Skip to comments.Senator Leahy attacks Supreme Court, threatens Chief Justice Roberts
Posted on 05/25/2012 10:01:11 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
Two months ago, Barack Obama decided he could intimidate the United States Supreme Court into finding his namesake healthcare plan Constitutional. Overturning the Affordable Care Act would amount to an unprecedented, extraordinary step of judicial activism said the President at a rare White House news conference, adding Im 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. (1)
Though someone with the hyper-arrogant mentality of the Manchurian Candidate doesnt really need a reason to direct this sort of psycho-babble at a presumptive enemy, Obama was probably responding to information provided by far left Justice Elena Kagan that the Courts closed-door, preliminary vote on ObamaCare had not gone very well.
Each Friday the 9 justices gather for an initial vote on the cases heard during the week. And although...
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Against the will of a majority of Americans D-bagger.
As our Socialist-controlled Congress takes the extraordinary step of being Socialist activists. The term “Democrat” should no longer be used. I say they just call their party the Socialist Party and be done with it. Enough of the lie already!
The little fascist prigs are indeed hard at work to usurp the administration of justice.
To do this they engage in crimes against the constitution.
It is a crime for Kagan to disclose anyything about preliminary votes. She should be clapped in irons and tried, if that is what she is doing.
Leaky Leahy has been a threat to the security of the American people ever since he was elected.
Leahy is one of Vermonts bvillage idiots, of the former triumverate of Vermont Village idiots, Leahy, Jeffords and Dean. Of these three only Leahy is left, and it is past time this liberal fascist was GONE.How dare they even TRY to use undue influence on the Court, and it is a reason why Kagan should have recused herself. Now she needs to be arrested if she is leaking facts to interested parties.It goes against the Canon of Judicial ethics, and she can be arrested for it.
Old “Leaky” must now need Depends down below to do the same job as the ones he needs on his mouth...
Liberals truly live in a fantasy world where up is down, etc. Undoubtedly, if the SC were not to overturn the individual mandate, the reputation of the SC would be eroded completely. The American people will know that threats outweigh the Constitution and the nation no longer has any checks and balances.
I believe “Social Democrats” is the proper moniker. That tag is the handle for the general run of European Socialists except for the English Labour Party. The Communists of Russia came out of the Social Democrats there. The Party is as left as it can get away with in elections in most countries where its banner is socialist red. The Democrat Party of the US of A aspires to European socialism with a little emphasis on the old Russian variety.
What a waste of a click....
I went to the source and nowhere in the article is there a “threat” to Justice Roberts.
Yes, Leahy lectured Justice Roberts. Yes, Leahy said that overturning Obamacare would “erode” the credibility of the court.
But there was no “threat.”
I have said 100 times here and elsewhere. They cut down ObamaCare and we will hear “They took your health care” from the chief divider all summer right up into election day. Thats the phrase and he will use it.
Either way the Supremes decide, this is a no-win situation for Obama.
If they decide to strike down the mandate, then it will be seen for what it is, an attempt by liberals in Congress to violate the Constitution. For Obama, this will be guilt by association.
If the Supreme Court validates the individual mandate, then the 73% of the populace who are against Obamacare will become even angrier about the whole government, and the only remedy will be to vote the critters out, especially Obama, because the president nominates Supreme Court justices.
What happens if this president and his whole administration decide to simply defy the Court? Where is it in the Constitution that the Court has the final say? I am not supporting this sort of action and certainly believe that the whole of that law is, in fact, unconstitutional. If the kenyan were to defy the Court would he have passed that information to the Justices on the assumption that Roberts, say, would choose to let the law stand rather than allow a true Constitutional Crisis to erupt with the strong possibility that the Court, and the Constitution and, indeed the Nation would be wrenched out of the shadow of the Constitution altogether?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident...all men are...
AMEN! My feelings exactly....
They probably will, but it will be a losing strategy because 73% of the people don't want Obamacare, won't perceive that anything has been "lost", and I'm not sure the remaining 27% see any benefit either.
Speaking of the 27% who, when polled say they want Obamacare, many of them know that all they have to go is go to the emergency room and it's free anyway.
Leaky Leahy should change the Depends more often and retire.
The right of judicial review was established via its use in Marbury vs Madison.
It has been accepted legal doctrine ever since, and it has been exercised hundreds of times.
Obama knows this.
If he were stupid enough to ignore a decision to overturn Obamacare, he would provoke a severe backlash, not merely a constitutional crisis.
Another thing that would happen is, people and states would be empowered to ignore Obama and Sebelius.
And many, many would do just that.
Unintentionally true. It's the 4 justices who are ignoring the constitution that are the problem.
Im 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-armed majority of elected Democrats in congress.
Well and good for the renegade states, but here in Illinois Republican Tom Cross is working “across the aisle” with the dems to implemented Obamacare in Cook County imam accelerated schedule. As if we weren’t broke enough already.
I am wondering if Kagan is leaking information to the left that the law is going to be overturned.
They would not be so viscious if it were not so.
“What a waste of a click....
I went to the source and nowhere in the article is there a threat to Justice Roberts.
Yes, Leahy lectured Justice Roberts. Yes, Leahy said that overturning Obamacare would erode the credibility of the court.
But there was no threat. “
No threat? A United States Senator claimed that a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court would “erode the reputation and LEGITIMACY of the Court” if he should rule in a particular way. Pointing a gun at someone is not the only way to threaten them. Leahy is threatening the reputation and legacy of John Roberts and accusing him of potentially destroying the legitimacy of the Court itself should Roberts rule the ObamaCare mandate unconstitutional. That represents one hell of a threat to someone in Robert’s position. He’s being threatened with responsibility for great damage to the Court.
This is the Congressman sitting on the Intelligence committee could not keep his mouth shut. Caused a number of our troops to be killed in Vietnam. Resulted in Intelligence community notify the Speaker no more briefings with him on that committee. Instead of kicking him out the moved him the the Judiciary. That is why he as a Senator sits on the same committee. Should have spent time in prison for his actions but he has a big D after his name.
Way too many biased political hack USSC 5/4 decisions to put any faith in these black robed traitors to the constitution.
Me must make sure odumbo is run out of office and give the next president enough votes in congress to throw CommieCare in the trash.
While I hope there are enough Constitutionally grounded votes from the USSC to overturn this crap sandwich the implications of not having a back up plan are too dangerous to contemplate.
CommieCare or MarxistMedicine cannot be allowed to take root in the USA otherwise it will be like every other government control program, a permanent institution acting like the 3rd rail in politics with millions of parasites voting to keep the taxpayer blood flowing to their teat sites.
Leahy is a Village Idiot. For what he did on the Armed Services Committee, he should have been tried and executed for treason.
Leahy is the Lowest of the Low.No suroprise that he has his nose up Obama’s arse. He thinks that Obama will win the next election, and with his senority, he is smacking his lasciviously bucolic leftylips as if he is a starving piker on the way to a cannibal BBQ, all the federal grants he will get for his lefty buzz boys back in Vermont.
I hate that ba$tard.
One president in history ignored a Supreme Court decision:
Andrew Jackson, who went on to perpetrate the most heinious treatment of native Americans in history.Obama will be no different. The question is whether we as citizens will take it. Many citizens have moved ALL of their resources and estates off shore to preserve them.A royal battle is shaping up, and Obama intends to fan every flame he can, including defying the Supreme Court.The Court already knows whats in the cards if they decide that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
The question is whether the Supreme Court will fold or not.I cannot see Scalia folding.
I suspect one or more of the conservative Justices has heard personal threats to his family and surely Kennedy has as he is the one that appears most likely to be swayable by that sort of thing. He is the one who has worried about,”what would people think?” before.