Skip to comments.Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare
Posted on 04/03/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT by IbJensen
The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an unelected group of people who will have turned to judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint if they strike down Obamacare.
The Presidents remarks imply that the Court, were it to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, would be acting recklessly in undertaking judicial review of Congress unprecedented use of the Commerce Clause to force Americans to buy health care or pay a penalty. The irony in all this is that this President has presided over an Administration that is the epitome of recklessly abusing power, at times in flagrant violation of the Constitution, and has empowered unelected bureaucrats to write scads of new regulations impacting nearly every corner of American life.
Obamacare, of course, is a prime example of that unchecked and multiplying web of the Presidents boundless dictates. The laws Independent Payment Advisory Board (otherwise known as IPAB) is packed with unelected bureaucrats who have the power to limit seniors treatment options and access to care, essentially ending Medicare as we know it.
On top of IPAB, Obamacare is rife with new regulations, all courtesy of unelected bureaucrats. Professor of law Gary Lawson writes that the implementation of Obamcare will require many years and literally thousands of administrative regulations, and those regulations will ultimately determine the substantive content and coverage of the law. In other words, the future of health care in America will not be determined by the peoples elected representatives, but by administrative rulemakings handed down by unelected and largely unknown agency officials. Hows that for a democratically elected government?
Obamacare, though, isnt the only example of the Obama Administration imposing its will via executive fiat. In a new study, Heritages James Gattuso and Diane Katz detail 106 new major federal regulations that added more than $46 billion per year in new costs for Americans. And those are regulations enacted not by elected officials who are accountable to voters, but by Washington bureaucrats who can wield their power without having to answer to the people.
While the President is throwing stones at the court, hes living in a glass house from which he has exercised his tyrannical abuse of power. In January, the President cast aside the Constitution when he illegally appointed Richard Cordray to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with three appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, all without Senate approval, as the Constitution requires. Former attorney general Ed Meese described the Presidents actions as a constitutional abuse of a high order, and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said it was a brazen attempt to undercut the role of the Senate to advise and consent the executive branch on appointments.
And this is the President who said in December, What Im not gonna do is wait for Congress. So wherever we have an opportunity and I have the executive authority to go ahead and get some things done, were just gonna go ahead and do em, irrespective of whether the peoples duly elected representatives have a say in the matter.
Now that the President is seeing the potential for his signature legislation to go down in flames because of its unconstitutional individual mandate, he is lashing out at the Supreme Court. To date, President Obama has enjoyed ruling with impunity and has attempted to carry out his agenda without so much as a hat tip to the Constitution. But come June when the Court rules on Obamacare, the President might finally see part of his agenda stopped in its tracks.
I read here on FR that the reason the Heritage people supported the mandate in the first place had to do with the $25,000.00 donation they recieved from Romney or a group of his supporters......anyone with more info on this should post here...
Judicial activism is creating law out of thin air, i.e. Roe v Wade. Judicial review is looking at the constitutionality of a law against what the constitution REALLY says - and declaring the law unconstitutional. BIG DIFFERENCE!
If they rule against him, it will very likely be the first time in his entire life that something did not turn out his way.
His brain, I am sure, cannot process that. Look for an absolute meltdown to occur.
Who sent him?
What is his secret?
Why won’t he release his
What is his agenda?
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UNELECTED UNACCOUNTABLE UNCONSTITUTIONAL
During a press conference on April 2, 2012, President Obama suggested that the unelected United States Supreme Court should not strike down the Affordable Care Act that Congress enacted into law. The President strongly suggested that the Supreme Court, being unelected, should not be in a position to overrule one of the other branches of government. It was a politically charged comment by the President who has not been reluctant to publicly condemn the Court.
His argument that the Supreme Court should not rule against the President and Congress does not consider the balance of power, separation of power, and the checks and balances that our founders specifically placed in the Constitution. The Presidents statement and argument is threatening to the Constitution and an outrageous attempt at bullying the Court. The Court defends the peoples rights against unlawful or unconstitutional acts by the other two branches of government!
It is equally notable to point out that our unaccountable Congress passed this law without even reading the 2,700 page bill. Congressmen did not know what was in the bill, and it was mainly a partisan vote in that members of the minority party were excluded from critical discussion and debate on the bill. A Congress that enacts a law without knowledge of the details is an irresponsible, inept group of legislators, and is not exercising its Constitutional authority and responsibility. They must be held accountable.
Many are arguing that the ACA is unconstitutional in that it mandates that Americans buy insurance. Those opposed to the law believe, rightly so, that it can lead to the government telling people what cars to drive, what schools to choose for their children, and mandate other citizen actions. While it is likely true that all citizens must be insured for this law to work as the President envisions, that doesnt make it constitutional nor is this law necessarily the only solution that can be implemented to solve our health care problems. Generally, I would agree that we need to make improvements in the delivery and adequacy and cost of health care. The ACA is, in my opinion, one more step in the Presidents goal of socialism for the United States, not healthcare reform.
Americans must not allow our government to institute laws or practices that violate our unalienable rights and the Constitution. Americans must not allow the Congress or the Executive branches of government to dismantle the Supreme Court or politically influence its decisions. The checks and balances of three separate branches of government are essential to the free operation of our government, our economy and our liberty. If the President believes unelected persons in government should not exercise power, then he needs to reconsider his unelected czars! Perhaps he should re-read the Constitution. Our elected representatives appoint Supreme Court justices. That is the way our Republic works! That is the intent of our Constitution. President Obama has been assaulting capitalism and the Constitution since he took office we must stop him.
with a little help from gutless Congressional Republicans
...Drudge speculates this morning that Kagan has already leaked the decision to Obama...why would Obama engage in such angry talk if he already knew the court ruled in his favor?
It only amounts to another pot to dip into....
Bammy knows EXACTLY allabout Constitutional Law ......he doesnt care....and is wanting to find out just exactly what We the People will do about it.
Liberals ALWAYS push the boundaries as far as they can.. And we conservative remain comfortable enough to let them continue to getaway with it.
I don’t think he’d go even if voted out. It’s going to be a very dark time either way.
It would be nice if one of the libs would join in a 6-3 smack down. If that were to happen, my money would be on Beyer who shows an occasional attack of common sense.
We need to retire the phrase Judical Activism. It has been mugged by the progressives, it’s old meaning has been sucked out and a brand new novel meaning has replaced it.
Judical Activism = disagreeing with the President.
If we try to use it in an argument we will be misunderstood. This deliberate debacement of language is the mnost dispicable tool in the demogagues quiver. Self government is impossible if we can’t communicate with each other rationally.
Remember when Obama dumped on the Justices over the Citizens United decision in the 2010 State of the Union address? Betcha some of his political team is wishing he hadn’t done so right about now. You know what they say about payback...
That said, I don’t think the Supreme Court would stoop so low as to make their decision based on (justifiable) ill-will.
Agree....someone has already “leaked” the ruling to him! Now he thinks his Godly position will enable him to threaten the conservative Supremes into changing their minds.
Im 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. Ponder the enormity of this lie. The SCourt has NEVER OVERTURNE A LAW BEFORE!!. And 30% of Americans are so ignorant they will believe him.
This Motherhugging Kenyan Socialist Muslim Marxist Crack Smoking D**k Sucker (also known as President Barack Obama) knows full well that Judicial Review, which is their precise function, has been the job of the Supreme Court since the country was founded.
Unprecedented???!? This is the use of Hitler's Big Lie premise!!!
Let me give you a feew precedents to the Supreme Court "overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress"
Marbury v. Madison was the first instance in which a law passed by Congress was declared unconstitutional. The decision greatly expanded the power of the Court by establishing its right to overturn acts of Congress, a power not explicitly granted by the Constitution. Initially the case involved Secretary of State James Madison, who refused to seat four judicial appointees although they had been confirmed by the Senate.
And that's just two examples. There are more.
Obama and Billy Goat Clinton have much in common. Not only did they not know their father, but it seems neither mother married the father.:
The legend is that on February 2, 1961, against Madelyn’s hopes, and against the desires of Obama’s father back in Kenya, Stanley Ann, three months pregnant, and Senior hopped a plane to Maui and got married.
The wedding had no no minister, rabbi, or imam. There were no bridesmaids, ushers, witnesses, guests — not even her parents. And no record of the happy event has yet been found. There is no wedding license or marriage certificate in the divorce papers.
The Huffington Post ran a feature, “Michelle Obama Talks About ‘Guilt’ Women Hold,” in which she says that Obama’s own mother was “very young and very single when she had him.”
so this should not be overturned due to “the magnificent wonderfulness of being Obama”!!
that must be a new constitutional rule.
"The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically to do it."Well, the only reason Obama's subordinates obey HIM is because they feel his orders have legitimacy. And it is the Supreme Court which declares the legitimacy or illegitimacy of his orders. I think he realizes that, and it has him worried.
Great points and that strong congressional majority was unceremoniously booted out of office for concocting and voting for this travesty.
It’s Orwellian. He just chucked 200 years of SCOTUS history down the memory hole.
the magnificent wonderfulness of being Obama
passed by a strong majority
I’m sure he will frighten them into the “correct” decision. hahhhh!!! Sorry.. but if there is a fence sitter in one of these 9 justices, that threat is going to strengthen their resolve to vote against Obamacare. That is human psychology 101...
In the book Left Behind, a snake-oil salesman named Carpathian brings the World to ruin.
Dictator Baby-Doc Barack is our Carpathian as he tries to bring America to ruin.
The Heritage opinion was explained to me once.
I believe they were paid a fee to do the evaluation and the subsequent reporting of what question was asked and how it was answered has been poorly reported and biased.
I think Heritage is clean on this, but I’d like a link as well.
remember when obama insulted the USSC and justices with particularity during the state fo the union speech?
I bet they did not either.
You bet they are going to shove this all the way up his fanny with a red hot poker.
Actually, given his sexual preferences, he would rather fancy that.
I don’t call him Obuggery and OFudgePackula for nothing.
Obama is behaving more like a National Socialist every day.
Re: ...Obama has enjoyed ruling with impunity...
with a little help from gutless Congressional Republicans
I blame the pansy republicans as much as obama for our countries destruction
Substitute “International” for National and you have obama pegged to a tee.
Thinking historically, National Socialism parallels (aka Hitler's dictatorship approach) need to be realized.