Earlier this week, the Anointed One, who fears his ObamaCare is about to get kicked to the curb by the SCOTUS, launched into a tirade against the justices. Maybe a potential leak had something to do with it.
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.”
“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,” President Obama said at a White House event in the Rose Garden today.
“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 overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example and I am pretty confident that this Court will recognize that and not take that step,” Obama said to the White House press.
“As I said, we are confident this will be over — this will be upheld. I am confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld. And again, that is not just my opinion. That is 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 piece of legislation or my presidency,” he said.
Obama usually resorts to threats and intimidation when he can’t get his way. Back in 2010, Obama insulted the Supreme Court justices in attendance at the State of the Union address over their decision to uphold the freedom of speech issue in the Citizens United vs FEC case.
This latest childish taunt from Obama drew the ire of Judge Jerry Smith at the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, who demanded that Obama explain himself.
His DOJ bootlicker Eric Holder, admitted sheepishly that okay, well, we guess the Supreme Court does have the authority to strike down laws.
There’s a few things the bloviating faux Constitutional scholar forgot to mention:
ObamaCare is an UNCONSTITUTIONAL socialist big government power grab. Just because the former Dem majority in the House and Senate conspired against the American people and rammed this shit through the legislature, doesn’t make it legal nor does it make jive with the Commerce Act, which has been manipulated and twisted beyond recognition by a zealous group of Demtards hellbent on making it fit their agenda. Mr. Hopey-Changey ran smack into ‘bitter, gun clinging’ Americans angry with the spending orgy, the trampling of the Constitution, and the government abuse of power.
Obama is trying to create a commerce (i.e. “activity) which is not allowed by the Constitution. The Constitution does not give Congress the power to require that Americans purchase government mandated services, including health insurance. Nor does it permit the federal government to force citizens to use their own money to purchase government mandated services. Period.
Just to clarify things a bit: Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, also known as the Commerce Clause:
Clause 3: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;…
It had to do with the establishment of federal rules to ensure fair practices in the trade of goods across state boundaries. It has nothing to do with a government-created commerce which forces citizens, by law, to purchase said commerce. Furthermore, government interference is limited by the Tenth Amendment, which provides that any powers that are not enumerated in the Constitution are reserved for the states.
The Commerce Clause has been twisted and manipulated to justify the use of federal laws that have little to do with interstate commerce.
Oh and by the way, I’d love to see the college transcripts of this so-called Harvard “law student”, who can’t seem to produce evidence of a degree, and whose claim that he was a “law professor” at the University of Chicago is an outright sham. As a matter of fact, his entire “law career” is phony. His part-time teaching job at Chicago was spent espousing Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and the evils of capitalism. And this is the same goober who tries to give lectures on the Constitution; a document he’s never fully understood, if he ever actually read it.
In spite of his gang of socialist kleptomaniacs in the ”democratically elected congress”, the majority of the American people reject this government intrusion outright. For the 30th consecutive time, a Rassmussen poll shows that a majority of Americans support the repeal of ObamaCare by double digits.
If all goes well, the SCOTUS will simply shit-can Obama’s attempt to mandate government-controlled health care. That will help take the wind out of his totalitarian sails.
- Prison Planet.com ” Judge Napolitano: “Obama Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism” (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- The Dictator Wannabe (thecheeseheadconservative.wordpress.com)
- History Revisionism – Obama Slams Supreme Court – Says ObamaCare Passed With “Strong Majority” (nicedeb.wordpress.com)