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Former Law Professor Says Obama Misspoke on Supreme Court
fox news pheonix ^ | 4/4/2012 | NewsCore

Posted on 04/04/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by tobyhill

Constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor and former mentor to President Barack Obama, said the president "obviously misspoke" earlier this week when he made comments about the Supreme Court possibly overturning the health care law.

Tribe, who calls the president one of his best students, said in an interview, "He didn't say what he meant ... and having said that, in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it."

Tribe said he saw no reason for the president to express his views on the matter, because everyone already knows he wants the case upheld.

"I don't think anything was gained by his making these comments and I don't think any harm was done," Tribe said, "except by public confusion."

The dust-up began Monday, when Obama was asked about the law and said it would be a prime example of judicial overreach if the Supreme Court ruled against it.

"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," he said.

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Obama didn't misspeak, he's trying to intimidate the SCOTUS.
1 posted on 04/04/2012 5:51:32 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Give him a break. He did not have his teleprompter.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 5:53:07 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: tobyhill

Professor Tribe....I was born at night but it wasn’t *last* night.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 5:53:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: tobyhill
Just like he "misspoke" about "my muslim faith." Could happen to any Christian right? Tribe is such a dick. But he's a criticial studies guy, so lying comes naturally to him.
4 posted on 04/04/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: tobyhill

Why does everyone cover for this POS? Media hunts high and low for someone, anyone to thrown themselves and their integrity onto their sword to cover for the gangsta punk wannabe “law professor”. Good grief!


5 posted on 04/04/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Brilliant

misspoke ? he just makes it up as he goes along ,bits from movies , books and stories people tell him


6 posted on 04/04/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by molson209
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To: tobyhill
""....obviously misspoke....""

Uh, Zer0 obviously lied to the American People.

7 posted on 04/04/2012 5:55:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill
Former Law Professor Says Obama Misspoke on Supreme Court...

In other words, the O-hole “acted stupidly”.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 5:56:02 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: tobyhill

The amount of liberal white guilt out there is ridiculous.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 5:56:41 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: tobyhill

Is everyone from Harvard stupid? This guy, and Barry, seem to prove it.


10 posted on 04/04/2012 5:56:41 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: tobyhill

I guess when your best student shows the world what an ignoramus he is it doesn’t speak well of your teaching abilities.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 5:57:28 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: tobyhill

Love new media. They cannot get away with their garbage. November will be a rude awakening. Obama has been exposed and we loathe him. The Indy’s and mush “republicans” will not be there for him this time around.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 5:58:35 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: tobyhill

Tribe is just kissing ass so he’ll be Obama’s next SCOTUS appointment.

I’m surprised he wasn’t his first...if he was female or minority, he would have been a shoo-in.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 5:58:41 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: tobyhill
Tribe, who calls the president one of his best students......

Sounds like you had a class full of double dumb-asses there professor Tribe and Obama distinguished himself by being just a regular dumb-ass.

14 posted on 04/04/2012 5:59:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: tobyhill
"Misspoke" implies an error or benign intent.

I prefer premeditated (and one suspects pre-committeed) lie in order to fool the ignorant and to intimidate the Supremes.

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15 posted on 04/04/2012 5:59:40 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: tobyhill

I’ve always heard what comes out ones mouth reveals what is in ones heart.


16 posted on 04/04/2012 6:00:50 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: tobyhill

It’s fascinating and also a bit creepy to watch the left have to circle the wagons on this one. There is no way in hell that Obama was one of Tribe’s best students in all the time Tribe has been at HLS - if that were the case, we’d have seen Obama’s law school transcript, have heard so many peers at HLS talk about Obama’s brilliance, and Obama would have actually written a note or something for the law review. The left has SO much invested in Obama being “the smartest guy in the room” when everyone with any semblance of brains knows that Obama is the ultimate example of affirmative action. He’s been steadily passed upward in his career without ever having to put up actual results.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: tobyhill

I wonder if he would cover for Sarah Palin if she “misspoke.”


18 posted on 04/04/2012 6:02:02 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Hey Tribe—I was born at night but not last night...and not in f’n Kenya either!”


19 posted on 04/04/2012 6:02:11 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: tobyhill

Judas to the law


20 posted on 04/04/2012 6:05:14 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: tobyhill
"Tribe, who calls the president one of his best students..."

If Obama was one of his best students, that's not saying much for his teaching skills.

21 posted on 04/04/2012 6:07:51 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: tobyhill

the reason the white house, larry tribe etc are speaking out is because peeps know kagan leaked and it is coming back on her. The idiot obama spoke out shortly after getting the secret vote count. The supremes know who leaked and kagan is running for cover.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 6:08:16 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: A.Hun
According to Wikipedia he is 30-27-3 in cases argued before SCOTUS and Federal Appeals courts, not exactly a steller record, it would seem.

My favorite loss: 2000 - Bush vs. Gore

23 posted on 04/04/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: tobyhill
"Tribe is just kissing ass so he’ll be Obama’s next SCOTUS appointment."

Been doin' it for decades. Never gonna get that seat and Larry knows it.

24 posted on 04/04/2012 6:08:34 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: tobyhill
"Carney said the president "obviously believes" the Supreme Court can and does overturn laws passed by Congress. "He certainly was not contending that the Supreme Court doesn't have as its right and responsibility the ability to overturn laws passed by Congress as unconstitutional," Carney said."

Carney is clearly retarded.

25 posted on 04/04/2012 6:09:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Seaplaner

It’s my contention that lefties like Obama study constitutional law solely to figure our ways around the constitution. There is no way these people actually believe in the greatness of the constitution. They are only looking for ways to use the constitution to destroy the constitution.


26 posted on 04/04/2012 6:09:34 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: SERKIT
Is everyone from Harvard stupid? This guy, and Barry, seem to prove it.

You're making an erroneous assumption here...but one that's easy to reach.Although at a glance it could only appear that stupidity is Osama Obama's (and Tribe's) problem,on closer examination it becomes clear that *amorality* is what we're seeing.

27 posted on 04/04/2012 6:10:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Paladin2
Carney is clearly retarded.

No,Carney is clearly *lying*.It's *us* that he thinks are retarded.

28 posted on 04/04/2012 6:13:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: shalom aleichem

Ever see that creepy guy who whispers in the kids’ ears in Willy Wonka? I’m convinced Obama’s handlers are always at work, but they’re not whispering about Wonka bars.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 6:13:14 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (chirping birds + basket weavers who sit + smile + twiddle their thumbs + toes They're coming to take)
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To: tobyhill

If obamma is one of Tribe’s best students, then pity the legal system.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: SERKIT

“Is everyone from Harvard stupid?” 97.8% are stupid(not in IQ) In my days that I owned a consulting Co. I instructed my retained searach division to round file all resumes’ from Harvard MBA’s and Lawyers(most couldn’t run a lenonade stand). Harvard MBA have tanked more businesses than great recession. Arrogant Btds


31 posted on 04/04/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Michael.SF.
Not denying that Larry offered a lot of useless counsel in Bush v Gore but the loss belongs strictly to David Boies and his attempt to run a garbage truck through a sinkhole in Florida's election laws.
32 posted on 04/04/2012 6:13:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Michael.SF.
My favorite loss: 2000 - Bush vs. Gore

Amen! Thanks for the info...that brought a smile to my face!

As far as I'm concerned, that ruling was Divine Intervention, and I'm not surprised He stuck Tribe with the loss!

33 posted on 04/04/2012 6:14:31 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: tobyhill

Blame your enemies. It’s what Obama does every time he opens his mouth. Of course he meant what he said.


34 posted on 04/04/2012 6:16:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rawhide

Amen!


35 posted on 04/04/2012 6:17:04 PM PDT by golfisnr1
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To: hinckley buzzard

Everybody’s been waiting for Tribe to go senile ~ and there he went!


36 posted on 04/04/2012 6:17:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: running_dog_lackey

———I guess when your best student shows the world what an ignoramus he is it doesn’t speak well of your teaching abilities.-——

I was thinking the same thing.....


37 posted on 04/04/2012 6:18:13 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: tobyhill
Tribe, who calls the president one of his best students

Sorry Lawrence, gonna have to see the grades before I believe that. Oh, wait...

38 posted on 04/04/2012 6:21:21 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: tobyhill

FULT! You Socialist A$$hole!


39 posted on 04/04/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: tobyhill

Surely, there must be no greater humiliation than when college professors must come to one’s defense on the very subjects they “taught” us. Of course, then, it’s probably the professor’s “fault.”


40 posted on 04/04/2012 6:24:04 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: tobyhill

Maybe the good Professor can give us Obama’s Law papers or thesis on topics he wrote about while at Harvard.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 6:29:04 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: tobyhill

One of them might get pi&&ed off enough to demand his real birth certificate.


42 posted on 04/04/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: tobyhill

One of them might get pi&&ed off enough to demand his real birth certificate.


43 posted on 04/04/2012 6:30:00 PM PDT by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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To: tobyhill
Constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor and former mentor to President Barack Obama,...

Here we have exhibit #1 as to why 0baMao is dumber than a box of rocks about the Constitution, a hardcore ideologue and a lying jackass.

44 posted on 04/04/2012 6:31:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: StAnDeliver

You are right, B v G was team effort!


45 posted on 04/04/2012 6:37:36 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Cicero
Blame your enemies. It’s what Obama does every time he opens his mouth.

When a person is in a job that is clearly over their head -- and they know it -- the defensive response is to focus upon and do those things which they do well and are comfortable doing.

Jimmy Carter's assumption of the task of scheduling the White House tennis courts is a classic example of the tendency. Jimmy was in over his head -- and knew it -- so he became what he'd always been: a micro-manager of small things, a master of minutiae.

We are now seeing the same development in Obama. He can't handle his job, it's beyond his meager abilities -- and he full well knows it. So, he becomes a community agitator, blaming others for his own incompetence. It's something he is supremely good at doing.

46 posted on 04/04/2012 6:38:06 PM PDT by okie01
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To: tobyhill

Obama is so far out of his league it’s an embarrassment. If he didn’t have the MSM protecting his sorry butt 24/7, the American people would have laughed him off the stage a long time ago. Imagine if GWB, or any other Republican president threatened the Supreme Court the way Obama did. It would be non-stop coverage.


47 posted on 04/04/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: biggredd1
"the reason the white house, larry tribe etc are speaking out is because peeps know kagan leaked and it is coming back on her. The idiot obama spoke out shortly after getting the secret vote count. The supremes know who leaked and kagan is running for cover."

Bump that, biggredd1. Fellow thick-as-thieves anti-American travelers Tribe, Kagan, and Obama are in this travesty of justice together...and they make me sick.

48 posted on 04/04/2012 6:44:51 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: tobyhill

He was reminding them of the unreported meeting with eight of them January 14, 2009 and scolding them with huge Dims’ applause at SOTU address!!!


49 posted on 04/04/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: tobyhill

Why are people so afraid to say that a person who isn’t telling the truth is lying?

We all know Obama was lying and is a consistent liar. In fact, he lies every time he speaks.


50 posted on 04/04/2012 6:48:03 PM PDT by dforest
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