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Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]
The Daily Caller ^

Posted on 03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO] By Nicholas Ballasy - The Daily Caller 3:39 PM 03/27/2012 ADVERTISEMENT

While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.”

Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future.

Scalia shot back, arguing that young people will make the decision to buy health insurance eventually and do not need to be forced by the federal government to engage in commerce.

The transcript of the exchange is below:

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 3branches; constitution; constitutionality; court; healthcare; impeach; justice; justicescalia; kagan; obamacare; scotus; scotusobamacare; scotusocareday2; supremecourt
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1 posted on 03/27/2012 1:56:35 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

*smiles*


2 posted on 03/27/2012 1:57:46 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank the good Lord for men like Scalia and Roberts!


3 posted on 03/27/2012 1:58:50 PM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver
In other words.....

‘we would have to be stupid to buy what you are trying to sell us’

aka.........

‘Does Antonin Scalia look like a b*tch? Then why are you trying to treat him like a b*tch?’

;)

4 posted on 03/27/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Sub-Driver

(JUSTICE SCALIA: You could solve that problem by simply not requiring the insurance company to sell it to somebody who has a — a condition that is going to require medical treatment, or at least not – not require them to sell it to him at — at a rate that he sells it to healthy people. But you don’t want to do that.)

Precisely.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 2:01:07 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is Kagan even allowed to hear this case? How preposterous. We might as well allow 0 himself to make a ruling.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 2:01:53 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Sub-Driver
If the Pubble House leadership had even half a set they would be drawing up articles of impeachment against Kagan even as I type.
7 posted on 03/27/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Sub-Driver
"...Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.”"

I hope Scalia qualified his remarks by stating that he wasn't speaking for Sotomayor.

8 posted on 03/27/2012 2:02:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sub-Driver
While Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr. made the Obama administration’s case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, “we’re not stupid.”

To which Justice Elena Kagan jumped in with, "speak for yourself, Justice Scalia".

9 posted on 03/27/2012 2:02:59 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

God bless Justices Scalia and Roberts. True Patriots.

I think we knew which side Kagan would be on. I hope that blind fool enjoyed the slapdown.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 2:03:00 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know ... those Obama appointees look pretty stupid to me. That Kagan is a real “mouth breather”.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 2:03:04 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Sub-Driver

Yikes,that’s pretty harsh.I hope that doesn’t convince any “swing” votes to vote *for* ObamaCare so as to not be on the same side as such an “extremist”


12 posted on 03/27/2012 2:03:58 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Its already been a pretty good day for the constitution with the acquittal of Hutaree militia members in Michigan. Now if the US supreme court follows suit it will be a very good day.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2864542/posts


13 posted on 03/27/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Guess the Solicitor General throught he was dealing with the same kind of minds as those who elected that SOB he works for.

I’d say after this trial, Obama demotes him from Sollicitor General to Sollicitor Sergeant!!!


14 posted on 03/27/2012 2:04:56 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: jtal

“Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future.... “

We know why Sotomayor and Kagan are there is to give Odumbo 2 votes immediately. Now all he has to do is threaten the rest..


15 posted on 03/27/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by max americana
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To: jtal

” Why is Kagan even allowed to hear this case? How preposterous. We might as well allow 0 himself to make a ruling.”

He IS....Kagan has no right to be sitting there...a freakin joke!


16 posted on 03/27/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future.

Where is that in the Constitution you moron?? Kagan and Sebellius were out at dinner last night, I heard.

17 posted on 03/27/2012 2:06:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

O’Zero dissed them at his first State of the Union address, now it’s payback time, Constitution Style!


18 posted on 03/27/2012 2:06:55 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: jtal
Why is Kagan even allowed to hear this case? How preposterous. We might as well allow 0 himself to make a ruling.

I'm not sure it really matters.They say that *Kennedy* is gonna be the swing vote and my understanding is that in the SCOTUS a tie vote is a vote to uphold so,if I'm correct,a 4-4 vote means OsamaObamaCare stays.

19 posted on 03/27/2012 2:07:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Should be the anthem for the 2012 election regardless of the nominee.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: jtal

What was Kagan allowed on the court? What a joke.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 2:08:54 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Sub-Driver

Depends on whom Justice Scalia meant by “we”; Justice Kagan is absolutely stupid-in-the-bag for the Obamanation.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 2:08:59 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: max americana

” “Justice Elena Kagan, a former solicitor general appointed by President Obama to the high court, sided with Verilli in arguing that young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future.... “”

Communist Healthcare, explained by the least qualified justice in American history.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 2:08:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jtal

Why is Kagan even allowed to hear this case? How preposterous. We might as well allow 0 himself to make a ruling.
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I see it as a test for Boehner ,, if he doesn’t impeach her then he should be.


24 posted on 03/27/2012 2:08:59 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

Won’t happen.....Boehner is the worst coward we ever had as GOP Speaker.....bar none!


25 posted on 03/27/2012 2:10:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; jtal

Guess who had dinner with Sebellius last night??

No conflict of interest there.


26 posted on 03/27/2012 2:10:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

God Bless you Justice Scalia!!


27 posted on 03/27/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Neidermeyer

Man oh man, wouldn’t that be a great way to get the courts back in line and back into their “equal” third they are supposed to be?

Let Kagan sit through this case then impeach her sorry unqualified rear out of there. Wait until after the election. Hopefully, we have enough Senators and a Republican president and we can get a qualified conservative Justice.

The left will scream bloody murder, but it is time they are ignored.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 2:17:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kagan is proving herself to be Obama’s stooge.


29 posted on 03/27/2012 2:19:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives, thanks to Big Bro')
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To: FreeAtlanta

” The left will scream bloody murder, but it is time they are ignored.”

When the left screams bloody murder, we know the Constitution is a bit safer.


30 posted on 03/27/2012 2:20:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jerry's Girlfriend (Played by Courtney Cox): "Did you look in the drawer?"

Jerry: "It's not there. I'm not stupid."

J's G: "I didn't say you were stupid."

Jerry: "Well, wouldn't I have to be!"

31 posted on 03/27/2012 2:22:26 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And then Kagan has to dive in and say “hey, wait a minute, I’m stupid too!”

They just don’t write comedy like this anymore.


32 posted on 03/27/2012 2:23:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tumblindice
Then there is this one...


33 posted on 03/27/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Sub-Driver

“young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future.”

This is where socialism completes its circle, to control.

Using the same logic, the government could ban cigars, high calorie drinks, high fat meals, you name it. Nothing is off limits.


34 posted on 03/27/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: GeronL

Mark Levin’s show is going to be interesting tonight. (Well, even more so.)


35 posted on 03/27/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: tumblindice

Did you expect Kagan to be anything other than a stooge for Obama?

She doesn’t give one crap what the Constitution says or means, and she isn’t even pretending in that comment.


36 posted on 03/27/2012 2:27:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: lacrew

That is the whole idea....total control over the population.....we are almost there, anyway. If SCOTUS upholds Obamacare, we ARE there!


37 posted on 03/27/2012 2:27:42 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I highly doubt Kagan even believes in the Constitution. She has an anthropologist’s view of it - she studies it as a window how a former society organized itself, but leftists like her feel they are well beyond it.

She is Obama’s land-mine to America which will keep spreading her error for decades to come.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 2:27:50 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

This one was juicy.

Why has Kagen not recused herself, btw?


39 posted on 03/27/2012 2:28:32 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: GeronL
Trivia question...

What do Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine), Judd Gregg (N.H.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Richard Lugar (Ind.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) have in common?

40 posted on 03/27/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: GeronL

” Kagan and Sebellius were out at dinner last night, I heard. “

And they probably got a motel room after that dinner!


41 posted on 03/27/2012 2:31:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What time does that start again??

Will someone make a trascript?


42 posted on 03/27/2012 2:31:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Kagan had dinner with Sebelius?????


43 posted on 03/27/2012 2:35:56 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: GeronL
That is how the leftist mind works.

We ask “Is it Constitutional?” and they argue that it is ‘equitable’ and ‘fair’ and that everyone should pay for everybody else - it is only fair.

That wasn't the question.

We ask “Is it the proper role of Government?” and they argue that ‘it is a good thing’ and ‘it accomplishes a societal good’.

That wasn't the question.

Not all things worth doing are within the scope of the Federal Governments LIMITED and ENUMERATED powers. Not all things worth doing are worth having the government do - even if it would be ‘fair’ and ‘equitable’.

But they cannot get it through their heads that the Government is in any way limited from doing what they think it should do to make sure things are ‘fair’, ‘equitable’ and that ‘accomplishes a societal good’.

Their minds just don't work that way.

44 posted on 03/27/2012 2:35:56 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

They are all Democrats in the wrong cloakroom??

They are all good for nothing RINO’s?

They are the kind of Republicans that make the GOP lose national elections?

ALl of the above?


45 posted on 03/27/2012 2:36:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

1800 hours (EDT). I believe Levin offers a free podcast. Plus there generally is a Levin thread.


46 posted on 03/27/2012 2:36:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: GeronL
All of the above, plus the only sorry a$$ Republicans who voted to confirm this mouth breathing troll.
47 posted on 03/27/2012 2:37:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: allmendream; Travis McGee; null and void; Morgana

TOP POST on this thread.

That is the #1 answer as far as I am concerned, you have nailed it.


48 posted on 03/27/2012 2:38:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
... young people should be required by the federal government to purchase health insurance because eventually, others will subsidize their health care in the future.

There it is - the whole big pyramid scheme.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need ..." - Karl Marx.
And in the middle - Massive Government Control.
We will take from everyone according to his ability, by force if necessary, give to each according to his need, but we decide what the need is.
That is, if there is anything left to give after it's been squandered.

49 posted on 03/27/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sub-Driver
others will subsidize their health care in the future

ONLY if someone like the wise Latina FORCES them to.

ML/NJ

50 posted on 03/27/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by ml/nj
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