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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.
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It’s time for the Supreme Court to play chicken with Mr. Chickensh*t.
This bastard actually thinks he gets to dictate!
I sure hope he gets his ass handed to him.
For our sake.
As though Obama hadn’t had his say already—through the pathetic, stumbling, rambling “arguments” of his Solicitor General.
Kagan probably already told him the outcome. So does this mean she said it would stand or be overruled.
You’d think that life never existed before Obama walked the earth.
Like another poster has said, maybe this ‘unelected’ Supreme Court will see that someone has ‘standing’ and will revisit the ineligibility issue.
You KNOW she did. There is nothing honorable about her. Nothing.
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.
Well I doubt Obama is arguing with a court he has heard is upholding his signature legislation.
So based on his reaction was it upheld? I think so.
I do not think Obama Chicago gangsta politics is going to impress the less feeble members of the Supreme Court.
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.
Flash- President lashes out against “judicial activism”!!
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.
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
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????
"Those ding-danged Justices were selected not elected!
Uh, wait, those two I selected are OK, uhhhh."
I hope the Supremes Polk that half cracker right in the eye with Unconstitutional !
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