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Obama: Court Striking Down Obamacare Would Be Judicial Activism
Real Clear Politics ^ | April 2, 2012

Posted on 04/02/2012 6:41:51 PM PDT by Still Thinking

President Obama preemptively slammed the Supreme Court as a bunch of "unelected group of people" who will have turned to "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint" if they decide to strike down his signature legislative achievement, the healthcare reform act.

Obama was speaking at a trilateral event with the Prime Minister of Canada and President of Mexico.

Obama touted the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamacare
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1) Since libs already claim all conservative jurists are "activists" I assume this is then permission to overturn Zero-Care?

2) "...strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress"??? I thought it was "deemed" passed? Seriously, they had to pull every procedural trick they could think of, break equal protection, buy off wobblers with special treatment, and lie about how it was goind to be implemented (Catholic contraception) just to barely squeeze it through. So, "legislative cheating for me but no judicial integrity for thee" is the rule, then?

1 posted on 04/02/2012 6:41:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking
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To: Still Thinking

I’m SO tired of these liberal presidents and their mind games, and their word games, and their DAMN subterfuge when it comes to anything to do the US Constitution and the set up of our government.

Either LEAD like an AMERICAN president or get the HEL* out of this country!!! Freaking marxist — go find some other country to rule over!!


2 posted on 04/02/2012 6:47:26 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Still Thinking

Suddenly liberals are opposed to judicial activism...

Whodathunkit?


3 posted on 04/02/2012 6:48:02 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Still Thinking

I am glad to hear him saying this - it reinforces my guess that the straw vote yesterday was pretty bad for Obamacare, and the Wise Latina has already leaked the results to him. I think he is going to be very disappointed with the results of running against the Supreme Court.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 6:48:17 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: proudpapa
Suddenly liberals are opposed to judicial activism.. Whodathunkit?

I know, right? I don't know, maybe he meant it as a compliment.

5 posted on 04/02/2012 6:50:38 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

So, using this asshat’s very fuzzy logic, when the Supremes ruled that Slavery was unconstitutional, that was judicial activism.

I can’t wait to see this jackass’s college and highschool grades.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 6:50:42 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Still Thinking

I have a feeling obamma knows obammacare is history and this is why he is vocal about it.
He may be trying to change one vote before the official ruling comes out? After the ruling it will too late for him to do anything about it.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:19 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Still Thinking

Our pResident is a DICTATOR! This is unprecedented! First he lies about them in a State of the Union address and now he flat A$$ calls them out. Congress. get off of your dead behinds and out of the fetal position. We are going over the edge into a totalitarian dictatorship.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:45 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: AzSteven
I am glad to hear him saying this - it reinforces my guess that the straw vote yesterday was pretty bad for Obamacare, and the Wise Latina has already leaked the results to him. I think he is going to be very disappointed with the results of running against the Supreme Court.

That's WIDE Latina to you, buddy! BTW, what do you have to do to get to be the Mayor of Sodom? Wait...I don't think I want to know...

9 posted on 04/02/2012 6:52:22 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

President Obama is a bald-faced liar.


10 posted on 04/02/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: LibsRJerks

Everything from 0 and his lackeys is a lie and nothing is as it seems. You’d think more than half the people in this country would catch on.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 6:53:25 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Still Thinking
a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress." >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hell, no one read it before it was "passed".Scalia got his dig in on that account.

Obama had his little nationalist socialist executive team draft Obamacare and rammed it down the throats of the Democrat caucuses in the House and Senate, while locking ALL Republicans out of the Committee Rooms. Hell they even changed the locks on the doors so no Republican could enter.

Hardly what anyone would call a "democratic" process.I am thinking that more than one Supreme Court justice has taken judicial notice of how that undemocratic process played out.

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12 posted on 04/02/2012 6:54:13 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: AzSteven
I think he is going to be very disappointed with the results of running against the Supreme Court.

He's "setting the table." He's going instruct the Executive Branch to defy the court. He's going to precipitate a constitutional crisis by ignoring the Court. He expects there to be widespread civil unrest in our country this summer, and he thinks that he can get away with such a course of action under those circumstances.

13 posted on 04/02/2012 6:54:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Still Thinking

All your “czars” are unelected too, fuzznuts.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 6:54:55 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Still Thinking

But, but, but aren’t we ‘citizens of the world’ too? /s


15 posted on 04/02/2012 6:55:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can’t kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Still Thinking

I can think of so many adjectives that describe Obama and his agenda. This obvious attempt to intimidate the SCOTUS is just another sign of his intent and his hypocrisy. The horrid excuse of a justice he put on the court is a text book classic example of judicial activism, yet he accuses the court of committing the same thing if they UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION.

Everything this so-called president has done to America and its people is viewed and felt with total disgust and contempt by the vast majority of the American public.

Let us pray that shows in the November election results.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Still Thinking

Judicial review is something like Griswold v, Ct. Creating a right out of whole cloth because it is something you want. Overturning a law because it has the Congress or POTUS going beyond their constitutional power is why the Court exists.


17 posted on 04/02/2012 7:00:36 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Still Thinking

Judicial review is something like Griswold v, Ct. Creating a right out of whole cloth because it is something you want. Overturning a law because it has the Congress or POTUS going beyond their constitutional power is why the Court exists.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 7:00:58 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Still Thinking
"Obama: Court Striking Down Obamacare Would Be Judicial Activism"

THE REST OF US: Court striking down obamacare would correct the tyranny and subterfuge under which this UNConstitutional fiasco was passed in closed rooms in the dead of night."

I think the irony is, obama went to all the trouble to appoint Feagan to the court, and now that she is obviously not having much luck supporting obamacare, he is effectively turning on her too.

And don't forget how he slashed the Supremes while they sat on the front row at the first SOTU speech.
19 posted on 04/02/2012 7:02:05 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: proudpapa

Geeminney, isn’t that the truth!

Unfortunately, since the entire foundation of our government, its Constitution and its Court was formed by a good and Christian people, what of it has a hope to survive in the long term, among a dimminishing Christian people overtaken by athiests and non-Christian.

Until that is corrected.............


20 posted on 04/02/2012 7:03:52 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: AzSteven

it reinforces my guess that the straw vote yesterday was pretty bad for Obamacare...
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

DING DING DING!!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

WINNER-WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!!!


21 posted on 04/02/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by ak267
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To: AzSteven
I am glad to hear him saying this - it reinforces my guess that the straw vote yesterday was pretty bad for Obamacare, and the Wise Latina has already leaked the results to him. I think he is going to be very disappointed with the results of running against the Supreme Court.

I was thinking along those lines before he attacked the Supreme Court. Obama would have an advantage if he was tipped off to the outcome of the Supreme Court Vote.
His appointees are more than likely "the end justifies the means types", so leaking the results to Obama would be expected. It would give Obama a heads up on how to run his campaign on this issue. - tom

22 posted on 04/02/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: AzSteven
Wise Latina has already leaked the results to him

My guess would be Kagan.

23 posted on 04/02/2012 7:05:20 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Not voting for etchamitt...no way...no how)
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To: Still Thinking

The President lies all the time. I guess he figures he can get away with it.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Still Thinking

And he called Clarence Thomas a weak judicial mind. He knows it is toast and is freaking out.

Pray for America


25 posted on 04/02/2012 7:10:05 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Still Thinking

Sorry to disappoint you Barry. Kagan and Sotomayor sitting on the Supreme Court IS JUDICIAL ACTIVISM!


26 posted on 04/02/2012 7:11:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: AzSteven

Now that is a very interesting thought.

I would not have thought a Justice would leak the preliminary results.

But in this case, you may be correct.

Because his comments - “Judicial activism”, “No precedent”
, etc - are insane.


27 posted on 04/02/2012 7:11:17 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Still Thinking

I have said it before and I will say it again, of the two, Urkel makes Joe Biden look like Albert Einstein. This has got to be one of the stupidest people ever elected. First he singles out and blames the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address and now this. This idiot needs a teleprompter to remember to wipe when he goes to the bathroom.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Don Corleone; All

” Congress. get off of your dead behinds and out of the fetal position. We are going over the edge into a totalitarian dictatorship.”

Congress? They are COWARDS, and hiding in a cave...they only
care about themselves, and hopefully, getting elected again.....and again...
As we say in the financial world...

C H A R G E O F F !!


29 posted on 04/02/2012 7:11:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Still Thinking
Obama touted the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."

From Wiki:

On December 23, the Senate voted 60–39 to end debate on the bill, eliminating the possibility of a filibuster by opponents. The bill then passed by a party-line vote of 60–39 on December 24, 2009, with one senator (Jim Bunning) not voting.

The House passed the bill with a vote of 219 to 212 on March 21, 2010, with 34 Democrats and all 178 Republicans voting against it.

He thinks that's a strong majority? He's on track to tick off the Supreme Court more than Clinton, who was disbarred (not that the press ever mentions it).
30 posted on 04/02/2012 7:12:14 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Still Thinking

EVERY politician that voted for this should be shamed, shunned and dragged by the collar from office like the dogs that they are. How dare you vote to steal my treasure and freedom?


31 posted on 04/02/2012 7:12:39 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: ntnychik
Funny listening to Zero complaining about unelected officials.

Ummm... How many unelected Czars are there in this administration? Yeah, right!

What a weenie.

32 posted on 04/02/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Steely Tom

He has defied other court rulings and orders the whole time he has been president. If he does as you say, Congress better get ready to impeach and carry him off in his straight jacket along with his crazy wife. Can he ignore the court? I can’t imagine anyone going along with him.


33 posted on 04/02/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Steely Tom
He's "setting the table." He's going instruct the Executive Branch to defy the court. He's going to precipitate a constitutional crisis by ignoring the Court. He expects there to be widespread civil unrest in our country this summer, and he thinks that he can get away with such a course of action under those circumstances

I think you've read it exactly right. Do you have any sources inside Washington, or is this simply deductive reasoning? If the latter, well done.

34 posted on 04/02/2012 7:16:33 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: AzSteven

Very astute observation - I’ll bet the wise latina did leak it ...


35 posted on 04/02/2012 7:21:04 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my light bulbs !)
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To: popdonnelly

“The President lies all the time.”

No, not really - sometimes he tells the flat-out truth.

“Under my administration, energy prices will neccissarily skyrocket.”

“We are going to redistribute the wealth.”


36 posted on 04/02/2012 7:21:29 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: AzSteven

I think Bambi is hoping for a reset on this. It will take one of the huge issues off the table in June and give five months to destroy Willard.


37 posted on 04/02/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: AzSteven

I think Bambi is hoping for a reset on this. It will take one of the huge issues off the table in June and give five months to destroy Willard.


38 posted on 04/02/2012 7:25:36 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Still Thinking
"a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."

No Republican voted for the bill.

39 posted on 04/02/2012 7:25:36 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: patton

O’bummer did say he would work around Congress to implement his agenda. The Supreme Court is a bigger road block.

He is ripe for impeachment.

I don’t think it would hurt Congressional elections, Congress already has a popularity poll below 10% anyway.


40 posted on 04/02/2012 7:46:36 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Still Thinking

That this President threw out such an arrogant straw man argument and intimidation tactic prior to the Court’s ruling is reprehensible, especially since he did it while standing between the leaders of two foreign nations.


41 posted on 04/02/2012 7:51:36 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Razzz42
He is ripe for impeachment.

The rapist Bill Clinton could not be removed from office and neither will Obama, no matter how guilty he is.

Obama has ignored Congress as he has ignored a court order with impunity. Impeachment proceedings will start race riots throughout the country, the REPUBS will not go after the traitor in the White House.

42 posted on 04/02/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim POTUS, Obamainism: Trickle up poverty)
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To: Still Thinking
Obama sounds like a little kid who throws a temper tantrum when he doesn't get his way. He's been weighed, measured, and been found unqualified for his position. Time to ditch him and move on.
43 posted on 04/02/2012 7:57:05 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: factoryrat
We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.

You sound like Dagny Taggart or John Galt. Bad factoryrat, bad! (JK)

44 posted on 04/02/2012 8:03:17 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Razzz42

Obama could walk naked in to the well of the senate, and rape the nearest page, be it a boy or girl - and he would not get impeached.


45 posted on 04/02/2012 8:08:29 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Still Thinking; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

46 posted on 04/02/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Still Thinking

Since when does a president lobby the SCOTIS. They are independent branches. I hope they send his letter back saying that they will not consider it.

Grrr.


47 posted on 04/02/2012 8:17:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Don Corleone

Actually not unprecedented. Good old FDR issued a similar worded warning to the Supreme Court with his Social Security program.


48 posted on 04/02/2012 8:22:39 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: proudpapa

I can recall when a liberal federal judge struck down Prop. 187 in California, a ballot initiative in which would have denied all kinds of freebies to illegal aliens in the Golden State.

Millions of California voters were dis-enfranchised by one moonbat “judge,” and not one liberal politician said boo.


49 posted on 04/02/2012 8:27:42 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I will not comply with tyranny.....I refuse to comply with tyranny.)
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To: Still Thinking
THIS MAN IS RUNNING YOUR COUNTRY

Have a nice day. :)
50 posted on 04/02/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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