Brought to our attention by our friends at RedState, Governor Bobby Jindal “won Twitter” with a snarky post in the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 30, 2014
Funny, right? Except it soon became real.
#BREAKING: White House will consider whether president can act on his own to mitigate effect of Supreme Court contraception ruling
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 30, 2014
It figures. Why would a president who believes he can legislate without Congress not believe he can interpret law without the Court? This truly is the imperial presidency.
Elsewhere, Senator Al Franken (D – Minnesota) pledged “this is not over,” hinting that he may rally support for a constitutional amendment as he has in response to the Citizens United decision. Because the Constitution needs to speak directly to abortifacients, apparently.