Skip to comments.The President Runs Against the Supremes
Posted on 04/03/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT by servo1969
RUSH: Here's Barack Obama. He got a question this afternoon. After last week's arguments at the Supreme Court, many experts believe there could be a majority five-member vote to strike down the individual mandate. If that were to happen, if it were to be ruled unconstitutional, what would you do? Would you still guarantee health care to the uninsured and those Americans who would become insured as a result of the law?
OBAMA: Ultimately I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.
RUSH: It wasn't.
OBAMA: I just remind conservative commentators that for years what we heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example, and I'm pretty confident that this court will recognize that.
RUSH: None of what he said is true. He didn't define "judicial activism" properly. Judicial activism is writing new law. This is not judicial activism if they overturn it. It's supporting the law. It's confirming the law. There was not a large majority. This was not a bipartisan victory. Here's the next sound bite.
OBAMA: I'm confident that this will be upheld because it should be upheld, and again, that's not just my opinion. That's the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors and academies and judges and lawyers who have examined this law, even if they're not particularly sympathetic to this particular piece of legislation or my presidency.
RUSH: What is that, not sympathetic to my presidency? Yeah, the people who thought it's constitutional are shocked, and now they're beginning to look -- we've been through all this last week. I don't need to re-trod past ground. But, folks, he also went on to talk about how unelected officials should not have any say-so in this matter. It's almost like he expects this thing to be found unconstitutional. It's almost like he expects it to be struck down. The real question here, here's a constitutional law professor, Barack Obama, and he doesn't know that his mandate's unconstitutional. And the truth is, he doesn't care. He really doesn't care. There are more sound bites. His answer rambled. It went on and on and on. We'll have more on this tomorrow, folks. But it appears that he's crossing the line, separation of powers here, and wants to run against the Supreme Court. That has not worked for presidents in the past.
RUSH: Hey, Mr. President, last time I looked, a bunch of unelected people created a national abortion law, and I think you were pretty cool with that, Roe v. Wade, 1973. A bunch of unelected people created out of whole cloth a right that doesn't even exist, doesn't even show up in the Constitution. So, as usual, hypocritical as possible.
Elena told him the outcome, within minutes after she knew.
It was 6-3 against him. He’s furious and trying to intimidate them into changing their votes before the final decision is rendered in June.
All my conjecture, of course.
If you are correct, then by letting him stew until June we may finally get the public meltdown moment from Barry that will once and for all puncture his public aura of being “Mr. Cool”.
I agree and OAD should pipe down lest they should agree to take another case that challenges his eligibility. I think this is the first step of a plan for the Washington establishment to remove him.
Obama is not only a prevaricating petty tyrant, he’s not very bright.
Probably wishes he could try to pad the court, like FDR tried to do.
He’s getting into practice for when he becomes dictator. I’m sure one if his first acts as president for life will be to arrest the Supremes and his enemies in Congress. Then it will be Rush and the other pundits who alike out against him. Eventually, he will come after the rest if us.
FDR didn’t have the internet working against him.
We could fill the mall with millions of protestors if he threatened to do that.
Of course, bammers has shown a distinct disdain for the will of the people in the past, so maybe millions on the mall wouldn’t affect him in the least.
He fantasizes about that. The WE is on to him and he has more enemies than he can possibly imagine now.
True and I don’t think voters of other hues are wild about the ugly turn in his political rhetoric either.
for sure Hispanics aren’t liking it
Bamster’s reign keeps reminding me of shades of that 2006 movie “Idiocracy”.
Has Diana Ross commented?
Martha Reeves of The Vandellas is a Detroit City Councilwoman. Is she going to primary Barry?