Skip to comments.Former Law Professor Says Obama Misspoke on Supreme Court
Posted on 04/04/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by tobyhill
Constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor and former mentor to President Barack Obama, said the president "obviously misspoke" earlier this week when he made comments about the Supreme Court possibly overturning the health care law.
Tribe, who calls the president one of his best students, said in an interview, "He didn't say what he meant ... and having said that, in order to avoid misleading anyone, he had to clarify it."
Tribe said he saw no reason for the president to express his views on the matter, because everyone already knows he wants the case upheld.
"I don't think anything was gained by his making these comments and I don't think any harm was done," Tribe said, "except by public confusion."
The dust-up began Monday, when Obama was asked about the law and said it would be a prime example of judicial overreach if the Supreme Court ruled against it.
"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," he said.
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Give him a break. He did not have his teleprompter.
Professor Tribe....I was born at night but it wasn’t *last* night.
Why does everyone cover for this POS? Media hunts high and low for someone, anyone to thrown themselves and their integrity onto their sword to cover for the gangsta punk wannabe “law professor”. Good grief!
misspoke ? he just makes it up as he goes along ,bits from movies , books and stories people tell him
Uh, Zer0 obviously lied to the American People.
In other words, the O-hole “acted stupidly”.
The amount of liberal white guilt out there is ridiculous.
Is everyone from Harvard stupid? This guy, and Barry, seem to prove it.
I guess when your best student shows the world what an ignoramus he is it doesn’t speak well of your teaching abilities.
Love new media. They cannot get away with their garbage. November will be a rude awakening. Obama has been exposed and we loathe him. The Indy’s and mush “republicans” will not be there for him this time around.
Tribe is just kissing ass so he’ll be Obama’s next SCOTUS appointment.
I’m surprised he wasn’t his first...if he was female or minority, he would have been a shoo-in.
Sounds like you had a class full of double dumb-asses there professor Tribe and Obama distinguished himself by being just a regular dumb-ass.
I prefer premeditated (and one suspects pre-committeed) lie in order to fool the ignorant and to intimidate the Supremes.
I’ve always heard what comes out ones mouth reveals what is in ones heart.
It’s fascinating and also a bit creepy to watch the left have to circle the wagons on this one. There is no way in hell that Obama was one of Tribe’s best students in all the time Tribe has been at HLS - if that were the case, we’d have seen Obama’s law school transcript, have heard so many peers at HLS talk about Obama’s brilliance, and Obama would have actually written a note or something for the law review. The left has SO much invested in Obama being “the smartest guy in the room” when everyone with any semblance of brains knows that Obama is the ultimate example of affirmative action. He’s been steadily passed upward in his career without ever having to put up actual results.
I wonder if he would cover for Sarah Palin if she “misspoke.”
“Hey Tribe—I was born at night but not last night...and not in f’n Kenya either!”
Judas to the law
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