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SCOTUS meets Chicago style politics
American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2012 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 04/03/2012 7:54:27 AM PDT by opentalk

President Obama's Rose Garden remarks yesterday on the Supreme Court are shameful, a blot on his presidency.

"Ultimately, I am 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,"

As a purported constitutional law lecturer, President Obama is fully aware that laws passed by democratically elected majorities (that's how laws are made) are overturned by the Supreme Court on a regular basis.

His claim of a sizable majority is false when it comes to the House, where the margin was very close. But the size of the majority has no relevance, nor does the fact that the law in question was passed on a purely partisan basis with no Republican votes make any difference either.

Because the Harvard-educated lawyer knows all this, the words "unprecedented" and "extraordinary" are lies.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; alinsky; gopvoiceless; obamacare; obamalies; obamathreatensscotus; sonoftrotsky; tyranny

1 posted on 04/03/2012 7:54:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Democrats fail (as does Obama here) that the USA is not a democracy.

Thank Goodness it is a republic that respects rule of law, and the rights of the minority.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: opentalk

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.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 7:59:26 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: opentalk

Saw another article that speculated Justice Kagan, Obama’s previous solicitor-general, proponent of Obamacare and fellow pro-homosexual and socialist traveller, has tipped-off Obama about the final vote tally.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 8:08:13 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: opentalk
President Obama's Rose Garden remarks yesterday on the Supreme Court are shameful, a blot on his presidency.

Add them to the "blot" array...

5 posted on 04/03/2012 8:10:40 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: opentalk

I love it when the kenyan speaks without TOTUS. Jackass alert EVERY TIME.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: opentalk

This is similar to a few years ago when these dishonest liberal turds tried to tell us the principle of “Checks and Balances” meant a Democrat/Republican sharing of power in Congress.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 8:16:28 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Student0165

Obama and the Court reminds me a bit of Jimmy Stewart and Mr. Potter...

“Something you can’t get your fingers around, and it’s gallin’ ya!”


8 posted on 04/03/2012 8:18:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: opentalk
"Ultimately, I am 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,"

What a Jackass!

NO ONE READ THE DAMN THING, YOU IDIOT !!!

9 posted on 04/03/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: opentalk

What if Bambicare is overturned?

Will the Supremes be confined to Levenworth?


10 posted on 04/03/2012 8:20:57 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: opentalk
On Fox this morning, a Democrat "talking head" defended his outrageous and unprecedented challenge to the authority and role of the Court by declaring that, after all, "he is a constitutional scholar."

If this is to be the line, then, proof, please?

What were the specific courses of study of the meaning and philosophy of the Constitution of the United States and its structuring of the powers of government qualified him as a "scholar"?

Who were the great philosophical and legal authorities who were his professors during those years of study?

Unless they are prepared to provide appropriate and complete curriculum vitae, perhaps Democrats may want to revise their line of defense of yesterday's bizarre comments while the President of the United States, standing between the heads of two foreign governments, chose to challenge the authority of a co-equal branch of his own government!

If that is their claim, then the American people deserve to know whose were the ideas which influenced such arrogance on the part of this temporary occupant of the Office of President.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 8:22:58 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: opentalk

President O-Bysmal humiliates the invited Supremes at The State of the Union address. Now he’s posturing hoping they forgot all about that.

Payback’s a b*tch, son!


12 posted on 04/03/2012 8:25:53 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: loveliberty2
I wouldn't be surprised if he had much help (or cheating) to get through law school.
13 posted on 04/03/2012 8:27:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: loveliberty2

well it does in a broad sense fit his overall pattern of taking a sledgehammer to all of our institutions


14 posted on 04/03/2012 8:27:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 353FMG
What if Bambicare is overturned?

Will the Supremes be confined to Levenworth?

More likely there will be loud demonstrations and civil disturbances outside the homes of those who voted it down. Demonstrations egged on by you know who...


15 posted on 04/03/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Student0165

Yeah, the audio is amazing as he struggles to enunciate an ill-advised, malformed, baseless, serious charge.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 8:39:41 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: opentalk

The Obama Era: Thugs are making threats against George Zimmerman on Twitter, the NBPP still has a bounty to kill a private citizen, and over in the Rose Garden, a bully is intimidating the Supreme Court...


17 posted on 04/03/2012 8:40:09 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: opentalk

Correction, “Passed by a Democrat majority”. I don’t remember many Republicans voting for it.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT by redangus
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To: COBOL2Java

Jog my memory on that one. Indeed, upon seeing it happen there we knew that would happen here some day, and that day is almost upon us.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2
Jog my memory on that one. Indeed, upon seeing it happen there we knew that would happen here some day, and that day is almost upon us.

The Obama File.

20 posted on 04/03/2012 9:03:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: opentalk
"Nice court you got there. Pity if anything was to happen to it."
21 posted on 04/03/2012 9:04:08 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: opentalk

What if the SCOTUS Judges wake up one morning and find a horse’s head in their bed?


22 posted on 04/03/2012 9:36:01 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Rush is discussing this now,... definitely intimidation by prez.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 10:01:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: BlatherNaut
[opentalk] President Obama's Rose Garden remarks yesterday on the Supreme Court are shameful, a blot on his presidency.

Add them to the "blot" array...

If Obama collects enough "blots", he'll be able to present himself as a "dark horse candidate".

Rush teed Obozo up today on his show. Think, "field goal", "practice", "Lou Grozsa, George Blanda, Tom Dempsey, Russel Erxleben, and Mark Moseley taking turns" with Obozo's skinny butt. Wunnnnderful!

24 posted on 04/03/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: opentalk
Courtesy ping to my last.
25 posted on 04/03/2012 11:47:23 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
What if the SCOTUS Judges wake up one morning and find a horse’s head in their bed?

They're almost as likely to find some dolabella or potassium cyanide in their Cream O'Wheat, or wake up with a 150-grain jacketed hollowpoint in their ear.

"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, we seem to be having a problem with the engines....."

26 posted on 04/03/2012 11:57:29 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
Erratum to my last: "belladonna" not "dolabella". Although the latter could work ..... it's Latin for "a small pickaxe". One of those could get accidentally stuck in Justice Alito's ear, if he isn't careful.
27 posted on 04/03/2012 12:02:02 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 353FMG

>What if Bambicare is overturned?
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>Will the Supremes be confined to Levenworth?

That would be most intriguing; especially if the court decided after hearing that they were to be confined, to hear an eligibility case.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:55 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Triple; BillyBoy

The minority in this case are those that are for Obamacare, the MAJORITY have always opposed it.


29 posted on 04/03/2012 3:45:13 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Good point


30 posted on 04/03/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple; Impy

Which is why Obama leaves out the part about the “democratically-elected Congress” being democratically UN-elected right after they voted for this.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: loveliberty2

hmmmm....so....someone did come out and say he is a “constitutional scholar?” I’ve been wondering if anyone would....I would think Hahvard Law School would be ashamed right now of this idiots misinterpretation of our laws and the organization of our government. He obviously is NOT well schooled. Sheesh.


32 posted on 04/03/2012 10:37:14 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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