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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 !
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.
For a guy who was touted as a “Constitutional Scholar”, he could use a refresher course or two...
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.
Pardon the slight correction.
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.
Hey, ****nozzle, the Supreme Court has FOR YEARS struck down shitty unconstitutional laws, so for yet another week I must proclaim from on high
God Almighty will this crumb bum ever get tired
Like the Supreme Court did with abortion?
The white arab doesn’t know much about the USA.
Overruled. He is setting up his argument and looking for a GOP fall guy.
A little concept known as checks and balances seems alien to Great Leader.
Comrade Obama says: “We don’t need no steenkin’ Constitution.”
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.
If he doesn't like the rules he should go play dictator somewhere else.
Did he? Did he really take the oath of office, on record?
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Obama orders a Happy Meal it’s “unprecedented”.
Bump! Well stated.
Looks like Venezuela may have a vacancy since the current Dic - tator is not long for the world.
“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.
The second time that he took the oath, there was no bible used....So is he really President??
:-) In case I wasn’t clear; he ain’t right in the head!
DID ELENA KAGAN or SOTOMAYOR LEAK OBAMA THE RESULTS OF THE PRELIMINARY VOTE?
I’m guessin yes.
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.
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.