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Appeals court fires back at Obama's comments on health care case
CBSNews ^ | April 3, 2012 3:42 PM | Jan Crawford

Posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:13 PM PDT by mwilli20

... a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president's bluff -- ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law ...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 5thcircuit; bhofascism; constitution; fubo; jerrysmith; kaersvang; marburyvmadison; marxistcoup; nobama2012; obama; obamacare; obamapoleon; obamatruthfile; scotus; separationofpowers
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To: Buckeye McFrog


41 posted on 04/03/2012 3:22:37 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
I don't know why people assume that Obama studied our Constitution so that he would understand it, honor it, apply it, and obey it. I am positive that he studied The U.S. Constitution so that he would know how to ignore what he wanted, find loopholes, and change it. It was an exercise in fault finding, not in finding the wisdom that our Forefathers displayed in the words of The Constitution.

Why anyone would think that this man, raised by Communist grandparents, mentored for years by a known Communist, and whose "friends" throughout life only include those of Communist/Marxist persuasions would suddenly want to embrace and/or apply the mandates of our Constitution is beyond me. His knowledge was gained only so he could find ways to (1) go around the law, and (2) use the law against our country...a tactic employed by those who are out to destroy unity and divide our people. We have seen Obama apply the "divide and conquer" theme since his first day in our White House.

I am certain that when he had to take the Oath of Office,a second time, after purposely flubbing the first swearing-in ceremony, that "to uphold The Constitution" was not his intent, if he even spoke those words at all. No one knows what he "swore" to, since the second oath was administered in private, sans a Bible or even a Koran, for that matter.

Obama has lived by the expression "know your enemies," in his quest to learn our laws and our history...which is why he cares little about knowing or recounting the truth. He has considered the U.S. an enemy since his mother dragged him around the world and taught him only the evils of America, not the greatness, heart, and soul of our country. He never developed a true love of the U.S.(which has given him and his ungrateful wife so much), it has always been foreign to him no matter where he grew up, and he has focused on our faults more than our strengths.

Just like those who criticize our country, Obama has shown that he really holds a great disdain for us, our laws, and our accomplishments. As a student he only learned just enough to try and accomplish his goal (which is why he was a poor student, obviously) that has always been to launch an attack on the American system of government and the principles upon which our Nation was based.

42 posted on 04/03/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama studied our Constution out of hate for America, not out of love for our laws.)
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To: mwilli20
As much as I blasted the Administration for its statements (check my posts) this is a bad move by the 5th Circuit. The President is a politician. While his comments were horribly wrong, they are still in a political context, and he did not say he would refuse to follow a decision. This looks like the judges are taking sides in a purely political rhetorical war, and I think that's a bad move.
43 posted on 04/03/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: melancholy

I vote “Jail for Fraud”

44 posted on 04/03/2012 3:25:59 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: Mr. K

” prissy pink panty bawler boehner was afraid to do”

Bohener appears to be working for Obama the past 6 months or so.

45 posted on 04/03/2012 3:28:49 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: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

That crowd has been working up to this point for 80 least.

46 posted on 04/03/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Two or more.

47 posted on 04/03/2012 3:29:42 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: mwilli20

TEXAS strikes again!!

This judge is out of Houston, main court is in New Orleans.


48 posted on 04/03/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by shortey22
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To: mwilli20; All

From article:

“And now DOJ gets to write three single-spaced pages expounding on that. Due at high noon on Thursday.”

They probably will just post a multi-layer pdf file on the White House web site. This group does not do real documents.

49 posted on 04/03/2012 3:39:05 PM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: thethirddegree

“”that the Supreme Court declares Obamacare

Is there any chance they could find the bozo unconstitutional?

50 posted on 04/03/2012 3:40:04 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: mwilli20

“.. I am convinced he wants the constitution rewritten...”

FDR tried to rewrite the USC. Its fascinating history worth Binging. Obama, and comrads, are attempting to do the same. Only they are not putting a new constitution in writing.
Mostly because they know, from history, it wouldn’t work.

51 posted on 04/03/2012 3:40:51 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: mwilli20

You Mean There is someone In Washington that has Grown a Pair? WOW,Where the Hell are the Morons in Congress,I guess they have Been Dutifully Neutered as well those Champions we Have Running to try and depose the Dictator in Chief. One thing you can say about Obama,He has more Balls than all the Republican Pussies combined. They are amateurs,this Communist has Learned his Thuggery lessons well,we are in for a Roller Coaster ride the likes this Country has not seen in this Generation and the Outcome holds our Country in the Balance

52 posted on 04/03/2012 3:40:55 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: CitizenM

Very well said.....

53 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:37 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: JusPasenThru

Exactly why today that question has relevance. Way too many folks have no idea about our Constitution, only worried about what benefits they can get. We are in big trouble.

54 posted on 04/03/2012 3:42:48 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: mwilli20

Judge Jerry Smith, of the 5th Circuit, is no slouch when it comes to challenging the federal government when he believes it has overstepped.

55 posted on 04/03/2012 3:44:46 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Why don't you ask Helga to get you a beer?" -- Mrs. Andrew Wyeth)
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To: mwilli20

It is amazing.

56 posted on 04/03/2012 3:45:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mwilli20

What Obama believes is utterly immaterial.

The SCOTUS WILL invalidate the administration’s healthcare legislation.

There is absolutely nothing Obama can do about it, unless he stages a coup, declares the constitution invalid, and assumes the powers of a dictator.

Personally, I wouldn’t put it past him to try it.

57 posted on 04/03/2012 3:47:08 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: mwilli20
Obama is trying to prove to us that he is the Antichrist but he is not. He is simply a “man of perdition”.
58 posted on 04/03/2012 3:49:15 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Bohener appears to be working for Obama the past 6 months or so.

The REPUBS realize that to start impeachment attacks on the TRAITOR would lead to riots so severe it might threaten the government in ways they don't want to deal with.

It's much easier to simply avoid any fights and let Americans kick the scumbag to the curb in November. If Obama tries Martial Law, it's the last thing he's going to do. If he tries to incite racial riots like he tried in Florida, he might not live long enough to regret it (this is an observation, not a threat) as the government will not be able to protect him if he steps too far over the line that he has been bumping up against).

Obama is guilty of treason in Fast and Furious

Obama is guilty of treason by attacking Libya

Obama is purposely hurting America by doing everything he can to keep the country pouring $$ into Arab countries for oil. The pipeline, Gulf of Mexico, you name it.

The scumbag known as Obama is about to have his house of cards come crumbling down on his head. The insiders want us to take out the trash in the White House, they aren't going to touch it.

59 posted on 04/03/2012 3:49:50 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: America's first Muslim PRESIDENT, It's past time for America to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: mwilli20; Clintonfatigued; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; jenk; MaggieCarta; juliej; David; ...
Obama contends (1) it would be unprecedented for the Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional a law passed by Congress and (2) Obamacare was passed by "a strong majority of ... Congress."

Both points are prime examples of the historical revisionism that the left so frequently engages in. Even the CBS writer of the posted article (as well as any American citizen with a decent knowledge of American history) knows that federal courts have been engaged in vetting the constitutionality of statutes passed by Congress, i.e., "judicial review," since Marbury v. Madison in 1803.

As to the second point, we all know that Obamacare passed the House by a very slim margin and that it passed the Senate by a small margin only via the use of "reconciliation," which averted its defeat by filibuster. "Stong majority"? Anything but!

60 posted on 04/03/2012 3:51:43 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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