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President Warns Court on Obamacare Ruling
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 May 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/05/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by John Semmens

President Barack Obama sought to ward off the possibility of the US Supreme Court invalidating his signature health care legislation by promising “severe consequences will ensue should they make that mistake.”

One of the “severe consequences” the President said he is contemplating is “to wreak havoc on the elderly by disrupting Medicare in a way that will torment this vulnerable segment of the population.”

On a more personal level. Obama threatened to diminish the status of the sitting Justices by appointing additional members to the Court. “The Constitution doesn’t say there should by nine judges on the Supreme Court,” Obama pointed out. “Nineteen would be an equally constitutional number. How would they like to see their votes diluted? How would they like to have to share office space?”

The president was unfazed by former President Franklin Roosevelt’s failure in his attempt to expand the number of Justices during his administration. “FDR’s mistake was that he asked Congress to legislate an increase in the number of judges,” Obama said. “Even though Democrats controlled both houses, divergent views and competing egos blocked his effort. I won’t make that mistake. I will simply issue an Executive Order expanding the size of the Court on my own authority as the duly elected ruler of this nation.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/05/05/obama-autobiography-revealed-to-be-mostly-fictitious/


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: court; medicare; obamacare; satire

1 posted on 05/05/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2880038/posts

Already posted.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 11:34:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: John Semmens

Too true John. Good one.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 11:34:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: carriage_hill

NOT already posted CH. Read more than the headline before you post. It’s a John Semmens original semi satire.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 11:38:31 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Semi satire? Maybe not. It sounds like something the Kenyan would do.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 11:42:13 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: John Semmens

I don’t read these articles anymore. I can’t figure out where true ends, and satire begins.
Could you please highlight the satire in red letters so I can continue to enjoy your fine writing?

I know. I know.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 11:43:03 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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How would they like to have to share office space?”

He might get really tough and sign an EO ordering that only Little Debbie snacks are allowed in the SCOTUS vending machine.

7 posted on 05/05/2012 11:44:52 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: carriage_hill
You ain't too bright, are you? Welcome to FreeRepublic.

/johnny

8 posted on 05/05/2012 11:46:44 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: John Semmens

Well several people on this forum think Romney is as bad or worse than Obama so I guess I just won’t vote or better yet ,vote for Obama.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 12:09:30 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: rockinqsranch; JRandomFreeper; John Semmens

Sorry. Too close to reality for a *noob*, like me. Still getting used to that good satire.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 12:12:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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Well several people on this forum think Romney is as bad or worse than Obama so I guess I just won’t vote or better yet ,vote for Obama.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 12:27:39 PM PDT by traderrob6
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This guy is drunk with power. Let him try to pack the Court the way St. Franklin contemplated. That led to a huge ash kicking of the donkeys in 1938 and it will be very good for us in 2012. Go for it Barack.
12 posted on 05/05/2012 1:06:08 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Money line

I will simply issue an Executive Order expanding the size of the Court on my own authority as the duly elected ruler of this nation.”

13 posted on 05/05/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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Geezus. I get caught up in reading these things all the time and not realizing they’re satire because they COULD be true.

That’s the right way to write satire though, start with a seemingly sane or realistic possible premise and then lead into madness.

Good one.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 5:42:41 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Omuslim believes only in Jeremiah Wright, not in Jeremiah 50:31(Wrong). He’s about as much a Christian, as Romney is a poor black man. He is the text book example of “Hubris”. It often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 11:44:44 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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