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Politico Warns Chief Justice Roberts
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 06/26/2012 11:38:09 AM PDT by Kaslin

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RUSH: The Politico has a story today warning John Roberts: "You can be lionized and be the biggest hero in this town, or we can make your life miserable. It's up to you." Now, those are my words, but that's the point of the Politico story: You can be the biggest, most prominent, most loved and revered chief justice in the history of chief justices, or you can be dirt. It's up to you, judge. He's supposed to swing Obamacare. Exactly right. I've got that story in the stack here. I'm getting way ahead of myself here. I had this stuff all laid out.

"John Roberts's Big Moment -- Chief Justice John Roberts pledged during his Supreme Court hearings to be a mere umpire of the law. But as a legacy-defining decision nears, Roberts is emerging as the court’s most intriguing player. Justices are expected to rule Thursday -- during their final public sitting of the term -- on the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature health law. While much of the early attention focused on swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, many court watchers predict Roberts will be the architect of the ruling.

"To a great extent, the decision will shape the way history views Roberts’s stewardship of the high court. The chief justice may not hold the key vote to what the court does on the pivotal case, but he could be in a position to dictate how the court does it. 'The health care case will undoubtedly define his chief justiceship,' said Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor at George Washington University ... 'The scope of the law, the amount of people affected, the fact that it’s the centerpiece of the president’s domestic agenda, all make it as politically charged as imaginable.' ...

"Even if the 57-year-old chief justice does write the opinion, there’s considerable uncertainty about what side he would take. At stake is not only Roberts’s own legacy but also the court’s reputation as an impartial arbiter of the law." So you see, Roberts was supposed to get up and read this today. And if he votes to strip the mandate or rules the whole thing unconstitutional or whatever, he's no longer "an impartial arbiter of the law," and his legacy ... is mud. "Would he uphold the individual mandate and the law on a 6-3 vote, joining with Kennedy and the liberals for a ruling that crosses ideological and political boundaries?"

Folks, I tell you, I am so damn sick of this. You know, there hasn't been a single story -- I checked this. Not a single story, not one reference to the possibility that one of the four liberals might vote in some other way. But there are reams and reams of paper and published data about the conservative justices and which one of them will "grow" and be "mature" and do the "right" thing. And it always brings me back to this notion that we hear constantly, there must be compromise. And we must cross the aisle and work with one another.

There's not one thought even given to the fact that a liberal judge might side with America. There's not one story, not one reference, to one of the liberal judges going against his or her ideology. Now, during the oral arguments, there was some shock and dismay over some of the questions that were asked by Sotomayor, but I'm talking about stories like this. You don't see a story like this that's written for Roberts about Ginsburg or Breyer, or Kagan. You don't see any ever, any stories like this about the liberal judges. Only the so-called conservative judges.

And they're always framed in this silly notion that a judge is only decent and good and worthy of acclaim if he abandons whatever it is assumed his right-wing ideology to be. All of this is predictable. It's just the Politico, not the Washington Post Style Section but still. It's predictable. But the Politico, they're letting Roberts know: "It's up to you, pal. You want to like living in this town from Friday on, or are you going to regret the day you came out of the womb? It's up to you."

That's what they may as well be saying.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: alinsky; healthcare; intimidation; johnroberts; obamacare; politico; roberts; robertscourt; scotus; threateningtactic
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This sure sounds like a thread to me. Just imagine if a right wing publication would threaten anyone of the liberal judges
1 posted on 06/26/2012 11:38:18 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The Politico is a tad late since the case has already been decided.

It just hasn’t been released to the public.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Kaslin

So, Politico says that Supreme Court Judges should only make popular decisions?

According to national polling for 2 years, Americans want Obamacare to go away. So that would be the popular decicion.

Silly me, I thought their job was to defend the Constitution. Here’s a case where scuttling Obamacare will be both popular and a defense of the Constitution.

WIN-WIN.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 11:43:50 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Kaslin

The point is moot at this stage, Politico............


4 posted on 06/26/2012 11:44:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: TSgt

This. It’s done. Over. Finished.

Politico is too late.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: SaxxonWoods

exactly. the legislation is not popular outside the beltway.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 11:49:29 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: SaxxonWoods

“So, Politico says that Supreme Court Judges should only make popular decisions?”

No. I believe that the Politico (and liberals in general) feel that the Supremem Court Judges should only make decisions that coincide with their idiology.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 11:50:38 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Kaslin
The Left has been successful in intimidating Roberts to vote against most of the Arizona law, so they feel confident that they can intimidate him on the Obamacare law...
8 posted on 06/26/2012 11:51:03 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“The Left has been successful in intimidating Roberts to vote against most of the Arizona law, so they feel confident that they can intimidate him on the Obamacare law...”

This may be true. If so, I hope they’re unsuccessful. It’s a sad commentary on our judicial system that we’re even suggesting that they are able to be intimidated.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 11:53:38 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: snarkytart
Given that it barely passed Congress, I'd say it's not particularly popular inside the beltway, either.
10 posted on 06/26/2012 11:53:54 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kaslin

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The Beatles - Revolver Album

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Ring my friend I said you’d call Dr. Robert (2x)
Dr. Robert!


11 posted on 06/26/2012 11:54:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: SaxxonWoods

“So, Politico says that Supreme Court Judges should only make popular decisions?”

No, not at all. Just decisions that further the leftist/Marxist agenda.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: Kaslin

What a pathetic picture, the once mighty SC now a collection of political hacks and affirmative action types.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 11:56:53 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Free the Zimmermans. . . end this political, racist travesty of a "prosecution")
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To: Cowboy Bob
Most of the Arizona law was accepted without comment. The only thing at issue were the injunctions against four points. The Court said "no" on three of them, but said "yes" on the one where the state required cops to check status if..... variety of reasons.....

I think the illegals know what this means even if Obama has no clue.

14 posted on 06/26/2012 11:57:29 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MNGal
I agree. Uphold the Constitution. Period. That's what they are there for.

I do not think that's what some of them did yesterday with the Illegal Alien ruling for Arizona. I just cannot make sense of how that could even happen.

Is it even legal for the local police to make arrests for possession of Cocaine now? After all, I believe that is another federal law.

15 posted on 06/26/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: TSgt

Rush said yesterday he KNEW why Roberts went with the lib justices on Arizona. He said he couldn’t talk about it. So it’s gotta be related to this Politico thing. Gay rumors true??


16 posted on 06/26/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Cowboy Bob

How did they intimidate him?

Had Roberts voted against it, it would have ended 4-4, thus upholding the 9th circuits decesion. So Roberts’ vote did not matter. Why Roberts voted with the majority was to assign the Per Curiam opinion, thus shaping it, to Kennedy.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Kaslin
""You can be lionized and be the biggest hero in this town, or we can make your life miserable."

The Town that steals from the rest of America while telling us all how to live, Washington, D.C.

18 posted on 06/26/2012 12:06:21 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Kaslin

Roberts is a brilliant man who has accomplished very much in his life. These type of people don’t take well to threats. In fact something like this is much more likely to push him in the other direction.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 12:07:03 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg

thanks for explaining that. I was wondering the consequences of a tie vote.

By the way, you call yourself a Conservatarian.
But I think you are really a Conservatrarian. :)


20 posted on 06/26/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Kaslin; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregH; ...
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

21 posted on 06/26/2012 12:11:53 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: miss marmelstein

I do not believe the gay rumors, I have no knowledge to form an opinion nor do I care to.

However, why would John Roberts care if people knew he was gay? He could not be impeached for it.

I think I understand what Rush was referring to, if correctly quoted, and it has nothing to do with homosexuality.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 12:18:59 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Red Badger

If I recall correctly, John sings “You’ll pay money just to see yourself with Dr. Robert,” and that he says “Bob Robert” instead of “Dr. Robert” after “he does everything he can.”

(And, on a grammatical note, it’s spelled “you’re” instead of “your” in the second, third, fifth, seventh and eighth verses.)

I trust that Justice Roberts won’t try to become Dr. Roberts and will decide the case solely on Congress’s enumerated powers, not on some notion of having to “save health care.”


23 posted on 06/26/2012 12:21:42 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: Perdogg

What is it then?


24 posted on 06/26/2012 12:22:03 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Red Badger

Not moot. They may lose Obamacare but their long-term game is to intimidate the Justice into Voting Left on the next case. And the one after that.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 12:22:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cookcounty
The Town that steals from the rest of America while telling us all how to live, Washington, D.C.

There is going to big a big party in DC next Wednesday. I understand they are going to Barbecue The Constitution.

26 posted on 06/26/2012 12:23:17 PM PDT by oyez ( .)
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To: Perdogg; miss marmelstein

“I think I understand what Rush was referring to, if correctly quoted, and it has nothing to do with homosexuality.”


I think I know what Rush was referring to as well. It has nothing to do with blackmail, and everything to do with Court politics and coalition building.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 12:23:53 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: AuH2ORepublican
Eloquently stated, as always.
28 posted on 06/26/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Kaslin; Admin Moderator

Rush’s opinion is always interesting. Good to post somewhere on FR. But this item is NOT breaking news.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 12:34:53 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: miss marmelstein
Gay rumors? Get your head out of your nether regions, missy! Have some respect for his wife Jane, daughter Josie (12) and son Jack (11).

Maybe you forgotten the 2005 nomination announcement:


30 posted on 06/26/2012 12:36:34 PM PDT by newzjunkey (anyone yapping about 'gay rumors' is hereby declared gay by proxy)
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To: Kaslin

As if anyone who matters cares what “politico” thinks.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 12:38:53 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Perdogg

Some people hear “gay rumor” and OBSESS. It’s childish and stupid.


32 posted on 06/26/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Kaslin

why are the leftists attacking roberts with such specificity?

is he this thin skinned? do the leftists believe that? seriously?


33 posted on 06/26/2012 12:42:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

Rush knows.

He is much too confidently telling us how wrong the media can be, unless he knows something we don’t know. Not one story about how a lib might vote with the conservatives on the court?

Rush knows what the individual mandate decision is, and what he’s telling us here is that it’s going to be a 6-3 decision, or better, to strike down the mandate. One or more of the libs went against Obama.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 12:43:11 PM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: newzjunkey

we have trolls trying to spread character assasination.


35 posted on 06/26/2012 12:44:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

Do these morons at Politico not know the decision has been finalized probably since April and the rest has been about forming the sides and writing the opinions and dissents. It’s like the scene from Last Hurrah when the returns start coming in and Pat O’Brien and Jim Gleason start heading back to the streets to find a way stop the voting trends. Spencer Tracy has to remind them that the votes are in and only have to be counted.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 12:50:12 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Kaslin

Straight out of the Alinsky playbook.


37 posted on 06/26/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Kaslin

Do these morons at Politico not know the decision has been finalized probably since April and the rest has been about forming the sides and writing the opinions and dissents. It’s like the scene from Last Hurrah when the returns start coming in and Pat O’Brien and Jim Gleason start heading back to the streets to find a way stop the voting trends. Spencer Tracy has to remind them that the votes are in and only have to be counted.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 12:52:05 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Kaslin

Do these morons at Politico not know the decision has been finalized probably since April and the rest has been about forming the sides and writing the opinions and dissents. It’s like the scene from Last Hurrah when the returns start coming in and Pat O’Brien and Jim Gleason start heading back to the streets to find a way stop the voting trends. Spencer Tracy has to remind them that the votes are in and only have to be counted.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Kaslin

Couldn’t Roberts find some “penumbra” finding that Obama care is unconstitutional?

Only liberals are allowed to be daring. They can take prayer out of schools, make the crime of abortion legal, protect pornography under the first amendment etc. but conservatives are supposed to be timid little lambs.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:31 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Kaslin

What’s that thing sitting in the front row on the far right?


41 posted on 06/26/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Perdogg

These people have no soul they will go after his wife and children if they please. Look at how they are attacking Ann Romney. Look at the way they treat Sarah Palin.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 1:01:58 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: TSgt

Too right. It was said and done weeks if not months ago. All that’s happening now is putting the final touches on the opinions.


43 posted on 06/26/2012 1:07:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
“I think I understand what Rush was referring to, if correctly quoted, and it has nothing to do with homosexuality.”

- - - - - - - -

I think I know what Rush was referring to as well. It has nothing to do with blackmail, and everything to do with Court politics and coalition building.

Arizona was a sacrifice to give political cover for sinking ObamaCare.

That is what Rush implied elsewhere.

44 posted on 06/26/2012 1:08:59 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Exactly right. Roberts needs Kennedy with him to overturn O’care; so he gave Kennedy support on Arizona (something he otherwise would not have done).


45 posted on 06/26/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by katieanna
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To: mtg

Golum.


46 posted on 06/26/2012 1:12:46 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: cookcounty

There are suddenly not going to be very many democrats in Washington next January. It’s going to be very quiet after the roman circus of the last four years.


47 posted on 06/26/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: newzjunkey

Oh, dry up, junkey. When he was nominated, the gay press and their cohorts were all over the place claiming he was gay. It has nothing to do with my opinion or lack of respect.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 1:18:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Does everything have to be a homosexual conspiracy here?


49 posted on 06/26/2012 1:19:29 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: katieanna

We’re on the same page. And since the AZ case would have been decided the same way with or without Roberts’s vote (4-4 would have resulted in the 9th Circuit opinion being upheld with respect to the three clauses that SCOTUS struck down; the 9th Circuit still would have een overruled 8-0 on section 2(b)), it wasn’t that big of a sacrifice for Roberts.


50 posted on 06/26/2012 1:27:02 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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