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DID ROBERTS GIVE IN TO OBAMA'S BULLYING?
Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2012 | JOEL B. POLLAK

Posted on 06/28/2012 1:10:37 PM PDT by nerdgirl

As legal scholars study the Supreme Court's decision in the Obamacare case, more and more are concluding that Justice Anthony Kennedy's dissenting opinion, striking down the law in its entirety, was once the majority opinion--and that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote at a late stage. If so, it would appear that the Chief Justice may have succumbed to the bullying meted out by President Barack Obama, who attacked the Court in the aftermath of oral arguments in March, when Obamacare seemed headed for certain defeat.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; obamacare; roberts; scotus; zerocare
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Still in search of an explanation for Roberts' vote, could he really have given into this pressure?
1 posted on 06/28/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: nerdgirl

You have to ask?


2 posted on 06/28/2012 1:11:39 PM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: nerdgirl

Andrew Breitbart could not be reached for comment.


3 posted on 06/28/2012 1:11:47 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc... not just pretty words...)
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To: nerdgirl

I suspect he was a socialist all along and decided now to show his true colors.


4 posted on 06/28/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I think he was bought....


5 posted on 06/28/2012 1:14:53 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: nerdgirl
DID ROBERTS GIVE IN TO OBAMA'S BULLYING?

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES - DID I MENTION >>>>>>> YES?

6 posted on 06/28/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: dfwgator

If the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court can be bullied by a few comments then he is a total wimp.

I’m not discounting the possibility.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 1:16:07 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Rca2000

I don’t think he needs money.

Threatened?

Probably far fetched. Most likely just caved under the pressure.


8 posted on 06/28/2012 1:16:35 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: Rca2000

” I think he was bought....”

Or threatened. Or maybe he is just a coward.


9 posted on 06/28/2012 1:16:41 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: nerdgirl

I seriously doubt that Roberts was bullied by Obama. I think Roberts was angry — as were other justices — in this getting dumped on them. The majority opinion did state that it is not up to the Court to save the American people from the results of their electoral decisions. I think this was Roberts’ way of throwing the onus back on Congress.


10 posted on 06/28/2012 1:20:37 PM PDT by ContraryMary (Obama = Carter redux)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Maybe bought in some other way than monetarily..

and yes...possibly with “an offer he couldn’t refuse”...


11 posted on 06/28/2012 1:20:43 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: nerdgirl

Maybe CJ Roberts reasoned that he should not go out on a limb to get rid of Obamacare when he knows that both major candidates are in agreement with each other about the next step - either Obamacare or Romneycare. Why should he go to all the trouble of defeating one when his own party wants to elect someone who’ll just recreate substantially the same thing with his name on it?

Given the two nominees, maybe he feels that this is really just a fight over who gets credit for next step toward socialism. Why should he care if the program is named Obamacare or Romneycare if they both mean the same thing?

Maybe it’s our job to vote against both of these socialist liberals.


12 posted on 06/28/2012 1:21:52 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: nerdgirl

Legacy, legacy and legacy. Progressive academics write history. I’m told liberals give better parties and awards for “excellence”.


13 posted on 06/28/2012 1:22:09 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: nerdgirl

It sure seems that way. I think he absolved his conscience by telling himself that Americans are the ones who voted in the left-wing radical President and Congress?


14 posted on 06/28/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: ContraryMary
I think this was Roberts’ way of throwing the onus back on Congress.

By agreeing with frickin' Elena Kagan? That's sure a strange way of going about it.

15 posted on 06/28/2012 1:22:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I think he is a coward.


16 posted on 06/28/2012 1:23:25 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Rca2000

That’s my guess.


17 posted on 06/28/2012 1:23:40 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: nerdgirl

Roberts knew if the thing went against Obama then the Democrats would totally destroy the Supreme Court. Just as they did Pres Bush, Justice Thomas, and any entity they decide to ruin. And these people would not just do that for a year or two, but for eons. Every day you would hear about the evil SC and the conservatives. Roberts did what he did to save the court - in other words he has no courage.

He knows the Repubs will not do that to the court.

Harriet Miers would have been a saint compared to this.


18 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:16 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: dfwgator

Apparently Robert’s old law professor predicted he’d uphold Obamacare. So have to assume we were fooled into thinking he is a conservative.


19 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: nerdgirl

Occam’s razor says that Roberts is a liberal judicial activist. He rewrote legislation to substitute taxes for penalties. I’d bet large money that Occam applies and the only coersion Roberts faced was that of his inner liberal self.


20 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: rockabyebaby

The power of the President to use customary bullying from the bully pulpit is pretty weak. Even the mainstream media have no real impact on the justices.

BUT the Obamabastard MAY have suggested very strongly that he would attempt to PACK the SCOTUS a la FDR if they didn’t capitulate on this one issue.

In the event that did occur, the Justice effected by this threat has more to be ashamed of than the person threatening him.

When the Executive bullies the Judiciary, you third world government - and Barck Hussein Obama is ALL about third world government.

Imposing it HERE and bringing the third world to America.


21 posted on 06/28/2012 1:24:51 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: KansasGirl

Of course he is a coward....the only question was he threatened ?


22 posted on 06/28/2012 1:26:13 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: ContraryMary

I think you are on to something about Roberts, he’s no coward and this decision may actually result in focusing the effort to stop GovCare to the right place the POTUS Election.
Sure appears to have aroused the electorate!


23 posted on 06/28/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: nerdgirl

Roberts is either a flaming, closeted commie lib or a coward. The Supreme Court is Barry’s Court now. Just another tentacle of the Obama regime.


24 posted on 06/28/2012 1:26:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: ContraryMary

Your thinking is very sound. Could be right on target.


25 posted on 06/28/2012 1:28:35 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: ContraryMary
The action today did, in fact, throw it back to Congress.

Now, to take the whole thing and shred it into little bity pieces ~ and, BTW, use this opportunity to pass a TAX ON DEMOCRATS.

Make them pay. They OWE us!

26 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nerdgirl

Roberts was clearly more concerned with being the toast of the Washington D.C. liberal social scene than in defending the constitution he swore to protect.


27 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:12 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: ContraryMary
The action today did, in fact, throw it back to Congress.

Now, to take the whole thing and shred it into little bity pieces ~ and, BTW, use this opportunity to pass a TAX ON DEMOCRATS.

Make them pay. They OWE us!

28 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nerdgirl
I think he is brilliant, he just saddles Obama and the congressional demwits with the responsibility for the biggest tax hike in US history...
29 posted on 06/28/2012 1:30:22 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: nerdgirl
Ha! Ha!...Boy did I just screw all those Teabaggers!
30 posted on 06/28/2012 1:31:06 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: nerdgirl
Without 0bamascare, what could Hussein say he's done in the past four years - destroy the economy? yes, bow to every foreign potentate and dictator he could find? yes, become a dictator? definitely. So those of his entourage working on his behalf, and most likely with his full support, could have spelled out the unpleasant consequences to Roberts, should 0bamascare be thrown out. This is possible, but my belief is that Roberts never was the man we hoped he was, and his true colors are shining through.

In the meantime, I pray for our Country's sake that this will galvanize us in November. To rid ourselves of this socialist program, we must first rid ourselves of the socialist would-be dictator that forced it upon us - Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama. If he is allowed to remain in power, then it will be fully implemented and we will become The United Socialist States of Amerika.

31 posted on 06/28/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (0bama lied, Freedom Died)
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To: iopscusa

Now we need a capable candidate ~


32 posted on 06/28/2012 1:32:35 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nerdgirl

His family has just been returned to him unharmed.


33 posted on 06/28/2012 1:33:20 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I have lost respect for Roberts and the court, they IMHO are just as corrupt as the rest of Washington and the media.

Behold the New World Order, funded on the backs of conservatives everywhere.


34 posted on 06/28/2012 1:33:45 PM PDT by stockpirate (No longer proud to be an American! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress.)
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To: nerdgirl
He may have given into pressure not to overturn 0bamacare but he put it in the lap of the House as a tax instead of overturning and putting it back to the senate.
35 posted on 06/28/2012 1:34:51 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: dfwgator

The majority of his rulings and side has been w/ liberals. Although not having the power to order a recusal, I don’t believe he once mentioned Kagan’s conflict of interest. He is a product of the GOP-E (maybe others to be sure). I’m sure this list can be added to...but from this alone...

He took the mask off revealing a progressive.

May he live a cursed life.


36 posted on 06/28/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: nerdgirl

Would not surprise me, the CJ has children and got scared for them.


37 posted on 06/28/2012 1:35:45 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ContraryMary

” I seriously doubt that Roberts was bullied by Obama. I think Roberts was angry — as were other justices — in this getting dumped on them. “

If this is true, he is just an A-HOLE !!!!


38 posted on 06/28/2012 1:37:08 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: AngelesCrestHighway

The spirit of stealthy Souter lives on! (The Weasel)

39 posted on 06/28/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: nerdgirl
Remember when Justice Breyer was robbed x 2. Maybe it wasn't the random event it appeared to be. It could have sent a message for anyone who wanted to listen. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/17/crooks-target-supreme-court-justice-breyer-for-second-time-in-three-months/
40 posted on 06/28/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: circlecity

I give him a bit more credit than that. He’s voted conservative the vast majority of the time, and doesn’t strike me as a big social butterfly.

I think doing this pained the guy, which is why it’s worth even talking about right now. The comment that he didn’t think the court needed to be cleaning up the mess that that the legislature created seems like it could be closer to the mark.


41 posted on 06/28/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: stockpirate

” I have lost respect for Roberts and the court, they IMHO are just as corrupt as the rest of Washington and the media.

Behold the New World Order, funded on the backs of conservatives everywhere. “

Forced healthcare, by threat of jack-booted thug IRS agents.

National bankruptcy

Rotten healthcare

This may be the end for the USA, save for a civil war.


42 posted on 06/28/2012 1:39:45 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: nerdgirl
I think doing this pained the guy,

Not nearly as much as it will pain the rest of us.

43 posted on 06/28/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Thanks for the picture. Of the several pictures I have seen of him today I think he has either become mentally ill or he has been using some happy powder.
44 posted on 06/28/2012 1:42:54 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: iopscusa

Now we need a capable candidate ~


45 posted on 06/28/2012 1:47:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Aria

There was no legit threat in an election year. The Chief Anus Roberts is a liberal this can not be doubted at this point.


46 posted on 06/28/2012 1:47:38 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: nerdgirl; All
Chris Matthews, mere moments after the decision came down, seem remarkably unsurprised by it, and oddly said:
I think John Roberts sat down - with his wife - and said 'let's make the moral decision here'".
Huh? Does anyone know the deal with his wife? Liberal, like Ted Olson's wife? Or something else? Some have mentioned the oddity of his blonde-haired blue-eyed children that his wife claims they adopted from "Latin America" but about who they refuse to answer any questions. Is Roberts gay? Perhaps they have some photos?
47 posted on 06/28/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by montag813
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To: dfwgator

“I think doing this pained the guy”.

Not nearly as much as it will pain the rest of us.

You have hit this one out of the park!!!


48 posted on 06/28/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

OK, all that said,where does the people and the country go next?


49 posted on 06/28/2012 1:58:19 PM PDT by wax wing
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To: wax wing

I am not optimistic. Boehner and McConnell run anywhere from useless to being part of the problem.

A number of FReepers see this as a blessing. I don’t. Romney strikes me as Caspar Milquetoast,and if he loses, I see the country going to hell in a hand basket. It is already over 50% there.


50 posted on 06/28/2012 2:03:53 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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