Skip to comments.(Vanity) O'Reilly vs. (Mark) Levin, which is it?
Posted on 07/03/2012 5:38:24 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Two video clips via Real Clear Politics Video, both on CJ Roberts' ObamaCare decision.
First, O'Reilly: Roberts' Ruling Is A "Conservative Decision"
O'Reilly reviews the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's health care reform law. Subtitle: Should conservatives despise John Roberts? (Time: 6:10)
Second, Mark Levin: "Roberts Threw The Door Wide Open On The Constitution"
(Time: 6:07) "John Roberts threw the door wide open on the Constitution. Whatever clause he used, it really doesnt matter to me its all phony, its all written in invisible ink what hes done and what others do to massively increase federal governments power against you," nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said on FOX News' "America Live" this afternoon.
"I dont normally go after justices unless justices by name come after us. And the fact is that this decision is so outrageous, what he did is so damaging to the court, to the perception of the court and so forth he has to be called out by name
The more judges and justices want to play politics, the more they are not going to be immune from the political process," Levin said.
Fellow Freepers, Which is it?
Not a tough choice. Levin is an intellectual giant, while O’Reilly is not even in Levin’s league.
The Great One vs The Leprechaun?
Come on. No contest.
Roberts screwed conservatives and in the process screwed over the entire country.
Anyone who thinks Roberts is a super genius is a supreme IDIOT!
Oh, we lost our freedom, but we won something!
One thing republicans ARE NOT made of is smart.
Without even looking: Levin.
I could only stomach a minute or so of O’really. What a patronizing ass.
If you pick BOR you’re an idiot and don’t belong here...
Ted Baxter can let his chains rest lightly.
Politicians of the quality we commonly elect do not have the courage. SCOTUS was the firewall.
And this was a slam dunk. I still can't believe it.
From this old freepers perspective...our side lost back in the ‘30’s. If you disagree with that then we lost in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Either way we lost long ago. Winning (or losing) a battle these days is just rearranging chairs on the Titanic. We live in interesting times when it is good to be old. I feel so bad for the youth of today, like I have failed them. But I tried...yet I was part of the cultural degradation prior to being slapped in the face by Rush in 1991. Human nature is so predictable...which is why history repeats itself.
I’ve had meatloaf with more intellect than O’Really?. TGO is a Constitutional Scholar; O’Really? is a POS.
Is that the guy that's on MSNBC at 8 PM?
You must nap a lot if you can’t decide between these two. Wake up and smell the coffee...
Witnessing the corrupt Republicans and the criminal Democrats bicker over anything, is like watching two drunks argue over a bar bill tab, on the Titanic. The GOP is just merely the lib-dems’ “away jersey”; the flip-side of the same tarnished coin.
Is Levin a lawyer?
O’Reilly wouldn’t make a pimple on Levin’s butt.
Levin is right. Roberts just sold us down the River.
It is a collective thing, as we have enjoyed such a long (relatively) peaceful and prosperous time that it seems it is the norm. But throughout history, we know that is rather the exception.
The current debate about why the West has lost, Steyn’s low birth rate being one popular theory. I think it is simply that we grew into complacency and hubris, undeserved too.
Levin knows his Constitution forward and backwards!
oReilly couldn’t find his a$$ with both hands!
Did O’Reilly even graduate from Junior High? He is an intellectual flea next to Levin’s broad grasp of the Constitution, its philosophical underpinnings, the Founders, and legal precedent. I have listened to him for days and he is dead-on.
I trust that with hours of debate mixed with copious amounts of alcohol, we would find ourselves in total agreement.
Levin. Who is this O’Really guy? Surprised his figure hasn’t gotten burned from sticking it up to see which way the wind is blowing.
From his Wiki...
Mark Reed Levin (born September 21, 1957) is a lawyer, author and the host of American syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show. Levin served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese.
Roberts = Souter (unless votes hurt the skull & bones types)
Ted “BOR” Baxter can’t even spell conservative!!
“Not a tough choice. Levin is an intellectual giant, while OReilly is not even in Levins league.”
I agree 100%!
O'Reilly: "Here is why I think he (Roberts) did this"
Charles (paraphrasing) "If that's the case he should resign and we should disband the SCOTUS."
Game, set, Match!
Ted Baxter (Oriley) couldn’t be more of a wishful thinking moron. Mark Levin participated in the case and is a billion times more knowledgeable than Ted.
Ok Thank you!
O’Reilly vs Levin? Are you serious?
if “Roberts’ super genius”, then I guess Obama/Pelosi/Reid are “super genius” as well, by passing obamacare and making sure conservative turn out to vote against them. I guess Obama/Pelosi/Reid are conservative heroes as well.
For this to be true, it rely on action by other Conservatives to win the election. If the election is lost, will you still call robert a super genius?
Everything is about HIM. He is lucky to put things into a center-right perspective. But mostly he is just an idiot.
Best BOR shows are when Laura Ingraham hosts!
Gotta admit, I watched the O’Reilly link video for about 4 min, but just couldn’t finish it.
Thought I’d better give it a try (open-mindednes and whowtnot), well, did my best.
Seriously? Go here...browse around and see what Mark does day after day, month after month, year after year, trying to stem the tide of madness and anti-liberty legislation that goes on ALL THE TIME in our once great nation.
Charles Krauthammer Comments In Detail On ObamaCare Ruling. Brilliant Tactical Maneuver By Roberts"
Mon, 07.02.12 6:19pm EST
BY: Charles Krauthammer
To all my friends, particularly those conservatives who are despondent over the searing betrayal by Chief Justice John Roberts and the pending demise of our beloved country, I offer this perspective to convey some profound hope and evidence of the Almightys hand in the affairs of men in relation to the Supreme Courts decision on Obamacare.
I initially thought we had cause for despondency when I only heard the results of the decision and not the reason or the make-up of the sides. I have now read a large portion of the decision and I believe that it was precisely the result that Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Roberts and even Kennedy wanted and not a defeat for conservatism or the rule of law. I believe the conservatives on the court have run circles around the liberals and demonstrated that the libs are patently unqualified to be on the Supreme Court.
Let me explain.
Well if he wrote that on Monday he certainly had several days to think about it
BUT he also said the SM would be forced to cover Fast and Furious —still waiting
Right, that was what I read yesterday by Dr. K.
Roberts’ throwing ‘the problem’ back to the voting public, instead of ‘doing his job’. Hence in my #1 comment - “a huge gamble, with so much to lose ....”
Levin is the author of “Men in Black” (concerning the Supreme Court).
O’Reilly is the guy who makes obscene phone calls to women other than his wife, allegedly.
(better than being a HOMOPOTUS, though.)
Doesn’t make sense
Roberts should have called it unconstitutional and be done with it
Why care what the liberals would say or do
The election would hinge on the economy
Let the libs turn out
As long as the GOP has the house ain’t no new Obamacare getting through
If Roberts was trying to outwit the left like Kraut says he really screwed up
And we will pay dearly for his ego trip
It makes perfect sense when human nature is entered into the equation. Roberts has the mentality of a high schooler. He wants the in crowd to think he is cool too. His decision was based purely on trying to gain the acceptance of the media’s pundits, the liberal ones. Being accepted by the EJ Dionne’s of the world means more to him than his country and constitution.
He [Roberts]first emphatically states that Obamacare is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause saying you cannot make people buy stuff. Then he emphatically states that it is unconstitutional under the necessary and proper clause which only applies to enumerated powers in the US Constitution. Justices Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan all went along with these statements.
No they did not! Ginsburg flat out said otherwise in the first paragraph of her opinion, and was joined by Kagan et al...
I agree with The Chief Justice that the Anti-Injunction Act does not bar the Courts consideration of this case, and that the minimum coverage provision is a proper exercise of Congress taxing power. I therefore join Parts I, II, and IIIC of The Chief Justices opinion. Unlike The Chief Justice, however, I would hold, alternatively, that the Commerce Clause authorizes Congress to enact the minimum coverage provision.
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