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  • Can Obama Conquer the Supreme Court

    04/08/2012 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Austin Hill
    Quick – can you guess who I’m describing here? He campaigned against financial mismanagement, and the “harsh realities” of global capitalism. He pledged during his campaign to end corruption in both the government and the private sector. After being elected President, he claimed that he had “inherited” the worst economic situation in recent history and then went about consolidating his power. Once privately-owned enterprises were “restructured” into government owned entities, some even organized into workers’ cooperatives. Unemployment remained painfully high, even as the much-celebrated “reform” measures were being implemented. As private sector workers suffered with worsening economic conditions, government...
  • George Will and Peggy Noonan Smack Down Michael Eric Dyson's Claim Obama Criticism Is Racist

    Not at all surprisingly, Georgetown University professor and MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson on Sunday made the case that the criticism of President Obama's harsh remarks to the Supreme Court this week were racially motivated.
  • EDITORIAL: Obamas war on the courts

    04/07/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2012 | Editorial
    Administration fears ruling will strike down Obamacare as unconstitutionalWord seems to have gone out in liberal circles that Obamacare is in trouble with the Supreme Court. A systematic and unprecedented assault is undermining the integrity of the system in an attempt to defend this highly unpopular law. President Obama claimed Tuesday that the court has not overturned a congressional economic regulation in more than 80 years, saying, a law like that has not been overturned at least since Lochner, right? Well, wrong. The 1905 case of Lochner v. New York dealt with a state statute and had nothing to do...
  • Our Contemptuous President [Mark Steyn]

    04/07/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/7/2012 | Mark Steyn
    As Bob Hope and Bing Crosby observed in Road to Bali:He gets his shirts straight from Paris Cigarettes from the Nile He talks like a highbrow But he plays Chicago style . . . Ive no idea where President Obama gets his shirts and smokes, but he certainly talks like a highbrow, sufficiently so to persuade presidential historian Michael Beschloss to pronounce him the day after the 2008 election the smartest president ever. Yet, in the end, he plays Chicago style. You can take the community organizer out of Chicago, but you cant take the Chicago out of the community...
  • Obama administration heeds judges' health care order-with link to Holder letter

    04/05/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2012 | By Bill Mears
    <p>Administration lawyers met their deadline and filed a three-page, single-spaced letter -- following the specific instructions of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is hearing a challenge to the health care law. The letter affirmed the government's stance that federal courts indeed have the authority to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act -- and any other law Congress passes.</p>
  • McConnell to Obama: Back off SCOTUS

    04/05/2012 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | | 4/5/12 11:59 AM EDT | MIKE ZAPLER
    The Republican backlash against President Barack Obamas health care-SCOTUS remarks shows no sign of subsiding.In a noon speech today to the Rotary Club of Lexington, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued the GOP counteroffensive, telling the president to back off the Supreme Court.The President crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty needs to call him out on it. The independence of the Court must be defended, McConnell (R-Ky.) said, according to the prepared text of his speech released by his office. "So respectfully, I would suggest the President back off. Let the Court do its...
  • President Obama Smooth Player In Political Lying Game

    04/04/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 4, 2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring. That talent was displayed just this week when he was asked whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional. He replied: "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." But how unprecedented would it actually be if the...
  • Black robes can't hide the truth

    04/04/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 3, 2012 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    WASHINGTON How dare President Barack Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that? Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances? Nah. And why should he? This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming the one of the most divisive in modern U.S. history. It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes....
  • To Save ObamaCare, Obama Does Full Court Press

    04/03/2012 7:20:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 3, 2012 | Editorial
    Checks And Balances: A president with no respect for the Constitution warns of judicial activism by a Supreme Court reviewing his landmark legislation's constitutionality. It would be unconstitutional to let it stand. Someone will have to remind President Obama the Supreme Court is a co-equal branch of government, part of a system of checks and balances designed to rein in precisely the kind of runaway government exhibited by his administration. Our community-organizer-in-chief has a different opinion. "Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was...
  • The Imperial President: Obama Wages War on SCOTUS, Congress

    04/03/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/3/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obamas favorite word, as weve learned repeatedly, is I. He uses it on a constant basis. He uses it to claim credit and to assign blame. He uses it to cajole and to threaten. He uses it to plead and to prod. But he doesnt use the word I purely out of ego. He does it because for President Obama, I represents the executive branch. And the executive branch, in Obamas view, is the ruling branch of American government. President Obamas latest attack on the Supreme Court is just the latest evidence of his deep-rooted
  • Analysis: Obama's Worst Speech Yet

    04/03/2012 7:41:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Today we witnessed something truly remarkable. Barack Obama managed to out-do himself by uncorking what very well may have been the most dishonest, demagogic, and bitterly partisan speech of his presidency. I render that assessment as someone who has sat through and analyzed countless Obama lectures, some of which earned very high marks for deceit and ideological invective. Indeed, today's Occupy-inspired rant takes the cake. It was a depressing and enraging preview of the next seven months, over which this president will unleash a barrage of sophistic and pernicious arguments deliberately designed to sow discord and divide Americans. He will...
  • The Vetting - Obama Channels Derrick Bell in Attack on Supreme Court

    04/03/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/3/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Much of the left seems inclined to shrug at President Barack Obamas pre-emptive rebuke of the Supreme Court yesterday. One Democrat even urged Obama to attack the Court on the campaign trail if it overturned Obamacare. A few liberals, however, realize that Obamas attack is a threat to judicial independence, and ought to be condemned by all. One such was Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, who said she would lament a ruling striking down the individual mandate, yet chided Obama for channeling tired critiques from the right about activist judges, calling his attack unsettling. Marcus was right about the...
  • Newsweek Calls For Impeaching Supreme Court Justices If Obamacare Overturned

    04/03/2012 8:35:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/3/12 | NewsWeek/DailyBeast
    NewsWeek/DailyBeast The Roberts Courts rulings appear to be a concerted effort to send us back to the Gilded Age. If they dump the Affordable Care Act, writes David Dow, we should dump them. You think the idea is laughable? Thomas Jefferson disagreed with you. Jefferson believed Supreme Court justices who undermine the principles of the Constitution ought to be impeached, and that wasnt just idle talk. During his presidency, Jefferson led the effort to oust Justice Salmon Chase, arguing that Chase was improperly seizing power. The Senate acquitted Chase in 1805, and no Justice has been impeached since, but...
  • Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare

    04/03/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Brownfield
    The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an unelected group of people who will have turned to judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint if they strike down Obamacare. The Presidents remarks imply that the Court, were it to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, would be acting recklessly in undertaking judicial review of Congress unprecedented use of the Commerce Clause to force Americans...
  • SCOTUS meets Chicago style politics

    04/03/2012 7:54:27 AM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2012 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama's Rose Garden remarks yesterday on the Supreme Court are shameful, a blot on his presidency. "Ultimately, I am 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," As a purported constitutional law lecturer, President Obama is fully aware that laws passed by democratically elected majorities (that's how laws are made) are overturned by the Supreme Court on a regular basis. His claim of a sizable majority is false when it comes to the House, where the...
  • Obamas unprecedented definition of unprecedented

    04/03/2012 8:38:09 AM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 2, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    I am confident 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. That was President Obama earlier today, talking about the legal challenge to Obamacare the court heard last week and demonstrating once again he doesnt have a very firm grasp on the meaning of unprecedented. After all, the Supreme Court has been overturning laws which necessarily have been passed by a majority of a democratically elected Congress since 1803s Marbury v. Madison decision. By this count...
  • Obamas unsettling attack on the Supreme Court

    04/03/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/03/2012 | Ruth Marcus
    There was something rather unsettling in President Obamas preemptive strike on the Supreme Court at Mondays news conference. Id just remind conservative commentators that for years what weve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law, Obama said. Well, heres a good example. And Im pretty confident that this court will recognize that, and not take that step. To be clear, I believe the individual mandate is both good policy and sound law, well within...
  • Obama Asks Unelected Supreme Court Not To Take Extraordinary Step Of Overturning Health Care Law

    04/03/2012 10:48:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | | 6:05 pm, April 2nd, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    In a Rose Garden press conference on Monday alongside the Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President Barack Obama reminded the Supreme Court justices that they have a responsibility to show judicial restraint while considering the constitutionality of the presidents signature health care reform law. RELATED: Senate Democrats Warn Overturning Health Care Grave For Nation, Good For Democratic Electoral HopesI think the American people understand, and I think the justices should understand that in the absence of an individual mandate, you cannot have a mechanism to insure that people with pre-existing conditions can actually get health...
  • THE MARK LEVIN SHOW Monday, April-2-2012

    04/02/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 46 replies
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  • Another $17 trillion surprise found in Obamacare

    03/30/2012 10:00:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 149 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/12 | Neil Munro
    Senate Republican staffers continue to look though the 2010 health care reform law to see whats in it, and their latest discovery is a massive $17 trillion funding gap. The more we learn about the bill, the more we learn it is even more unaffordable than was suspected, said Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Republicans budget chief in the Senate. The bill has to be removed from the books because we dont have the money, he said. The hidden shortfall between new spending and new taxes was revealed just after Supreme Court justices grilled the laws supporters about its compliance...
  • Why Obama Shouldnt Declare War on the Supreme Court

    04/02/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Time ^ | April 2, 2012 | Joe Meacham
    [SNIP}......But here is a pretty good rule of thumb for Democratic Presidents: if it didnt work for Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won four terms and a World War, it probably wont work for you either.
  • Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    04/02/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 318 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2012
    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.
  • Obama: Supreme Court Striking Down Obamacare Would Be Judicial Activism

    04/02/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 97 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 4/2/2012 | The so-called President
    President Obama preemptively slammed the Supreme Court as a bunch of "unelected group of people" who will have turned to "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint" if they decide to strike down his signature legislative achievement, the healthcare reform act. Obama was speaking at a trilateral event with the Prime Minister of Canada and President of Mexico. Obama touted the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as "a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress."
  • 0bama's North American Union (NAU) Conference, Live Thread

    04/02/2012 11:39:23 AM PDT · by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs · 11 replies
    April 2, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
    Well, well well.. There he is. President Obama, Calderon and Harper; The leaders of U.S., Mexico and Canada standing together on the White House lawn talking about health care, "American gun trafficking to Mexico", etc..What really struck me was Obama's comment in response to a question on Obamacare. Obama said, "We're confident this Law will be OVER---, uh, UPHELD". Freudian slip, perhaps or just a MAJOR GAFFE?? Then, Calderon went on to congratulate America for "following Mexico's lead on health care coverage for all", snicker snicker..As usual, much discussion on "American gun trafficking to Mexico" with NO mention of Fast...