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Pelosi sees Roberts helping uphold U.S. healthcare law
Reuters ^ | June 27, 2012 | Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 06/27/2012 4:48:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to announce a decision on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, one of the legislation's chief supporters predicted that it would be upheld by a 6-3 vote.

Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representatives' Democratic leader, said she can see Chief Justice John Roberts siding with Obama in an anticipated divided Supreme Court ruling on Thursday.

"I believe 6-3," Pelosi told the Reuters Washington Summit on Wednesday.

She reasoned that a decision upholding the law would require the support of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a moderate conservative who often controls the outcome of the court's rulings since the justices frequently are split in their decisions.

"If you get Kennedy, I don't think that Roberts would want it to look political" and oppose it, Pelosi said, alluding to the fact that Roberts has said he favors unanimity on his court.

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KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; pelosi; predictions; robertscourt
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To: Qwackertoo
Is that a purse Steny Hoyer is carrying? For Nancy?

An even better question: Who is they guy he is holding hands with - and why is he holding hands with a guy, while carrying a ladies purse?

51 posted on 06/27/2012 5:31:25 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: LostInBayport

I have to go out to the garage and cuss every time I see that pic of communist butt licking bastards.

BP goes up too.

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52 posted on 06/27/2012 5:32:03 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pelosi: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”
53 posted on 06/27/2012 5:33:10 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s possible. Roberts is not a conservative. Moderate at best.


54 posted on 06/27/2012 5:33:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: TLI

I hear you. We got some laughs out of it on this thread, but the first time I see it after a long while...well, there’s nothing funny about it. Whenever liberals whine about bipartisanship, that picture should be shoved in their faces.


55 posted on 06/27/2012 5:41:21 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Ann Archy
NO REAL MAN holds hands with another unless they are ill or weak.

You mean like Ahab the Arab and Dubya, out at Crawford?

56 posted on 06/27/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why won’t this “entity” just retire and go away? I’ve seen bad Speaker’s of the House in the past, but this woman makes me cringe every time I see, read or hear of her saying anything!


57 posted on 06/27/2012 5:52:05 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

they are setting Roberts up as the bad guy if and when it goes down tomorrow....SCOTUS wannabe laurence tribe said the same thing as pelosi: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2899995/posts

and Roberts battles with obama in the past are noted...when it goes down they will paint Roberts as a racist...


58 posted on 06/27/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: mrsixpack36
Six of the nine went to harvard law school (one liberal flunkie finished at columbia); the other three went to yale. That should give you some idea of what they think of "the Law."
59 posted on 06/27/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: nhoward14
All right. Now let’s hear from somebody who is not a complete retard.

Well, I've heard SanFran Nan's hubby has ties to organized crime. I don't know if that's true or not, but maybe Roberts has been made an offer he couldn't refuse.

60 posted on 06/27/2012 5:59:20 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (An Appeal to Heaven)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I worry that this ruling may be the end of government. If the Supreme Court rules for Obamacare, then it will be the start of a Revolution. It does not take much common sense to see that this ruling would be wrong and not only against our Constitution, but an affirmative ruling would mean that the Constitution no longer exists! I expect no such ruling however - surely the judges are smarter that we are.

We shall see...


61 posted on 06/27/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Qwackertoo
Is that a purse Steny Hoyer is carrying? For Nancy?

It's held by someone to the right of Steny.

62 posted on 06/27/2012 6:18:58 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: LostInBayport

And that photo should be plastered all over when the NewsReaders say “don’t gloat” if it’s overturned. I won’t gloat any larger than SanFranNan.


63 posted on 06/27/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
6-3 in favor;

Nancy ARE YOU SERIOUS?

ARE YOU SERIOUS!

What part of the Constitution give Congress the power to implement an insurance mandate?

64 posted on 06/27/2012 6:27:22 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: tenger

Excellent point. Drudge should put that photo over a link to the first “tea party gloats and that’s just wrong” screed from some lefty at NYT or MSLSD.


65 posted on 06/27/2012 6:34:58 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: JaguarXKE
An even better question: Who is they guy he is holding hands with - and why is he holding hands with a guy, while carrying a ladies purse?

Yep, that's Steny Please-Ma'am-May-I-Carry-Your-Purse Hoyer, and he's holding the hand of Elijah Cummings. Both these "men" are, I'm embarrassed to say, representatives of my state of Maryland. Both will almost certainly be employed for life, given their constituencies.

66 posted on 06/27/2012 6:35:29 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It would be a travesty if this were the only thing she is correct about.


67 posted on 06/27/2012 6:41:43 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: God luvs America
when it goes down they will paint Roberts as a racist...

They paint everything as racist.

It's the only "color" they have got.

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68 posted on 06/27/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: RummyChick
She used 6-3 last week , too. That makes me suspicious that she got leaked info.

Me too

even ditzy Nancy would not go out on a limb with a prediction like that without some assurance
69 posted on 06/27/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Lady Lucky

“I never cared for Dole — or McCain either — in their politics, but Mitt Romney isn’t worthy to shine their shoes.”

Whatever.... if you’re not voting for Republican candidate you are voting for the Democrat - Obama... simple.

Don’t vote Obama


70 posted on 06/27/2012 7:16:51 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: LostInBayport

Looks like a lynch mob~


71 posted on 06/27/2012 7:43:49 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: skeeter

What was Rush saying about Roberts?


72 posted on 06/27/2012 9:43:32 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: hinckley buzzard

right....he was old.


73 posted on 06/28/2012 3:49:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ok, Madam BizzaroWorld, today we get to see: Are you a ranting lunatic, or are you a ranting lunatic who happened to be correct about the ruling today?


74 posted on 06/28/2012 4:08:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he does, it will be the second time the republic was betrayed by a SC justice named Roberts, the first being Owen.


75 posted on 06/28/2012 4:27:20 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: beaversmom
Rush was saying he wouldn't be surprised if Roberts started making flaky votes, given what he had learned about him. He refused to elaborate.

Perhaps Rush was referring to to SB1070 vote only, I don't know.

76 posted on 06/28/2012 6:53:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Robert357
Well Nancy, it was not 6-3, but you were right.

I guess you really are a constitutional scholar, just like Dear Leader.

I am so depressed at the Supreme Court decision, but have to admit that you were right and I was wrong. Who would have thought......

77 posted on 06/28/2012 11:06:44 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obviously somebody tipped off Nan.


78 posted on 06/28/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT by mojito
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