Skip to comments.Rep. Ryan: Roberts had to 'contort logic and reason' to reach ruling
Posted on 07/01/2012 11:43:48 PM PDT by RitaOK
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in his tie-breaking vote on the Affordable Care Act this week, had to "contort logic and reason" to reach the conclusion that President Obama's healthcare law was constitutional.
In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Ryan said he was "very disappointed" in the ruling.
"I think the chief justice had to contort logic and reason to come up with this ruling," Ryan said. "So one man decided against the dissenting opinion, against what I... thought were his principles and judicial jurisprudence, he decided to leave this up to the American people. So, now the stakes of this election could not be higher."
But Ryan, like other Republicans on Sunday, vowed to repeal the law.
"We're not deterred," he said. "We think we can still repeal this law if we win this election. The American people will be the judge and jury on this law come November."
House Republicans are expected to vote July 11 on a measure to repeal the healthcare law in full.
I’m not sure who I detest more, Obama or Roberts.
I keep going back on forth on it.
In simple words, he had to disavow the Constitution and give his warning to the republic for which it seems not to stand!
I understand Roberts’ epilepsy medicine has given him brain damage. That would certainly explain his bizarre behavior. Roberts should do the right thing and resign following the November election.
Roberts is definitely not a conservative he is a traitor to the Republic and to the American people!
You must have a desert island someplace.
Maybe the medicine would make him illiterate but stupid maybe not...heh. Resign, not even in his vocabulary. He has many more stupid and ignorant decisions to make.
A desert island— you mean as opposed to that swamp land you’ve bought hook, line and sinker?
Captain Kangaroo gets my vote, b/c HE is too cowardly to stand by his principles. Obama stands by evil without compromise. Bob
He is gonna be lonely at work and he is too smart to be a gullible dolt like John McCain and believe the Leftist MSM really loves him for being such a treacherous ersatz conservative bastard.
I predict Roberts will resign before the next SCOTUS session. Hopefully Obama won't appoint his successor.
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At least Roberts gave the country a shot at being free in the future; unfortunately, liberalism and its 50 years of perverting major urban areas with an entitlement mentality, have saddled us with a population of nearly 50% parasites. The fact that we really don’t have a true conservative leader to combat the ignorant jug-eared socialist doesn’t help much either.
I haven’t ‘bought’ anything, this is the system we have, so unless you plan on leaving, you are going to have to deal with the effects of elections.
Only one problem with this interpretation -- the whole "leave this to the people" argument works just as well the other way. If the SC had declared this law unconstitutional, "the People" could have elected a Congress in November to re-enact it. So I don't buy this excuse for Roberts.
It would appear that Roberts cares more about what the east-coast media say about him than he does upholding the constitution. Either that or he was responding to some threat or perceived threat of which we are ignorant.
It wouldn't take much to scare this pansy.
Where is Roberts every Tuesday night? No exceptions!
(Shadow of Fear, 2004, James Spader)
I thnak God there are only 4% of you, and the rest of us will have to get rid of Obama.
You can hold your head high and say I voted my principles, while the rest of us eat the Sh*t sandwich and do what has to be done.
Someone always has to carry the load.
Agree but they don’t resign they just go on to be worse. We have 0, Pelosi, Reid, even Roberts and a multitude of other damaged squacking gulls leading to our destruction.
July 1, 2012 1:29 PM
Roberts switched views to uphold health care law
(CBS News) Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court’s four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama’s health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations.
Roberts then withstood a month-long, desperate campaign to bring him back to his original position, the sources said. Ironically, Justice Anthony Kennedy - believed by many conservatives to be the justice most likely to defect and vote for the law - led the effort to try to bring Roberts back to the fold.
“He was relentless,” one source said of Kennedy’s efforts. “He was very engaged in this.”
But this time, Roberts held firm. And so the conservatives handed him their own message which, as one justice put it, essentially translated into, “You’re on your own.”
Rightwing Conspiratr1 said it best in a previous post:
“The court is apparently now split between three factions, conservative, progressive and moron.”
“Im not sure who I detest more, Obama or Roberts.
I keep going back on forth on it”
Me too. Right now though I’m leaning towards Roberts. He’s one of our own and right now I feel betrayed