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Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law
Fox News Channel/AP ^ | 2 April 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by OldNavyVet

Edited on 04/02/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

**I think Obama, in his post-summit (Mexico, US, Canada) TV appearance, just told the US Supreme Court how to vote on the Obamacare issue.**

President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld. 

The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by 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 majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said. 

The Supreme Court spent three days hearing arguments last week in four separate challenges to the health care law, which stands as the president's signature domestic policy accomplishment. A central challenge was over the individual mandate -- the requirement that Americans buy health insurance. Critics say the mandate is unconstitutional, and that the federal government cannot force people into the insurance marketplace.

Read more at: Fox News


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullyinchief; dictatorinchief; kagan; narcissistinchief; obama; obamacare; obamapoleon; obameltdown; scotus; separationofpowers; supreme; tyrantinchief; waronscotus
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To: OldNavyVet

Some of us are cubicle bound, although I will attempt to find out what’s going from the TV in the break room.

Although... every time I turn the TV on to Fox, one of the managers comes along behind me and turns it to CNN (probably while cursing.)

I do it just to make them crazy. :-)


41 posted on 04/02/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Here's part of the text of an article from the FoxNews site:

President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.

The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by 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 majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/02/obama-confident-supreme-court-will-uphold-health-care-law/#ixzz1quaJ09En

42 posted on 04/02/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: OldNavyVet
"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

I like mushrooms and olives

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

This could be hugh. OldNavyVet, who do you work for?

By the way did anyone see the miles-wide object that may have just flown over the midwest? Thanks for your attention, I just love it.

43 posted on 04/02/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: OldNavyVet
"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

I like mushrooms and olives

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

This could be hugh. OldNavyVet, who do you work for?

By the way did anyone see the miles-wide object that may have just flown over the midwest? Thanks for your attention, I just love it.

44 posted on 04/02/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: corlorde

Thank’s Corlorde ... You’ve caught the essence of Obama’s statement.


45 posted on 04/02/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: corlorde

I wonder how he feels about the 9th circuit and the gay marriage ban in CA.


46 posted on 04/02/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: floralamiss

http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/04/02/obama-slams-activist-supreme-court-calls-them-unelected-group-people


47 posted on 04/02/2012 12:15:52 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
"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," Obama said.

I think he meant to say "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 Democrat Congressmen."

-PJ

48 posted on 04/02/2012 12:16:03 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: OldNavyVet
Turn onto the Fox News Channel ... That specific segment was replayed once, and probably will be again.

How about putting it out there for us peons who can't "Turn on to the Fox News Channel"

Thanks ONV ... you've succeeded in pissing me off for no good reason.

49 posted on 04/02/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Do not forget the illegal tactic Reid used, ‘reconcilation’, which had nothing to do with obamacare and thus could not be used, per Senate rules.


50 posted on 04/02/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress.

Oh...my...goodness. What does he think the Supreme Court is there for? Has he not heard the term "checks and balances"? Does he not understand that they're unelected so as to be above the political fray?

How IGNORANT is this guy?!

P.S. - thanks. I couldn't get it on Fox, they're covering the Oakland school shooting.

51 posted on 04/02/2012 12:23:27 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: OldNavyVet

All he needs is an Executive Order proclaiming him “President for Life”..
AND a good part of America would say.. “SO WHAT!”..

America gets any dumber and “We will”.. have to go to Haiti to get some deep political thinking..


52 posted on 04/02/2012 12:24:42 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: rawhide
This is just a laughable statement on so many levels.

Far from being a "strong majority", the law barely squeaked though both Houses of Congress. That makes it a law passed by a "bare majority" rather than a strong majority.

And of course, any law passed by Congress necessarily was passed by a "majority", so Obama's statement really comes down to saying that it is "unprecedented" that SCOTUS overturn a law passed by Congress.

What a maroon.

53 posted on 04/02/2012 12:26:14 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: rawhide

I hope he keeps throwing a tantrum in the press about it for another month. Perhaps he will piss off the two that wanted to uphold the law.

I hope he gets a landmark ruling that shuts down the overreaching activities of Congress and the whitehouse using the commerce clause.

I hope Alito writes for the Majority...


54 posted on 04/02/2012 12:29:04 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: tx_eggman

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

“There is not only an economic element to this, a legal element to this, but there is a human element to this. And I hope that’s not forgotten in this political debate

Ultimately, 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.

And I would like to remind conservative commentators that for years what we have heard is that the biggest problem is judicial activism and that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.

Well, this is a good example and I’m pretty confident this court will recognize that and not take that step”


55 posted on 04/02/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: 5thGenTexan

It’s not activism when they do it. ;)


56 posted on 04/02/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: ctdonath2

President Barack Obama voiced confidence Monday that the Supreme Court will uphold his health care law in his first public remarks on the issue since the three days of oral arguments last week.

Obama suggested that the high court would be guilty of “judicial activism” if it overturned the law, and stressed that he believed the justices would see the individual mandate as an integral part of the law.

“We are confident that this will be upheld because it should be upheld,” Obama said at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

“The reason is because in accordance with precedent out there, it’s constitutional,” Obama said. “That’s not just my opinion, by the way. That’s the opinion of legal experts across the ideological spectrum, including two very conservative appellate court justices who said this wasn’t even a close case.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74743.html#ixzz1qvQMK0iH


57 posted on 04/02/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by Faith
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To: OldNavyVet
If memory serves, obama castigated the Justices pretty good at his first SOTU speech...maybe they have some long memories, especially now that he's doing it again.

Most of it is the leftist media.

OBAMA SUPREMES, OBAMA SUPREMES
58 posted on 04/02/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: mojitojoe

Thanks for the link, mojitojoe. So, 0’b0z0 has *slapped* SCOTUS once again. By his standards, congress should be able to pass a law (because they were democratically elected) that every other child born must go to live in kenya because we have too many people here and SCOTUS can’t do anything because they were unelected. So why was he so excited to appoint two nitwits? Why are they there? He is beyond being a putz. If I said what I really want to call him I’d be banned.


59 posted on 04/02/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by azishot
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To: mojitojoe

Thanks, Mojitojoe!


60 posted on 04/02/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT by floralamiss
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