Obama proves he was an overpaid constitutional lecturer

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO1UiWrt_rE"]President Obama attacks Supreme Court on health care - YouTube[/ame]

    Funny how he forgets to mention that some very liberal judges had serious problems with the mandate.

    Ultimately, his only argument in defense of Obamacare is that some people will be hurt if it is struck down. Funny how that doesn't worry him when he imposes higher CAFE standards on cars.

    I also like the fact that he thinks it is unprecedented to strike down a law. is he trying to say that SCOTUS has never in history struck down a law that was passed by Congress? If he truly thinks that laws that are passed by a majority in Congress are constitutional why isn't he defending DOMA? DOMA passed with a vote of 342-67 in the House and 85-14 in the Senate, and had politicians from both parties as cosponsors, and they actually had people from both parties voting for it.

    Obamacare, in contrast, passed with a vote of 219-212 in the House and 60-40 in the Senate, and did not get a single vote from any Republican in either chamber. Sounds like a perfect example of a duly enacted law to me.

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    but of course... you know more than people who actually studied the constitution...

    must be.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Funny how you didn't actually comment on the substance of my post, which is that the Supreme Court has actually struck down laws in the past, so them doing so now would not be unprecedented. Is that because it is such a stupid argument that even you cannot defend it?
     
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    Hey, she went to law school. Shut your mouth. ;)
     
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    He knows he is not the all reining power and it really p*sses him off someone can overturn his signature legislation.

    He can't stand the fact that he can't control every branch of government. He lost the House, he's going to lose the senate and may even lose his presidency. They only thing he's truly got going in that department is his community organizing skills have taught him how to mobilize people and get them to the voting booth.

    The Supreme Court is so named because they are the final say in legislation that is challenged. Intimidation works on uneducated people, I doubt it will work on any member of the Supreme Court.
     
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    He's not doing so well on the 'grass roots' all his donations this go round are from the mega rich and Hollywood.
     
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    Given the choice between the President or a Supreme Court Justice understanding the Constitution better.... I'd go for the SC Justice. They have less of an agenda than the President... you do see that, right?

    Or do you think we should scrap the SC and just give ultimate power to the President and congress... any President.... remember - your party will not always own the White House. You really want a GOP President and congress deciding what is Constitutional? :lol::lol:
     
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    It is an easy read and easier to understand. I'm not sure why you would have to go to school to understand 4400 words, sounds arrogant to claim otherwise.
     
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    Excellent point!!!





    I laughed out loud when he said it would be "unprecedented" to overturn the law and said Obamacare passed with a strong majority.

    Funny stuff right there.
     
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    Have you been to law school? Harvard? Have you been the editor of law review? If not, shut up! Your opinion isn't worth shatz. Ask Jillian! ;)
     

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