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The Man Who Knew Too Little -Obama's stunning ignorance of constitutional law
http://online.wsj.com/ ^ | April 3, 2012 | JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 04/03/2012 3:22:03 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45

We were half-joking yesterday when we asked if Barack Obama slept through his Harvard Law class on Marbury v. Madison, the 1803 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court first asserted its power to strike down unconstitutional laws. It turns out it's no joke: The president is stunningly ignorant about constitutional law.

Obama, " A law like that has not been overturned [pause] at least since Lochner, right? "

But in citing Lochner, the president showed himself to be in over his head.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marxistcoup; obama; obamacare; obamanism; obamapoleon; scotus; separationofpowers; tyrantinchief

1 posted on 04/03/2012 3:22:08 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Is It Time To Invoke Section 4 of the 25th Amendment?

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Despite all previous claims, Obama was not a law professor, he was merely a “guest lecturer”. In other words, the dude had a paper from Harvard so let’s hire him to speak since half of him is a minority.......


3 posted on 04/03/2012 3:26:42 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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To: Para-Ord.45

stunning ignorance...*guffaw*...from the WSJ too


5 posted on 04/03/2012 3:29:14 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Para-Ord.45

Did Trayvon Sr. ever pass the bar? Did he ever practice law?


6 posted on 04/03/2012 3:29:14 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Para-Ord.45

“...the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

Yikes. Stuck between a *ock and a headcase.


7 posted on 04/03/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
His title was “Instructor” (..and he was NOT tenure track!)
Which is one step up from graduate student.
8 posted on 04/03/2012 3:33:25 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Para-Ord.45

Much scarier is that he knows exactly what he is doing! He is challenging our system of government and hoping for change. Yes, you ought to be worried! With the Media’s help, he could very well succeed.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: Para-Ord.45

It is not ignorance.

It is part of the plan


10 posted on 04/03/2012 3:43:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

You make a good point. He is not ignorant. Ignorant is a three year old without knowledge of amiotrophic lateral sclerosis.


11 posted on 04/03/2012 3:49:03 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

ami something what?

I guess I need to google something...


12 posted on 04/03/2012 3:50:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Lol. Als. Lou gherigs disease. You get my point.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Para-Ord.45
Finally and through his own lips it appears everything about the obozo is proving to be fraudulent. 57 states in the US or is it 58 and now he says the Supreme court is not elected so there for they can not overturn a duly processed law. You'd think Soros would've picked somebody smarter than this guy. obozo could not have a VP who was smarter than he is so Biden was the obvious choice on that.
14 posted on 04/03/2012 4:00:20 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: forgotten man

“...Trayvon Sr. ...”

Outstanding!


15 posted on 04/03/2012 4:03:23 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: goseminoles

Yes, I did.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 4:04:15 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Para-Ord.45
"The president is stunningly ignorant about constitutional law."

The "president" is stunningly ignorant about pretty much everything except socialist talking points.

17 posted on 04/03/2012 4:05:17 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Para-Ord.45

We’ve been told that he was a “constitutional law professor” when actually he taught two courses on civil rights law.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 4:40:30 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: Para-Ord.45

Obama dealing with the constitution is like the media dealing with the Trayvon incident. All b.s...how can we fool ‘em next. Marxists are not known for the love of the constitution.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 5:58:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Para-Ord.45

They have some really good stuff on that website.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 6:43:59 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Obama slept through his Harvard Law class

Where's the transcripts?

He's such a genius, where's the transcripts?

Let's see them.

What's the big secret?

21 posted on 04/03/2012 7:51:50 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Para-Ord.45

He’s an I . D . I . O . T!


22 posted on 04/03/2012 9:47:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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