Skip to comments.Obama setting up Supreme Court as a campaign issue
Posted on 04/05/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT by SmithL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is laying groundwork to make the majority-conservative Supreme Court a campaign issue this fall, taking a political page from Republicans who have long railed against liberal judges who don't vote their way.
The emerging Democratic strategy to paint the court as extreme was little noted in this week's hubbub over Obama's assertion that overturning his health care law would be "unprecedented."
His statement Monday wasn't completely accurate, and the White House backtracked. But Obama was making a political case, not a legal one, and he appears ready to keep making it if the high court's five-member majority strikes down or cuts the heart out of his signature policy initiative.
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When I saw the video of Obama's comments, my impression was not that he was trying to intimidate the conservative wing but that he was warning his justices not to embarrass him by making it a 6/3 or a 7/2 decision.
He was saying he did not want any defections from his side because that would kill his plan to pretend that a biased court had given him a bum decision.
FDR was faced with a unanimous court in Shechter vs US which gave him a real uphill struggle on stacking the court, a move too destructive of the Constitution for most Americans at that time even with FDR’s popularity. We dodged the socialist bullet then but still lost ground in the long run.
Now Obama has four firm votes for his Marxist agenda and only needs one more. Running against the court is easier when you can point to angry dissenting opinions from the fab four. Even Kennedy is fond of interpreting laws using foreign precedent.
Obama needs a better economy or the appearance of such. The MSM will paint a picture of health care disasters if the mandate is overturned. The NYT has already begun, providing talking points for our political pundits.
In my opinion, the campaign issue for all Amerika is whether or not ObamaCare/DeathCare is the next Holocaust.
DeathPanels, Rationing, lies and more lies:
Americans can decide and then bend over and kiss their freedom and possibly their lives goodbye???
“all that’s necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.
Or having two evils run against each other.
I so agree.
There can only be One El SupremO...