Right is deliberately misinterpreting a narrow legal argument Obama was making about decades-old court cases.
“This is a fake news controversy drummed up by the all too common alliance of Fox News, the Drudge Report and John McCain,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.
“In this seven year old interview, Senator Obama did not say that the courts should get into the business of redistributing wealth at all.”
Fake Controversy? My turn to ask, “Is this a joke?” What was narrow about:
the Warren Court…didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution… one of the… tragedies of the Civil Rights movement was… so court-focused… there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.
Please explain, Senator, exactly what you were trying to say, and just how much “redistributive change” do you have in store for us if you are elected? ◄Dave►