Not the last time I checked.
Sure, Alito is only one judge, and the SOTU address is the President's forum, not the Supreme Court's. But, what did Alito do, exactly?
Alito while Obama is talking about Citizens United: YOU LIE!!!
Alito's reaction was likely the same he would've had if the President was speaking to a small group that included himself, or if he watched the SOTU on TV, or if he and Obama were having a personal conversation.
Whether or not you think a judge can be a strict constructionist and NOT a teabagger (as many on Dkos are essentially equating him with the likes of Rep. Joe Wilson), Alito didn't say anything outloud and certainly didn't try to get the camera to focus on him...he had a human reaction to someting Obama said.
Is the Executive to be so strong that serious impeachment proceedings should go forward because a member of another branch of our federal government disagreed with him publicly? I know a few Senators on both sides of the aisle who should be lined up next, then. Impeaching Alito would be FEDERALISM FAIL, KING PRESIDENT WIN.
DKos, you make a difference. Major news media organizations watch you. Politicians take your lead. Opposition groups feed off of what's written here and apply it to all progressives and Democrats, regardless of whether it's accurate to do so. IMO, any serious talk of impeaching Alito should be confronted with the same fervor as was set against those who spoke of treason when we spoke against Bush II.
If you agree that things like GITMO inspire terrorism and make us less safe, the same logic should apply to the "Impeach Alito" diaries, blogs and comments.
DON'T FEED THE TROLLS (TEABAGGERS)AND LOSE THE INDEPENDENTS.