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Obama to Attack Court Power in His Campaign
Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2012 | ANNE GEARAN

Posted on 04/05/2012 10:10:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is laying groundwork to make the Supreme Court a campaign issue this fall, taking a political page from Republicans who have long railed against the decisions of liberal judges.

The emerging Democrat strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week's hubbub over Obama's assertion that overturning his health care law would be "unprecedented."

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1 posted on 04/05/2012 10:10:15 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a good campaign move. Even if the court rules in favor of the mandate. The comments made by people thinking the court is going to overturn the law are enough to carry him through the election. If the court overturns the law then it takes the issue off the table for the election. Can’t run against the health care law anymore.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 10:19:58 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since he has sworn to uphold the constitution, how can he run against it? Isn’t that an impeachable offense?


3 posted on 04/05/2012 10:47:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Conservatives complain when the Courts don't follow the Constitution.

Liberals complain when they do.

This is because the Constitution is a barrier to their utopian schemes.

4 posted on 04/05/2012 10:50:02 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I readily agree that the federal court system has had more impact on everything than the Congress, than the president, than all the governors. .. When one federal judge can strike down in one line what an elected legislature of the people can do..."

Who said it? Why George Wallace, of course! What say you, Mr. Obama?

George

5 posted on 04/05/2012 11:03:12 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will be pulling the Judicial Activism Card from the bottom of the deck.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 11:21:34 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The emerging Democrat strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week's hubbub over Obama's assertion that overturning his health care law would be "unprecedented."

Sure it's unprecedented.

No administration has ever been so ridiculously disrespectful of the Rights of the American People as to attempt to extort money from us simply for breathing. The overreach the SCOTUS has to rule on is unprecedented.

7 posted on 04/05/2012 11:41:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: political1

getting slapped the way he did by the judiciary makes this strategy very iffy .
Laurence Tribe said he made a mistake,

No need to go that direction unless he knows that he has lost

For every person who regrets the loss of this law there are 2 cheering its demise

also if its gone he and Dems have a big mess to clean up.... plus those who threw away their careers for the cause are plenty pissed


8 posted on 04/05/2012 11:49:51 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is waging war on the foundations of our nation.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 1:07:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: woofie

Yea sure, because there is such a passionate majority who want this horrible legistlation. I seriously doubt Odumbo would risk making this healthcare law the center of his re-election campaign now that all the details are known and the cost.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 1:13:15 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: woofie; political1

sorry meant that reply to political1


11 posted on 04/06/2012 1:14:43 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: snarkytart

no problem

I agree with ya


12 posted on 04/06/2012 1:20:42 AM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Smokin' Joe

All this criticism of our Dear Leader is racist. He was a law professor so he obviously knows the law better than his critics. He is the smartest man to ever inhabit the White House according to presidential historian Beschloss. You can tell how smart he is by the crease in his pants. He is probably the smartest man in all of these 58 states.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 2:33:47 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: Free ThinkerNY

El Comandante cannot have a proper dictatorship with that messy court and three branches of government...

This foolishness must stop!


14 posted on 04/06/2012 3:11:04 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Vince Ferrer

What?
Impeach this marxist black kenyan?
Did I mention he is black? A protected class here in the U.S.A.?


15 posted on 04/06/2012 3:45:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: El Gato; Free ThinkerNY

What the Republicans and conservatives are complaining about is judge-made law, which is true judicial activism. That is, the court is not simply ruling on the constitutionality of a law and making a decision, right or wrong, about it, but imposing its own law in the form of “remedies” (such as busing, affirmative action quotas, etc.).

It is also true that liberal courts often invent things in the Constitution to justify their ideological positions (look at the “penumbras and emanations” in Roe v Wade). This is more difficult to challenge, because it is their right to be wrong, so to speak; but conservatives are right in demanding that the courts adhere more closely to the letter of the Constitution, and this does not constitute an attack on the judiciary.

The Dems, on the other hand, are encouraging the courts to look at non-American law, ranging from the constitutions of other countries to UN pronouncements, and imposing on the citizens of the US these decisions that are based on foreign law. This is judicial activism of the worst kind, because it is changing our legal system.

That’s not what Obama is objecting to, however; he’s objecting to the courts performing their fundamental, constitutionally specified duties to check and balance the actions of the legislature and executive based on their reading of the US Constitution.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 4:09:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since Obamacare is even less popular than Obama, I think the Republicans might do well to encourage this strategy...


17 posted on 04/06/2012 4:23:46 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have never seen Republicans campaign against the Supreme Court.

Talking about appointing non activist judges is not the same as openly insulting the Supreme Court.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 4:34:25 AM PDT by dforest
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To: FReepers
Another example of leveraging cheap votes from an electoral base, a significant percentage of whom
are either ignorant of basic US civics, functionally illiterate, and/or already dead.

I sincerely hope that those who thought us 'alarmists' when trying to warn them of this cØmmunist filth
are having daily opportunities to grieviously regret their naivete.

19 posted on 04/06/2012 4:36:09 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: dforest

———I have never seen Republicans campaign against the Supreme Court.-——

I don’t think there has ever been a Republican President as desperate as Barack Obama.

The taste of failure and defeat is quite bitter


20 posted on 04/06/2012 4:46:26 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Impeachable ?
Yes.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 5:25:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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