Skip to comments.Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law
Posted on 04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by Deo volente
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.
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“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.”
It’s called Checks and Balances President Doofus.
Constitutional scholar my a$$.
Just more arrogance from the dictator of the banana republic...
Hussein despises the Constitution.
Good gravy he’s a moron. “Unelected” Supreme Court-so everything they’ve ever ruled on is now null and void? No more Roe v Wade!
It’s called checks and balances, Jacka$$!
I’m glad he’s taken this tact and wants to attack the supreme court. Now he does sound like a dictator. “How dare the court strike down laws in accordance with the constitution that my liberal congress passed with almost 60 votes in the senate? What do we need this branch of the government for?”
Keep at it. He must have left Jarret at home with Barney Frank. There is no stopping him. His tele is on strike.
I do hope we don’t get to the “Battle of Athens” scenario, but some scenarios are worse.
Seems our only hope is for the Supreme Court to Bit@h slap the executive branch.
Good news. This indicates he did not get a secret phone call from the SC saying they voted to keep Obama care. If anything the call was bad news for him.
Is this the same guy who set up a system of Czars?
So Barry is calling the Supreme Court justices an “unelected group of people”?
What about Kagan and Sotomayer, his “unelected” picks? Are they included?
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Liberals like Obama have no problem with unelected liberals thwarting the laws or striking things down, or bypassing Congress, when it works for them.
He’s either making certain they will strike it down, or he’s gearing up to use it as a major election theme for 2012.
Just for the sake of irony, we can keep in mind that no Confederate law was struck down by their pretended supreme court. Jeff Davis never got around to appointing anyone to that body.
I hope the SC is paying attention to his repeated threatening language. I can’t believe this would-be thugocrat is in the Oval Office. He is single-handedly making the case for “anyone but Obama”. I can’t believe I’m saying this, as much as I despise Romney. Threats to the SC are my line in the sand.
Because the Supreme Court's constitutional responsibility is to overturn any overreach by the elected branch of government
He's doing this on purpose. Even the wording is very specific.
We’ll lead this Pharaoh to race into the Red Sea of Election Day.
A 7th-grader could tell you the Supreme Court has the power to overturn an act of Congress.
This is alarming because of the mindset behind it. HE’s in charge, and what HE says, goes. Separation of Powers doesn’t apply in his mind if it opposes his will.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
I wonder if he could tell us what, specifically, is "unprecedented" about the supreme court overturning a law passed by our "democratically elected congress".
ALL federal laws, by definition, have been passed by a majority of a democratically elected congress; otherwise they wouldn't BE laws. And I KNOW the supreme court has overturned at least one federal law at some point in the past...
Obama was elected on Hope and Change with many people not even knowing who he is.
Of course the President feels the Supreme Court should defer to him. After all, He Won.
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.
Barack Obama: Supreme Court wont overturn health care law
DRUDGE Headline linking the same article: Obama dares court to overturn healthcare law...
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.
I've got my doubts about him as a con law professor, but it's real clear he wasn't very strong in math.
Yep. Planted question and his well-rehearsed, thuggery-laced, threatening answer.
Somebody should explain to him that the three branches of government are co-equal, not subservient to the presidency............
Obama is a bonafide idiot!!! Case Closed.
What’s he gonna do if they strike it down?
Go Trayvon on their asses? Call for all his fellow blacks to burn the cities down? If we don’t let the federal government force all Americans to buy a private product my fellow blacks will go apesh1t on your asses? And Holder will not prosecute “his own people”?
Really? Because we won’t let you make America socialist, this is what you think everyone will rally around you for, Barry? Really? Life doesn’t end for most people if Obamacare dies. Hurts you far more than the average person, Barry.
The community organizing Constitution hating baby dictator speaks... Supreme Court, do as your told!
Please tell. To what are you referring?
Is that the same unelected branch that overturned Arizona immigration laws?
...and then in Nov, kick his a%% out.
“I am the President, I was elected, I won, so everything I want to do- I can... so neener neener neener”
If they put down his law he’ll unleash the dogs of war. He will take next step and convince everyone that this whole Supreme Court thing just isn’t working.
“In fact, F*** them! The mandate goes as planned! Are you gonna let them take it from you? Who’s with me?! Rise up people! Show them how strong you are!”
Oh, maybe he won’t say it. Can’t get his hands dirty. But he’ll let all the right people know. Time to pull the pin on this revolution. It’s what the Marxists and communists have been waiting all their lives for. And he’s ready to do it. He’s ready to take his place as the One who makes it happen. Maybe even before November if it looks like he’s running out of time.
IMO,he is not ignorant, he is speaking to the ignorant who think in sound bites.
He knows he has 4 votes on his side—his two picks, and Bill Clinton’s two picks. He needs one more—I don’t know if this kind of stunt can intimidate any of the remaining 5. Hopefully none of them is vulnerable to blackmail.
He’s having a tantrum because his “signature piece”, the healthcare abomination, is about to go down in flames.
I agree with you that he could slip right back in for a second term, and if that happens, God help us!
IIRC, he didn’t have enough votes to get his power grab passed. He had to do a lot dirty deals to get enough elected representatives hold their noses and pass it.
But he also said that he is confident that Obamcare will be upheld. It may be that he got the news that the initial vote was in favor to upheld it and now he is just showing himself to be the big tough leader by warning the Supreme Court not to overturn his Obamacare and when they announce it is upheld he would tell his stupid base that the supreme court was scared of him the tough leader.
That smirking sissy puts the bitch in slap.
Alito will like that.
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Striking down a law is not judicial activism.
A Court REWRITING A LAW is Judicial activism as they are not the Legislature.
A Court Re-Interpreting a law to “discover” a right that never existed in reality, is judicial activism. Such as the Roe v. Wade decision. Such as the Kelo decision.
Hey Barry...What about those groups of unelected Czar’s!
In what way? How is his wording very specific?
Just curious what you base the statement upon?
We know he is an evil socialist and not stupid, wrong but not stupid.
As my friend suggested, I should have left it at: FDR.. Does anyone know if the first Roosevelt had a middle name, been researching but come up empty?