Is Obama Threatening The Supreme Court Justices?

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    Obama warns justices against 'activism' on health law

    Obama taking his politics to the SCOTUS?

    The case is over...they voted...they know the outcome...Is Obama trying to influence thier decision?

    Video in the story...
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    Obama seems to be in denile that he's a politican.:lol:
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    Judicial activism is legislating from the bench. Striking down laws that are unconstitutional is part of their duties as Supreme Court Justices.
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    He is practicing the same crap FDR did.
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    yep, he gave them a talkin' too that only makes him look dumber than the last time he said something similar. A constitutional professor my ass.
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    No.

    He’s simply reminding conservatives that when in the past the Court has struck down laws the right approves of – such as laws limiting individual liberty and expanding the power of the state – republicans have whined that those rulings manifested ‘judicial activism’ where judges are ‘legislating from the bench.’ In such cases conservatives further complain that the court has failed to exercise judicial restraint and exhibits disrespect for the will of the people as expressed through their elected representatives.

    In order for conservatives to be consistent and avoid hypocrisy, therefore, they’d be required to denounce the striking down of the ACA as well.
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    One would hope they learned their lesson early on:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k92SerxLWtc]Justice Grimaces As Obama Criticizes Court - YouTube[/ame]
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    You do NOTE that Obama was talking about 'unelected people and policy'?

    (Noting that SCOTUS Justices are nominated, and vetted by the Congress)?

    What does he think ObamaCare and IPAB is? Unelected people making decisions for others about thier lives.
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    I do NOTE you only address Conservatives...Why is that?
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    An ex-community organizer turned Prez making accusations of activism?
    Can't make this shit up if I tried.
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    ITS UNPRECEDENTED..... in U.S. history.
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    He was a lecturer whom was supposedly studied in the Constitution.

    Whom better than a Statist schooled in it to use it to his advantage to circummvent it...and get away with it?

    His bluff has been called...and he knows it.
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    Which laws struck down would those be?
    No, conservatives object when judges presume to dictate to people what they ought to do, when the people have voted on something. Like California and gay marriage.

    In any case, it is not a quid pro quo, you strike down our laws and we strike down yours. This is con-law, something Obama is supposed to know about. The mandate is either constitutional or it isn't. The bill can either survive with the mandate or it can't. These are legal questions, not political ones. Adn the SC is the institution that decides such things.

    For Obama to threaten them is to betray the disrespect he holds for anyone who does not share his opinion.
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    Yet Roe V Wade still stands. It must be constitutional.

    How will you feel when they rule Obamacare constitutional?
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    Obamacare in the supreme court is not about republicans or democrats. They are deciding on the constitution and laws as to whether obamacare is within those rules and law. Obama should not threaten the court. I realize his appointee kagan is in the court on this and that should make obama happy. But she might be out voted with the other judges. The obamacare is completely unconstitutional and would be a disaster on every citizen in this country. I pray they rule against it.
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    If conservatives don't allow Congress to pass a law requiring individual citizens to enter into a private contract for medical care, then they are "not" consistent and are hypocritical???

    :lmao:

    I guess you had to try. First I thought what a dumb fuck you are, there has to be a better argument then this. But what Congress did is so ridiculous there isn't, so I guess it's all you had based on having nothing to work with.
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    Hey, turn-about is fair play.

    The SCOTUS is doing the job of the legislative branch so why shouldn't the president or the legislative branch remind them that their job is not to legislate from the bench - which is exactly what they did in the hearings.

    Why are we even discussing this? Its not like they're going to vote in favor of the US citizen. The vote WILL BE 5 to 4, against affordable health care for US citizens.
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    The pres talks about the SCOTUS as if they fall under him in the food chain rather than a seperate and equal branch of government.
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    Or Maryland and gun control...

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