Skip to comments.Joe Lieberman: Supreme Court Is Keeping White House in Check
Posted on 07/04/2014 11:09:07 PM PDT by TigerClaws
The nation is blessed to have the legal wisdom of the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of the 13 rulings it has made against the Obama administration in the past 18 months, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut tells Newsmax TV.
"It's unusual or maybe even unprecedented to have that many decisions,'' Lieberman said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show.''
"The good thing to say for those who are worried is that we do have a Supreme Court and the vision of the founders to exercise nonpolitical authority to keep our government within the bounds of the Constitution.''
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Agreed. But the obamacare decision remains a disaster for health care, for basic liberty, and for jobs.
No, we have a 5-4 Supreme Court.
That balance will permanently change any day now.
Since the Reagan Amnesty in 1986, the Democrat Party has imported 20 million Socialist voters.
Because of that, Republicans will not win the Senate in 2014, we will not win the White House in 2016, and we will lose the House in 2022, after Census redistricting.
Frankly, it will make no difference.
Obama ignores the laws he doesn't agree with, and Boehner and the House Republicans are too weak and too fearful to impeach him, or to freeze the budget, or to freeze the debt ceiling.
Still need to attack the severability clause (lack of), unlawful alterations of the law and the boo chit presumption of taxation, which does not exist anywhere in this fascist dreck.
I would agree, that with the Mississippi mess created from Cochran....a number of folks will not be voting for Republican contenders in the fall. Figure a 48 or 49 Republican Senator arrangement in January. It’ll be extremely tough to mount any big core legislation in 2015...because it only take one or two Democrats to cry foul and cross the line to halt any progress.
As for the Supreme Court....Ginsburg will announce retirement a week after the November election (my prediction), and the Senate will be pushed in to discuss matters in December and get a replacement. I don’t think there’s enough happy Democratic senators to get an extremely far left liberal judge...which is what the White House would desire to replace Ginsburg. So it’ll be a moderate Democratic judge replacing her.
The Republican senators have a problem with ‘insiders’ trying to manipulate the system for themselves and their lobbyists. Until they clean up this mess...I don’t see them getting a majority....even in 2016.
A statesman. And this is the rare breed of patriarchs since the advent of birth control and rampant selfish immaturity from the ranks of males and the girls who accept them
And only the Supreme Court. The Republicans in Congress are useless.
He’s not perfect and probably not even good, but he’s always been willing to cross over party lines for one random cause or another and to come onto fox and talk.
That’s what passes these days.
Clinton came in second or third in a gallup poll as best presidents ever.
that’s not Lieberman that’s the educational system
"As a result, we created a vacuum into which this truly radical, anti-American group has come in from all over the world now.''
Lieberman fears that if the Islamic State is able to establish a home base "it's going to be just like what happened in Afghanistan when the Taliban was in charge."
Let's see, America permitted the Sunni uprising in Iraq to "take hold" because it did not "come to the side" (boots on the ground?) of the "opposition" (Sunnis?) in Syria.
Lieberman fears a "home base" just like "what happened in Afghanistan when the Taliban was in charge." Does Lieberman really believe that 19 men with box cutters who spent considerable time before 9/11 in Germany and who arrived in America with visas, would have been stopped had we occupied Afghanistan?
Lieberman is committing once again the original mistake made by neocons in Iraq, to understand the war against militant Islam is solved by occupying territory which requires putting boots on the ground. We put boots on the ground in Iraq and it is a disaster. We put boots on the ground in Afghanistan and it is becoming a disaster. Neither these wars made us safer at home-at least not from sophisticated upper-middle-class terrorists who are at home in many many countries.
The war against militant Islam is not like a checkerboard and conventional thinking which led us into Iraq and Afghanistan is spilling our blood and draining our treasury only making matters worse. At the end of the day we are weaker than when we started and Iran is the clear winner.
We need a more intelligent approach then invade, suffer casualties, waste enormous amounts of money, and bug out. Until there can be a showing that a stable reasonably democratic Muslim state can be achieved by invading and occupying, we better look for a more efficient, more productive, and less bloody option then playing checkersand calling it grand strategy.
Please knock it off. I’m not saying to be Pollyanna about it or unrealistic, but negativity & pessimism is the worst thing we can do. Can’t never could. We need to see them in HELL before we let the communists- wherever they’re from, steal the next 2 elections.
Popularly derived senators have interests that are no different from reps. It means a senate without institutional pride, one that doesn't care if the executive runs roughshod over it, congress and our republic. No, as with members of the House, the first and last interest of Senators is keep their jobs. That means don't rock the boat, go along with the prez, avoid media wrath.
You do know we’re wining the culture battle, right?
Bummer - we could use some more thinkers on FR and it's obvious we are getting parrots instead.
When/if any of the 5 “conservatives” currently on the SCOTUS dies during the odumbo reign, we can kiss this nation good-bye as another liberal will be appointed. It’s just a matter of time.
\The other guy's post was infantile and had no value - your post makes sense.
Re: “Please knock it off.”
I just report the poll numbers.
We have a decisive lead in 3 Senate races: South Dakota, Montana, and West Virginia.
We have a small lead, within the margin of error, in Louisiana.
We need 6 seats for a majority.
The news for Democrats has been AWFUL for months.
Yet, 4 seats is the best we can do?
And the Democrats have barely begun to fight back yet.
We also have 3 Republican seats in danger, which no one talks about: Kentucky, Georgia, and Mississippi.
I’m afraid you’re right.
They’re just revving up the “war on women” assault.
And of course the fabulous stock market and surging economy - the MSM is ecstatic.
Lieberman's actions at that time were those of a political hack, not those of a true "statesman".
Oh, I see your point. Mine is don’t encourage the whiners/ rationalizers. They got us into this mess.
My head just exploded. In the South, no less. Somebody needs their butt whipped (Not you, zeestephen) & a fire lit under em.