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For Law Geeks

If Barack Obama ever returns to teaching constitutional law, he has just given evidence that he will likely instruct his class that the infamous 1942 case of Wickard v. Filburn was decided incorrectly.  Here’s a paragraph from a Wall Street Journal report on Mr. Obama’s response to a reporter who asked him about the Keystone XL pipeline:

In off-the-cuff remarks, Mr. Obama managed to insult our great northern neighbors while suggesting that the project would be no help to U.S. workers or consumers. “Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. It doesn’t have an impact on U.S. gas prices.”

(Remind me again why so many people think that “Progressive” politicians, such as Obama, are smart.  As the WSJ report rightly notes, this remark by the supposed science-guided genius who currently lives in the White House is evidence of a profound lack of the most basic understanding of economics.)