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Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution'
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Posted on 09/08/2008 7:21:29 PM PDT by Chet 99

Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution'

By Peter Slevin

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Sen. Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense of the Constitution and the rights of terrorism suspects tonight, striking back at one of the biggest applause lines in Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech to the GOP convention.

It was in St. Paul last week that Palin drew raucous cheers when she delivered this put-down of Obama: "Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights."

Obama had a few problems with that.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chutzpah; foreignpolicy; mccainpalin; obamabiden; potcallskettleblack
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1 posted on 09/08/2008 7:21:30 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Well, there I agree with CNN.

Obama’s definitely got a few problems.


2 posted on 09/08/2008 7:22:39 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: BibChr

Is Obama running for VP?


3 posted on 09/08/2008 7:23:15 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Chet 99

Is Obama intentionally trying to help McCain-Palin?


4 posted on 09/08/2008 7:23:18 PM PDT by Aln in Eastern WA (We have an obligation to call this what it is...the false comfort of appeasement... GWB, May 2008)
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To: Chet 99

Keep digging that hole, lawyer boy.


5 posted on 09/08/2008 7:23:49 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I <3 my PitBull. Sic em girl!!)
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To: Chet 99

He is just breath-takingly stupid. These people are not covered under the constitution. The problem is the far left keeps trying to apply the constitution to any breathing person. And there in lies the problem. I love they dont know what to do with her.


6 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:13 PM PDT by genxer
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To: Chet 99

Mocking the constitution? When I ask did liberals ever care about that? They don’t just mock it they systematically try to go around and undermine it by whatever means possible.


7 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:25 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Chet 99

Terrorists should have no “rights” under the Constitution because they are foreign, non-combatants and thus should not be afforded the same protection as U.S. citizens.


8 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:39 PM PDT by boroman
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To: BibChr

He is in “Dukakis mode”


9 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:40 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah never did give em hell, she just told the truth and they thought it was hell !)
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To: Chet 99

1500 people here, 250 people earlier today. That’s two rallies in MICHIGAN of all places, and Obama pulls in less than 2000 people.

He’s toast.


10 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:44 PM PDT by TexasAg
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To: Chet 99

She’s gotten under his skin, big time.


11 posted on 09/08/2008 7:24:52 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider
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To: Chet 99

“drawing laughs from 1,500 supporters in a high school gymnasium.”

Bwahhahahahahaa

and a laugh from a freeper about how small the Obama venues have become


12 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:03 PM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: Chet 99
Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution'

The only use the Obamas have for the Constitution is for toilet paper.


13 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:09 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Chet 99

Obama is digging his hole deeper.


14 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:17 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Chet 99

What an A$$. Like Miranda rights aren’t anywhere in the Constitution. They are a recent invention of liberal idiot judges.

And you can bet your A$$ that as a graduate of Harvard Law School, B. Hussein Obama is well aware of that fact.

jas3


15 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:23 PM PDT by jas3
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To: scooby321

That was my thought as well....Is this doofus running for VP or Prez...BTW, where is PLUGS? Sounds like he’s gone underground.


16 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:23 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Chet 99

This is the constitutional law expert who had no problem with snuffing out born alive babies...


17 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:30 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Is Farmington Hills a blue collar area or what?
If so, this was a DUMB thing for him to say.


18 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:43 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Chet 99

McBrilliant or McGenius (whichever it is) is a genius. Here’s Obama going after the VP candidate. It’s not like McCain is going after Biden. In fact, just where is Biden??


19 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:46 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Aln in Eastern WA

1500 people. More outside of the venues Mc Cain- Palin rallies.


20 posted on 09/08/2008 7:25:58 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321

You know I keep forgetting he even has one. lol Obama is quickly becoming irrelevant and Joe Biden has just evaporated into dust.


21 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:02 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: Chet 99
"We don't always catch the right person," he said. "We may think it's Mohammed the terrorist, but it might be Mohammed the cab driver. You might think it's Barack the bomb-thrower, but it might be Barack the guy running for president."

Or it might be Barack the guy who hangs out with William Ayers the bomb thrower. See, ya never know.

22 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:07 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I <3 my PitBull. Sic em girl!!)
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To: Chet 99

Because those that Killed 3000 Americans on 911 are entitled to the same rights as the very citizens whose lives they stamped out RIGHT OSAMA.... You are a Terroist loving MUSLIM... may you rot in HELL..

I hope he delivers that as part of his 911 tribute speech and gets BOOED out of NY CITY.


23 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:21 PM PDT by tomnbeverly (Sarah Palin Conservative Voice of the 21st Century.)
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To: scooby321

>> Is Obama running for VP?

Apparently, he’s trying for second place in the POTUS race.

That’s almost the same thing as running for VP... isn’t it?


24 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (I've left Cynical City... bound for Jaded.)
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To: Chet 99

John McCain is a political genius (what did Rush call him...”McGenius.”) He has the Democratic Presidential nominee on the defensive, but not against the Republican Presidential nominee, but against the VP candidate. Doesn’t Obama get the fact that this diminishes his so called “political stature.” Why does it take Hillary, Biden, and Obama to all face off against one woman? It’s getting to be a little absurd, but entertaining.


25 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:42 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: Chet 99

Obama and Biden still can’t get over the Republican Convention. They are nuts.


26 posted on 09/08/2008 7:26:58 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: BibChr

HOLA!


27 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:07 PM PDT by shiva
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To: Chet 99
""And it's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion..."

Yeah Bambi, it's good not to mock the Constitution.

28 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:26 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ovrtaxt

Is this guy actually a lawyer? You gotta be kidding.
Guess affirmative action is alive and well. /s off


29 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (McCAIN/PALIN...THE CHANGE AMERICANS REALLY WANT)
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To: All

So help me out here. Who is the old guard fiberal that Uhbamuh has as a running mate? His name escapes me and I’m thinking they should start one of those “Where’s (insert VP candidate name here)” series of books, as he has become quite invisible of late.


30 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: Chet 99

“Obama, who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago for more than a decade, said captured suspects deserve to file writs of habeus corpus.”


31 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:41 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Chet 99
The very issue at hand is whether foreigners who are trying to murder Americans are protected by the US Constitution.

The Constitution nowhere says that they are and up until a few years ago, no American jurist ever suggested that they were.

To claim that Yemenis in Cuba have the same legal rights as American citizens in America is to mock the Constitution.

32 posted on 09/08/2008 7:27:45 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Chet 99

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America DID NOT WRITE the U.S. Constitution for a bunch of Islamofascists killing Americans and trying to destroy OUR country! If Obammie had spent more time in the United States and less time in Indonesia, who would know that. The SCOTUS “mocked” the Constitution when they gave constitutional rights to maggots who have never even been to this country. Stuff it Obammie!!!


33 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Texas Mulerider
She’s gotten under his skin, big time.

Big time. This is all about ego. It is positively moronic for him to engage the VP nominee like this.

34 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:20 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: BibChr
The right of terrorists? The rights of terrorists?

OK if they are US Citizens we will give them a fair trial and then shoot them. If they are not US Citizens they don't have constitutional rights.

35 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:34 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Chet 99
Obama to Palin: 'Don't Mock the Constitution'
And this advice from someone who does that very thing almost every time he opens his mouth?
I can't say that I'm shocked 'cause transference was to be expected sometime, somewhere.
36 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:50 PM PDT by philman_36
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To: Chet 99
The US Constitution, Article I, Section 9 (I mistakenly identified this as 8 in a previous reply) states:

The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.

Congress gave President Bush that power in the legislation they passed authorizing him to fight the War on Terror. So it's entirely Constitutional.

The Constitution allows the writ of habeas corpus to be suspended in cases of rebellion or invasion when the public safety requires it. The Founders understood that defending the public safety against foreign enemies and domestic rebels so why doesn't Barack Obama?

37 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:55 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: Chet 99

The man is a dumb a## and a danger to us and himself. Obama the global president feels everyone in the world has the same rights as an American citizen. Don’t mock the constitution! coming from a man I doubt knows whats in it. This is a man we want to lead our country?
He will inflict unmeasurable damage if this comes to pass.


38 posted on 09/08/2008 7:28:58 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: genxer
He is just breath-takingly stupid. These people are not covered under the constitution. The problem is the far left keeps trying to apply the constitution to any breathing person. And there in lies the problem. I love they dont know what to do with her.

Except the UNBORN!

39 posted on 09/08/2008 7:29:02 PM PDT by CyberSpartacus
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To: Chet 99
Don't suggest that it's not American to abide by what the founding fathers set up.

Is Obama actually saying that foreign TERRORISTS have American rights (that our founding fathers set up)?!

40 posted on 09/08/2008 7:29:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Well he went to law school, but he’s never actually had a real job AFAIK.


41 posted on 09/08/2008 7:29:21 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I <3 my PitBull. Sic em girl!!)
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To: Chet 99

Miranda rights are nowhere in the Constitution.

Funny that Obama doesn’t know this, apparently.


42 posted on 09/08/2008 7:29:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (1 conservative = 5 RINOs. You can expect 4 out of 5 RINOs to bolt to the liberal side on any vote.)
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To: Chet 99

Obama has been sounding kinda angry lately,ehh? perhaps that light coming down from the heavens telling people they must vote for Obama burned out...


43 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:03 PM PDT by old and cranky (You! Out Of The Gene Pool - Now!)
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To: Chet 99

Palin is right. SCOTUS and 0 are wrong.

Sucks to be 0.


44 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:13 PM PDT by Petronski (Zero-bama. All this time we thought it was an "O" but, nope, it's just a "0".)
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To: Chet 99

Obama doesn’t care about the constitution, he cares about “empathy”. The kind of empathy that finds infanticide in the constitution...


45 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:45 PM PDT by bahblahbah (http://explorations.chasrmartin.com/2008/09/06/palin-rumors/)
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To: Chet 99
Foreign terrorists have U.S. Constitutional rights too?

"First of all, you don't even get to read them their rights until you catch 'em," Obama said here, drawing laughs from 1,500 supporters in a high school gymnasium. "They should spend more time trying to catch Osama bin Laden and we can worry about the next steps later."

Read them their rights when you catch them in Afganistan, Pakistan, or Iraq? LoL!

46 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Chet 99

Obama forgets that the Constitution is for the people of the United States. Sounds to me that a lot of people forget that these days.


47 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:51 PM PDT by RC2
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To: WillVoteForFood; All

Instead of where’s Waldo, we should ask, Where’s Plugs???


48 posted on 09/08/2008 7:30:54 PM PDT by KevinDavis (If Obama can't handle a town hall debate, then he can't handle the job of being President.)
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To: Chet 99
He's a lawyer that kills babies, she's a soccer mom that protects them... do the math.
49 posted on 09/08/2008 7:31:01 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Chet 99

Obama forgets that the Constitution is for the people of the United States. Sounds to me that a lot of people forget that these days.


50 posted on 09/08/2008 7:31:09 PM PDT by RC2
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