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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.

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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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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
No. Why don't you be a sport and tell us what it was.
101 posted on 04/02/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.


102 posted on 04/02/2012 6:25:09 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

-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.


103 posted on 04/02/2012 6:31:59 PM PDT by madison10 (The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time...)
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To: OldNavyVet
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.

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.

104 posted on 04/02/2012 6:43:29 PM PDT by Shethink13
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.”


105 posted on 04/02/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: dandiegirl

I think that is very possible.


106 posted on 04/03/2012 3:51:02 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: OldNavyVet
"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.

This is so utterly stupid it is past the point of Obama's usual inanity.

When the Supreme Court invalidates a law, it necessarily overturns a law that was passed by a majority of a democratically elected Congress, so this instance is no different than every other time the Supreme Court has invalidated a law, including all those times the Supreme Court has invalidated a law that hypocritical liberals like Obama did not care for.

Essentially, what Obama is saying here is that it would be unprecedented for the Supreme Court to invalidate a law because it's called a "law."
107 posted on 04/03/2012 3:54:15 AM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: OldNavyVet

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.


108 posted on 04/03/2012 4:07:11 AM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Cyclops08
This is not a case of Obama’s ignorance at work.

It's more like a case of beliefs at work, a blind leading the blind syndrome.

109 posted on 04/03/2012 7:22:07 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sequoyah101
I don’t understand how this made the Freerepublic headlines with no references cited, no links, nothing.

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.

110 posted on 04/03/2012 7:34:33 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sequoyah101

The Mods takeover thread is at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867134/posts


111 posted on 04/03/2012 7:41:18 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Cheburashka
It is important for the House to take a stand against Obama’s abuse of power. Impeachment can be justified for a large number of reasons. It is not known how many Demonrats will vote to convict, but any Senator who stands with Obama will eventually have to answer to the voters. The Demonrats maintained a constant attack on Bush in particular and Republicans in general; the current Republican approach is to engage in self-censorship unless they are certain of victory. Obama’s arrogant assertion of powers beyond Constitutional limits should be the main issue in the campaign, but is somehow being lost in the current “beauty contest”.
112 posted on 04/03/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy)
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