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Obama Warns Supreme Court: Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be 'Unprecedented,..."'
Wall St. J ^ | April 02,2012 | LAURA MECKLER AND CAROL E. LEE

Posted on 04/02/2012 9:39:19 PM PDT by Steelfish

April 2, 2012 Obama Warns Supreme Court Says Overturn of Health-Care Law Would Be 'Unprecedented, Extraordinary Step'

BY LAURA MECKLER AND CAROL E. LEE

President Barack Obama predicted Monday that the Supreme Court would uphold his signature health-care law and said that overturning it would be a prime example of judicial overreach.

It was a rare instance of a president laying out his own arguments about a Supreme Court case before the justices are set to reach their decision.

In his first public comments about the case since the justices took it up last week, Mr. Obama appeared to be framing the political argument he would make should he have to face voters this fall after a loss at the high court.

"For years, ...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bullyinchief; dictatorinchief; kagan; narcissistinchief; obamacare; obamapoleon; obameltdown; scotus; separationofpowers; tyrantinchief; waronscotus
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1 posted on 04/02/2012 9:39:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

It’s time for the Supreme Court to play chicken with Mr. Chickensh*t.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 9:41:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Steelfish

This bastard actually thinks he gets to dictate!

I sure hope he gets his ass handed to him.

For our sake.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 9:41:38 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Steelfish

As though Obama hadn’t had his say already—through the pathetic, stumbling, rambling “arguments” of his Solicitor General.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 9:42:34 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Steelfish

Kagan probably already told him the outcome. So does this mean she said it would stand or be overruled.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 9:46:00 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Unfricken believeable.

You’d think that life never existed before Obama walked the earth.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 9:47:12 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nik Naym

Like another poster has said, maybe this ‘unelected’ Supreme Court will see that someone has ‘standing’ and will revisit the ineligibility issue.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 9:47:12 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: for-q-clinton

You KNOW she did. There is nothing honorable about her. Nothing.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 9:48:19 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Steelfish
Obama wants to be a dictator and go full- rouge.

The court is going through what was brought before them.

His Obamacare was a scheme by him and the democrats who were in control. Now, they want to threaten the court. Praying the court rules the entire thing is unconstitutional.

9 posted on 04/02/2012 9:52:55 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: for-q-clinton

Well I doubt Obama is arguing with a court he has heard is upholding his signature legislation.


10 posted on 04/02/2012 9:52:54 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: for-q-clinton
Kagan probably already told him the outcome.

I wonder.

11 posted on 04/02/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I tried to buy a hoodie today but the store manager said they had all been shoplifted.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

So based on his reaction was it upheld? I think so.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 9:54:59 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Steelfish

I do not think Obama Chicago gangsta politics is going to impress the less feeble members of the Supreme Court.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 9:56:56 PM PDT by microgood
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To: JLS

He’s setting a strawman up. He is saying all this crap then when it’s upheld he will say see I was right on the law and that the radical right wing court even agreed. Plus this makes it look like Kagan didn’t tell him.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 10:00:51 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Steelfish

Flash- President lashes out against “judicial activism”!!


15 posted on 04/02/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Steelfish

Since when does a president lobby the SCOTUS. They are independent branches. I hope they send his letter back saying that they will not consider it.

Grrr.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 10:08:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steelfish
I hope the Supreme Court realizes, even if dimly, that their very significance and existence hinges on this ruling. If they cave to the wishes of the Executive, then that's it. The latter days of the Roman Republic. I was just reading about that, by chance:

And yet when Cicero was carrying on his Cilician campaign in strict accordance with Rome's great tradition, the Republic was dying and all but dead. That was in 51 B.C. Nine years before, three powerful party leaders had come together; they agreed to pool their resources and take the government into their own hands. But it was all completely unofficial and no one need take cognizance of it if he chose not. The senate met; the consuls presided; the old political forms were strictly adhered to ...

Edith Hamilton, The Roman Way

17 posted on 04/02/2012 10:10:46 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Steelfish

We need to call BS on this.

There have been other cases in which courts have ruled laws unconstitutional. For him to say it is unprecedented to overturn a law passed by a democratically elected Congress is intellectually dishonest!!!

Republicans need to add this to the list of things to use against Obama in the campaign.

Liberals have no problems when courts overturn laws, such as abortion laws, which liberals don’t like. That’s why it’s patently absurd for him to say this. Liberals love the courts to overturn laws they don’t like. Liberals love it when courts impose new standards, such as affirmative action or homosexual marriage.

But I guess we can’t expect the liberals to be intellectually honest can we????


18 posted on 04/02/2012 10:18:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Steelfish

"Those ding-danged Justices were selected not elected!

Uh, wait, those two I selected are OK, uhhhh."

19 posted on 04/02/2012 10:18:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Steelfish

I hope the Supremes Polk that half cracker right in the eye with Unconstitutional !


20 posted on 04/02/2012 10:25:04 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Steelfish

The man is a tyrant. He already said he’s smarter than all his own policy people, and he thinks he knows better than all the rest of us.

You can’t blame him for being arrogant - look what he’s gotten away with so far!
The first half black communist non-citizen POTUS of the US. The whole thing is mind boggling but as I said - can you blame zero for thinking he’s better than everybody? He might not even belong in this country but there he is riding around on AF1.


21 posted on 04/02/2012 10:27:36 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Steelfish

For a guy who was touted as a “Constitutional Scholar”, he could use a refresher course or two...


22 posted on 04/02/2012 10:28:18 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Steelfish

As opposed to all those laws passed by minorities, that the SCOTUS could rule unconstitutional....

And the appointments made by the president, without the advice and consent of Congress, while congress was in session.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 10:28:56 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
For him to say it is unprecedented to overturn a law passed by a democratically elected Congress is intellectually dishonest bizarrely bug nuts cow jumping over the moon out to lunch with Mr. Limpet acid trip scratching at imaginary insects Charles Manson on a bad day searching for life's answers in a SoBe bottle cap crazy!!!

Pardon the slight correction.

24 posted on 04/02/2012 10:29:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Steelfish
Friday and today Obama was agitated and did not look particularly “happy” about the upcoming decision. Contrary to those who believe he's simply setting himself up to look like he was right all along when the decision is finally announced, I'm of the opinion he is furious that the preliminary count is to hold the mandate unconstitutional, and I'm still not sure about the rest.

I believe Kagan has already passed the bad news along to him, and he's reacting as would a spoiled brat who's not getting his way.

25 posted on 04/02/2012 10:29:49 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Steelfish
Obama: "the kind of action that many conservatives for years have criticized as overreaching "judicial activism.""

Hey, ****nozzle, the Supreme Court has FOR YEARS struck down shitty unconstitutional laws, so for yet another week I must proclaim from on high

FUBO

God Almighty will this crumb bum ever get tired

26 posted on 04/02/2012 10:30:29 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Steelfish

Like the Supreme Court did with abortion?

The white arab doesn’t know much about the USA.


27 posted on 04/02/2012 10:30:29 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: for-q-clinton
So does this mean she said it would stand or be overruled.

Overruled. He is setting up his argument and looking for a GOP fall guy.

28 posted on 04/02/2012 10:33:47 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Steelfish

A little concept known as checks and balances seems alien to Great Leader.


29 posted on 04/02/2012 10:35:39 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Salvation

Comrade Obama says: “We don’t need no steenkin’ Constitution.”


30 posted on 04/02/2012 10:49:23 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Steelfish

Obama: “. . . the kind of action that many conservatives for years have criticized as overreaching “judicial activism.”

“. . . unprecedented act”

So now he is redefining what “judicial activism” and “unprecedented” is. At least Bill Clinton limited his redefinitions to sex.

The Court “finding” a right to abortion in the Constitution was true judicial activism. The federal judges in California nullifying election outcomes regarding illegal immigration and same-sex marriage - that’s true judicial activism.

The DOJ suing the state of Arizona and a federal judge putting on hold a law passed by the same state to protect its borders - something the federal government is supposed to do, but doesn’t - that’s judicial activism.

The DOJ saying it won’t prosecute acts of voter intimidation committed by minorities - that’s judicial activism.

“Unprecedented?!!” Just because the Congress passes a law automatically means the law is constitutional??

Why are there not articles of impeachment being drawn up against this President who is refusing to enforce the law and protect the Constitution? Who flagrantly says he will not protect our borders and citizens from threats and intimidation - who is trying to silence opposition - who refuses to stop a private political group - the “new” Black Panthers - from issuing a $10,000 reward on a private citizen being kidnapped - dead or alive?

This rant, “The Supreme Court is over-stepped its bounds”, is the template for the election if Obamacare is struck down. We must be ready to counter Obama and the DNC’s talking points on this.


31 posted on 04/02/2012 10:59:48 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Steelfish
The ass took an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States on taking office yet he subverts it at every opportunity.

If he doesn't like the rules he should go play dictator somewhere else.

32 posted on 04/02/2012 11:03:06 PM PDT by DB
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To: DB
The ass took an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States on taking office

Did he? Did he really take the oath of office, on record?

Just wondering...

33 posted on 04/02/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Christie at the beach
Praying the court rules the entire thing is unconstitutional.

His latest SCOTUS threatening whinings are and will be viewed by clear thinking justices as foretelling what a partial ruling would entail: If they come up with a partial ruling, which I don't for a minute now think they will, it would be fraught with "negotiations" by zer0's four representatives on the court as to the pieces he wants to keep. That said, the clear thinking justices will throw the whole POS out, if not just to avoid any and all further Executive Activism/Meddling.

34 posted on 04/02/2012 11:38:18 PM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: Dr.Deth

Brings back happy memories of when Obama, the smartest human being ever, screwed up taking the oath of office from Justice Roberts. You can tell he hates Justice Roberts for ruining his historical big moment.

Even the doofus George W. Bush aced it-— TWICE.


35 posted on 04/02/2012 11:55:52 PM PDT by dupree
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To: Steelfish

Jeez, it’s not like they’re even looking at the whole 2,000 page monstrosity. They’re only concerned with one little aspect of that entire POS bill and it’s completely precedented.


36 posted on 04/03/2012 12:28:38 AM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: JLS

Doubt you are right...but on the other hand this could be his Hail Mary pass... only it won’t fly since he isn’t even close to being a Christian.


37 posted on 04/03/2012 12:33:25 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Steelfish

When Obama orders a Happy Meal it’s “unprecedented”.


38 posted on 04/03/2012 12:35:55 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Bump! Well stated.


39 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:22 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: DB

Looks like Venezuela may have a vacancy since the current Dic - tator is not long for the world.


40 posted on 04/03/2012 12:44:31 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TigersEye

“For him to say it is unprecedented to overturn a law passed by a democratically elected Congress is intellectually dishonest bizarrely bug nuts cow jumping over the moon out to lunch with Mr. Limpet acid trip scratching at imaginary insects Charles Manson on a bad day searching for life’s answers in a SoBe bottle cap crazy!!!”

TigersEye, you are a poet! Laughed out loud! Thank you, my friend.


41 posted on 04/03/2012 1:02:55 AM PDT by Casie
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To: Dr.Deth
He took the oath twice....There was a mild mixup in the words the fist time although they were all recited. He used Lincoln's bible.

The second time that he took the oath, there was no bible used....So is he really President??

42 posted on 04/03/2012 1:08:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Casie

:-) In case I wasn’t clear; he ain’t right in the head!


43 posted on 04/03/2012 1:11:16 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Steelfish; All

DID ELENA KAGAN or SOTOMAYOR LEAK OBAMA THE RESULTS OF THE PRELIMINARY VOTE?


44 posted on 04/03/2012 3:04:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m guessin yes.


45 posted on 04/03/2012 3:37:06 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Steelfish
Coming soon -

USSC to Obama - "STFU!"


46 posted on 04/03/2012 3:41:34 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Steelfish
It would be unprecedented! It would be the first time the Supreme Court got to turn down a law that is 100% socialist. Never before have the people of this country been treated like Soviet citizens. Let us hope that we will not now. The Supreme Court has it within its power to kill this monstrosity. I hope they do. If not, we have lost our freedom.
47 posted on 04/03/2012 4:05:17 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Steelfish

This law transforms Americans from citizens to subjects of their government. Damn right that’s “unprecedented”. King George III held that We should remain subjects.....

.King Obama is merely picking up where George dropped the ball. Healing old wounds and all that.


48 posted on 04/03/2012 4:08:39 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Steelfish; jveritas
I have to go along with what JVeritas said. Maybe he got word that the ruling is likely to go in his favor and is simply posturing.

It would be a major risk to make such statements only to have the whole situation rise up and smack him in the face.

While he could still do damage, if the nazi-care act is thrown out, his administration will implode within weeks.

49 posted on 04/03/2012 4:47:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Steelfish
Yes he is right, The Supreme Court has NEVER overturned socialized health care before!
50 posted on 04/03/2012 4:50:37 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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