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Court Tells Obama: Eat Your Own Darn Peas ^ | April 6, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 04/06/2012 1:51:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

Thanks to goodness we have Obama to provide us with the many teachable moments in his personal journey of discovery as president of the United States.

The country may not be better off, but at least Obama is growing as a person.

And why wouldn’t he?

He’s personally taken out the world’s largest student loan to cover the four year period of instruction. His $5 trillion in student loan debt disguised as a deficit may not seem economical, but when were student loans ever supposed to have anything to do with economics? They are just resources meant to hasten- and finance- the personal journey.

Occupy Main Street, man!

As instructors, Obama has enlisted the world’s central banks, the executive departments of the United States government, Congress and most recently the Supreme Court.      

Maybe, by the end of his term, Obama, in addition to having more flexibility to sell our defense to the Russians, will be a wiser and better ex-president than the last guy who thought the presidency was his own personal property: Jimmy Carter.

Obama certainly is teaching the rest of us, by his own example, how not to be president in a “post-partisan” age.

Let’s recount two of the most important ways Obama’s presidency has given us teachable moments to ponder:

Last year, when the president failed to gain even a single vote for his budget, he spent most of the intervening time lecturing what he called a “do-nothing” Congress on the dangers of the national debt.

More accurately Obama, in between family vacations, proposed brand new out-of-control spending to be offset by higher taxes as his version of fiscal responsibility.

"We might as well do it now," said Obama according to CBSNews as he did nothing else. "Pull off the band aid. Eat our peas."

Congress of course left Obama to eat his own peas- peas, likely marinated by a nice cranberry vinaigrette, served out-of-doors in Martha’s Vineyard, while he and the first family enjoyed sea-breezes, sunshine and salt air.

In the meantime, Standard and Poors and other rating agencies took the unprecedented step of cutting US government bond safety ratings to the safety level of crash test dummy in a Chevy Volt.

How did those peas taste Mr. President?

It’s a funny thing: They probably tasted a little different to the rest of us out here in flyover country who do most of the living and working and taxpaying. You know? Those of us who work to protect our country, make things or sell things or serve the sick and the poor, and never get rich doing it?

But here’s the teachable moment for the rest of us: "If you can't budget, you can't govern," Rep. John Spratt, a Democrat from SC, said in 2006 as the Democrats were running as The Party of Fiscal Responsibility. Spratt, who had served in Congress since 1983, became Obama’s budget chief in the House in 2009. But, he no longer serves in Congress.

It seems you can’t win re-election if you can pass a budget. Spratt was defeated in 2010 in a district he represented for over 25 years, while the Democrats under Obama didn’t pass a budget.

They still haven’t.

In 2011 Obama’s budget couldn’t even muster a single vote in Congress. Ditto for 2012.

But the budget issue dwarfs the teachable moment coming at Obama via the Supreme Court.

Obama has accused the Supreme Court of trying to subvert his own personal agenda by following the agenda as laid out by the United States Constitution.

How dare those old, white, dead men have an agenda of stable and limited government.

“I just remind conservative commentators that for years we have heard the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint,” Professor Obama taught us recently about the Court’s ability to rule on the constitutional issues surrounding Obamacare. “That an unelected group of people would somehow return or overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Here’s a pretty good example.”           

Not quite as good an example as the Professor Obama calling the Supreme Court “an unelected group of people,” or accusing the Court of “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint.”

I’m wondering at this point if Obama has even been in a courtroom.

I have to admit that my own experience in court is pretty limited. But I know this much: If Judge Judy doesn’t put up with a bunch of slappies mouthing off in small claims, I don’t think the Supreme Court Justices, liberal or conservatives, are gonna be quite content to be served by Obama thusly.

In fact, the federal courts have already responded by telling Obama to mind his own peas and let the court mind the peas of their own.

You know, since our famous Constitutional Law professor, Mr. President Obama, doesn’t seem to be very familiar with the inside of a courtroom and the etiquette practiced there, perhaps he can make a courtroom his next stop in his journey of personal discovery.

Maybe he could learn something that would help him pass a landmark law or even a budget.

You know? Assuming he gets another shot at passing one.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government

1 posted on 04/06/2012 1:51:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
4 more years.....

Please God...step in...

2 posted on 04/06/2012 1:54:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Kaslin

“You know, since our famous Constitutional Law professor, Mr. President Obama, doesn’t seem to be very familiar with the inside of a courtroom and the etiquette practiced there, perhaps he can make a courtroom his next stop in his journey of personal discovery.”

Perhaps he will when Joe Arpaio gets done with his investigation.

3 posted on 04/06/2012 2:03:13 AM PDT by sueQ (SueQ)
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To: sueQ

Countdown until Jackwagon leaves Office: 289 days as of April 6, 2012.

4 posted on 04/06/2012 2:04:42 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Kaslin
Things may have to get really bad -really bad before

enough citizens wake up-he does so much now and the elected

officials just golf and speak out after they get read of the polls. Me, I am no longer afraid. Hubby, son and I are prepared for what's coming.

5 posted on 04/06/2012 2:12:13 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Kaslin

Aw, Obama just got a little wee weed up is all. Oops, they said peas, not pees. Sorry, my bad.

6 posted on 04/06/2012 2:53:58 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Its called the Obama Okey Doke

7 posted on 04/06/2012 3:08:44 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Kaslin

Undocumented Moslem Tyrant’s AG (Chief of al Qaeda at the DOJ):
Cracker America has chosen to die by electing us.
On the morrow, any Judge standing in the way of our new law
will be audited and his children sold into slavery
ahead of all other American children."

8 posted on 04/06/2012 4:14:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Is that a photoshop?

9 posted on 04/06/2012 7:28:08 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Diogenesis

Is that a photoshop?

10 posted on 04/06/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Kaslin

Both Barry & Michelle have law degrees—but had to surrender them in Illinois....reasons unknown. Probably frozen, like all the rest of his records.

Barry worked for a large law frim in Illinois, but he was never allowed to argue anything in a courtroom.

Sure says alot about a whoppingly expensive education gone to waste.

just think about the student who did NOT get to occupy the seat that Barry took—Prep school—Occidental—Columbia—Harvard.

Just think of the expertise the USA lost because this fraud occupied the seat instead.

That is the most tragic part of this imposter, IMO.

11 posted on 04/06/2012 10:08:08 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: BobP; All

Every person I know who voted for Obama in ‘08 will NOT do so in November. I talked with a retired banker yesterday who was “deceived” by Obama in ‘08. Now, he cannot stand the mention of his name or the sound of his voice.

12 posted on 04/06/2012 10:24:12 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: ridesthemiles; BobP; Kaslin

A $100 contribution to the RNC TONIGHT if they’d make themselves useful, for once, and uncover and release Obama law school Transcripts.

Honestly, what good IS the RNC? How incompetent are these people?

The ‘Rats would have Herman-Cained Obama’s college transcript-coverup and “secrecy” LONG ago - if he were an R not a D.

Get on it RNC, we want leaked transcripts — on MONDAY.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 2:21:29 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Sacajaweau
<4 more years..... Please God...step in...

Daily Prayer; if not; then should be. . .

14 posted on 04/07/2012 12:37:01 AM PDT by cricket (. It is more than the economy. . .and Newt knows it.)
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