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Obama: Supreme Court Striking Down Obamacare Would Be Judicial Activism
RealClearPolitics ^ | 4/2/2012 | The so-called President

Posted on 04/02/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by mojito

President Obama preemptively slammed the Supreme Court as a bunch of "unelected group of people" who will have turned to "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint" if they decide to strike down his signature legislative achievement, the healthcare reform act.

Obama was speaking at a trilateral event with the Prime Minister of Canada and President of Mexico.

Obama touted the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; chicagothug; deathpanels; obamacare; obamathreatensscotus; zerocare
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More thuggish, or more stupid?

You decide.

1 posted on 04/02/2012 12:38:32 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Yes.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 12:39:53 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: mojito

Obama is an idiot.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 12:40:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: mojito

OMG. Just like the kid who throws himself on the mercy of the court after murdering his parents...and now he’s an orphan.

Good Lord.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 12:40:56 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: mojito

I guess Marbury v Madison no longer applies.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 12:40:56 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: mojito
This thuggish PotOS chiming in is blatant and stunning Executive Activism.
6 posted on 04/02/2012 12:41:09 PM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: mojito

Odd how we didn’t hear that during the California gay ‘marriage’ debate.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 12:42:23 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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To: mojito
Just channeling his buddy Hugo Chavez and their mentor Fidel Castro.

The all powerful Maximum Leader brooks no opposition from the law. The law is what he says.

8 posted on 04/02/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: mojito
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9 posted on 04/02/2012 12:43:18 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: mojito
All laws are passed by a majority of Congress.

Does 0bama opine that all laws thus passed by Congress are therefore defacto Constitutional?

Does he think it is on a sliding scale where those passed by a “strong” majority are more Constitutional than those passed by a narrow majority?

10 posted on 04/02/2012 12:43:35 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: mojito

Hey OAD! How does it feel to get a taste of your own medicine?


11 posted on 04/02/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: mojito
Just another example of Soetoro’s disdain for the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the rule of law over the rule of man, and his overall hatred of this great country. Bite me zero!
12 posted on 04/02/2012 12:44:13 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: mojito

How to read the tea leaves on this.....

I am 100% certain that right after the vote was taken Friday, Elena Kagan leaked the results to Barry. So he already knows what the Court has done.

Whether he is setting the stage for it passing or preparing the ground for trouble if it’s scuttled is hard to say.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 12:44:32 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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14 posted on 04/02/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: mojito

LMAO. So 2 of the 3 CO-EQUAL branches of government violate the Constitution and SCOTUS by virtue of striking down this law is undertaking Activism? More like protectionism...


15 posted on 04/02/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: mojito
Heh .. TWO of 'em are HIS friggin' guys !

Yeah .. I know ... they're supposed to be female ... That's m'story n'I'm s s s s stickin' TO it.

16 posted on 04/02/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: mojito

It is clear that words mean absolutely nothing to Obama. He just thinks they mean whatever he wants them to mean.


17 posted on 04/02/2012 12:45:24 PM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: mojito

The latter. http://www.freedomslighthouse.com/2010/01/obama-slams-supreme-court-in-state-of.html


18 posted on 04/02/2012 12:45:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish it was that simple. Idiots are much less dangerous than clever evil people.


19 posted on 04/02/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: cripplecreek

That reptile needs his tongue tethered to a very short line into a very deep trench, and his monster of a bride as well.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by Joshua Marcus
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To: cripplecreek

Thats hilarious. I like the dead coal eyes. Oh wait, those weren’t a photoshop addition. LOL


21 posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mojito

He is sooo full of sh#t


22 posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:15 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

-Yes.-

This^^

I’m just speechless...


23 posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: C210N
...but, he's the Pharaoh. No one can defy the Pharaoh.< / sarcastic derision
24 posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mojito

Odumbo once again proves he knows nothing about our constitution nor what the founders were trying to achieve.

He is as dangerous to this country as any terrorist or any of the communist nations who want our destruction because we are always showing up their sorry butts.

Anyone who voted for Odumbo is either a racist, stupid or the enemy within.

The American people soundly rejected the progressives (aka Marxist communists) under Wilson and we need to soundly reject Odumbo and everyone of his vile followers but I am very concerned Odumbo’s people will continue to support him and some of the usual suspects will do everything to vote early and vote often.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:50 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: mojito

LOL! This is getting good.

Keep talking, buddy. Good on ya!


26 posted on 04/02/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: mojito
Liberals wrote the book on political activism: Roe v. Wade. separation of church and state, overruling gay marriage ban..
27 posted on 04/02/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: allmendream

—Does 0bama opine that all laws thus passed by Congress are therefore defacto Constitutional?—

It is as though he forgets why we have three branches of government.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 12:47:49 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: mojito

Better to have Judicial Activism than Presidential Dictatorship and/or communisim.


29 posted on 04/02/2012 12:48:01 PM PDT by RC2
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To: mojito
I see Jug-ears is sticking to the Alinsky model...blame others for what you are guilty of doing.

Judicial and executive ACTIVISION has been his total modus operandi since he took office.

obama is as mentally disturbed as Al Gore.

OBAMAINSANITY
30 posted on 04/02/2012 12:48:11 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: mojito

Thuggishly stupid.


31 posted on 04/02/2012 12:48:36 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I agree with you and I think he is giving them a subtle threat of what they will get if they don’t change their minds.


32 posted on 04/02/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: mojito

Upholding the constitution is judicial activism? ** Newspeak Alert **


33 posted on 04/02/2012 12:49:14 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: mojito

I don’t recall in at least the past 35 years any president commenting on not only recent, but even unannounced Supreme Court rulings. Ubama does so routinely. Ubama is not your normal president.

The accidental president, Ubama, is one very sick POS.
Pray for America.
Send the turd Ubama swirling down the toilet of history in November.


34 posted on 04/02/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Buckeye McFrog

—How to read the tea leaves on this.....

I am 100% certain that right after the vote was taken Friday, Elena Kagan leaked the results to Barry. So he already knows what the Court has done.

Whether he is setting the stage for it passing or preparing the ground for trouble if it’s scuttled is hard to say.—

If what you say is true I don’t think it would be hard to say at all. I think that if they were voting to let the mandate stand he would not try to bitch slap them like this. It would be counter productive. I honestly think the guy is a crybaby and he will not finish his term due to personal meltdown.


35 posted on 04/02/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: mojito

More stupid!

I guess Obama wants to rewrite history and throw out all cases in which the Supreme Court overturned unconstitutional laws that were made laws by democratically elected Congresscritters and presidents.

Did he really graduate from law school and teach constitutional law for YEARS?


36 posted on 04/02/2012 12:51:02 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And on this subject you are correct... we don’t know how it wll end yet. You can bet a whole lot though that one of his appointees gave him the skinny just as soon as it could.


37 posted on 04/02/2012 12:51:12 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

It makes perfect sense if you first disregard the Constitution as the basis of all law.


38 posted on 04/02/2012 12:51:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: FrankR

Bingo... Only in the world of a liberal is striking down an obviously unconstitutional law “judicial activism”.


39 posted on 04/02/2012 12:52:22 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: petitfour
Did he really graduate from law school and teach constitutional law for YEARS?

Maybe that's why he won't release his transcripts...?

40 posted on 04/02/2012 12:53:20 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: immadashell

The Constitution is a racist document!


41 posted on 04/02/2012 12:54:34 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You are correct.

My guess is he knows it will pass.

The press will then say that he has a grasp of the constitution that conservatives do not.


42 posted on 04/02/2012 12:54:46 PM PDT by James Mott
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To: mojito
Appointments refer to situations where ONE PERSON is voted for by one designated voter. In our system the President is the voter.

I don't particularly care for that system, but it is the same as any election, albeit one with a very highly restricted franchise.

Give you another one. The members of the House of Representatives are elected from small districts that fail to represent the entire United States. To increase the franchise to people who don't live there we could probably vote for all of our Congress-critters on a party-list system. You'd get to vote for all of them ~ not just that one local guy.

There a great number of possible schemes for electing folks to office.

43 posted on 04/02/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mojito

Right out of Alinski’s rules for radicals.


44 posted on 04/02/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: mojito

Freepers, he’s just setting the stage to pack the court with several new appointees under the guise of “reigning in” an “activist Court.”

Constitutional crisis, here we come!


45 posted on 04/02/2012 12:58:53 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is an idiot.

I can think of a few other choice terms for him, but yes, idiot does come to mind as well.

46 posted on 04/02/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: mojito
law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."

Law that was passed by the rat majority after threats, bribes, and attempts to do end-runs around the legislative process.
47 posted on 04/02/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“How to read the tea leaves on this.....”

I disagree. First of all, the vote they took Friday is just a preliminary vote, and may or may not reflect the final outcome. The justices will review each other’s written statements over the next several weeks, and opinions can and do change in various SC cases.

Second, if Obama thought the vote was in and was good for him there is no reason for him to make inflammatory public pronouncements about judicial activism. He would likely have been much more pseudo-magnanimous.

I don't disagree, however, that Kagan is unethical and cannot be trusted in any way.

48 posted on 04/02/2012 1:01:04 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: mojito

I have to agree with other previous posters to this thread that it appears that Kagen leaked the results of Friday’s vote to Obama and his minions. I don’t think it was positive for the democrats.

I think that what we will see is an attempt by Obama to marginalize the Supreme Court just as he has marginalized Congress. Be prepared to hear the phrase, “Runaway activist Conservative Supreme Court,” repeated over and over during the months leading up to the election.

In other words, the entire federal government is broken, it’s Bush’s (and the conservatives’) fault, and we must allow Obama to have another four years to fix it.


49 posted on 04/02/2012 1:02:01 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: mojito

Hey Bammy,

“Judicial Activism” hurts when it goes against your agenda doesn’t it?

Just keep grabbing more power for the federal government, then someday when the other party gets in power they will use it against your firends....

Gee, small and limited government doesn’t sound so bad anymore doesn’t it Bammy?

Big Government idiots are their own destruction... damned fools is what they are....


50 posted on 04/02/2012 1:02:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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