Obama, your inner thug is showing.
In language that barely concealed a threat, the President has warned the United States Supreme Court not to perform a constitutional mandate.
I 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 ensure that people with preexisting conditions can actually get health care. So there's not only an economic element to this and a legal element to this, but there's a human element to this.Now you know why his records, everything he has ever written at Harvard Law School, are sealed. The man is a Constitutional idiot as well as a thug. What is Obama going to do? Break Scalia's legs?
And I hope that's not forgotten in this political debate.
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.
Obama was an alleged constitutional law professor; he taught on the subject and he is so wrong on so many levels in the statement he made yesterday. We simply have got to take a long, hard look at his law school records to see just what kind of constitutional lawyer he says he is.
First of all, the US Supreme Court is involved in a Constitutional debate regarding the issue of wether or not the federal government can force a citizen to purchase a service. This is not a political debate. That's why it is taking place in the highest court in the land and not in a locker room or neighborhood tavern.
Second, since 1789, the US Supreme Court has overturned over 150 laws passed by Congress. According to the GPO (Government Printing Office):
From 1789-2002 There Have Been 158 Acts of Congress Held as UnconstitutionalToday in response:
(CBS News) In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president's bluff -- ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.Will someone please give this idiot in the White House a Marbury vs. Madison enema?
The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, appears to be in direct response to the president's comments yesterday about the Supreme Court's review of the health care law. Mr. Obama all but threw down the gauntlet with the justices, saying he was "confident" the Court would 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."