The Chicago Thug is at it again with his threats, intimidation, bullying and definitely dictating to the Supreme Court of the United States…telling them what they had better do regarding ObamaCare when they hand down their decision…because he and he alone said so!
I caught his answer to some nitwit reporter asking the question live yesterday only because I glanced up and saw it on the crawl, the subject being SCOTUS and ObamaCare so I tuned in. If you don’t know about any of this, or didn’t catch it…here’s what the so-called ‘Constitutional Professor‘ spewed yesterday.
This is via WFB:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: So there is not only an economic element and a legal element to this, but there is a human element to this, and I hope that is not forgotten in this political debate. Ultimately, 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. I just remind conservative commentators that for years we have heard the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That an unelected group of people would somehow return or overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Here’s a pretty good example. Well, I am confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step. As I said, we are confident this will be over, this will be upheld. As I said, we are confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld. Again, that’s not just my opinion. That’s the opinion of a whole lot of constitutional law professors and academics and judges and lawyers who have examined this law, even if they’re not particularly sympathetic to this particular piece of legislation or my presidency.
Did you notice when he spoke he almost said when this is ‘overturned?’ That alone made me wonder if he already knew the decision.
So much to add here regarding his lying BS, but I’ll be more fun seeing what your opinions are regarding this…should be interesting.
Here’s what Judge Andrew Napolitano thinks of all this brouhaha. This is via Mediaite:
Appearing on Fox and Friends Tuesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano took a swipe at President Obama‘s demand to the Supreme Court to not overturn his health care law, calling it incomprehensible and desperate.
“We were scratching our heads when we were watching this and had it played over and over again because this is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the head of the Harvard Law Review and he taught constitutional law review at the University of Chicago,” said Napolitano. “Two of the best law schools in the country and he’s rejecting a basic premise of American law that’s not been seriously questioned in 175 years, which is this: the courts have the right to review what the Congress does and what the President does and if the court finds that behavior unconstitutional, they can void, they can invalidate what the Congress and the what the President does. That’s our system. That’s what preserves the Constitution against the tyranny of the majority. No president has questioned this since Andrew Jackson!”
“Could he possibly have been saying look, if this is not upheld, the ruling would be illegitimate and I’m really kind of talking to Justice Kennedy over there who is probably a swing vote. You have three months. I vote you say it’s okay?”
“That’s why we have a life tenured independent judiciary so that it cannot be cowed by politicians no matter how well intended they may be,” Napolitano said. “Look, if this is invalidated, the President can say this was invalidated by the court not by me. If this is upheld, the President can say look, even a court appointed by a Republican president upheld this but for him to question the power and ability and authority of the court to review it and to decide if it’s unconstitutional is incomprehensible.
“Kind of looks like he’s declared war on the Supreme Court,” Doocy surmised.
“Kind of looks like he’s desperate,” Napolitano hit back.
Lastly here’s presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s response to what Dear Leader said yesterday when he appeared on Fox last night with Greta Van Susteren.
This is via Fox Nation:
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: One last question. President Obama today, talking about the health care, said that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, it’s a good example. He’s talking about judicial activism.
Your thoughts of calling — of his remark about — and much broader — I showed you the longer quote, but calling the Supreme Court an unelected group looking at the health care law?
MITT ROMNEY, GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Isn’t this wonderful to finally have a liberal talking about judicial activism? I think we can come together on this. We’ve been concerned about judicial activism for years and years and years.
What the president’s complaining about, however, is that the Supreme Court might actually apply the Constitution to the bill that he passed! And the whole purpose of the Supreme Court is to make sure that Congress does not pass laws that are in violation of the Constitution.
And so judicial activism is not following the Constitution. Judicial activism is departing from the Constitution, which is what they’ve too often done on issue after issue.
I applaud the fact that the Supreme Court looks to be taking the responsibility of following the Constitution seriously. And if the president complains about a Supreme Court that follows the Constitution, he’s coming from a very different world than the world that the founders, and frankly, that the judicial history has described for America.
Who in the world died and made Barack Hussien Obama King of SCOTUS? Telling them they had better understand what all this means when it comes to their decision when it’s handed down in June.
There also have been rumors that Justice Kagan may have leaked the decision to the ‘Arrogant One’…we most likely will never know, but you can be sure that question was planted yesterday…and he was prepared for it and knew it was coming.
What Dear Leader did to the members of the Supreme Court during one of his State of Union speeches was ‘unprecedented’…what he did yesterday also was.
Personally, I’ve never seen anything like the audacity of this so-called man…how about you? As far as I’m concerned the only ‘activist‘ at this point of the game is the ‘Community Organizer‘, he has to go come November…he is one dangerous man to this nation through my Viewfinder in Life…how’s it lookin’ through yours?
One fact I do know…that 2700 page monstrosity that was crammed down out throats 2 years ago is ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL‘…period! This is another very important reason we have to vote in more conservatives in the House and Senate, as well as a republican president. If SCOTUS doesn’t strike down all of Obamacare, we have to have enough power via congress and our president to do just that!
One other fact…every single time the ‘Dictator-in-Chief’ opens his yapper, the bigger jackass he makes of himself for all to see…and that’s a good thing come Nov. 6th!
Fire Away…Inquiring Minds Want to Know!