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Senator Leahy attacks Supreme Court, threatens Chief Justice Roberts
Coach is Right ^ | 5/25/2012 | Doug Book

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 “…I’m 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 doesn’t 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 Court’s 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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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; elenakagan; govtabuse; johnroberts; obamacare; patrickleahy; scotus; supremecourt; vermont
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To: wiggen
They probably will try some such demogoguery. It won't fly though, because before this abortion of a bill was even passed about 80% of Americans polled were "happy" with their healthcare just the way it is.
21 posted on 05/25/2012 11:34:09 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldpuppymax
"If Roberts joined other conservatives in a 5-4 decision against ObamaCare it would “…undoubtedly further erode the reputation and legitimacy of the Supreme Court.”

stinknmyer

Unintentionally true. It's the 4 justices who are ignoring the constitution that are the problem.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 11:34:29 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: wayoverontheright
Should have read this comment first, saved myself the trouble.
23 posted on 05/25/2012 11:38:17 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: PuzzledInTX

Well said!


24 posted on 05/25/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: PuzzledInTX

Well said!


25 posted on 05/25/2012 11:39:36 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Huskrrrr
"I’m 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."

I’m 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.”

Fixed.

-PJ

26 posted on 05/25/2012 11:42:04 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: txrangerette

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.


27 posted on 05/25/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Oldpuppymax
I want to see Leaky Leahy go down HARD.
29 posted on 05/25/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

“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.


30 posted on 05/25/2012 11:53:16 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Candor7

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.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 12:16:17 PM PDT by spookie
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 12:34:29 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: spookie

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.


33 posted on 05/25/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: arthurus

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.


34 posted on 05/25/2012 3:16:59 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

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.


35 posted on 05/25/2012 6:28:41 PM PDT by arthurus ( Read Henry hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson")
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