Skip to comments.Former Law Professor Says Obama Misspoke on Supreme Court
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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Give him a break. He did not have his teleprompter.
Professor Tribe....I was born at night but it wasn’t *last* night.
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!
misspoke ? he just makes it up as he goes along ,bits from movies , books and stories people tell him
Uh, Zer0 obviously lied to the American People.
In other words, the O-hole “acted stupidly”.
The amount of liberal white guilt out there is ridiculous.
Is everyone from Harvard stupid? This guy, and Barry, seem to prove it.
I guess when your best student shows the world what an ignoramus he is it doesn’t speak well of your teaching abilities.
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.
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.
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.
I prefer premeditated (and one suspects pre-committeed) lie in order to fool the ignorant and to intimidate the Supremes.
I’ve always heard what comes out ones mouth reveals what is in ones heart.
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.
I wonder if he would cover for Sarah Palin if she “misspoke.”
“Hey Tribe—I was born at night but not last night...and not in f’n Kenya either!”
Judas to the law
If Obama was one of his best students, that's not saying much for his teaching skills.
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.
My favorite loss: 2000 - Bush vs. Gore
Been doin' it for decades. Never gonna get that seat and Larry knows it.
Carney is clearly retarded.
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.
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.
No,Carney is clearly *lying*.It's *us* that he thinks are retarded.
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.
If obamma is one of Tribe’s best students, then pity the legal system.
“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
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!
Blame your enemies. It’s what Obama does every time he opens his mouth. Of course he meant what he said.
Everybody’s been waiting for Tribe to go senile ~ and there he went!
———I guess when your best student shows the world what an ignoramus he is it doesnt speak well of your teaching abilities.-——
I was thinking the same thing.....
Sorry Lawrence, gonna have to see the grades before I believe that. Oh, wait...
FULT! You Socialist A$$hole!
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.”
Maybe the good Professor can give us Obama’s Law papers or thesis on topics he wrote about while at Harvard.
One of them might get pi&&ed off enough to demand his real birth certificate.
One of them might get pi&&ed off enough to demand his real birth certificate.
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.
You are right, B v G was team effort!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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