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A Know Nothing: What else besides the Constitution does Mr. Obama not know?
American Spectator ^ | 4.6.12 | Ben Stein

Posted on 04/06/2012 4:08:36 PM PDT by neverdem

Here, in outline form, is why the pronouncements from President Barack Obama, warning the Supreme Court to not overturn Obamacare are so chilling:

1. The President supposedly went to Harvard Law School, graduated from same, was Law Review President of the Harvard Law Review at Harvard Law School. Then he supposedly taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. Those are powerful law schools. Yet he obviously knows little of how the Constitution works if he thinks it would be rare or startling for the Supreme Court to overrule a law passed by Congress.

Judging whether or not a law is constitutional is precisely, exactly what the Supreme Court does. Passing on the constitutional muster of laws is their job. They do it often with federal laws and with state laws. The Supreme Court overruling legislatures is a commonplace.

If President Obama does not know this, it's a mark against Harvard and against the University of Chicago. Mostly, it is a serious mark against President Obama.

2. If he does not know how the government works under the Constitution, he should not be President.

3. If he does not know how the Constitution works even in its broadest strokes, what else does he not know?

He apparently thinks that it's his job to leave Western Europeans and Americans stripped of missile defense. He apparently thinks it's his job to unilaterally disarm America. That shows a yawning chasm in what he knows and what he does not know.

Another subject Mr. Obama thinks he knows about and doesn't is the oil companies. He hates them. He thinks they are subsidized by the workers in the cotton fields and then they exploit those workers. That is nonsense. Every business, every household, gets some deductions or credits for something. That's the way the...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 04/06/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

corpse


2 posted on 04/06/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: neverdem

Hussein gives people stuff. Vote for him.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 4:14:08 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: neverdem
Nah, he is counting on the public to either not know or not care about the proper role of the SC.

He knows the function of the courts, but he is too arrogant to realize that he wouldn't get called out for his comments.

4 posted on 04/06/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: neverdem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzugbGTj_k4


5 posted on 04/06/2012 4:15:56 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

Corspeman.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 4:17:01 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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57 States


7 posted on 04/06/2012 4:17:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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His Muslim faith.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 4:18:34 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: neverdem

The arrogance, and the determination of this socialist autocrat to fundamentally transform the U.S.A. into a socialist unitary republic, trump all of those insignificant, transitory considerations.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 4:18:52 PM PDT by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

he’s such a moron


10 posted on 04/06/2012 4:20:51 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: neverdem

How to raise a son.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: neverdem

The Number of States within the US.

The number of National Parks- he says are in the hundreds- there are 58.

“Hundreds of national parks would be forced to close for part or all of the year.” Said Obama
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/localelections/la-pn-obama-speech-transcript-20120403,0,263120.story

The United States has 58 protected areas known as national parks, which are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: neverdem
Obama’s behavior and rhetoric are becoming increasingly erratic and downright ‘unstable’.

This is resulting in an increasing level of ‘tough love’ articles and responses. Obama’s increasing level of arrogance and, without a better way to put it, 'animosity' toward America, the American public at large, and the Western World in general, is causing a reciprocal rise in the way people respond to him.

As I have seen this in corporate culture before, the likely outcome will most likely be that he is exposed as a fraud and a loony, he is ridiculed, and then because he is really a coward and deeply deluded at his core, this exposure and ridicule causes him to cave and he suffers a breakdown of some kind.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 4:26:15 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: neverdem

Obama knows what The Constitution means, he just refuses to honor it.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 4:26:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: neverdem

How jobs are created.

How taxes affect decision making.

How the free market works.

The deletrious impact of regulations.

Pretty much everything about economics.

Pretty much everything about science.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 4:28:57 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: neverdem
How to create a fraudulent BC that not easily detectable.
16 posted on 04/06/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: GSWarrior
"He knows the function of the courts [I wouldn't be so sure of that], but he is too arrogant to realize that he wouldn't get called out for his comments [I would definitely be sure of that]."
17 posted on 04/06/2012 4:36:31 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: hoosiermama
How to create a fraudulent BC that not easily detectable.

lols.

18 posted on 04/06/2012 4:40:06 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: neverdem

Kyle once asked Eric Cartman what he could possibly know about Christianity, to which Cartman replies, “enough to exploit it”. And therein lies your answer about Obama’s Constitutional knowledge.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: neverdem

The foreigner doesn’t know Ameriicans, or when they’ve become fed up with his marxist crap!


20 posted on 04/06/2012 4:45:38 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: neverdem

Obama is ignorant of a lot of things, but to quote Reagan, “the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”


21 posted on 04/06/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yep, he knows the Constitution the same way a safecracker knows a safe.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 4:52:40 PM PDT by Honcho Bongs (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. - Churchill)
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To: 240B
he is really a coward and deeply deluded at his core, this exposure and ridicule causes him to cave and he suffers a breakdown of some kind.

With his finger on the button, in command of all u.S. Armed Forces and with a brand new E.O. that gives him full control of every aspect of the nation "in peacetime and in times of national emergency" as well as removes the Sec. Def. from the decision making in that process.

Yeah, liberals, huh?

UN-fracking-believeable...

.

23 posted on 04/06/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 240B

Re post 13, we can only hope.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 5:11:20 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: neverdem

He’s one of those people that knows enough to be dangerous.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 5:46:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: neverdem

Total phony

26 posted on 04/06/2012 6:01:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: 240B

“Obama’s behavior and rhetoric are becoming increasingly erratic and downright unstable.”

Nah. It only seems that way because he is such a genius.

/SARCASM/


27 posted on 04/06/2012 6:26:56 PM PDT by ripley
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To: neverdem

The odds of 0bama being turned into a crispy critter by a random lightning bolt are better than my odds were at winning the recent Mega Millions lotto draw, so I am remaining optimistic about all this, since I didn’t win.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 7:20:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: neverdem

Obama not only knows nothing, he doesn’t even suspect anything.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 7:26:01 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: neverdem

He doesn’ know how to tell the truth or how to be anything but arrogant and egotistical.

He doesn’t know $hit from $hinola.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 7:28:51 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: neverdem

He know nothing about anything required to be a President...He spent most of his political life agitating the welfare queens of Chicago...Without any doubt he is by far the most incompetent President in the history of the Republic.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: neverdem

Ben Stein say the man child pantload is “upbeat and likeable most of the time...” C’mon.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 8:06:34 PM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: neverdem

His posterior from a hole in the ground!


33 posted on 04/07/2012 1:15:34 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: neverdem

He doesn’t know anything about American values and traditions!


34 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:15 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: neverdem

He doesn’t know anything about American values and traditions!


35 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:20 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: neverdem

36 posted on 04/07/2012 2:23:54 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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