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Did Chief Justice Roberts save the Supreme Court?
Yahoo via ABC ^ | 29 Jun 2012 | Rick Klein, David Chalian, Richard Coolidge & Sherisse Pham

Posted on 06/29/2012 6:59:52 AM PDT by shove_it

Top Line

ABC 'Nightline' anchor Terry Moran joined Top Line for a special edition dissecting the Supreme Court's decision on health care, a blockbuster ruling which upheld President Obama's signature piece of legislation. And the president and supporters of the law were not the only victors.

Chief Justice John "Roberts rode to the rescue of the Obama health care plan, and maybe rode to the rescue of the Supreme Court, as well," says Moran, who has been covering the Supreme Court for many years.

The justices have seen the esteem for the court diminish over these hyper partisan years. Since Bush v. Gore, polls show Americans feel less confident in the court. The court has no way to enforce its decisions except in the confidence of the people.

"The prestige of the court is the source of its authority," says Moran, "and justices can't be happy if [the court] is just another football in the political war."

Justice Roberts explained his vision of the Supreme Court during his 2005

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(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obamacare
(video at link)

What a pantload of twisted logic.

1 posted on 06/29/2012 6:59:57 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

That’s what today’s NYT editorial said, too, so Turncoat Robberts is the toast of the Leftists this morning.

To save the oppressive Supreme Court while destroying the freedom of the USA is treason.


2 posted on 06/29/2012 7:02:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: shove_it

So, saving a law passed with the support of only one party, against the will of the people, is non partisan. Glad we cleared that up.


3 posted on 06/29/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: shove_it

Only among liberals who LOVE for judges to write legislation from the bench. Still stunned that Roberts feels it’s his job to find a way to make legislation (even if it’s unConstitutional) “work”. Not his job. Someone needs to refresh his memory.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: shove_it

Moran is a Moron. I now have the same amount of respect for Barry’s Supreme Court as I do for the Ku Klux Klan. To me, they are one and the same. Both are out there to screw over segments of Americans.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 7:04:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?!)
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To: shove_it
Roberts has shown himself to be an enemy of a free people and a slave master for despotic government.

The Supreme Court is now the laughing stock of any form of civilized logic and exposition.

6 posted on 06/29/2012 7:04:24 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: shove_it

Roberts flipped America the finger. I think he was blackmailed by the Filegate crowd who had unflattering info about him.


7 posted on 06/29/2012 7:05:06 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: shove_it

People who work in the news, Hollywood or the government have gone completely mad. Insanity rules this country and has for a long time.

Amazing the lengths one will go to justify really bad behavior in an attempt to escape judgement and consequences.


8 posted on 06/29/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: shove_it

And yet NOBODY talked about or even expected Kagen, Ginsberg, and Sotomayer to “evolve” or “grow” by changing their position. No, Roberts saved the court. He “grew” in stature. The Liberals are not expected to consider anything other than lockstep alligiance to ideology.

We are not free. The Republic is lost.


9 posted on 06/29/2012 7:07:18 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: txrefugee

I have a dream. Justices can be impeached. It has only happened once and it was for bias. Eight counts of it.

I have a dream that someday in some other life we are able to throw the bastards out. Literally and figuratively.

There have to be consequences for disloyalty and for treason.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 7:08:26 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: shove_it

I saved my clothes out of house fire once. Over the course of ensuing weeks, the clothes fell apart piece by piece. Even though I hadn’t seen the damage, smoke had destroyed them. My analogy for Robert’s “save”.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 7:09:08 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: shove_it

Let me see if I got this right. Justice Roberts called Obamacare now referred to as Obamatax, a TAX.....

Q. Didn’t Obamatax originate in the SENATE? I thought and was told by my High School teacher that “ALL” tax bills originate in the “House of Representatives”. But what do I know!


12 posted on 06/29/2012 7:10:53 AM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: JLLH

I hope Roberts doesn’t fall into the warm embrace of liberal acceptance.


13 posted on 06/29/2012 7:11:43 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The ACA was clear in what was a tax and what was a penalty. Roberts rewrote the legislation and legislated from the bench!


14 posted on 06/29/2012 7:15:50 AM PDT by bjcoop
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To: shove_it
The ,anti America anti Constitution communist Kagan Sotomayor, Ginsberg, should be hung.
15 posted on 06/29/2012 7:22:07 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: shove_it

That’s like asking if Captain Edward John Smith closed the doors behind him.


16 posted on 06/29/2012 7:22:11 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: shove_it
No the authority of the Supreme Court derives from the forbearance of the Executive Branch — and nothing more. What Justice Roberts might have feared is that Barry Soetero would simply ignore the Courts reversal of Obamacare and then the whole House of Cards collapses. The principal of Judicial Review is hanging by a thread with the Chicago gangster in the Whitehouse.
17 posted on 06/29/2012 7:22:15 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: shove_it

It has shown that the Justices are for themselves, the RINOS are for themselves and the progressives are for themselves-—this country and the Constitution be damned!


18 posted on 06/29/2012 7:23:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: cradle of freedom
once again conservatives get the shaft on Supreme Court nominees!

How come liberals pick consistent liberals 100% of the time, but conservatives only pick consistent conservatives about 50% of the time.

My entire life the vast majority of the court has been ... REPUBLICAN picks!!! And yet time and time again over the years we end up with liberals in disguise while never ONCE has a Democrat appointee gone the other way!

19 posted on 06/29/2012 7:24:14 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: shove_it

Roberts is the dick head of the week, jerk beyond salvaging.


20 posted on 06/29/2012 7:24:57 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: shove_it

I haven’t seen so many people contort themselves since the last time I played Twister, trying to justify Roberts’ horrible decision.


21 posted on 06/29/2012 7:26:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Obadiah
And yet NOBODY talked about or even expected Kagen, Ginsberg, and Sotomayer to “evolve” or “grow” by changing their position.

With the modern-day Senate Nomination Hearings (ie. Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies) the liberals have a major advantage. The liberal justices that you named have all been members of various socialist leaning groups all through their academic and legal careers. It shapes the way they think and so they are a reliable vote.

Conservative nominees may not belong to certain organizations determined to be too right-wing. So we are open to the Trojan Horse / Manchurian Candidate nominee. Even when the Republicans were in control of the WH & Senate we had to rely on the mercurial Senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Spector, to shepherd our nominees. We know what kind of turncoat he turned out to be.

22 posted on 06/29/2012 7:28:22 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: shove_it

translation: Now we Liberals won’t have to dust-off FDR’s old Court Packing Plan...


23 posted on 06/29/2012 7:31:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tallguy
“No the authority of the Supreme Court derives from the forbearance of the Executive Branch — and nothing more. What Justice Roberts might have feared is that Barry Soetero would simply ignore the Courts reversal of Obamacare and then the whole House of Cards collapses. The principal of Judicial Review is hanging by a thread with the Chicago gangster in the Whitehouse.”

Very interesting. But why could he not not persuade the conservative members of the court to support him?

24 posted on 06/29/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

Roberts will need a ton of ibuprofen to relieve all the joint pain he inflicted on himself by twisting himself into the pretzel that he needed to be to come up with that decision, unless he’s into yoga.


25 posted on 06/29/2012 7:38:35 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: shove_it
Chief Justice John "Roberts rode to the rescue of the Obama health care plan, and maybe rode to the rescue of the Supreme Court, as well," says Moran

That last part in bold is all you need to know that that line of thinking is utter Bravo Sierra!

26 posted on 06/29/2012 7:40:13 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: shove_it

“The principal of Judicial Review is hanging by a thread with the Chicago gangster in the Whitehouse”

So is the whole concept (or pretense) of the separation of powers.


27 posted on 06/29/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: shove_it
Very interesting. But why could he not not persuade the conservative members of the court to support him?

Roberts didn't need to persuade any of the conservative justices to support him. First off, he (Roberts) got the outcome he wanted. Second, like in congress -- once you have the votes to pass your bill you start letting others 'out' so that they don't have to appear to have compromised their principles.

28 posted on 06/29/2012 7:43:03 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: cradle of freedom

By all appearances he already has — and has shown it with this ruling. I realize there are some on our side who are busy trying to justify what he did, limitation of the Commerce Clause, etc... but he himself said he sees his job as trying to make legislation “work”. To me that smacks of judicial activism and is most certainly NOT his job. The court’s job is to rule whether legislation is in line with our Constitution AS WRITTEN, not re-write it so that it “works”. I have great compassion for those who believe he did something good yesterday, but no respect for Roberts because he did untold damage by telling the FEDS they can compel us to do whatever they want as long as they call it a “tax”. Truly VILE.


29 posted on 06/29/2012 7:44:17 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: shove_it

I would add that the SC appears to be treading water like everybody else until the November elections, hoping that Obama get shown the door. This is like drawing to an inside straight. I surely hope that we get that result, but the odds might be against us. I donnot expect the Democrats to “play fair” where elections are concerned.


30 posted on 06/29/2012 7:47:00 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: shove_it

How many ways are they going to spin this? Bottom line is the monster lives.


31 posted on 06/29/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by bgill
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To: shove_it

How many ways are they going to spin this? Bottom line is the monster lives.


32 posted on 06/29/2012 7:49:08 AM PDT by bgill
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To: shove_it

The Supreme Court exists (supposedly) to interpret and uphold the law—Not to win popularity contests.

They have repeatedly abrogated their Constitutional duty/responsibility. As such, We the People should not feel bound by any of their opinions.


33 posted on 06/29/2012 7:50:39 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I hear you. Remember what they did to Bork among others? Every conservative has to walk through hot burning coals to get into the Supreme Court but liberals can just waltz in without barely any opposition from the Republicans. Democrats and Republicans have two different philosophies, and that has to stop. Democrats are thugs and street fighters while Republicans are Little Lord Fauntleroys who don’t want to get any dirt on their nicely pressed suits.

There is a reason why the Democrats have all kinds of *dirt* on conservative nominees going back to their college days, that has to be the conspiratorial network of the ACLU and other affiliated leftist groups. The ACLU is a long established nation-wide network that fanatically works together to promote their agenda. When a conservative is named, the ACLU network gets busy calling up anybody who knew him when. The ACLU has members throughout the country who get busy right away gathering information that they can distort to paint an ugly picture of the conservative nominee. We need to be fighters, we need to clear out all the Little Lord Fauntleroy Republicans and get some fighters.


34 posted on 06/29/2012 7:51:20 AM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: shove_it
I believe that he very likely destroyed any creditability the court had left, at least with me anyway. He made the SC look like a bunch of toady fools.
35 posted on 06/29/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: Tallguy

So, Roberts (in his own mind) switched from ‘umpire’ to ‘savior of the SC’?


36 posted on 06/29/2012 7:57:34 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

Did Dr Kevorkian save the patient?


37 posted on 06/29/2012 8:40:11 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: shove_it

Moran is a flipping retard. The prestige of the court is its integrity and honor as the final authority.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 8:46:28 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You don’t get to be a judge without someone having leverage on you. You don’t get to get promoted as a judge unless they have more and more of that.

Roberts has something in the closet that he dearly doesn’t want to be known.


39 posted on 06/29/2012 8:59:47 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: shove_it

The justices have seen the esteem for the court diminish.and they just screwed up even more.
The court have became useless and can never be trusted.


40 posted on 06/29/2012 9:02:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Arm_Bears

Roberts was lauded by everyone here during confirmation hearings. However, a few FREEPERS questioned whether he was who they claimed him to be and guess what? They were called a troll.....Why was that is the question. Sometimes asking questions about someone should be taken seriously instead of being labeled a DU or troll. Let this be a lesson to some of you folks.


41 posted on 06/29/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: txrefugee
Traitor Roberts is going to learn the same bitter lesson learned by Jumpin' Jim Jeffords and Snarlin' Arlen Spector, who betrayed their nation and their party. After a brief payback of a few slaps on the back, they were ignored and avoided, scorned by all parties.

No one, even the beneficiary of your treason, will ever trust you, or hold you in anything but contempt. Hope you enjoy eating lunch alone, Jonny.

Roberts' career is over, although he is certainly too stupid to know it yet. I expect an early death, likely by his own hand, once he discovers that his turpitude has repulsed everyone on all sides and gained him nothing. It will be a little mourned death.

42 posted on 06/29/2012 7:46:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: shove_it

No. Chief Justice Roberts killed SCOTUS.


43 posted on 06/29/2012 11:49:26 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: shove_it
Roberts needs to get his priorities in order.

His irrational justification for ObamaCare aside, the integrity of the Republic supersedes the importance of how a nitwit political-hack majority in black robes are perceived by a wounded nation. Dork.

44 posted on 07/01/2012 6:43:25 AM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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