Skip to comments.Justice Scalia to Obama’s Solicitor General: ‘We’re not stupid’ [AUDIO]
Posted on 03/27/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Justice Scalia to Obamas Solicitor General: Were 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 administrations case for the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health-care law Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia interrupted, telling Verrilli, were 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:
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Thank the good Lord for men like Scalia and Roberts!
‘we would have to be stupid to buy what you are trying to sell us’
‘Does Antonin Scalia look like a b*tch? Then why are you trying to treat him like a b*tch?’
(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 dont want to do that.)
Why is Kagan even allowed to hear this case? How preposterous. We might as well allow 0 himself to make a ruling.
I hope Scalia qualified his remarks by stating that he wasn't speaking for Sotomayor.
To which Justice Elena Kagan jumped in with, "speak for yourself, Justice Scalia".
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.
I don’t know ... those Obama appointees look pretty stupid to me. That Kagan is a real “mouth breather”.
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”
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.
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!!!
“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..
” 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!
Where is that in the Constitution you moron?? Kagan and Sebellius were out at dinner last night, I heard.
O’Zero dissed them at his first State of the Union address, now it’s payback time, Constitution Style!
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.
Should be the anthem for the 2012 election regardless of the nominee.
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