Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

McConnell to Obama: Back off SCOTUS
Politico ^ | | 4/5/12 11:59 AM EDT | MIKE ZAPLER

Posted on 04/05/2012 10:48:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Republican backlash against President Barack Obama’s health care-SCOTUS remarks shows no sign of subsiding.

In a noon speech today to the Rotary Club of Lexington, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued the GOP counteroffensive, telling the president to “back off” the Supreme Court.

“The President crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it. The independence of the Court must be defended,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said, according to the prepared text of his speech released by his office. "So respectfully, I would suggest the President back off. Let the Court do its work.”

(Also on POLITICO: Toobin: Republican judges 'deranged' by hatred)

Obama predicted Monday that the High Court would uphold the Democratic health care law. Repealing it, the president said during a Rose Garden news conference, would amount to judicial activism on an “unprecedented, extraordinary” scale.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; backoffbarry; bhofascism; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; nobama2012; obama; obamacare; obamathreatensscotus; obamatruthfile; scotus

1 posted on 04/05/2012 10:48:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And three days later, the turkey gobbler chimes in...


2 posted on 04/05/2012 10:49:43 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gee, McConnell has a pulse! Alert the wire services!


3 posted on 04/05/2012 10:49:59 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
H/T to the Drudge Report....Leading headline there at the moment...:

GOP WARNS AGAINST ATTACK ON COURT


4 posted on 04/05/2012 10:51:23 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Administration's reaction to McConnell:


5 posted on 04/05/2012 10:53:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shut up, Mitch, let him go on... I love it when Obummer sticks it to himself.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 10:54:51 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

The GOP lis still playimg a nice gentlemanly leisurely game of checkers while Hussien is playing “The Hunger Games”.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT by mrsmel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hey Mitch....have you guys ever thought about Articles of Impeachment? Gross abuse of power?

No, watching the House Repubs is like watching a bunch of surgeons standing around a dying patient with a removable cancer just lay there and die. RIP America.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 10:59:32 AM PDT by EagleUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Related thread...:

Obama administration heeds judges' health care order - Link to letter

9 posted on 04/05/2012 11:00:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Apparently one of the Simpsons called Obama (Soto or Kagan) and secretly told Obama that Obama-Care is going down like the titanic.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 11:02:49 AM PDT by Reality_News
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

**************************EXCERPT **********************************

Eric Holder Response

(CNN) -- The Justice Department obeyed a federal appeals court's unusual order Thursday in a legal and political spat over the health care law championed by President Barack Obama.

Administration lawyers met their deadline and filed a three-page, single-spaced letter -- following the specific instructions of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hearing a challenge to the health care law. The letter affirmed the government's stance that federal courts indeed have the authority to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act -- and any other law Congress passes.

11 posted on 04/05/2012 11:03:09 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

All is forgiven once budget talks begin.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 11:05:50 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Holder did not do what the judges asked. He was asked to reference in detail what Obama said and he did not do that.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 11:06:43 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

its not possible to see SCOTUS without thinking scrotum...or maybe thats just me


14 posted on 04/05/2012 11:11:11 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good grief. Finally, one of our august Republican elected officials decides to favor us with a rare comment on one of the endless parade of Obama outrages.

Thanks a lot Mitch. Nice to know you’re earning your salary.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

” “So respectfully, I would suggest the President back off. Let the Court do its work.””

RESPECTFULLY?

You stinking coward, McConnell!!

Where have YOU been while our country is destroyed??


16 posted on 04/05/2012 11:40:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

MConnell is worthless. All he does is make comments once in a while instead of getting dirty in the trenches and daily hammering the democrat leadership with facts — from the Senate to Obama.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT by falcon99
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
McConnell to Obama: Back off SCOTUS

Did he also tell Obama if he did not back off, he would hold his breath till he turned blue?

18 posted on 04/05/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

Now, that’s as funny as it is true! IYou have really nailed it.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 11:53:48 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Mark17

Well, McConnell is from the blue grass State so it makes perfect sense.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: liberalh8ter

LOL, roger that.


21 posted on 04/05/2012 12:13:18 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Did he show ‘em his new fangs?
NO..ahhhh..


22 posted on 04/05/2012 12:24:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Backtracking in time....related thread(I posted this today):

GOP lawmakers: Obama is “threatening” and “intimidating” the Supreme Court

23 posted on 04/05/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Steely Tom

See #23.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 12:35:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Mark17

” RESPECTFULLY.....pretty please?? Aw....pretty please?”


25 posted on 04/05/2012 12:43:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Thorliveshere

The pile-on is good. This could help hussein crack and make more unhinged remarks.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 12:44:33 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks very much EaaB. I had not seen these comments before. They are reassuring.

If a Republican president had made such a remark, or even a similar remark dialed back 20dB, the screeching from the opposition would be echoing off the moon. The MSM would be going out of its mind.

27 posted on 04/05/2012 12:49:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: falcon99

Mitchy must NOT be the new senate majority leader.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 1:59:23 PM PDT by quantim (Obama = #theoccupier on twitter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Regardless of how the justices decide this case, they're answerable, above all, to the Constitution they swore to uphold," he said. "The fact that this president does not appear to feel similarly constrained to respect their independence doesn't change that one bit. McConnell has got a lot of nerve. He swore the same oath and he's letting a usurper loot the treasury, murder citizens (Brian Terry and ROE that kill our military members) and altogether destroy our country. Treasonous aiding and abetting.
29 posted on 04/05/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Regardless of how the justices decide this case, they're answerable, above all, to the Constitution they swore to uphold," he said. "The fact that this president does not appear to feel similarly constrained to respect their independence doesn't change that one bit."

McConnell has got a lot of nerve. He swore the same oath and he's letting a usurper loot the treasury, murder citizens (Brian Terry and ROE that kills our military members) and altogether destroy our country. Treasonous aiding and abetting.

30 posted on 04/05/2012 2:10:25 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"So respectfully, I would suggest the President back off. Let the Court do its work.”

I have no trust for McConnell; this could be one ugly setup.

31 posted on 04/05/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Must be an election year, Mitch is sounding like a Tea Partier or Levin just as people are starting to tune in. Jesh.....


32 posted on 04/05/2012 3:28:09 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wallcrawlr

lol...plural of scrotum....I’ve read it that way as well


33 posted on 04/05/2012 6:49:30 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Conservatism: "It's either there or it isn't.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: MadelineZapeezda

One can dream. As this current situation gets resolved ALL of these anti-American criminals and their enablers need to be tried and, if convicted, sitting in Leavenworth for the rest of their worthless lives. Maybe the resolution won’t be so friendly. Time will tell.


34 posted on 04/05/2012 7:48:19 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

But many freepers tell me Mcconnel and the GOP are RINOS and that they are FOR Obama.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 6:22:08 AM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson