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Pelosi: Dems ready to accept Supreme Court verdict on healthcare law
The Hill ^ | March 28, 2012 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 03/28/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by jazusamo

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) said Wednesday that Democrats will accept the Supreme Court's ruling on her party's healthcare law — whatever it is.

The California liberal – a champion of the bill who was crucial to its passage – said Democrats "were careful to honor the Constitution" in drafting the bill, but would respect the high-court's verdict, however it falls.

"Democrats in the Congress have long-believed in judicial review," Pelosi said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "We respect the third branch of government and the role that they play under our Constitution, and that is a role to have the opportunity to review laws passed by Congress.

"This is part of our constitutional process, and we respect it," she added.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard its third day of arguments on the Democrats' healthcare law, which critics have blasted as unconstitutional since the early stages of the reform debate three years ago. The court is examining the legality of the law's individual insurance mandate, its broad Medicaid expansion and whether one element of the legislation can be repealed without eliminating the entire sweeping statute.

Based on Tuesday's arguments, which focused on the insurance mandate, a number of legal experts have predicted the conservative-leaning court will rule against that central element of the bill.

Pelosi on Wednesday said she feels "pretty good about the merits of the case," but was quick to add that any speculation is just that.

Asked to predict the outcome, she said, "I have no idea – none of us does."

"We are all now talking about something of which we have no knowledge because we're not members of the Supreme Court," Pelosi said. "We have knowledge of the legislation, we have knowledge of the arguments, but we have no rule what the outcome will be."

Breaking with Pelosi, Rep. John Conyers (Mich.), senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, stuck his neck out to predict the high court would come down 5 to 4 in favor of the insurance mandate at the heart of the controversy.

Addressing a reporter who suggested otherwise, Conyers said, "I'll be checking with you in June to see which one of us were correct."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; pelosi; scotus
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To: freedumb2003

She said it so it MUST be true. Right? /s


21 posted on 03/28/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: jazusamo

Something doesn’t smell right here. There are too many Rats saying that it’s no big deal if it is overturned or that it would be a good thing if it were overturned. They’ve got something very nasty up their sleeve and it ain’t potchouli.


22 posted on 03/28/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: jazusamo

Accept it or choke on it?....You’ll just have to wait for the supreme court to throw it out so you can read what’s in it...right, stupid?


23 posted on 03/28/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jazusamo

I guess her other option would be to hold her breath until she turns blue.

Honestly, this woman is beyond belief.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 12:01:28 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: jazusamo

Remember John Conyers and the “good and welfare clause”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJpUy3ulSb4


25 posted on 03/28/2012 12:01:55 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Mr. Wright
and exactly what other options did you have available?

There's always the Andrew Jackson option, just ignore it.

26 posted on 03/28/2012 12:02:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Haggai 1, V6.. and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. (My plight))
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To: Drill Thrawl

The want to replace it with a single payer system. Thats what they wanted anyway. Medicare for all and they run it all.

Danger is ahead.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: rockinqsranch

I agree...She’s only attempting to soften the blow for herself and the RATS if it’s declared unconstitutional.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 12:03:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
How did that "We have to pass the bill to know what's in the bill" work out for ya, Nasty?
29 posted on 03/28/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: jazusamo

She has to accept the Supreme Court verdict before she understands it.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 12:06:15 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

“It was Roberts who allowed Hussein to muff the oath of office and take it elsewhere, before no witnesses. “

Here’s the problem I have the the Oath conspiracy theories...

Obama would have no problem just flat out lying and taking the oath word for word - or even signing it on a Bible in his fricking blood with a picture of his dead mother pressed to his heart!

Oaths, promises, allegiance - all of that stuff means absolutely NOTHING to him and his Marxist coterie.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 12:06:39 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: jazusamo
The California liberal – a champion of the bill who was crucial to its passage – said Democrats "were careful to honor the Constitution" in drafting the bill, but would respect the high-court's verdict, however it falls.

That's a "laugh"! Republicans, in particular, were warning about the constitionality of the individual mandate from the beginning. But they were essentially not consulted in the crafting of the Law. Even Nancy said, "We'll just have to pass it to see what's in it." That doesn't sound like "great care" to me.

32 posted on 03/28/2012 12:09:21 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

“Something doesn’t smell right here. There are too many Rats saying that it’s no big deal “

It’s just simply damage control.

Their spinning “its not big deal” because they know it’s a BFD - to quote “Plugs” Biden.


33 posted on 03/28/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: jazusamo
Remember....This was Obama's BIG promise as a dictator...Constitution be damned.

And common to dictators, the sheep followed....Constitution be damned.

Just like Global warming and all the mandates they have created to save the world...then there's the dumb owl, the hopping frog, the darting fish....

And at what price?? Millions are out of work....MILLIONS....They caused a depression!!!!

34 posted on 03/28/2012 12:10:07 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

They’ve already decided. Obamacare kept getting less popular and they were running out of time. Time to cut the cord on the albatross. Looks like Verilli was sent in to take a dive.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 12:10:31 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevao

That’s hilarious. The “good and welfare clause and a couple others.”

Your vid link was cut off for me, here’s another that showed all of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0VYOa2BRbg&feature=related


36 posted on 03/28/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: freedumb2003

Every word of that bill was written with the Constitution right next to it. After we passed it we read both of them. We had no idea some of the things that were in that Constitution.


37 posted on 03/28/2012 12:11:24 PM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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To: SandyInSeattle

You could put her gray matter into the navel of a flea and still have room for a Cadillac!


38 posted on 03/28/2012 12:11:24 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: jazusamo

“Is she serious? She thought it was constitutional.”

She feels the Government’s discretion not the Constitution is the only limit to its power. This is why she did not attempt to defend its constitutionality.


39 posted on 03/28/2012 12:11:47 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: jazusamo

First Carville, then Dingy and Peloony. This is a good sign.


40 posted on 03/28/2012 12:12:07 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey)
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