Skip to comments.Has Kagan or another liberal Justice leaked SCOTUS Friday Obamacare vote to Obama?
Posted on 04/03/2012 5:19:02 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
President Obama has taken a very risky course if the Supreme Court voted Friday to uphold Obamacare. If he believed that were true, he would likely have said he has confidence in the judgement of the Supreme Court Justices. If he were unsure, he would also tread lightly. Instead, he fired a verbal barrage at the Court.
US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the "unelected" Supreme Court not to take the "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" step of overturning his landmark health reform law.Justices rarely change their opinion after the initial vote, but it does happen. Justice Kennedy has been known to switch sides on major cases after the initial opinions are written. President Obama may be hoping to pressure him to do so again. If he doesn't, President Obama has laid the groundwork for using this to motivate his base this November. It looks like he has been tipped off and the news wasn't good for him. If Obama was tipped off, many would suspect Kagan who was Obama's Solicitor General and an Obamacare supporter before her SCOTUS appointment.
In a highly combative salvo on a case which could have a critical impact on his reelection chances, Obama warned that health care for millions of people was at stake, even as nine Supreme Court justices deliberate the arguments.
"Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.
The US Supreme Court held compelling legal arguments on the health reform law, the centerpiece of Obama's political legacy, last week, amid a flurry of commentary predicting the law will ruled unconstitutional.
Obama noted that for years, conservatives had been arguing that the "unelected" Supreme Court should not adopt an activist approach by making rather than interpreting law, and held up the health legislation as an example. Read more here...
Does Obama think that the Court has never overturned a law before? They've just been rubber-stamping everything for 200+ years?
Better send in some plumbers.
It was probably Elana Kagan, since she should have recused herself since she was a cheerleader for ObamadoesntCare Law when it passed, and was starting the defense as Solicitor General when she got nominated to be SCOTUS justice #9.
It could be all 4 of the justices since I think they would do this.
it’s no longer mentioned how he bribed Senators to pass that law, with the Louisiana Purchase, and the Cornhusker Kickback, and that fish bribe in the Sunshine State?
If the word was that it had passed, he’d be all spouting about how we have been fortunate for all these years to follow the wisdom of the SC.
Sounds like it has failed and he’s rallying the troops...
I also expect that if it gets struck down, the votes will add up to 8, because Kagen, realizing her vote would not change the balance, recuses herself before the final determination. A purely political move designed to save her behind.
I’m kinda surprised a federal marshall hasn’t shown up at her door yet. She is PLAINLY in violation of federal law.
Is Obama the worst president in all of human history?
I wouldn't be surprised if he had the court bugged.
I wonder what "Professor" 0bama thought the Court did, or was supposed to do? The scary thing is that he espoused his philosophy to impressionable students - 0bama clones!
Obama's czars aren't elected either, but we are expected to follow what they rule...
Obama is a dictator want a be...
Read the transcripts. Scalia or Alito mentioned Cornhusker Kickbacks.
Irrelevant. There was never The One in the White House before.
Not much of an understanding of the Constitution or out entire system of judicial review from this “Constitutional law professor.”
This is why we have a rule of law of negative liberties - to keep power grabbing politicians from treading on our basic rights.
Now if Bush had told a whopper like this, the press would be all over him. A strong majority?
These people have no shame.
“Do bears sh!t in the woods?”
Not polar bears.
Healthcare for 300 million people already is at stake for the benefit of the so-called 50 million people who don't have it. This law wasn't written with the intent of making healthcare affordable for EVERYONE.
Strong majority of Congress??
It was thr most contentious vote in the last fifty years done through bribes while tens of thousands of Americans protested outside.
Another good summary article:
Timing is everything. Obama’s threats to the court only started AFTER they had made their preliminary ruling on Friday. It’s obvious that he waited for the ruling, not wanting to interfere with a possible positive result (from his viewpoint). But once it the ruling went the other way, it became time to start to ‘influence’ the court.
Don’t be surprised if one of the conservatives has an ‘accident’ or his son or grand son goes ‘missing’.
Not polar bears.
Polar bears shit where ever they choose.
Not in the woods, though. No woods around.
Just because there are no trees doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet...
I saw him say this on a clip on my local news The written quote here missed all his umms and pauses. It took him about 20 seconds to say that. He was off prompter, and was stuttering and stammering to beat the band.
That’s for sure.
If we are to believe the AGW idiots, who brag about how, in their infallible crystal ball, polar bears are going to need sun block, some time in the next 3 months...
Ask them if it's going to rain, tomorrow, though, and you are SOL. They don't have a problem with this.
PJ, it is news like this that makes me thank God every day that I am old, retired, and no longer have to live in the USSA.
When I see that filthy Communist Obama on TV, I have to hit the remote to cut him off.
God only knows who leaks what, when, and where.
Let us all pray that he gets his comeuppance.
But, you had to laugh when Obama fumbled his admonition and began to say “overturn”, but stopped at “over.....uh, uh, “.
This during his rose garden intrusion on the separation of powers.
I think it very likely that the cheerleader-stooge or the wise one did.
That would mean that if we struck down nothing in this legislation but the -- what you call the corn husker kickback, okay, we find that to violate the constitutional proscription of venality, okay?"
The only yhing that would surprise me about this bunch of criminals and their propganda arm, the media, is if they did something good and decent. they have demonestrated that there is no depth of depravity and degenercy they will not sink to.
Don’t forget STUPAK!
He also doesn’t mention how many of those democratically elected Representatives and Senators were kicked out by the voters for voting for that law. So many Congressmen lost their jobs that the House changed parties. I wouldn’t call that a “strong” majority!
I would say that one or all three of the witches did.
One of the main and accepted theories of the Court is that it WILL NOT look at malfeasance or corruption or anything else in the legislature over whether a law is good or not.
I know, I know. It is outrageous and I was boiling mad when I read it, but that’s the way it is.
I might be able to find the reference, but I have probably 5 million pages of legal references on my machines, so give me 20 minutes or so...
Yup. The Supremes know about it. They are all aware.
I may be dreaming, but I would not be surprised at all if this is close to unanimous. Possibly 7-2 against.
It also would not surprise me if we get a verdict way before June. The reason? The Supremes will say that they do not want it to be perceived as being political, so they want to release it as far ahead of the election as possible.
Don't underrate this Chicago political operative. He may be evil and a Marxist Muslim but he is far from stupid.
Never underestimate your enemy.
I have been praying for the continued safety and health of all the supreme court justices...including the liberal ones. We need them for comic relief sometimes.
It is absolutely unthinkable for me that the 4 Commies in the Court, would not have been in direct communication with the WH throughout the entire process.
Watch for stage 2: The demonstrations that are being organised by the WH, will move on to protesting the loss of all those free drugs in their future.
Of course, his Divine Holiness will be the only one that will be able to quell the violence. This of course, is on the condition that he is re-elected, and is able to ignore the ruling.
Dick Morris (dickmorris.com) is saying that if Obungacare goes down, Bork (Obunga) is cooked enough to stick a fork in and forget about, that would leave him with absolutely nothing resembling any sort of an accomplishment in three+ years and there’d be no way to spin that.
Would he give the President a ringy-dingy?
I"D be tempted.
1) SCOTUS overturns parts of the Election reform Law. Obamugabe publicly insults that decision in his State-of-the-Union address.
2) SCOTUS rules in favor of the LCMS in hiring practices, citing the 1st Amendment and “right of free association”. Obamugabe dictates a health-care “punishment” reagrding contraception services to all religious bodies.
3) Obamugabe just “threatened” to ignore an adverse ruling regarding ObamaCare.
How do YOU think the vote went? I’m saying 6-3 that includes Kennedy and Breyer.