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Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law
Fox News Channel/AP ^ | 2 April 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by OldNavyVet

Edited on 04/02/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

**I think Obama, in his post-summit (Mexico, US, Canada) TV appearance, just told the US Supreme Court how to vote on the Obamacare issue.**

President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld. 

The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress. 

"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said. 

The Supreme Court spent three days hearing arguments last week in four separate challenges to the health care law, which stands as the president's signature domestic policy accomplishment. A central challenge was over the individual mandate -- the requirement that Americans buy health insurance. Critics say the mandate is unconstitutional, and that the federal government cannot force people into the insurance marketplace.

Read more at: Fox News


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullyinchief; dictatorinchief; kagan; narcissistinchief; obama; obamacare; obamapoleon; obameltdown; scotus; separationofpowers; supreme; tyrantinchief; waronscotus
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Has Obama gone beyond his Constitutional limits?
1 posted on 04/02/2012 11:36:09 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

Hey OMV- ow about some details?

Some of us are stuck in a cubicle and didnt see it


2 posted on 04/02/2012 11:37:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: OldNavyVet

Bet Obama’s got a pile of Executive Orders ready to go....


3 posted on 04/02/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: OldNavyVet

Obama and the whole left side has been threatening and bullying the Justices since last week.

If I were on that court, I would purposely vote against them just to piss them off.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 11:39:21 AM PDT by dforest
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To: OldNavyVet

He can say whatever he wants, and they can ignore him.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 11:40:53 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: OldNavyVet

Ooops, I just posted a thread on this Conference.. Did you hear his MAJOR MAJOR GAFFE???


6 posted on 04/02/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: OldNavyVet

Little late now, since they voted last Friday. But maybe Kagan gave the heads up on the count. Maybe he is trying to have some change their minds.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (RIP Tea Party 2009-2012)
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To: OldNavyVet

Thanks! That was informative.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: dforest
Some here believe that the court's initial vote was to toss Obiecare, and that Kagan dutifully let her boss know about it. Hence, the full-court press by the administration.

I really hope that certain justices are taking their personal security very seriously.

9 posted on 04/02/2012 11:43:14 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: OldNavyVet

What did he say?


10 posted on 04/02/2012 11:44:17 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sacajaweau

At first glance I thought I saw ‘Obama has a pile of excrement orders ready to go’.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 11:44:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: OldNavyVet

There is no reason why a President, like any other citizen, can’t publicly call for the Supreme Court to decide a certain way.

Of course, his exhortation has no more Constitutional weight than mine would.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 11:44:52 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

[ He can say whatever he wants, and they can ignore him. ]

The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column so a little treason in form of staying silent is par for course....


13 posted on 04/02/2012 11:47:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Charles Martel

I could quite easily believe that those two lefties Obama put on the court would tell Obama the outcome of the first vote.

I keep in mind that that judge that was going to make a ruling against the administration was shot to death standing beside Gabby Giffords.

Nothing would stop these jackals from what they want.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 11:47:40 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Mr. K
I couldn't believe it myself, and it wasn't on the newswires yet.

It will, however, be there soon.

A replay happens to be on the FoxNews channel right NOW.

15 posted on 04/02/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

Probably so but I don’t understand how this made the Freerepublic headlines with no references cited, no links, nothing.

How and what what was said?


16 posted on 04/02/2012 11:49:11 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Charles Martel

The vote was taken last Friday. I know the vote can be changed before the USSC issues its official ruling in June, as I’ve read in the news.

God forbid, but happens if a justice passes away before then ruling is officially issued? Will/can the vote be changed by the remaining members?


17 posted on 04/02/2012 11:49:45 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: OldNavyVet

I like mushrooms and olives


18 posted on 04/02/2012 11:50:14 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: OldNavyVet

I like mushrooms and olives


19 posted on 04/02/2012 11:50:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dforest

“If I were on that court, I would purposely vote against them just to piss them off.”

I bet if Judge Alito saw Obama on TV he would shake his head no and say FUBO! I love that guy!


20 posted on 04/02/2012 11:51:49 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Sequoyah101

I agree. This is one of the most aggravating threads I’ve ever read!


21 posted on 04/02/2012 11:52:10 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: OldNavyVet

WHAT DID HE SAY?


22 posted on 04/02/2012 11:52:21 AM PDT by katnip ( Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: Maceman

He can say it if he wants, just like he attacked them to their faces in his SOTU show, and lied about their ruling that he complained about.

Doesn’t make it proper.

His solicitor general argued the case to the court.

That’s where the proper communication took place.

O running his mouth, isn’t.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 11:53:13 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: OldNavyVet

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - either he is an embarrassment and incompetent and is going down hard, or he is the Beast of revelation and it’s gonna take God to sort it out.

I’m thinking the former, but time will tell.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 11:53:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: OldNavyVet

OldNavyVet, we are asking you to further explain your thread.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: katnip

Basically, Obama said that Conservatives are always complaining that judges are legislating from the bench and that the new healthcare law was passed fair and square by a democratically elected Congress and everyone should just STFU about it...paraphrased.

You know, his normal arrogant self.


26 posted on 04/02/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by corlorde (Drone strikes: the preferred method of killing by Nobel peace prize winners since 2009)
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27 posted on 04/02/2012 11:57:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: katnip
WHAT DID HE SAY?
28 posted on 04/02/2012 11:58:37 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: cuban leaf
He is the Beast, the scar on his head is where they cut the triple 6’s off.
29 posted on 04/02/2012 11:59:11 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: corlorde

Thanks, corlorde!


30 posted on 04/02/2012 11:59:14 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: katnip
WHAT DID HE SAY?

Turn onto the Fox News Channel ... That specific segment was replayed once, and probably will be again.

31 posted on 04/02/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

Hopefully this will go down like Obama’s Chicago Olympic bid... FAIL.


32 posted on 04/02/2012 12:00:18 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: rawhide; OldNavyVet

OK, ONV doesn’t seem to want to tell us.... did anyone else see it?


33 posted on 04/02/2012 12:01:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: OldNavyVet

Not everyone can watch TV, especially if they’re at work. Why won’t you help them? Never mind, someone else graciously did.


34 posted on 04/02/2012 12:03:11 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss

See reply #26. Thanks, Corlorde!


35 posted on 04/02/2012 12:04:52 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: corlorde

-—You know, his normal arrogant self.-—

(Spit)

But this is good news. He must have received news of the vote, and is now having a tantrum.

We just need five of the justices to stay healthy for 90 days.


36 posted on 04/02/2012 12:05:39 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: corlorde

hmmm so we should then overturn every OTHER thing that liberal judges have overturned as ‘legislating from the bench’?

I can think of lot of 9th circus decisions I would like to have seen go to “what the people wanted and voted for”

I think Odumbass does not know the difference between creating NEW law from the bench and declaring A law valid or not


37 posted on 04/02/2012 12:05:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: ctdonath2
THANKS, BUT IT DIDN'T HELP!
38 posted on 04/02/2012 12:06:20 PM PDT by katnip ( Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: OldNavyVet

“Has Obama gone beyond his Constitutional limits?”

Which time?!

Hell yes, he has many many times!


39 posted on 04/02/2012 12:07:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: corlorde

Just wow. If that is what he said, then that is a major gaffe. What kind of Constitutional law professor says such? I guess he wants to go back pre Brown v. Board of Education among others. I guess he wants the Roe v. Wade decision changed to represent the laws of the land at the time.

I want to see quotes.


40 posted on 04/02/2012 12:07:51 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: OldNavyVet

Some of us are cubicle bound, although I will attempt to find out what’s going from the TV in the break room.

Although... every time I turn the TV on to Fox, one of the managers comes along behind me and turns it to CNN (probably while cursing.)

I do it just to make them crazy. :-)


41 posted on 04/02/2012 12:09:33 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Here's part of the text of an article from the FoxNews site:

President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.

The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress.

"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/02/obama-confident-supreme-court-will-uphold-health-care-law/#ixzz1quaJ09En

42 posted on 04/02/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: OldNavyVet
"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

I like mushrooms and olives

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

This could be hugh. OldNavyVet, who do you work for?

By the way did anyone see the miles-wide object that may have just flown over the midwest? Thanks for your attention, I just love it.

43 posted on 04/02/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: OldNavyVet
"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

"What did he say?

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

I like mushrooms and olives

OldNavyVet: Watch Fox News.

This could be hugh. OldNavyVet, who do you work for?

By the way did anyone see the miles-wide object that may have just flown over the midwest? Thanks for your attention, I just love it.

44 posted on 04/02/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: corlorde

Thank’s Corlorde ... You’ve caught the essence of Obama’s statement.


45 posted on 04/02/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: corlorde

I wonder how he feels about the 9th circuit and the gay marriage ban in CA.


46 posted on 04/02/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: floralamiss

http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/04/02/obama-slams-activist-supreme-court-calls-them-unelected-group-people


47 posted on 04/02/2012 12:15:52 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
"I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said.

I think he meant to say "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong-armed majority of elected Democrat Congressmen."

-PJ

48 posted on 04/02/2012 12:16:03 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: OldNavyVet
Turn onto the Fox News Channel ... That specific segment was replayed once, and probably will be again.

How about putting it out there for us peons who can't "Turn on to the Fox News Channel"

Thanks ONV ... you've succeeded in pissing me off for no good reason.

49 posted on 04/02/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Do not forget the illegal tactic Reid used, ‘reconcilation’, which had nothing to do with obamacare and thus could not be used, per Senate rules.


50 posted on 04/02/2012 12:21:11 PM PDT by rawhide
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