Skip to comments.Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law
Posted on 04/02/2012 11:36:00 AM PDT by OldNavyVetEdited 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.**
Read more at: Fox News
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.
Can I ask...wha if it CAN BE PROVEN that either Kagen or the “Wise Latina” CONTACTED the White House...is the cause for removal from the bench? What is the penalty against the Executive Branch if they took the info and Dear Leader has obviously run with it.
-0- is as ignorant as Sotamayor and Kagan, maybe more so. The Supreme Court IS the balance. He cannot run rough shod over the checks and balances put in place, but he sure as h3ll is going to try.
This whole thing is getting nerve wracking.
What a coincidence! I question how one "unelected person" (i.e. HHS Secretary Sebelius) gets to be the arbitor of all health care decisions for every US Citizen.
During his news conference today, Obama’s comment in response to a question on Obamacare was, “We’re confident this Law will be OVER-—, uh, UPHELD.”
I think that is very possible.
I disagree with many here. This is not a case of Obama’s ignorance at work.
NO. This is Obama directly appealing to the vast uneducated public school democrats, He is working off their ignorance, not his.
This is going to be the Obama defense. He has nothing else to stand on.
It's more like a case of beliefs at work, a blind leading the blind syndrome.
Let's just say I had a scoop ... and the Mods took over to (wonderfully) clean things up in their subsequent "Breaking News" post.
Thank you Mods.
The Mods takeover thread is at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867134/posts
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