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Chief justice reignites feud with Obama
The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2010 | Kara Rowland

Posted on 03/10/2010 8:49:39 PM PST by jazusamo

The simmering feud between the White House and the Supreme Court is getting a little hotter - and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are helping fan the flames.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s impromptu portrayal Tuesday of President Obama's attacks on the high court during the State of the Union address as "very troubling" drew a brusque retort from the White House, which called the court's campaign finance ruling the real problem, and from Democrats eager to attack the court.

Responding to a law student's question when speaking at the University of Alabama, Chief Justice Roberts took aim at Mr. Obama's public chiding in January, saying the annual speech to Congress has "degenerated into a political pep rally." The chief justice, whose nomination by President George W. Bush was opposed by Mr. Obama as a senator, said he accepts criticism but suggested that detractors should be mindful of "the setting, the circumstances and the decorum."

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Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, came to Chief Justice Roberts' defense, saying the court got the law right and Mr. Obama was "disrespectful" for criticizing the court while the justices were seated right in front of him.

"No president has done that, and he should not have used that speech for it either," Mr. Hatch said. "Chief Justice Roberts is right - the president's remarks were troubling and the State of the Union this year resembled a political pep rally. Supreme Court justices are there by tradition, and I hope the State of the Union address in the future returns to the kind of event that merits their continued attendance."

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, echoed Mr. Hatch's complaints.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoscotus; bhosotu; feud; hatch; roberts; rudedems; scotus; sessions
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1 posted on 03/10/2010 8:49:40 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Good for Sens Orrin Hatch and Jeff Sessions.


2 posted on 03/10/2010 8:50:20 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I see I need to lay in a large supply of popcorn.

If all goes well, Roberts should be in action long after Zer0 has been driven off the stage.

3 posted on 03/10/2010 8:53:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

Yes good for them.

To clarify the CJ, I think he also was commenting on the Congress around them also cheering and jeering, literally surrounding the members of the Court and equal branch. It was more than just the President saying what he said.


4 posted on 03/10/2010 8:53:49 PM PST by ilgipper
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Have we ever had a President more low life than His Fraudulentcy?


5 posted on 03/10/2010 8:55:55 PM PST by donaldo
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To: jazusamo

They should be careful, SCOTUS has “standing!”


6 posted on 03/10/2010 8:56:17 PM PST by hiho hiho
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To: jazusamo

When the Chief Justice starts talking about Barry’s hidden birth records then this will get interesting!


7 posted on 03/10/2010 8:57:12 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: ilgipper
To clarify the CJ, I think he also was commenting on the Congress around them

Yes he was, it was very rude of the President and the Dems.

8 posted on 03/10/2010 8:57:20 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The Obama administration is such an American embarrasment...


9 posted on 03/10/2010 8:57:27 PM PST by Tempest (I believe in the sanctity of life... As long as you can afford it.)
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To: donaldo

He is a common pig.


10 posted on 03/10/2010 8:57:29 PM PST by DooDahhhh (AMEN)
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To: Paladin2

I say that next year’s attendance by Justices at the State of the Union address is down from 6 to 5 or 4. All of the liberals will still go, but I bet no more than 1 conservative justice goes.


11 posted on 03/10/2010 8:58:06 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: jazusamo

I’ll make this “brief”. I’m a “friend of the court” on this one.


12 posted on 03/10/2010 8:59:14 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: jazusamo

Excellent! ... a good simmering feud.


13 posted on 03/10/2010 9:00:36 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Amen! Obama is at a ridiculous disadvantage, he doesn’t have even close to the brain power of any of the five.


14 posted on 03/10/2010 9:04:13 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Or, one might say, Chief Justice Roberts reminds Americans of the disrespect shown by the rookie President to a co-equal branch of government.

Feud, my ass.


15 posted on 03/10/2010 9:05:00 PM PST by bigbob
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To: jazusamo; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik

AUDACITY OF A NARCISSIST

16 posted on 03/10/2010 9:05:04 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: bigbob

Agreed, that’s a terrible title.


17 posted on 03/10/2010 9:06:12 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: donaldo
Have we ever had a President more low life than His Fraudulentcy?

Yeah ... bubba.

18 posted on 03/10/2010 9:06:36 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: PhilDragoo

Right on, Phil!


19 posted on 03/10/2010 9:07:04 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Obama is picking a fight with perhaps the worst person possible.

Chief Justice Roberts will likely have multiple suits coming before his court upon the passage of Obama’s unconstitutional health care bill.

The man-child Obama made a huge blunder by humiliating the members of the Supreme Court in front of the entire nation, like he did. That diss will not be forgotten, and it will have repercussions.


20 posted on 03/10/2010 9:07:06 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BluH2o
"Have we ever had a President more low life than His Fraudulentcy?"

Yeah ... bubba.

Sorry. Even Bubba was more presidential, a much sharper politician, and far smarter than this gutter trash man-child.

Bubba may be a lowlife lying scumbag liberal, but at least he's an American, and doesn't actually HATE America, like Obama does.

Obama's in a whole different league than BJ Clinton.

21 posted on 03/10/2010 9:14:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Why isn’t Bummer tickled to death to have “foreign influence” over here (if that’s what he believes), rather than being cross about it? Doesn’t the whole world adore him? Doesn’t he want to reduce the USA to a mere state of the world?


22 posted on 03/10/2010 9:18:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Windflier

Bubba scrod some partners. Obama wants the whole USA scrod.


23 posted on 03/10/2010 9:20:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Why isn’t Bummer tickled to death to have “foreign influence” over here (if that’s what he believes), rather than being cross about it?”

Black Liberation Theology...we are about to undergo MASSIVE reparations, combined with Marxist rule...VERY bad and it won’t end well...or peacefully, IMNSHO...he won’t want anyone else in this.


24 posted on 03/10/2010 9:24:36 PM PST by jessduntno ("We need to pass ObamaCare so that the public can find out what's in the bill." - Nanny Pelosi)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Why isn’t Bummer tickled to death to have “foreign influence” over here (if that’s what he believes), rather than being cross about it?

What Obama's really angry about, is that the Supreme Court just leveled the playing field with the unions. That's what pissed him off.

25 posted on 03/10/2010 9:24:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DannyTN
I say that next year’s attendance by Justices at the State of the Union address is down from 6 to 5 or 4. All of the liberals will still go, but I bet no more than 1 conservative justice goes.

I wouldn't be surprised of none of them show up.

26 posted on 03/10/2010 9:25:39 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: jazusamo

zero clearly has no respect for traditional America. he might as well be Che Guevara and I don’t think of Che as any sort of hero the way a bunch of brain dead truth impaired idiots do.


27 posted on 03/10/2010 9:27:54 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Bubba scrod some partners. Obama wants the whole USA scrod.

Well, Bubba's NAFTA/GATT treaty kinda screwed the whole USA, too, but that's peanuts compared to what Obama's trying to do.

Obama is literally trying to dismantle the country's very foundations.

28 posted on 03/10/2010 9:27:54 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Obama is picking a fight with perhaps the worst person possible.

Chief Justice Roberts will likely have multiple suits coming before his court upon the passage of Obama’s unconstitutional health care bill.

Perhaps 0's plan now is to stir up such a storm with Roberts, that when it comes time for the Court to decide on health care reform, that 0 will demand that Roberts recuse himself. You heard it here first... ;)

29 posted on 03/10/2010 9:29:56 PM PST by nralife
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To: nralife
Perhaps 0's plan now is to stir up such a storm with Roberts, that when it comes time for the Court to decide on health care reform, that 0 will demand that Roberts recuse himself.

Obama can "demand" anything he likes, but he's got no real power over the Judicial branch, and Roberts can just toss that "demand" in the round file without thinking twice.

Besides, Obama wouldn't have any basis to ask for Roberts' recusal on a case regarding the health care legislation.

I'm telling you, Bozo is picking a fight with the wrong dude. Chief Justice Roberts can not only make life miserable for him -- he can potentially have him arrested and removed from office, should just the right case come before his court.

30 posted on 03/10/2010 9:35:12 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: donaldo
Have we ever had a President more low life than His Fraudulentcy?

or His Flatulency.

Same difference...

31 posted on 03/10/2010 9:35:39 PM PST by citizencon
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To: jazusamo
"degenerated into a political pep rally."

Truth is truth. When we saw the Wellstone funeral, we saw the future of the public Democrat party.

32 posted on 03/10/2010 9:39:48 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Aria

Correct, he has no respect for America and our traditional values. He worships himself and comparing him to Guevara is appropriate but Zer0’s ego is probably larger than Che’s.


33 posted on 03/10/2010 9:43:09 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: denydenydeny

Good point, anything for their pathetic party and to heck with the country.


34 posted on 03/10/2010 9:45:59 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: denydenydeny
To continue the thought:

When we saw the Wellstone funeral, we saw the future of the public Democrat party. The problem with the Wellstone funeral was the shameful unseemliness. To the casual viewer it came off as creepy. What they needed was someone who could pull it off. Someone who had no shame at all, someone so glib and superficial and attractive that joining with him in taunting the entire Supreme Court seems like the most natural thing in the world.

35 posted on 03/10/2010 9:52:13 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: jazusamo; bigbob
Terrible title and terrible premise by the Washington Times. Calling it an "impromptu portrayal" makes it seem like Chief Justice Roberts just lit into Obamao out of nowhere when he was actually responding to a question about whether the State of the Union is a proper venue for chiding the Supreme Court about its decisions. Roberts said that criticizing the court is fine, but explained the problem with using the State of the Union for doing it:
“So I have no problems with that,” he said. “On the other hand, there is the issue of the setting, the circumstances and the decorum.

“The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court — according the requirements of protocol — has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling.”

Audio of the question and answer from Breitbart.tv.

An honest answer from an honest man gets twisted by both this disgraceful White House and a lazy media who get their leads and stories from them. Continued shame on both and nothing but the highest regard for Chief Justice Roberts.
36 posted on 03/10/2010 9:54:50 PM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Windflier

It could actually be a very good thing. This may well come back to gnaw on 0bama’s behind. With fangs.


37 posted on 03/10/2010 10:04:18 PM PST by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Dahoser

Thanks for pointing that out and posting it. You couldn’t be more correct and I should have picked up on that and didn’t. I’ve read several articles and knew exactly what you posted to be the case.


38 posted on 03/10/2010 10:05:34 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: little jeremiah
This may well come back to gnaw on 0bama’s behind. With fangs.

Oh, it just may. Obama doesn't know what he's messing with.

The high court can literally take him out, and put him up under the jail, if they get the right case, and rule for the truth.

39 posted on 03/10/2010 10:08:06 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

And if an impeachment trial happens, guess who presides...


40 posted on 03/10/2010 10:34:24 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: donaldo; jazusamo

The Supreme Court is there to uphold the Constitution,....why would Obama respect them since he hopes to terar it up....which is why he attacked them....


41 posted on 03/10/2010 10:51:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: jazusamo

Anybody starting to see where the rumor about CJ Roberts stepping down came from? A shot across the bow?


42 posted on 03/10/2010 11:16:01 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Windflier
Chief Justice Roberts can not only make life miserable for him -- he can potentially have him arrested and removed from office, should just the right case come before his court.

Oh please God let it happen!

43 posted on 03/10/2010 11:17:50 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Exactly. Obama is frustrated because the conservative members of the SCOTUS thwart his evil ambitions.


44 posted on 03/10/2010 11:21:18 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: beckysueb

Maybe Zeewoe will be the recipient of the the 1st arrest warrant in history issued by the SCOTUS to the US Marshall’s Office.


45 posted on 03/11/2010 1:24:48 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: donaldo

No, these people are the most low class I have ever witnessed in any public capacity.


46 posted on 03/11/2010 5:56:17 AM PST by panthermom
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You may well be correct, EB. The thing that’s baffling to me about Zer0 is how blatant he is about many things. Many times it seems he’s inept or doesn’t have a clue about the decorum of the Presidency.


47 posted on 03/11/2010 9:42:34 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: beckysueb
Anybody starting to see where the rumor about CJ Roberts stepping down came from?

Wouldn't surprise me at all, Zer0 is a Chicago thug politician and has shown it numerous times.

48 posted on 03/11/2010 9:46:33 AM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Well, I am heavily influenced by Dave Horowitz's book...Unholy Alliances....
49 posted on 03/11/2010 10:01:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
And if an impeachment trial happens, guess who presides...

Exactamundo.

50 posted on 03/11/2010 2:49:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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