You know it's bad when even the Hispanic justice going to decide the outcome of the Arizona illegal immigration law thinks the government's case doesn't stand up in court.
"You can see it's not selling very well," Justice Sonia Sotomayor told the Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. on Wednesday, according to Mercury News.
That's the understatement of the year.
The effort by Obama and his administration to cripple the Arizona immigration law is but the latest example of an executive branch of government attempting to force its leaders' objectives on unwilling institutions from the state level to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fortunately the buck, as they say, stops with the Supreme Court and not the Commander-in-Chief when it comes to the matter of the Arizona immigration law. And the high court will be the one to decide the fate of the law that seeks to give power to law enforcement to rid the state of illegals that have illegally crossed its borders.
And that's a good thing given that Arizona already has more than 300,000 such trespassers to siphon off their resource funds from citizens and taxpayers living legally in their community.
Justice Sotomayor took mercy on the Obama team player sent to plead the government's case on Wednesday at the Supreme Court, however, despite the law's obvious merit.
The Hispanic justice offered the Solicitor General a tip, according to Mercury News, suggesting he go back to the boss and "try to come up with something else."
And it was an excellent idea put forth by Sotomayor, but not one likely to be heeded by the Solicitor General or Obama. Obama can't come up with something else that would ensure he get as many as 300,000 illegal Arizona immigrant votes in time for the November election.
He needs, wants, demands that the U.S. Supreme Court bow to his wishes like the rest of the federal agencies in the land have done and help him get needed votes he's been courting since he took office.
Obama's between a rock and a hard place on this issue, since he can't count on the votes that got him into office anymore. After failing to produce jobs, grow the economy or deal with any of the other ills the country faces--like rising gas prices--the previous Americans who voted for him don't have confidence he will do anything he says. So he needs votes from those people desperate to become legal citizens even when they aren't.
But the recent Supreme Court standoff with the White House isn't the first time this year that the Obama administration has had to accept that there is one bastion of government that can't be dictated to, despite his efforts earlier this year to do so with the Court regarding the Obama Health Care Law.
Now the Court has two very important cases before them that could upset almost four years of passionate planning by Obama and his administration. And they will rule on both before election time later this year.
So while the president and his spokesman to the Court ponders ways to thwart America's legal system to their own ends, especially if the Supreme Court sides with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (and the multitude of opponents that hate the Obama Health Care Law), many Americans are counting their blessings.
Most are thankful that the founding fathers saw fit to stack the deck in the favor of the American public by limiting the authority of the executive branch of its government.