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Obama Warns Supremes: Don't Overturn Healthcare Reform
Big Government ^ | May 4, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 05/04/2012 4:22:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Obama administration warned the Supreme Court this week via papers filed with the Court that if Obamacare is struck down, there will be an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare.

Medicare was not discussed during the Supreme Court arguments, since it was not a Constitutional issue.

This is a practical argument, not a legal one; it’s the Obama administration applying pressure to the Supremes. But that’s what the Obama administration does – they focus on the politics of the situation rather than on the legalities.

If they can’t win on the law, they figure, they’ll push the Court to act via “empathy,” President Obama’s favorite legal standard.

And if they lose, they’ll blame the Court for destroying Medicare. It’s a win-win for the Obama administration: if the Court strikes down Obamacare, Obama will blame the Court for harming Medicare. If the Court upholds Obamacare to prevent an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare, Obama gets what he wants.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; backoffbarry; bhofascism; bhothuggery; deathpanels; democrats; fubo; govtabuse; medicare; obama; obamacare; obamatruthfile; scotus; tyranny; zerocare
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1 posted on 05/04/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Monumental POS


2 posted on 05/04/2012 4:25:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

valerie jarrett....commie obama is not a morning person...
http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/05/senior_obama_adviser_valerie_j.html


3 posted on 05/04/2012 4:26:53 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

guess he didn’t learn anything the last time....but then again, it’s Friday and he’ll come up with another story by Monday.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice little hostage he’s got there in the elderly.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 4:35:35 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Doogle

So they are supposed to be attending to the welfare of an unrelated program while deciding the constitutionality of Obamacare. Sounds like he wants them to help run HHS not be a coequal branch of government.


6 posted on 05/04/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I had kinda hoped that the pubbies would unleash the facts about the bogus birth certificate in Sept/Oct.

Maybe they best up the disclosure date to early June so that the elderlies on SCOTUS can take the measure of a truly flawed poseur of a politician!


7 posted on 05/04/2012 4:37:14 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can the Supremes haul someone into the Court for contempt? I would really like to see that.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 4:38:04 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: sgtyork

he didn’t learn


9 posted on 05/04/2012 4:40:11 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama Warns Supremes: Don't Overturn Healthcare Reform

I don't know much,
but I thought Jury-tampering was a crime.

10 posted on 05/04/2012 4:40:37 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The Obama administration warned,,,,,,if Obamacare is struck down, there will be an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare.”

Thats because they knew their Obamacare would face immediate challenge in court, so they intertwined it as much and as quickly as possible.
Since it was a deliberate act by Obama, he cannot complain when someone calls his islamic bluff.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Based on past events associated with the eligibility issue, I have this feeling that the Supremes will be the first to blink, and Bambi knows it.

Between the Supremes and congresscritters I often wonder where the label ‘Home of the Brave’ comes from when describing our country now that ‘Land of the Free’ has become a dubious expression.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are we still a representative republic with three co-equal branches of government that check-and-balance each other, or are we now a third-world dictatorship?


13 posted on 05/04/2012 4:47:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Rules, laws and crimes don't count in matters of raw, naked power.

This guy IS Hitler.

14 posted on 05/04/2012 4:52:19 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

is this a hint that he got “word” of a bad judgement by SCOTUS???


15 posted on 05/04/2012 4:55:16 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He wants them to kill it.....he thinks it will help him win the election, but it won’t

Has anyone else noticed that everythng this asshole has done has backfired recently


16 posted on 05/04/2012 4:55:25 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hummm
Sound like this president is threatening Americans..

Bad move Hussein...

17 posted on 05/04/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

warnings are like talking...they are both cheap...never make one unless you can actually back it up...cause someone may take you down before you can make it happen!


18 posted on 05/04/2012 5:09:07 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is this even legal?

They had their day in court,

Why isn't this ‘attempt to influence the court’ or some legal language that must prohibit this?

19 posted on 05/04/2012 5:16:55 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And this POS taught constitutional law.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t deny me my big effing deal.


21 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:03 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since he grew up in Chicago, the capital of Illinois, intimidation of judges - or jury tampering - is the norm. He doesn’t know any better.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Holding the elderly as hostages again.


23 posted on 05/04/2012 5:41:09 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Are we still a representative republic with three co-equal branches of government that check-and-balance each other, or are we now a third-world dictatorship?

A well crafted question contains the answer. Good job!

24 posted on 05/04/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

“Since he grew up in Chicago, the capital of Illinois”


I think you meant the capital of corruption (Springfield is the state capital).


25 posted on 05/04/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
it’s the Obama administration applying pressure to the Supremes Justice Kennedy.

The Liberal Messiah knows that de facto Chief Justice Kennedy is likely to vote to strike down the mandate, so He is trying to intimidate him into changing his mind. Kennedy is squishy enough that this might work.

26 posted on 05/04/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
And this POS taught constitutional law?

Why YES...Soviet and Cuban :-)... ( LOL !!!! )

27 posted on 05/04/2012 5:56:08 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Obama administration warned the Supreme Court this week...

This THUG of a "President" just pisses me off so.

I dare not type what I'm really thinking right now for fear of a visit from the federales......

28 posted on 05/04/2012 5:59:28 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's another take on the same subject
30 posted on 05/04/2012 6:12:08 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone..." --John Quincy Adams)
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To: wastedyears

I am SO looking forward to the day when the five SCOTUS justices with sense publically bitch-slap this miserable effing weasel POS.


31 posted on 05/04/2012 6:14:33 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: The Wizard
Has anyone else noticed that everythng this asshole has done has backfired recently

Backfired with those on the right side of the bell curve, yeah.

That's not Obama's target demographic.

32 posted on 05/04/2012 6:27:40 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“There is no doubt that striking down (the) Medicare provisions would be enormously disruptive for patients, physicians, hospitals and countless other providers and suppliers”

The author chose to say “disruptive to”. He avoided saying “harmful to”.

Anyway, a lot of us think that allowing the individual mandate to stand would open the door to great harm (not merely disruption) in the form of unrestrained government control of our lives.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: wastedyears

Obama...you can kiss our rear ends! How about that? How dare you rob the US economy of more jobs just for your do gooder policies!


34 posted on 05/04/2012 6:38:11 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: maine-iac7

” Why isn’t this ‘attempt to influence the court’ or some legal language that must prohibit this? “

Probably not....only a psycho would do it : )


35 posted on 05/04/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: taildragger

LOL!!


36 posted on 05/04/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: taildragger

LOL!!


37 posted on 05/04/2012 6:48:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: NFHale

” I am SO looking forward to the day when the five SCOTUS justices with sense publically bitch-slap this miserable effing weasel POS.”

A great day for America!!


38 posted on 05/04/2012 6:50:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey! Bozo
STFU


39 posted on 05/04/2012 6:50:46 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Doesn’t he realize that ever comment he makes like this just pisses off the Supremes more and more?


40 posted on 05/04/2012 7:20:52 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

I don’t know much,
but I thought Jury-tampering was a crime.

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Good point!


41 posted on 05/04/2012 7:21:01 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: Noob1999

I had kinda hoped that the pubbies would unleash the facts about the bogus birth certificate in Sept/Oct.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do they have something new?


42 posted on 05/04/2012 7:21:18 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: The Wizard

Has anyone else noticed that everythng this asshole has done has backfired recently
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YES!!! Many of us, and many other Americans, have.


43 posted on 05/04/2012 7:21:28 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

” I am SO looking forward to the day when the five SCOTUS justices with sense publically bitch-slap this miserable effing weasel POS.”
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

It’s supposed to happen in June; next month.


44 posted on 05/04/2012 7:21:38 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: SERKIT

Since he grew up in Chicago, the capital of Illinois,
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Chicago is NOT the capitol of IL. Springfield is the capitol.


45 posted on 05/04/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by Homers-odd-I-see (We've got to get Obama out of the White House on Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll bet Diana Ross and Mary Wilson told Obama where to go.


46 posted on 05/04/2012 7:27:22 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How can he file additional papers with the Court after the case has been submitted? Can the other side respond to this? The Court should not even read this submission otherwise.

And this has nothing to do with the case. A problem with Medicare is not for the Court to correct but for the legislature to pass legislation to address.

This is absurd.


47 posted on 05/04/2012 7:38:09 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Noob1999

Count on nothing from the Republicans. They’re too easily browbeaten into timidity to be of any good.


48 posted on 05/04/2012 7:44:12 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In a sane world, the supreme court would warn baraq not to f with them. In legal terms of course.

just sayin.


49 posted on 05/04/2012 7:50:26 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IIRC, Medicare was operating just fine before obammacare, so why would if be any different if obamamcare was removed? It won’t! Just more scare tactics to force the USSC to vote obamma’s way.


50 posted on 05/04/2012 8:21:23 PM PDT by rawhide
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