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Reid Remarks Intensify Spat With High-Court Conservatives
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-10-10 | JESS BRAVIN

Posted on 03/11/2010 7:18:58 AM PST by GOP_Lady

WASHINGTON -- Long-simmering resentment between the conservative Supreme Court and the Democratic Congress and White House approached a boil Wednesday, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized Chief Justice John Roberts and his fellow conservatives for striking down limits on corporate political spending.

"Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected?" the Nevada Democrat said at a meeting of liberal bloggers. With all nine justices having been drawn from the lower courts, the Supreme Court lacks understanding of the practical impact of its decisions, Mr. Reid said, according to the Web site Huffington Post.

A spokesman for Mr. Reid, Jim Manley, confirmed the remarks and added that the majority leader strongly backed President Barack Obama's push for legislation requiring corporations to disclose their political spending and imposing other regulations.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; democrats; elections; johnroberts; liberalfascism; reid; scotus; supremecourt
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1 posted on 03/11/2010 7:18:58 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Buh bye Harry traitor.


2 posted on 03/11/2010 7:20:01 AM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: GOP_Lady

What an ugly and evil hunk of feces with no soul.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 7:20:05 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: 506Lake; AdvisorB; antivenom; angry elephant; Blonde; BornToBeAmerican; BroJoeK; ...


To be added or removed from the
"The Wall Street Journal" Ping List,
FReepmail
GOP_Lady.

4 posted on 03/11/2010 7:20:36 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

What an inflammatory feeb.


5 posted on 03/11/2010 7:21:43 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: GOP_Lady

“Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected?”

Harry, I think he understands perfectly.


6 posted on 03/11/2010 7:21:58 AM PST by lakeman (,)
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To: GOP_Lady

I think I could live for the day when this sorry assed pipsqueak gets his ass handed to him.


7 posted on 03/11/2010 7:22:50 AM PST by dforest
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To: GOP_Lady

Reid loathes free speech...for conservatives. And if I want to give $10,000,000 (which, alas, I don’t have) to a favorite candidate, who is Reid to forbid it?


8 posted on 03/11/2010 7:23:16 AM PST by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: GOP_Lady

“Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected?”

That’s not their job to know or care. Their job is to measure laws against the Constitution and uphold the Constitution.


9 posted on 03/11/2010 7:23:25 AM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: GOP_Lady

0bama and his Democrats are working hard to bias the court against themselves for the next time some of their unconstitutional legislation is up for judicial review.


10 posted on 03/11/2010 7:24:32 AM PST by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: GOP_Lady
I think they are trying to intimidate the Court. Either that, or set it up for packing the court. Similar to changing the filibuster rule.

They have no sense of history, no sense of honor, no sense of value or values, just the desire for pure, raw power, and the ability to use it.

May God preserve us!

11 posted on 03/11/2010 7:24:50 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: GOP_Lady

Puppet.

Another Obamarionette.


12 posted on 03/11/2010 7:25:37 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: GOP_Lady

The aging lesbian will be looking for work at that “Pawn Stars” place by the end of the year...


13 posted on 03/11/2010 7:26:33 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: GOP_Lady

Keep it up, whiners. Public opinion will go against you obamanuts on this one.

The USSC may be wrong on some of its decisions, but it needs to stay out raw, open politics. And (other than the political nature of appointments) politics needs to leave it alone so the justices can make decisions based on law.

I know the nitty-gritty working of the USSC is not perfect, but it is what we have.


14 posted on 03/11/2010 7:26:53 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: GOP_Lady
This is the face that I assigned to the character of Wesley Mouch in Atlas Shrugged both times that I read it.
15 posted on 03/11/2010 7:26:58 AM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: keepitreal

I do t think filthy Harry knows how people get elected, because he’s been doing exactly the opposite for some time now.


16 posted on 03/11/2010 7:27:12 AM PST by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: GOP_Lady
"Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected?"

Do you think Harry Reid knows or cares about the Constitution of the United States?

17 posted on 03/11/2010 7:27:45 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: lakeman
People get elected by bribing Acorn and Unions?
Collecting funds on the Internet from foreign people? Forging absentee ballads?
Disqualifying service member votes?
Amnesty of Illegal Aliens?

Buying votes with Health care? - Other peoples money?

18 posted on 03/11/2010 7:29:01 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: keepitreal

I don’t think filthy Harry knows how people get elected, because he’s been doing exactly the opposite for some time now.


19 posted on 03/11/2010 7:29:29 AM PST by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: GOP_Lady

I hope Harry’s thrown out of office so hard he breaks his damn neck.


20 posted on 03/11/2010 7:29:49 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: kosciusko51

You nailed it: They are waging a PR campaign, thinking they’ll turn the people against the Court in preparation for packing it with a slew of leftist hacks.

It’s not working, but in their arrogance they probably think it is.


21 posted on 03/11/2010 7:30:10 AM PST by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Sir Gawain

Obama is a Communist.

Everything that spews from this administration must be filtered through that fact.

He and his crew are going after the Supremes.... either to shame these guys out or to “expand the court”. Bet on it... that will be the next communist trick up his sleve.


22 posted on 03/11/2010 7:30:53 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: lakeman

Bring back Dueling.


23 posted on 03/11/2010 7:31:35 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: GOP_Lady

10 months and youre outahere, you POS.


24 posted on 03/11/2010 7:32:56 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: GOP_Lady

This is just more conclusive proof that this ugly twerp of an alleged human being, Dinghy Harry Reid, is an utter Moron and hopefully in November will follow in Tommy Daschle’s miniature foot steps! The day Dinghy Harry leaves the Senate for the last time will surely be a Glorious Day for AMERICA!


25 posted on 03/11/2010 7:33:34 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

>>With all nine justices having been drawn from the lower courts, the Supreme Court lacks understanding of the practical impact of its decisions<<

Either this guy thinks the public is stupid or he is woefully ignorant of the laws that govern the very people he is supposed to be representing. The supreme court’s job is to know the constitution. This law was nconstitutional.

Harry, if it is such a travesty, get busy on that next constitutional amendment.


26 posted on 03/11/2010 7:34:19 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: kosciusko51
Either that, or set it up for packing the court.

Yeah, I suspect this too. The Democrats have been bashing the Court for months. Any day I expect Osama to announce that it only "makes sense" to expand the court to 12 and then submit all far-left nominees.

27 posted on 03/11/2010 7:36:10 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Democrats and Pelosi. The party of thieves, liars and tax cheats)
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To: luvbach1
Reid loathes free speech...for conservatives.

Correct...

28 posted on 03/11/2010 7:36:14 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: keepitreal
Their job is to measure laws against the Constitution and uphold the Constitution

That pesky little document...

29 posted on 03/11/2010 7:36:19 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: Thud

fyi


30 posted on 03/11/2010 7:36:37 AM PST by Dark Wing
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To: kosciusko51
Either that, or set it up for packing the court.

Yeah, I suspect this too. The Democrats have been bashing the Court for months. Any day I expect Osama to announce that it only "makes sense" to expand the court to 12 and then submit all far-left nominees.

31 posted on 03/11/2010 7:36:38 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Democrats and Pelosi. The party of thieves, liars and tax cheats)
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To: PA-RIVER

you forgot: pay for third party useful idiots to act as vote splitters to divide opposition voters.


32 posted on 03/11/2010 7:37:55 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kosciusko51

If they attempt to pack the court by adding more justices,
they’re going to find out why firearm and ammo sales were up 300% since nov ‘08.


33 posted on 03/11/2010 7:42:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Reagan69

I’m hoping that 41 Senators would never agree to “pack the Court.”


34 posted on 03/11/2010 7:42:44 AM PST by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: GOP_Lady
""Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected?" "

Maybe the court will open "discovery" on the "birth certificate" case and then we'll find out how obama got elected.
35 posted on 03/11/2010 7:43:51 AM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: GOP_Lady

Good Bye Harry, you nasty, hateful toad.


36 posted on 03/11/2010 7:44:12 AM PST by Darlin' (Stay well or the government will try to kill you.)
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To: GOP_Lady

“...the Supreme Court lacks understanding of the practical impact of its decisions, Mr. Reid said...” NO. Harry just DISAGREES with the practical impact of the Court’s decisions...that is, when the Court does not advance the agenda of the radical left.


37 posted on 03/11/2010 7:44:45 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: luvbach1

..........And if I want to give $10,000,000............who is Reid to forbid it?...etc...
= == = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
He would definitely be on board if it was earmarked for him....


38 posted on 03/11/2010 7:45:18 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98 )VOTE THE INCUMBENTS OUT)
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To: keepitreal
(Tin Foil Crinkle)
Wonder if they are paving the way for the House to proceed with Articles of Impeachment against any of the conservative justices. (I have to read up on the process of removing a Justice from SCOTUS. I know nothing about it—only speculating out of ignorance)

To be successful they need to get public opinion on their side. To get public opinion on their side they need to demonize one or all of the conservative members on the court.

39 posted on 03/11/2010 7:45:35 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: MrB
I think that is their intent. I think they want us to shut up, get out of the way, and/or die so that they can run their socialist utopia, and if fomenting revolt does that, the sooner the better for them.

They have been planning this for a while; who knows what secrets they have in store for us?

40 posted on 03/11/2010 7:46:13 AM PST by kosciusko51 (May God preserve us!)
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To: GOP_Lady
The Socialist FDR and his Socialist Democrat Congress minions were big on criticizing the Supreme Court especially as it struck down more and more of their Socialist giant government agenda. The FDR Supreme Court reorganization attempt was designed to make the Supreme Court an appendage of the Democrat Party ... House Democrats stopped the SC reorganization bill.

And later -- Most of FDR's socialist agenda was gutted by the Supreme Court.

The more history changes, the more likely it's just repeating -- Note the kids ring around the FDR. With these Oppressives it's all about the children, didn't you know? Stalin would call the people who were conned with promised freebies to vote for their own imprisonment, useful idiots. The very same types Chavez uses in his socialist paradise of Venezuela where a country of 28 million has a higher murder rate than the USA with near 10x the population. I am sure they are murdered for a good cause. Hardly any of the crimes are solved in Venezuela, do you think that is by design?

One of the more obscure things about FDR, the NAACP thought his election would end lynching, which was carried out by Democrat operatives for the most part. FDR refused.

Democrats taking cold shower after FDR died -- WOW, that was really bad -- The dead body of FDR was just barely in his grave when the 22nd amendment was passed preventing more than two presidential terms. I wonder why the Oppressives don't like to bring that point up when talking about FDR and his New Deal social justice crapola?

Read the history of FDR and his New Deal, it's very informative when talking about our new dear reader "social justice" Oppressive president.

41 posted on 03/11/2010 7:47:07 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: GOP_Lady; LucyT

Lessee now, the Commiecrats offended/dissed the following powerhouses:

1- The CIA/FBI
2- Israel/Mossad
3- The US military
4- The UK/MI6
5- SCOTUS.......and above all, most Americans!

I find it remarkable that 0b0z0 and his thugs aren’t afraid of eventually going to jail.

Maybe, Judge Roberts and the rest of the conservative judges will find one, just one, citizen or entity that has STANDING!

It’s about time to toilet-train 0kaka by dumping him and his thugs in the toilet they belong!


42 posted on 03/11/2010 7:49:19 AM PST by melancholy
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To: GOP_Lady

“Long-simmering resentment between the conservative Supreme Court...”

The Supreme Court is CONSERVATIVE???? Since when???


43 posted on 03/11/2010 7:51:43 AM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Excellent post. Finding and demonizing a boogeyman is the oldest rat trick in the book. Newt’s gone, DeLay is gone, Rove is gone - - they failed miserably with Rush and Palin - - so now maybe it’s John Roberts? If so, they are more desperate than I thought.

Anyway, in Robert’s case it’s not about impeachment, it’s about the next Ubanga nominee.


44 posted on 03/11/2010 7:56:52 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GOP_Lady

Interesting remark coming from one of those who would nullify the power of our elections by inserting language into a bill stating that it can never be repealed.


45 posted on 03/11/2010 8:00:48 AM PST by firebrand
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To: GOP_Lady
Filthy Harry Reid isn't just the best argument for term limits, he's the best argument for ALWAYS using protection when utilizing a public toilet.
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46 posted on 03/11/2010 8:02:35 AM PST by mkjessup (They don't call him "Filthy" Harry for nothin' - The ugly face of 'Rat corruption.)
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To: FrankR
Maybe the court will open "discovery" on the "birth certificate" case and then we'll find out how obama got elected.

Exactly, then they can cry the SC is bias against Obama.

Look how all of a sudden its cool to be a 9-11 truther. They are stirring the fires, you see it all as plain as day.
47 posted on 03/11/2010 8:03:07 AM PST by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: GOP_Lady
"majority leader strongly backed President Barack Obama's push for legislation requiring corporations to disclose their political spending and imposing other regulations."

Does this include the SEIU and other unions that support the RATS?

48 posted on 03/11/2010 8:03:17 AM PST by Elkiejg (Democrats/Liberals/progressives are EVIL!!)
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To: GOP_Lady

This makes me wonder if Mr. Reid was born without a sense of irony or if he had it surgically removed.


49 posted on 03/11/2010 8:12:03 AM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: GOP_Lady

I find it interesting that he singled out the ENTIRE SCOTUS, even the “wise Latina.” That could work against him and his friends eventually.


50 posted on 03/11/2010 8:12:38 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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