Unprecedented: Obama Begins Pre-Emptive Political Attack on Supreme Court's Possible Overturning of ObamaCare, Branding That an "Unprecedented Extraordinary Event"

And he claims a "strong" popular majority supported the law. What?

"Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary event by overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress."

ObamaCare passed by like 10 votes in the House. Furthermore, that was a very temporary minority-- the public did not like ObamaCare, and protested their hearts out to convey that message.

The Democrats defied democratic norms by passing it. They did not uphold such norms.

The public, given its chance to weigh in on ObamaCare through voting, immediately delivered the Democrats an electoral shellacking, kicking over 60 of them out of Congress.

Meanwhile, the 30th consecutive poll shows the public favoring repealing the law over keeping it by double digits.

In what sense is ObamaCare actually the democratically-determined choice of the public?

In no senses at all. The public was against it then and remain against t.

The Democratic Party broke faith with democracy itself, choosing to rule against the wishes of the public, rather than with those wishes, and our Resident Obama gets in front of a podium and claims it would put a dagger into the heart of democracy to overturn this monstrosity?

Posted by: Ace at 02:42 PM



Comments

1 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:43 PM (8y9MW)

2 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:43 PM (7W3wI)

3
First?

Also the SCOAMF has "healthcare.gov" running propaganda ads with a senior talking about how the new law saved his life because he could now afford his checkup. Nevermind that that shit was already covered under Medicare!

Posted by: tsrblke at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (SYrwI)

4 They complement each other Allen.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (7W3wI)

5 &

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (h8UT+)

6 More fuckwittage.

Posted by: Bridget Jones, who doesn't give a toss, really at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (exvgC)

7 I guess the dumb fuck thinks that attacking the court BEFORE they actually take a final vote is smart?

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (i6RpT)

8 In other words, he's calling the SCOTUS a bunch of racists for going against him.

Posted by: EC at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (GQ8sn)

9 Obama: "I'm issuing an executive order to increase the People's Chocolate ration from 10 grams to 8 grams."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (8y9MW)

10 I hope my tyrant FAILS.

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at April 02, 2012 02:44 PM (PiESu)

11 He's getting more delusional and dangerous ace.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (7W3wI)

12 Woot! He's gotten the word from Kagan.

Posted by: toby928© at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (GTbGH)

13 First Clyburn, then Begala, now SCOAMF??!!

I have a feeling Friday's vote was leaked, because the left is freaking out even worse than they did last Wednesday. It could also be an attempt to sway Kennedy. I hold out no false hopes, but this freak-out parade of the leftists is FUN!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (Af3Wg)

14 5 was off my iphone using safari.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (h8UT+)

15
I wonder if Kagan or someone leaked the results to the Whitehouse?
that would be against the rules and unprecedented.

Posted by: rd at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (9sUlj)

16 You do understand the the truth is only a minor inconvenience for Obama.

Reality is meaningless.

Posted by: McLovin at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (j0IcY)

17 I take heart at this. One of his SC toadies has tipped him off that O-care is headed for the O-toilet.

Posted by: Warthog at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (WDySP)

18 I take heart at this. One of his SC toadies has tipped him off that O-care is headed for the O-toilet.

I hope you're right. I really, really do.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:46 PM (8y9MW)

19 >>In what sense is ObamaCare actually the democratically-determined choice of the public?

Even if this was true, that doesn't mean shit when the question is "is this Constitutional?"

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (ZKzrr)

20
If you look up roughshod in the dictionary, the definition is "Obama's Health Care Reform Law."


Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (G/zuv)

21 I wonder if Kagan or someone leaked the results to the Whitehouse?that would be against the rules and unprecedented.
Posted by: rd at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (9sUlj)
.
IIRC, Abe Fortas did this as well, and it helped lead to him leaving the SC.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (AGxA0)

22 If you remember that Preznit Choadbreath speaks Bizzaro English, it all works out.

Posted by: JQ Public at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (NBj0d)

23 Far-left Massachusetts loved Obamacare so much they elected a Republican senator in an attempt to block it.

Posted by: Andy at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (HXLDG)

24 Seems like a veiled threat. .....Tampering with the Supreme Court?

Why am I not surprised.

Posted by: wheatie at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (+5U+B)

25 My whole life has been about faking and making shit up, so why stop now?

Posted by: Baraka at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (CE2wR)

26
If you look up foisted in the dictionary...

Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (G/zuv)

27 And by the way you asshole obama most people are against obama care not only because it would raise premium, restrict choices, limit care, and put gov bureaucrats in charge instead of DRs, but also because it was rammed down our throats by reconcilliation.

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (i6RpT)

28 Ok, now you're just showing off, phoenixgirl.

Posted by: Tami at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (X6akg)

29 They murdered your healthcare, just like Travon

Posted by: Barack the Great at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (cYQg0)

30 But everyone in the Whitehouse says the People LIKE IT!!!

Posted by: Barak Obama, Bubble Boy at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (lZBBB)

31 What makes me angry, though, is that we're at the mercy of Justice Kennedy. There's a reason the founders thought the States should be the final arbiters of what was constitutional- partially it was to avoid this very situation.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (8y9MW)

32 >>Nevermind that that shit was already covered under Medicare!

Or that SCOAMF's law guts Medicare.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (ZKzrr)

33
OT but I am truly sorry for ever stating or implying that Ace was not as bright or as skilled at cogitation as Ms. Coulter.
I was an idiot and repent of my knuckledragging ways.

Posted by: icepick at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (o0Uno)

34
If you look up rammed through in the dictionary...

Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (G/zuv)

35 This is simply intimidation as he's been informed the result didn't go his way. If ObamaCare stands, he'd have kept his pie hole shut over it.

Posted by: mugiwara at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (pjZ1b)

36 All this means is that Kagan has active back channel communication with the WH.

They were pushing this on the Sunday talk circuit though.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (WCuHB)

37 Unprecedented!

But in a good way, this time.

Posted by: nickless at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (MMC8r)

38 What does he think that comment will accomplish?

Posted by: weew at April 02, 2012 02:49 PM (gQeLw)

39 Come on ace, the President of the United States was caught on an open mic conspiring with it's mortal enemy on how to weaken America and hasn't been made to answer for it.

Do you really believe the facts of Obamacare being unpopular and unconstitutional matter to anyone except us right wing nutjobs?

Posted by: McLovin at April 02, 2012 02:49 PM (j0IcY)

40 Of course Kagan leaked the intial vote to the White House. That is how liberals roll

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:49 PM (i6RpT)

41 31 Everyone was supposed to make sure a law was constitutional.Congress,before they passed it.If the president had doubts,don't sign it and finally the SC.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:49 PM (7W3wI)

42 If you look up rammed through in the dictionary...

Oh, my...

Posted by: George Takei at April 02, 2012 02:49 PM (8y9MW)

43 And he claims a "strong" popular majority supported the law. What?

The guy just loves to tell big, whopping, unbelievable lies straight to your face. He gets an extra kick out of it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (X3lox)

44
Does the number 64 ring any bells, Obama?

That's how many seats in the House the Republicans gained as a direct result of your popular and extraordinary health care reform law.


Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (G/zuv)

45 If nothing else has proven Obama to be a liar, this statement has.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (hlUJY)

46 If you look up rammed through in the dictionary...


Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (G/zuv)


Ooooo, do tell!!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (CE2wR)

47 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:47 PM (8y9MW)

In a sane world, this tyrannical edict would have been tossed 8-1, maybe 7-3. The fact that we are holding our breath over ONE wishy washy justice is just too damn depressing.

Makes one wonder what the make up of the court would have been had Gore won in 2000.

If Mitt is the next prez (or any Republican), they better not nominate any Souters or O'Connors. We need Scalias and Thomases and a president and Congress who will go to the fucking mattresses to make sure they are appointed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (Af3Wg)

48 What a fucking jug-eared douche.

Hope SCOTUS stands him up at the next SOTU.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (UOM48)

49 Lots of people on Twitter noticed. Of course, many of the reporters didn't notice anything out of the ordinary.

Posted by: Miss Marple at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (GoIUi)

50 Rush says running against the supreme court doesn't work. Presidents don't cross this line over the separation of powers and this is the second time this guy has done it.

Posted by: dagny at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (CMM9V)

51 And I will say that Health Care is in a Crises in this country, with skyrocketing costs and people not covered.

I am therefore declaring it a National Emergency, and under the powers given, to myself, by last months Executive Order, am declaring Martial Law, and disolving the current Supreme Court. The New Court will be led by Justice Kagan.

Posted by: Barak Obama, at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (lZBBB)

52 I thought Obama was a professor of constitutional law?

Posted by: Beto at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (cYQg0)

53 Yay, this probably means that Ocare lost the early vote. I'm positive Kagan informs her good buddy of everything that goes on. She clearly wasn't nominated for the court because of her outstanding judicial record (its a stain on the GOP that they let Barry appt her so easily)

Posted by: Palerider at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (dkExz)

54 I can't wait to see the strategy of the WH when it is ruled unconstitutional. My guess is that they dramatically slow down payments on medicaid and medicare insurance, to try and bankrupt as many hospitals and doctors as possible before the election.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (AGxA0)

55 36
All this means is that Kagan has active back channel communication with the WH.





Posted by: Daybrother at April 02, 2012 02:48 PM (WCuHB)


--When was the last time Kagan had *any* active back channel communication IYKWIMAITYD ?

Posted by: logprof at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (CE2wR)

56 The guy just loves to tell big, whopping, unbelievable lies straight to your face. He gets an extra kick out of it.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (X3lox)

It's called the Big Lie. The Bigger the Lie, the less it will be challenged. And remember who perfected that one

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (i6RpT)

57 Yeah keep applying Alinsky to the Supreme Court. All nine will soon get tired of your antics Barry and stick both thumbs in your eye sockets.

And meanwhile PG is gloating over being an ampersand supremacist.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (5VSxT)

58 Woot! He's gotten the word from Kagan.
Posted by: toby928© at April 02, 2012 02:45 PM (GTbGH)

-----------------------------------------

Perhaps. It wouldn't surprise me. Although, in the process of writing opinions, this could still go either way. The individual supremes can still change their minds between now and June.

Notwithstanding the Ocare vote, I'm wondering if Ruth "Buzzy" Ginsberg is going to resign now that she's heard the Ocare case. Something tells me that it was the only reason she was hanging on.

Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (TRGoi)

59 Everyone was supposed to make sure a law was
constitutional.Congress,before they passed it.If the president had
doubts,don't sign it and finally the SC.


Yes, but when they failed (as they were sure to do a time or to) it then devolved to the states.

Look at it this way- the Constitution is a contract among the Several States creating a central governing body. Now, who should be final arbiters of what powers that central governing body has- that body itself, or the States who formed it?

Under the current regime, the very entity created by the Constitution gets to decide what powers the Constitution gives it. Does that make sense?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (8y9MW)

60 19 HeatherRadish: the question is "Is this Constitutional?"

--and he is distracting attention from that.

Posted by: m at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (gk6B1)

61 Hope SCOTUS stands him up at the next SOTU.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 02, 2012 02:50 PM (UOM4



I'm hoping he'll never have another SOTU.

Posted by: Tami at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (X6akg)

62 Why is everybody so surprised . . . nothing is beyond this radical Marxist. You'd better be ready to fight lest you lose it all.

Posted by: rplat at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (+VI9a)

63 ugh.. what a SCOAMF

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (DGIjM)

64 a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress

Anyone in the MFM going to call the lying fuck on this? Tapper?

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (w/anX)

65 The New Court will be [strike]led by[/strike] Justice Kagan.

Fixed

Posted by: Beto at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (cYQg0)

66 50 FDR spurred outrage when he wanted to pack the court after losing his NRA case.Still got reelected though.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (7W3wI)

67 The public likes each of the goodies viewed discretely, and when specifically lied to about there being no cost associated with the goodies.

Ergo, huge public support.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (mg08E)

68 strong majority of a democratically elected congress

--------

This is my favorite. They couldn't pass the bill the normal way in the Senate and had to do some parliamentary voodoo and this is what this man calls a "strong majority." Awesome.

Posted by: Rich at April 02, 2012 02:52 PM (ldOlo)

69 Becauseits is more important that a law be popular then constitutional.
*
Ben Franklin weeps from his grave.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (8ieXv)

70 I can think of a fuckton oflaws that were passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress that were overturned. It's kind of the fucking point of having this court, that's supreme, to look over those laws.

As always, co-equal, motherfucker, do you speak it?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (VtjlW)

71 >>What does he think that comment will accomplish?

Setting up the narrative of being shocked, shocked at SCOTUS wanting to kill babies so you'd better vote for him to get rid of those VRWC justices.

(be sure to say that whole sentence without taking a breath)

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (XdlcF)

72 Don't kill the messenger, just doin' my job.

Posted by: TOTUS at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (KWdVT)

73 Unprecedented? Then what does he think about courts overturning real laws that actually were passed by large majorities - for instance, California's Proposition 8, prohibiting homosexual marriage, or various states' protection-of-marriage laws in recent history?

Unprecedented. He keeps using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (Jdtsu)

74 Abe Fortas left the SC. Abe did. Because HIS name was Abe and he had a penis

nothing will shame Kagan into leaving the SC. Even tho she also has a penis

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (SB0V2)

75 In protest, I will hold my breath until the MFM "fact checks" Obama's statement and reports on the complete absence of facts or resemblance to reality...

...passes out...

Posted by: Damiano at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (A2+pr)

76 Has this SCOAMF been proven right when making such a public pronouncement in the past? I can't recall one so far... maybe he's been too busy punching above his weight.

Posted by: Drumwaster at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (ACJu8)

77 52 I thought Obama was a professor of constitutional law?
Posted by: Beto at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (cYQg0)


He was a flunky adjunct lecturer. He only studied the Constitution to figure out how to destroy it.

Just like Eichmann hired a Rabbi to teach him Hebrew, Yiddish and Jewish culture and custom - all so he could know how to destroy the Jews.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (Af3Wg)

78 Presidents don't cross this line over the separation of powers and this is the second time this guy has done it.


Posted by: dagny at April 02, 2012 02:51 PM (CMM9V)


I'm not like "all the other Presidents on the dollar bills".

Posted by: Emperor Barkimus Barbarianus at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (X3lox)

79
I can hear Obama now, the day before the election in November...

/squiggly dream lines

Ultimately I am confident that the American people will not take what
would be an unprecedented extraordinary event by overturning an election in 2008 by a strong majority of voters.



Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (G/zuv)

80 59 Oh,I agree,my point is that the legislative and executive have decided to leave it all up to the SC.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:54 PM (7W3wI)

81
Notwithstanding the Ocare vote, I'm wondering if Ruth "Buzzy" Ginsberg is going to resign now that she's heard the Ocare case. Something tells me that it was the only reason she was hanging on.

They'd better block getting a successor confirmed to next year if that happens.

Posted by: nickless at April 02, 2012 02:54 PM (MMC8r)

82 Although, in the process of writing opinions, this could still go either way. The individual supremes can still change their minds between now and June.


Yes they can, HOWEVER, I doubt they will look favorably on a president ( and I will not capitalize President in his case) publically going after them like this.

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:54 PM (i6RpT)

83 Rush just played the soundbite.

I fucking HATE this lying sack of tyrannical shiite.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 02, 2012 02:54 PM (Af3Wg)

84 TOAST! O-care is toast

Posted by: Brian at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (wTSvK)

85 lol anna and tami...see i could have put an "&" in there but i didn't....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (h8UT+)

86 You understand that I, not the SCOTUS, am the one who does not let a good crisis go to waste.
The SCOTUS exists to please me. As do you.

Posted by: #OccupyResoluteDesk at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (Orvm4)

87
"Patting self on back" A few days ago I said that the libs on the court would damn sure let the SCOAMF know what the vote was Friday and we would know that the vote was against him by the spin that would come out. Hanging out here really makes one smart.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (mFxQX)

88 Oh,I agree,my point is that the legislative and executive have decided to leave it all up to the SC.

They've just taken up the (entirely understandable) position that "it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission." They pass whatever laws they want, and hope they can come up with some rationalization that will make Justice Kennedy happy.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (8y9MW)

89 Two words, and a punctuation:

Preference cascade?

I wonder if we're reaching the tipping point, where most (or at least enough) of the, ah, people who voted for Barry decide that not only will they not vote for him again, but, angered by the deception, actively decide to vote against.

My hope is that it'll be like Howard Dean's implosion. Riding high, then, people stop, think, talk to each other, and it's house of cards time.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (zgHLA)

90 President Sandtrap needs to get prepared for a lot more unprecedented extraordinary shit.

Posted by: Roy at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (VndSC)

91 Its been the pattern for some time that what the WH does is find out what people are saying about them, and then make the claim against their opponents.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 02, 2012 02:55 PM (JIDLg)

92 If I had my own Supreme Court it would look like Kagan,...only Black, ya know?

Posted by: Barack constitutional scholar at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (WCuHB)

93 [If Mitt is the next prez (or any Republican), they better not nominate any Souters or O'Connors. ]

Telling a politician they "better not" do something?
Snicker.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (SCcgT)

94 It is the democratic choice of the public only insofar as the scoamf is a lying sucka of cock.

Posted by: real joe at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (aZYcK)

95 My assistant is screaming some nonsense from the front desk at me. I can't hear a word. It's similar how I listen to my wife

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (i6RpT)

96 83 I can't listen to his voice.I avoid seeing or hearing him as much as humanly possible.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (7W3wI)

97 You know what shows real disrespect for Democracy? Neglecting to do his duty as the Executive and direct the DOJ to defend DOMA against legal challenge.


Posted by: Alec Leamas at April 02, 2012 02:57 PM (mg08E)

98 For what I read on Abe Fortas, it's possible he might have been impeached if he hadn't left. He may be the biggest scumbag ever nominated to that bench, let alone installed. Senatorial advice and consent FAIL.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 02, 2012 02:57 PM (QTHTd)

99 Refresh my memory, didn't the Senate "deem" it to have passed? No actual vote?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 02, 2012 02:57 PM (i0App)

100 I can't listen to his voice.I avoid seeing or hearing him as much as humanly possible.
Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (7W3wI)

It's very much like avoiding stepping in dog shit

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:57 PM (i6RpT)

101 Woot! He's gotten the word from Kagan

Do not taunt Happy Fun Alex.

Who was it who said that amending the Constitution was unconstitutional? Ezra "Man that shit's older than an ace doublepost" Klein?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:57 PM (VtjlW)

102 92 If I had my own Supreme Court it would look like Kagan,...only Black, ya know?
Posted by: Barack constitutional scholar at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (WCuHB)

Actualy? I want the Supreme Court, to look like the Supremes!

/looks around to make sure Michelle is not listening...

Posted by: Barak Obama, at April 02, 2012 02:58 PM (lZBBB)

103 If you didn't bring enough ampersands for the whole class, pg...

Posted by: Socialist Mama AJ at April 02, 2012 02:58 PM (XdlcF)

104 Friday the Supremes had their first vote on ObamaCare. Monday the White House is attacking the Supreme Court.

Coincidence? Did Kagan give her old boss a "heads up"?

Posted by: Greg Q at April 02, 2012 02:58 PM (/0a60)

105 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 02:53 PM (VtjlW)

Heh, in light of this statement, one wonders what the SCOAMT thinks the purpose of the Supreme Court actually is.

Oh, if only we had an inquisitive media, instead of a bunch of lickspittles ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 02, 2012 02:59 PM (w/anX)

106 You can't just suddenly up and arrest 5 justices. You have to set the stage for it with months of propaganda first.

Posted by: f2000 at April 02, 2012 02:59 PM (c7Pp2)

107 This dude really is a miserable prick.

Posted by: Berserker at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (FMbng)

108 Nah, like Holder, Kagan is of too high character to do such a thing. Ask any of the R's who voted to confirm her.

Posted by: ejo at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (xO2u7)

109 I confess, I am not some sort of hybrid fdr, lincoln, spock that plays three dimensional chess while writing 2,000 page lwas and teaching constitutional law, in the back of a stealth chopper to whack bin laden and crying over my memories of making the naked pretzel with michelle the evening before, however, I would think it is not especially wise to attack and dare the court to maintain their independence and authority. that is just me though.

I wonder if he has heard about the vote they held. I also wonder if kagan and sotamayor may be thinking that as long as the obamanation is going down they may as well vote against it to establish some street cred and deomonstrate that they are serious lesbians and will not give into to knob polishing to get a good job.

wanna talk about a blue-lipped purple rage, see what happens if it is 6-3 or 7-2.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (Z9EHQ)

110 This site is so selective with its reportage and outrage. No mention of the audio experts who compared the pained screams and crying on the tape to Zimmerman's voice and said that they couldn't be his (meaning they must be Trayvon's screams)? So, before the shot was fired, Trayvon, who Zimmerman claims was in the process of beating him to death, was actually screaming and crying in pain. Zimmerman's lies are imploding and the right-wingers still want to champion this guy. Racist or not, this guy wanted to play cop and overreacted to a kid walking in the neighborhood and ended up executing him. There's no good claim of self defense here. Not even close.

Posted by: Ranginess at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (1d6WV)

111
Do you know who the biggest benefactor of taxpayer subsidies is, Obama?

The federal government.

Last year the federal govt raked in (to use your phrase) $2.5T.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (G/zuv)

112 Gunman shoots us "Christian" Medical School?

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (i6RpT)

113 f2000, yeah they would have to do things like that Grisham novel... a Justice found in a pr0n palace shot dead. Another Justice decided to give oral sex to their Volvo's exhaust while handcuffed...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (5VSxT)

114 35
This is simply intimidation as he's been informed the result didn't go
his way. If ObamaCare stands, he'd have kept his pie hole shut over it.


Obama? Keeping his mouth shut?

No, if he knew the vote was going to go his way, he'd have scheduled a press conference that minute to talk about how awesome he was.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (i0App)

115 I wonder if Kagan or someone leaked the results to the Whitehouse?that would be against the rules and unprecedented.
*****
The rules are for little people and Republicans.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (jUZRg)

116 >>Then what does he think about courts overturning real laws that actually
were passed by large majorities - for instance, California's
Proposition 8, prohibiting homosexual marriage

....that's DIFFERENT.

Posted by: Barry O, SCOAMF at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (ZKzrr)

117 >>I wonder if we're reaching the tipping point, where most (or at least enough) of the, ah, people who voted for Barry decide that not only will they not vote for him again, but, angered by the deception, actively decide to vote against.

I'm just hoping for at least 5 of 9 to feel that way!

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (XdlcF)

118 And right about now I can see Scalia, in his office... typing his opinion, with a snear on his face.... after having heard this..

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (lZBBB)

119 103 If you didn't bring enough ampersands for the whole class, pg...

Posted by: Socialist Mama AJ


Ha!

Posted by: wheatie at April 02, 2012 03:01 PM (+5U+B)

120
*alert*

Uh oh, they're onto us again.

Quick, man your stations and proceed to distract!

Posted by: Trolls, assemble! at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (G/zuv)

121 My prediction was that the tool classified as the "Kagan" would report back to the White House on what the vote was last Friday. Then we would see how the president and his surrogates in the media acted early this week.

So I take this attack as a very promising sign. If the vote had went well there would be no need for the president to try to run down the legitimacy of the court. Apparently it went poorly and we have seen a broadside against the court from several sources today as the liberal media, government and intelligentsia try to signal to the justices that they will not be invited to any more parties if they rule the wrong way.

They will continue to ratchet up the pressure and The Kagan will report back as to which tactics work better than others. Against this we have to rely upon the stalwart backbone of our hero Justice Kennedy.

(I see someone else made the same point above but at least I have the consolation of knowing that my 46 year streak of never having an original thought is safe.)

Posted by: Voluble at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (C9bRU)

122 Ranginess, you mean the audio expert who is certified by an agency run by himself and his daughter, and used software that he is selling? With you know, absolutely no conflict of interest?

Posted by: xbradtc at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (yVIqn)

123 #39 McLovin: Come on ace, the President of the United States was caught on an open mic conspiring with it's mortal enemy on how to weaken America and hasn't been made to answer for it.

Boehner called him out on it as soon as O returned to the States. Did that go nowhere?

Posted by: m at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (gk6B1)

124 >> You can't just suddenly up and arrest 5 justices. You have to set the stage for it with months of propaganda first.
Posted by: f2000

I'll have more flexibility after I {strike]seize power[/strike] get re-elected.

Posted by: Barack constitutional scholar at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (WCuHB)

125 If you look up rammed through in the dictionary...

Please continue...please....

Posted by: Excitable Andy at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (WBfjO)

126 ObamaCare Has Been Struck Down.

I told myself that if I wanted to know how the Supreme Court voted, just listen to Obama in the coming days.

You know damn well Kagan or Sotomayor told Obama what the vote was.

And now here is Obama. Petulant, angry, lying out his ass, and constructing straw men again.

Folks, Obama lost.

Posted by: Killjoy at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (ETgqz)

127 i'll gladly share my &'s for a price...what are they worth on the open market?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (h8UT+)

128 I guess falsely claiming O Care had bipartisan support was determined to be a lie too far. So he stuck with "strong majority" to describe a razor-edge thin majority.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (4q5tP)

129 >>> I thought Obama was a professor of constitutional law?

Nah, we just made that up because he didn't have any real qualifications and we were loosing traction with the whole "Community Organizer" thing.

Say tuned for our in depth coverage of Obama's unprecedented accomplishments, where we assert that he's done more than any other person in history, in spite of overwhelming odds, entrenched racism, and inheriting the worst situations that any president ever has had to deal with. Of course, we won't actual cite any of these accomplishments, we'll just report breathlessly about how historic, epic, and unprecedented they are.

Coming to every news report in America this fall.

Posted by: MFM at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (A2+pr)

130 107 This dude really is a miserable prick.

....A shameless miserable prick.

Posted by: wheatie at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (+5U+B)

131 PG did you bring enough for all? Share the wealth and all that?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (5VSxT)

132 damn racist brackets...shit

Posted by: Barack constitutional scholar at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (WCuHB)

133 121 yeah,but if it was a 5-4 with Kennedy against,Obama may feel like he can turn that squish around by the time the official vote is taken.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (7W3wI)

134 Obama is speaking out now because Justices can still change their mind.

Posted by: Killjoy at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (ETgqz)

135 So if I'm reading this right, Obamacare was in the Supreme Court's backyard with a bunch of skillets when they shot him for no reason.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (jUZRg)

136 We've already been over your "audio experts " in another thread . They are not experts in anything except self promotion .
Asswipe.

Posted by: awkward davies at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (Jp1VY)

137 >>>"Ultimately I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what
would be an unprecedented extraordinary event by overturning a law that
was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress."

I would say the unprecedented extraordinary event was congress bucking the people and passing a piece of legislation that forced the people to contract with a private entity and then dictated the terms of that contract. I agree to the extent that SCOTUS kicking Congress in the nads when they openly ignore the Constitution, while not unprecedented, does not happen nearly as often as it should.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose of The & Liberation Front. at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (0q2P7)

138 Raginess @110

So far as I can find, the only body that has bestowed any credibility on Owens claims to be an audio expert is the one he and his daughter run.

http://www.abreboard.us/

Posted by: xbradtc at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (yVIqn)

139 I read somewhere last night that Kagan and Sebelius dined together over the weekend.

Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (I2LwF)

140 Feed me Seymour!

Posted by: Trolls at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (SYrwI)

141 @123

Get OUT! Boehner called the Obama out!!!!

I bet Obama will never forget that day.

Posted by: McLovin at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (j0IcY)

142 Hey all... might want to mark your calendar.. the Black Panthers want April 9th for a day of reckoning..

So.. if you have other plans on kill whitey day.. you might want to reschedule.

Of course Kill whitey day is also known as free plasma tv's and free Nike shoe day.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (DGIjM)

143 Posted by: Ranginess at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (1d6WV)

Would that be the 'audio experts' who did NOT have any samples of the voices? You know... samples you need to do a comparison?

Its called shopping for the 'expert' who will tell you what you want to hear...

And there WAS ONE EYE WITNESS.... but please, continue to try to spread lies... its amusing...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (lZBBB)

144 Boehner called him out on it as soon as O returned to the States. Did that go nowhere?

Posted by: m at April 02, 2012 03:02 PM (gk6B1)


Boehner ruined the paperwork with all his sobbing.

Nice of the Crybaby to hold back and not note the Precedent's treason while he was abroad ... committing treason ... again.

WTFFF?

Posted by: ThePrimodialOrderedPair at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (X3lox)

145 Where is joe Wilson when you need him.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (20dsy)

146 They will continue to ratchet up the pressure and The Kagan will report
back as to which tactics work better than others. Against this we have
to rely upon the stalwart backbone of our hero Justice Kennedy.

I think that Kennedy et all will smell a rat and refuse to budge.

They all know that Kagan was Obama's previous SG, so public posturing by the WH on this probably screams "leak" to them.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 02, 2012 03:05 PM (e0xKF)

147 [strike]shit![/strike] keyboard thingies.

sockoff

Posted by: Daybrother at April 02, 2012 03:05 PM (WCuHB)

148 Boo hoo dumbocrats! Save it for the rebuttal to the state of the union address next year.

Posted by: Jimmah at April 02, 2012 03:05 PM (vj51i)

149 139 At the Y.

Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 03:05 PM (7W3wI)

150 I'd like to see Chief Justice Robertstakethat fucking mace Nancy and her retinue of goonswere stutting around with though the crowds who were expressing their popular support, andshove itupObama's ass. Metaphorically of course.

Posted by: sherlock at April 02, 2012 03:06 PM (Dxb1S)

151 That whole dog and pony show was incredible. The "oh so now you want Judicial Activism" bit was classic "O." Nevermind the fact that what we've always wanted was people to enforce the actual constitution, not the weird "phantom rights" one the Left wants.

Posted by: tsrblke at April 02, 2012 03:06 PM (SYrwI)

152 Whatever the vote was last Friday on Obamacare was, just got changed. Barry just ended any chance that the individual mandate would be even remotely declared constitutional. This will be the second time that Barry has tried to influence the way the SCOTUS works. This will also be a major smack down from the State of the Union address.

Barry's saying that overturning Obamacare will be unprecedented is also a load of male bovine excrement. The court struck down a major FDR law as unconstitutional in the 1930s That was the National Recovery Act. FDR tried to pack the court to have his way. Wonder if Barry will try to do this too?

Posted by: Stan at April 02, 2012 03:06 PM (N1Gru)

153 Raginess @110
He only shot him once, if he was really trying to kill him he would have unloaded, so that proves it was self defense

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 02, 2012 03:06 PM (mFxQX)

154 This site is so selective with its reportage and outrage. No mention of the audio experts who compared the pained screams and crying on the tape to Zimmerman's voice and said that they couldn't be his (meaning they must be Trayvon's screams)? So, before the shot was fired, Trayvon, who Zimmerman claims was in the process of beating him to death, was actually screaming and crying in pain. Zimmerman's lies are imploding and the right-wingers still want to champion this guy. Racist or not, this guy wanted to play cop and overreacted to a kid walking in the neighborhood and ended up executing him. There's no good claim of self defense here. Not even close.
Posted by: Ranginess at April 02, 2012 03:00 PM (1d6WV)

listen you loser. you are not able to make any accurate comparison without a valis sample of the party repeating the same sounds in the same tone. the "expert" did not have a sample so he could not make a valid comparison. I appreciate that words like science, sample, valid, and comparision, really have no meaning to you and yours so I do not expect this to leave any lasting impression on your tiny little mind. so, go back to drooling over you flickr photos of obama and cry about the polar bears.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:07 PM (Z9EHQ)

155 >>i'll gladly share my 's for a price...what are they worth on the open market?

3 italics and a strike-through.

Posted by: Capitalist Mama AJ at April 02, 2012 03:07 PM (XdlcF)

156 Although, in the process of writing opinions, this could still go either
way. The individual supremes can still change their minds between now
and June.


*cough*

Posted by: The Pelican at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (GTbGH)

157
...you loser...

That's really all you needed to type.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (G/zuv)

158 Its been the pattern for some time that what the WH does is find out
what people are saying about them, and then make the claim against their
opponents.




So their argument breaks down to "I'm rubber and you're glue, everything bounces off me and sticks to you." A tried and true debate winner.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (/izg2)

159 I read somewhere last night that Kagan and Sebelius dined together over the weekend.

Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (I2LwF)

Hanging curveball over the plate.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (4q5tP)

160 a law that was so popular they couldnt send it thru conference committe for reconciliation.

Posted by: chas at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (TKF1Y)

161 italics would be nice......ok deal!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (h8UT+)

162 So if you have enough votes in Congress, it's automatically constitutional?

I did not know that.

Posted by: Michael at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (5P/QG)

163 My prediction is that it will still be 5-4 to uphold. Not on the merits, but rather because Kennedy will worry that unwinding it will be too onerous a task.

Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (I2LwF)

164 The Democratic Party broke faith with democracy itself, choosing to rule
against the wishes of the public, rather than with those wishes, and
our Resident Obama gets in front of a podium and claims it would put a
dagger into the heart of democracy to overturn this monstrosity?

I dislike Obamacare as much as the next conservative, and believe it to be unconstitutional, but don't think that passing a law that is unpopular necessarily "breaks faith with democracy". First of all, we are a democratic republic, not a pure democracy, so congress is not really expected to merely vote on the whims of polls.

Plus, a lot of what needs to be done to keep America from going bankrupt is going to be unpopular. I don't think we should argue that every popular thing should be passed and every unpopular thing shouldn't.

Posted by: Monkeytoe at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (sOx93)

165 No mention of the audio experts who compared the pained screams and
crying on the tape to Zimmerman's voice and said that they couldn't be
his (meaning they must be Trayvon's screams)?


FAIL.

Let's deconstruct this.

First: yes, the site talked about it in a couple of different threads (idiot) and thoroughly debunked the claim (including the "expert's" claims to be anything of the sort).

Second: Early on in this process, Martin's dad listened to the 9-1-1 call, and said the screams were not his son.

Third: We have an eye witness who says the person screaming was Zimmerman.

To sum up: I award you no points, and my God have mercy on your soul.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (8y9MW)

166 >>>This site is so selective with its reportage and outrage. No mention of
the audio experts who compared the pained screams and crying on the tape
to Zimmerman's voice and said that they couldn't be his

Why bother to report something known to be a lie?

That would be dishonest no?

Well how do we know we are lying? Every register of the human voice sounds different, records differently, until we have a 100 or so samples of Zimmerman screaming to compare with, there is no way to definitively prove he was or was not the person heard screaming. That's the science of it, and it is immutable. No number of academic pedigrees or "experience" makes a statement about that subject any more than pure conjecture. Anyone claiming otherwise is outright lying.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose of The & Liberation Front. at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (0q2P7)

167 133 121 yeah,but if it was a 5-4 with Kennedy against,Obama may feel like he can turn that squish around by the time the official vote is taken.
Posted by: steevy at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (7W3wI)

even he would be poed by the stuff zero is doing. alinsky is not going to have a good day here.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (Z9EHQ)

168 ...you loser...

And especially the Polar Bears

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (mFxQX)

169 Obama moves the goalposts to make SCOTUS seem extreme.

Speaking of moving goalposts:

>>This site is so selective with its reportage and outrage.

Oh, right. This is the selective blog. Unlike all the other ones. LOL.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 02, 2012 03:10 PM (XdlcF)

170
Just curious....

Supposedly the SCOTUS took their vote on Obamacare on Friday. What are the chances the vote was leaked to Obama and he's trying to set the stage for the release of the opinion?

Posted by: JohnTant at April 02, 2012 03:10 PM (eytER)

171 I too find myself OUTRAGED!1!! at the selective outrage found at this site.
For example, why can we not have pictures of the Supreme Court sweatergirls? A fucking outrage!1!!1

Posted by: Pooter Hound at April 02, 2012 03:10 PM (0TdUk)

172 April 9th is gonna' be kill whitey day ?

Bad timing around here as it's during turkey season . Most every guy you see in cammies probably has at least a 3" magnum loaded with 4's or 5's in his truck .

The NBP guys should make sure they stick to gun free zones . Anywhere else the results could be ,,,, unfortunate .

Posted by: awkward davies at April 02, 2012 03:11 PM (Jp1VY)

173

Average Joe sucks cock by choice.

That is all.

Posted by: toby928© at April 02, 2012 03:11 PM (GTbGH)

174 What I find amazing about the quote is his apparent disbelief at the fact that the SC could declare it unconstitutional, as if there's nothing wrong with it just because it passed (barely) through a democratically elected Congress? wtf.

Posted by: Mainah at April 02, 2012 03:11 PM (659DL)

175 SCOAMT is becoming more apt each day.

Posted by: GergS(Dirty Scandi Dog Whistle) at April 02, 2012 03:11 PM (xAtAj)

176 I dislike Obamacare as much as the next conservative, and believe it to be unconstitutional, but don't think that passing a law that is unpopular necessarily "breaks faith with democracy". First of all, we are a democratic republic, not a pure democracy, so congress is not really expected to merely vote on the whims of polls.

Plus, a lot of what needs to be done to keep America from going bankrupt is going to be unpopular. I don't think we should argue that every popular thing should be passed and every unpopular thing shouldn't.
Posted by: Monkeytoe at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (sOx93)

so stick with the unconstitutional point you made and you will be fine.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:11 PM (Z9EHQ)

177
First Clyburn, then Begala, now SCOAMF??!!



I have a feeling Friday's vote was leaked, because the left is
freaking out even worse than they did last Wednesday. It could also be
an attempt to sway Kennedy.
---

If the results were leaked to Obama, and I think there's a good chance they were, he's screwing up the way he is using the knowledge. First off, he should have waited longer if he was going to trash the SCOTUS. That it's happening so soon after the vote, and it's such a coordinated meme on the left, gives away the fact there was a leak. SCOTUS isn't stupid and they will see this too.

Does the left really think insulting and bashing SCOTUS will win Kennedy over? Won't it just piss off him as well as the other justices?

I don't think bashing SCOTUS will play well with the public but we'll find that out soon.

I think O and his minions on the left are panicking.

Posted by: Mayday at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (orrLR)

178 >>This site is so selective with its reportage and outrage.

Actually, we did talk about the voice match-- or lack thereof-- last week or over the weekend.

Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (I2LwF)

179 Barack Obama, a Majority unto himself

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (SO2Q8)

180 163 My prediction is that it will still be 5-4 to uphold. Not on the merits, but rather because Kennedy will worry that unwinding it will be too onerous a task.
Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (I2LwF)
-----
Or the rumor that because it will be 5-4, Roberts will jump over and make it 6-3 so he can write the majority opinion in order to refine the scope of the decision down to this one instance and nothing more.

Posted by: Jimmah at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (vj51i)

181 The tax on ampersands will be $10 each.

In order to assure fairness and for the sake of the children, anyone who buys them will be audited.

Posted by: Governmental Mama AJ at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (XdlcF)

182 i thought the court voted on this last friday. if so is he just trying to mold public opinion if the court does strike it down? if the court hasnt voted trashing them publicly would seem very foolish.

Posted by: chas at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (TKF1Y)

183 Sigh, it's Wronginess again. I guess all we need is for Greg and JEA to show up for the full menage

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (QTHTd)

184 Well Valerie, what do I do now?

Posted by: Barry the Tyrant at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (4q5tP)

185 The Supreme Court must've decided to rule the entirety of Obamacare unconstitutional and either one of the justices or clerks has informed the White House. Why else would we be seeing so much liberal spinning about the court being run by "tea party radicals" that Paul Ryan has affected the courts thinking, the court has become "politicized" and now Obama calling an overturn "unprecedented." Think about it. If the decision was 5-4, or 6-3 to uphold the law, there is no way we would be hearing this type of spin from the left.

Posted by: HueyDiamondPooty at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (YhZFe)

186 109: Funny you should say that, ever since that scuttlebutt that floated last week, I've been wondering if a certain white "wise" Latina might not be preparing to deliver a very nasty surprise...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (GBXon)

187 Barky used the phrase...."an unelected group"....in referring to the SC Justices.

This hasn't bothered him or his fellow commies before when liberal judges have thwarted the will of the people. .....And in this case, it would be a rare instance of where judges are striking down a law that most people don't want.

Posted by: wheatie at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (+5U+B)

188 I think O and his minions on the left are panicking.

They've been panicking for months, trying to shore up their credibility with women, minorities, etc., by ginning up the Fluke story, pushing the Martin story after he'd been dead a month, etc.

This is just another in a long line of "shit that went wrong in March", IMHO.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (e0xKF)

189 # 141 @123 Get OUT! Boehner called the Obama out!!!! I bet Obama will never forget that day.

um, sarc?
O.k., and Romney called him out. I'm googling, I'm googling. . . .

Posted by: m at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (gk6B1)

190 Can we get some expert analysis on whether or not that's actually Obama screaming on the tape?

Posted by: f2000 at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (c7Pp2)

191 This nation is ungovernable!

Posted by: president killed bin laden at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (GTbGH)

192 Supposedly the SCOTUS took their vote on Obamacare on Friday. What are the chances the vote was leaked to Obama and he's trying to set the stage for the release of the opinion?
Posted by: JohnTant at April 02, 2012 03:10 PM (eytER)


I don't think he's doing anything other than lowering expectations before the release in his typical untruthful putrid manner. It's politically smart whether he wins, or the Republic does.

Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (I2LwF)

193 i'll gladly share my 's for a price...what are they worth on the open market?
Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at April 02, 2012 03:03 PM (h8UT+)

---------------------------------------

Now you're being a running capitalist butthead dog.

Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (TRGoi)

194 Furthermore, the Senate passed it via reconciliation because they lied about all the costs to pretend it was deficit neutral. It was passed by fraudulent means under fraudulent pretenses.

Once the real costs were uncovered, it should have required a re-vote in which 60 votes were needed n the Senate.

Posted by: Teleprompter at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (NbmYl)

195 Or the rumor that because it will be 5-4, Roberts will jump over and make it 6-3 so he can write the majority opinion in order to refine the scope of the decision down to this one instance and nothing more.
Posted by: Jimmah at April 02, 2012 03:12 PM (vj51i)

I think you need Roberts to get 5-4.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (Z9EHQ)

196 If it did leak from the Friday vote, Obama's hasty rush to stand before TOTUS and denounce the Supreme Court. That is Alinsky. But Barry has forgotten those rules were designed to be used again popularly elected officials. The nine Justices are appointed. There are no voters to recall them in an election. In other words Barry has stepped on his crank again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (5VSxT)

197 Meanwhile, the 30th consecutive poll shows the public favoring repealing the law over keeping it by double digits.
Don't worry. NBC is working right now to selectively edit those 30 polls and re-release them to the public.

Posted by: MacGruber at April 02, 2012 03:15 PM (sWgE+)

198 Posted by: MikeTheMoose of The Liberation Front. at April 02, 2012 03:09 PM (0q2P7)

Not to mention.... it would need to be his screams THROUGH THE SAME MEDIE!

ie... same type of cell phone microphone, same type of connectivity (how many bars as its a digital signal), then through the crappy 911 recording mechanism... because ALL of those will distort frequency...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 02, 2012 03:15 PM (lZBBB)

199 187 Barky used the phrase...."an unelected group"....in referring to the SC Justices.

You know what an unelected group did in the past? They found a right to abortion. He's not crying about that.

um, sarc? O.k., and Romney called him out. I'm googling, I'm googling. . . .


Check this blog from Friday.

Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:16 PM (I2LwF)

200 159 I read somewhere last night that Kagan and Sebelius dined together over the weekend. Posted by: Truman North at April 02, 2012 03:04 PM (I2LwF) Hanging curveball over the plate.
Posted by: Count de Monet at April 02, 2012 03:08 PM (4q5tP
**
No way! Really?? Next your gonna tell me they ate at the Y.

Posted by: dananjcon a little slow on the uptake today at April 02, 2012 03:17 PM (8ieXv)

201 Yes a majority never wanted this law passed. A plurality decisively wants it repealed. And yet SCOTUS is being unreasonable by bucking the Congressional Demon Pass bill, which due to unpopularity could only squeak through on a special rule written specifically to pass it?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose of The & Liberation Front. at April 02, 2012 03:17 PM (0q2P7)

202 186 109: Funny you should say that, ever since that scuttlebutt that floated last week, I've been wondering if a certain white "wise" Latina might not be preparing to deliver a very nasty surprise...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (GBXon)

I guess that is the problem with selecting such rigorous constitutional scholars for the court. she may have determine it is the wise thing to do.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:17 PM (Z9EHQ)

203 &&&&&&&&

first one's free

Posted by: m at April 02, 2012 03:18 PM (gk6B1)

204 >>I read somewhere last night that Kagan and Sebelius dined together over the weekend.

Again?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 02, 2012 03:18 PM (ZKzrr)

205 40 Of course Kagan leaked
---
Fear not, Sonia will tidy that up shorty

Posted by: Elena at April 02, 2012 03:18 PM (SO2Q8)

206 OT, although maybe not since our current political climate makes me want to drink more: "Are You Almost Alcoholic?"
http://tinyurl.com/854eo2h

Posted by: jakeman at April 02, 2012 03:18 PM (96M6e)

207 >>Barky used the phrase...."an unelected group"....in referring to the SC Justices.

Who elected his wife to bully the foods industries?

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 02, 2012 03:19 PM (ZKzrr)

208 Elena, I know you can't say anything about the vote. If it's going to be upheld, cough once. If we're screwed, cough twice.

Posted by: Teleprompter at April 02, 2012 03:19 PM (NbmYl)

209 It's from the Atlantic, BTW.

Posted by: jakeman at April 02, 2012 03:19 PM (96M6e)

210 I doubt I'm alone in reading Obama's public statements as an attempt to shame the SCOTUS into ruling in his favor.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 02, 2012 03:19 PM (9eDbm)

211 196 If it did leak from the Friday vote, Obama's hasty rush to stand before TOTUS and denounce the Supreme Court. That is Alinsky. But Barry has forgotten those rules were designed to be used again popularly elected officials. The nine Justices are appointed. There are no voters to recall them in an election. In other words Barry has stepped on his crank again.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:14 PM (5VSxT)

yep. when all you have is a hammer everything is a nail. good luck convincing everyone they really want his zerocare.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:19 PM (Z9EHQ)

212 This is just another in a long line of "shit that went wrong in March", IMHO.


Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 02, 2012 03:13 PM (e0xKF)
--
I hope you're right. I'd like to see that borne out by a drop in his approval polling.

Posted by: Mayday at April 02, 2012 03:20 PM (orrLR)

213 i'll gladly share my 's for a price...what are they worth on the open market? I can let you in on the winning megamillions ticket. The others in my office pool wouldlove to share the wealth.

Single mother of 7

Posted by: zeera at April 02, 2012 03:21 PM (wwuGd)

214 did someone release the kagan?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:21 PM (Z9EHQ)

215 204
>>I read somewhere last night that Kagan and Sebelius dined together over the weekend.

Again?


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 02, 2012 03:18 PM (ZKzrr)
What was on the menu? Carpet?

Posted by: grognard, SMOD-Squad at April 02, 2012 03:21 PM (NS2Mo)

216 Obama's only a symptom--the problem is his entire, stinking party.

Posted by: Mike James at April 02, 2012 03:21 PM (spLGA)

217 If the Resident is already talking shit about SCOTUS and obamacare, they must have a feeling they're going to lose the ruling

fuck 'em
c'mon November

Posted by: Jones in CO at April 02, 2012 03:22 PM (8sCoq)

218 214
did someone release the kagan?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:21 PM (Z9EHQ
LOL
Hope we talking the original Harry Hamlin version.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:22 PM (5VSxT)

219 I would be careful if I were sotamayor. if she does vote against zerocare they are gonna find zimmerman's piece in her chambers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:22 PM (Z9EHQ)

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 02, 2012 03:23 PM (AGxA0)

221 I don't know why Barry is surprised. He pissed on these people on national television at the State of the Union and now they are arguing that SCOTUS should uphold the law to preserve the dignity of the court?

Is Barry illiterate? Or do they just wipe his brain with electroshock therapy every two weeks?

Posted by: Gulfkraken at April 02, 2012 03:23 PM (WBfjO)

222
LOL
Hope we talking the original Harry Hamlin version.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:22 PM (5VSxT)

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:24 PM (Z9EHQ)

223 199 187 Barky used the phrase...."an unelected group"....in referring to the SC Justices.
You know what an unelected group did in the past? They found a right to abortion. He's not crying about that.

Yup. He's also been rather selective about the Laws that he chooses touphold....Laws that were passed by 'an elected group' -- Congress. ....Such as DOMA, and our Immigration Laws.

As well as suing States to overturn laws that their duly elected state legislators passed.

Posted by: wheatie at April 02, 2012 03:24 PM (+5U+B)

224 I hope you're right. I'd like to see that borne out by a drop in his approval polling.

Have you been looking at the samples polling companies have used lately? They're severely oversampling Dems and the numbers still aren't particularly favorable for him.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 02, 2012 03:24 PM (e0xKF)

225 My assistant is screaming some nonsense from the front desk at me. I can't hear a word. It's similar how I listen to my wife
Posted by: nevergiveup at April 02, 2012 02:56 PM (i6RpT)
--------------------------------------------------------
She is saying that the fire has now reached the stairwell and your only way out now is to jump out the window.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 02, 2012 03:24 PM (jucos)

226 I hope that those of you predicting that this is a sign that he knows this is on it's wayto getting voted down are right. I could use some good news right now........and this would be ball dippin'.

Posted by: landofskybluewater at April 02, 2012 03:25 PM (JoIcn)

227 I doubt I'm alone in reading Obama's public statements as an attempt to shame the SCOTUS into ruling in his favor.
Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 02, 2012 03:19 PM (9eDbm)

----------------------------------------

That's what I'm thinking. He's never liked the idea of the SCOTUS anyway.

Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2012 03:25 PM (TRGoi)

228 For God's sake will someone please think of the semicolons? The semicolons?!!

Posted by: Daybrother at April 02, 2012 03:25 PM (WCuHB)

229 in the news today the secret service reported that the white house lawns and gardens were covered with chickens.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:26 PM (Z9EHQ)

230 Plucked or not plucked?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:26 PM (5VSxT)

231 If you like your ampersands, you can keep your ampersands.

Posted by: model_1066 at April 02, 2012 03:26 PM (YbQJm)

232 Hey....I think I figured it out.

The media must have been using that software they use to block out the big ass Scar on the back of Barky's head....when they were showing the back of Zimmerman's head.

That's why they're doing their big "Ooops" today, and back tracking.

Posted by: wheatie at April 02, 2012 03:27 PM (+5U+B)

233 The tax on ampersands will be $10 each.


And we want £10, too, as royalties.

Posted by: Great Britain Society of Ampersands at April 02, 2012 03:27 PM (X3lox)

234 #199 Truman North: Check this blog from Friday.

Yep, I saw that:
Mitt v. Medvedev: You Know Who This Benefits...?

So, Boehner, Romney, RNC, Fox News. Crickets.

Posted by: m at April 02, 2012 03:27 PM (gk6B1)

235 The way this Country is set up is stupid.

Posted by: Barry; constitoosional skolar at April 02, 2012 03:27 PM (WCuHB)

236 I think this is beyond shaming and more akin to threatening them because I think he already knows they voted against zerocare.

I also think that this does nothing to make me feel any better about his likely behavior before the election or after he loses the election.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:28 PM (Z9EHQ)

237 What was on the menu? Carpet?

Whisker biscuits.

Posted by: MacGruber at April 02, 2012 03:28 PM (sWgE+)

238 The Supreme Court has no right to "check" the Executive or Legislative Branch because they weren't "elected.'

Posted by: Barry Darrow-Bama, Harvard Law Review & Constitutional Scholar at April 02, 2012 03:28 PM (ETgqz)

239 >>"Are You Almost Alcoholic?"

The actual Puritans didn't even go this far.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 02, 2012 03:28 PM (ZKzrr)

240 America cannot afford another wimp in the White House …Perry/West 2012!

Posted by: Pragmatic at April 02, 2012 03:29 PM (lTnzg)

241 I couldn't bring myself to actually watch the video. His argument is just not very convincing without a hoodie on.

Posted by: landofskybluewater at April 02, 2012 03:29 PM (JoIcn)

242 I would be careful if I were sotamayor. if she does vote against
zerocare they are gonna find zimmerman's piece in her chambers.


Trust me, they won't find anything in her 'chambers' that isn't battery powered.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, in Cylon hell at April 02, 2012 03:30 PM (GBXon)

243 I don't think he's doing anything other than lowering expectations
before the release in his typical untruthful putrid manner. It's
politically smart whether he wins, or the Republic does.
--

How does this help O if SCOTUS were to rule in his favor? It undermines SCOTUS so even if they rule in his favor he's weakened his own "win." If he didn't poison the well, and they ruled in O's favor, then he can crow about an unbiased SCOTUS and how constitutional the law is.

Either way they rule, bashing SCOTUS reflects poorly on The One and it's risky, could backfire by pissing off SCOTUS. Justices can change their votes before the decision is announced, so this is a considerable risk.

I guess I just don't see the upside to this strategy. But if I were in O's shoes (thinking very hypothetically here), I can't really think of any good way for them to react right now.

Assuming our side wins, it's great that O-care is back in the national conversation for the next few months, while most people are assuming at least part of the law will be ruled unconstitutional. Then the announcement comes just a few months before the election. The timing is really great for us, assuming again that the law is knocked down.

Posted by: Mayday at April 02, 2012 03:30 PM (orrLR)

244 Yankeefifth, when Obama loses in November I pray one thing is done by Congress. That they stay in formal sessions until the innaugaration. Obama will still try a Clinton and produce about 5000 EOs and pardons, but with a Congress looking over his shoulder perhaps he wont have a temper tantrum and do something really stupid - like declare war on Canada.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:30 PM (5VSxT)

245 I just hope Clarence Thomas gets to write the majority opinion and has a woody for the duration of the process.

Posted by: Mrs. Thomas at April 02, 2012 03:31 PM (SO2Q8)

246 The tax on ampersands will be $10 each.





And we want £10, too, as royalties.

Posted by: Great Britain Society of Ampersands at April 02, 2012 03:27 PM (X3lox)
Splitters.

Posted by: Ampersand Society of Great Britain at April 02, 2012 03:31 PM (GBXon)

247
Obamacare 2: The Rejectening.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 02, 2012 03:32 PM (jCyfP)

248 You often drink alone.
You look forward to drinking


Guilty!! Betty Ford...here I come!

Posted by: dananjcon a little slow on the uptake today at April 02, 2012 03:33 PM (8ieXv)

249 172 April 9th is gonna' be kill whitey day ? ---
So what, do i just wound myself?

Posted by: Barak obama at April 02, 2012 03:33 PM (SO2Q8)

250 244Yankeefifth, when Obama loses in November I pray one thing is done by Congress. That they stay in formal sessions until the innaugaration. Obama will still try a Clinton and produce about 5000 EOs and pardons, but with a Congress looking over his shoulder perhaps he wont have a temper tantrum and do something really stupid - like declare war on Canada.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:30 PM (5VSxT) declare war on Canada?If he did, the generals would chuckle, pat him on the head as you would a well-meaning but retarded dog, thenwalk away shaking their heads. Hopefully on live TV.

Posted by: model_1066 at April 02, 2012 03:34 PM (YbQJm)

251 Further evidence they already know the results of Friday's SCOTUS vote.

Posted by: farsighted at April 02, 2012 03:35 PM (DmWV5)

252 Yankeefifth, when Obama loses in November I pray one thing is done by Congress. That they stay in formal sessions until the innaugaration. Obama will still try a Clinton and produce about 5000 EOs and pardons, but with a Congress looking over his shoulder perhaps he wont have a temper tantrum and do something really stupid - like declare war on Canada.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:30 PM (5VSxT)

Yeah, I think your suggestion is spot on - and I think Boehner, despite the low opinion some have of him will do that or something similar.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 02, 2012 03:35 PM (Z9EHQ)

253 perhaps he wont have a temper tantrum and do something really stupid - like declare war on Canada.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:30 PM (5VSxT)

------------------------------------

You're saying that like it might be a bad thing.

Posted by: Soona at April 02, 2012 03:35 PM (TRGoi)

254 ObamaCare is struck down and the economic windfall happens too late to benefit Obama's re-election.

Posted by: Win-Win at April 02, 2012 03:35 PM (ETgqz)

255 Hey, at least he didn't play me again.

Posted by: The Race Card at April 02, 2012 03:37 PM (pOUA4)

256
Blame Canada!

Of, course Obama already rejected their sticky, icky oil.

Posted by: model_1066 at April 02, 2012 03:37 PM (YbQJm)

257 This fucking commie shit weasel spews out his hatred towards "unelected groups." How about all your damn czars, champ? How about Komissar Sebelius declaring free contraception for all and insurance will pay for it? How about the tyrannical EPA and you ignoring court orders to lift drilling bans in the Gulf?

You make me sick. I hope and pray that this evil edict gets tossed and that you and an even larger number of Dems get tossed this November.

Vayr ge hargit, momzer!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 02, 2012 03:37 PM (Af3Wg)

258 255 Hey, at least he didn't play me again.
Posted by: The Race Card at April 02, 2012 03:37 PM (pOUA4)


Somewhere, Chuck Barris is having an idea....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 02, 2012 03:38 PM (Af3Wg)

259 Well Soona... if Canada does take us over then we get that unethical tar sand oil... plus hockey and beer. And Harper. So that would be a win...

Yankeefifth, we will need a Congressional check on his imbalances because Obama will be even less fettered than if he had won. The devil will be in the details of all his E.O.s I fear. But the incoming President can do what Obama did to Reagan's ban on the air traffic controllers, sign a new E.O. nullifying everything Barry signed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:39 PM (5VSxT)

260 once again Obama bringsa nerf ball to the intellectual rock fight ...

Posted by: JeffC at April 02, 2012 03:40 PM (A3tpD)

261 If Tradon had had national healthcare, he'd be alive today.

Posted by: president say stuff at April 02, 2012 03:42 PM (GTbGH)

262 260
once again Obama bringsa nerf ball to the intellectual rock fight ...

Posted by: JeffC at April 02, 2012 03:40 PM (A3tpD)
More like a lufa to a gun fight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 02, 2012 03:42 PM (5VSxT)

263
Kill whitey day would likely be a bad idea in any setting other than a large urban center, and maybe not even that.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 02, 2012 03:43 PM (SAMxH)

264
Justice Kennedy, please treat your decision with all the respect and reverence that the President of the US has shown you and the Supreme Court of the US.

Please do not let his denigrating personaland petty statements affect your decision in striking down this unconstitutional law.

Posted by: rd at April 02, 2012 03:43 PM (9sUlj)

265 I agree, Kagan or the Wise Latina leaked the vote. Obama's comments today are strictly done for 2 reasons:

1. Define the enemy
2. Try and sway support before final vote.

#1 is simple, make the SC out to be monsters. Tea Party monsters. Unelected officials, listening to Paul Ryan too much and legislating from the bench.

Think about it: If Obama knew they ruled in his favor, all we would be hearing is how the SC is a great American institution, they are as pure as apple pie and baseball.

But thats not what we're hearing.


Posted by: aerofanatic at April 02, 2012 03:45 PM (h8FS0)

266 Think about it: If Obama knew they ruled in his favor, all we would be
hearing is how the SC is a great American institution, they are as pure
as apple pie and baseball.But thats not what we're hearing.

With the SCOAMF doing this, I wouldn't be surprised if someone like Scalia or Thomas gets the majority opinion and makes sure to call them out in it for demonizing them.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at April 02, 2012 03:47 PM (e0xKF)

267 Off, off, damned sock.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 02, 2012 03:47 PM (e0xKF)

268 Actually it wasn't Kagan who let him know, it was me. I know it's against judicial ethics but I couldn't resist the chance to see the bastard squirm.

Posted by: Mr. C. T. of D. C. at April 02, 2012 03:48 PM (qndXR)

269 "In what sense is ObamaCare actually the democratically-determined choice of the public?"

In the traditional socialist sense of the word. Time for you to report for reeducation, comrade.

Posted by: pst314 at April 02, 2012 03:52 PM (OA547)

270 150 I'd like to see Chief Justice Roberts take that fucking mace Nancy and her retinue of goons were strutting around with though the crowds who were expressing their popular support, and shove it up Obama's ass. Metaphorically of course.
Posted by: sherlock at April 02, 2012 03:06 PM (Dxb1S)


I'd like to see him bring it to the next SOTU. Maybe play whack-a-mole with Biden every time he jumps up to applaud.

Posted by: Nash Rambler at April 02, 2012 03:52 PM (HLv97)

271 This is the so-called gifted orator?

Since when can you take an event? That's what he said. The Supreme Court is going to take an event.

Maybe make an event... or take an action... but not take an event.

Democrats must also have some kind of "unprecedented" drinking game that we don't know about, because even after being ridiculed repeatedly for that word he still uses it all the time.

Posted by: you know... at April 02, 2012 03:52 PM (Iw5PD)

272 Listening to this guy makes you think Orwell was a piker.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2012 03:53 PM (v+QvA)

273
187Barky used the phrase...."an unelected group"....in referring to the SC Justices.


So ... they're kinda like "Law Czars" then?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 02, 2012 03:54 PM (iDKmH)

274 Hey, leave my adopted father alone!

Posted by: Trayvon Martin at April 02, 2012 03:54 PM (pOUA4)

275 "Think about it: If Obama knew they ruled in his favor, all we would be
hearing is how the SC is a great American institution, they are as pure
as apple pie and baseball. But that's not what we're hearing."

Uh oh. Somebody's on to me.

Posted by: The Narrative™ at April 02, 2012 03:56 PM (pOUA4)

276 Anyone know if the SCOTUS has any rules in effect about leaks? Any repercussions amongst themselves?

I can't imagine leaking would endear Kagan or the wise Latina to their new colleagues. Not that they would necessarily care.

Oh, and Zero continues his wreckage of our institutions. Unprecedented.

Posted by: Mayday at April 02, 2012 03:58 PM (orrLR)

277 I'm often off topic when it comes to trolling, but I'm doing my best.

Posted by: Ranginesss at April 02, 2012 04:02 PM (qwUGR)

278 276
Anyone know if the SCOTUS has any rules in effect about leaks? Any repercussions amongst themselves?
I'm not sure there are rules, but there should be.

As mentioned up-thread, Abe Fortas leaking deliberations to LBJ was one of the several things that contributed to his eventual resignation.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 02, 2012 04:02 PM (e0xKF)

279 The "One" is worried.

Posted by: WisRich at April 02, 2012 04:09 PM (hdpay)

280 As mentioned up-thread, Abe Fortas leaking deliberations to LBJ was one
of the several things that contributed to his eventual resignation.
--

Thanks, I must have missed that.

Posted by: Mayday at April 02, 2012 04:11 PM (orrLR)

281 I hope this blows spectacularly back to this administration and crow is part of their diet through November. I will laugh and laugh and be so thankful.

He truly thinks he is a deity and no one can stop him or his politics. May he be defeated in November and sent back to the rotting sewer of Chicago.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky: ABO 2012 at April 02, 2012 04:18 PM (baL2B)

282 273
187Barky used the phrase...."an unelected group"....in referring to the SC Justices.

So ... they're kinda like "Law Czars" then?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 02, 2012 03:54 PM (iDKmH)

Was it Pelosi (or one of those lib hack bitches) who said several years back (about a ruling she liked, of course) the a SCOTUS opinion was as if "God had Spoken?"

if it does get struck down I hope that gets thrown in her face.

Posted by: RomneyBot since 2007 at April 02, 2012 04:19 PM (cYMja)

283 This sounds like Kagan tipped off the WH that it was tossed.

Posted by: SamIam at April 02, 2012 04:20 PM (BBm11)

284 oops looks like I was beat to it by about a dozen people, sorry

Posted by: SamIam at April 02, 2012 04:21 PM (BBm11)

285 283
This sounds like Kagan tipped off the WH that it was tossed.

I agree.

Posted by: Cast Iron at April 02, 2012 04:21 PM (EL+OC)

286 Hasn't Ginsburg already announced that she plans to leave SCOTUS in 2013? I seem to remember reading something like that a while back.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at April 02, 2012 04:22 PM (0xqzf)

287 285 283
This sounds like Kagan tipped off the WH that it was tossed.

I agree.

Posted by: Cast Iron at April 02, 2012 04:21 PM (EL+OC)

Winston Wolf rule in effect.

Posted by: RomneyBot since 2007 at April 02, 2012 04:26 PM (BB0/w)

288 Once again...

Obama was never a professor of Constitutional Law. He was a sometime lecturer -- even lower on the academic totem pole than an adjunct professor.

Which is pretty damn low.

Posted by: BrendaK at April 02, 2012 04:28 PM (t3c3U)

289 I'd say what is unprecedented is demanding all Americans buy a product from a government-defined cartel of for-profits, for the express purpose of making that cartel profitable forever, as a national interest; and then, defending that ploy as part of the government's taxing power.

I'd also say it's unprecedented to call birth control "preventative medicine" and then defining the exemption from purchase to religious organizations so narrowly that Catholic universities and nursing hospitals don't qualify. I mean, the idea of religious universities and hospitals only date back a thousand years, so, I can see how that's confusing.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at April 02, 2012 04:30 PM (3GtyG)

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Why doesn’t Obama just run against the Constitution itself?

At every campaign appearance, he could pull out a copy, light it on fire, and
use it to light-up a cigarette.

Posted by: Barky O'clusterf*ck at April 02, 2012 04:33 PM (Fvey9)

291 ObamaCare Has Been Struck Down.



I told myself that if I wanted to know how the Supreme Court voted, just listen to Obama in the coming days.



You know damn well Kagan or Sotomayor told Obama what the vote was.



And now here is Obama. Petulant, angry, lying out his ass, and constructing straw men again.



Folks, Obama lost.


That's how I interpret this.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 02, 2012 04:39 PM (T0NGe)

292 heartland.org reports it as 219-212 final vote in the House.

Posted by: gekkobear at April 02, 2012 04:46 PM (X0NX1)

293 Simply fucking outrageous. What a fucking total dickhead.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 02, 2012 05:00 PM (hXJOG)

294 12
Woot! He's gotten the word from Kagan.


Wow, never thought of that. This is the preemptive try to control the storyline.

So the nation is not totally fucked. Get this asshole out of there.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 02, 2012 05:02 PM (hXJOG)

295 Don't these, ummm, SCJ plebes know that I'm, uhhhh, kingoftheworld?

Posted by: TEH WON at April 02, 2012 05:02 PM (GsBJY)

296 Lets also not forget that one of the top 2 or 3 most liberal, Democrat dominated states in the country - Massachusetts - intentionally elected a Republican to the Senate specifically to be the 41st vote against this steaming pile.

The idea that this is some unprecedented move is an utter and complete lie.

Nevermind that EVERY law ever overturned by SCOTUS was crafted and passed by a democratically elected majority of Congress.

How the hell is something that is exactly like every other one before it supposed to be "unprecedented" ?

Posted by: deadrody at April 02, 2012 05:04 PM (eOvu0)

297 Lets also, again, remember that it was never passed by both houses of Congress, that in fact, two very different bills were merged in "budget reconciliation", a process that is only supposed to be allowed for bills that reduce the deficit. And lets recall now that the CBO has long since debunked the myth that Obamacare would ever be a net gain on the deficit, but instead would ADD over $200 billion per year to the deficit. And that STILL doesn't account for the fact that the current 10 year window still doesn't include 10 years of costs and 10 years of benefits. To get to $200 billion per year in deficits you have to average 8 years of costs and 10 years of benefits. ANd we all know the ultimate costs are likely to be factors of 2 - 5 higher even than that.

The idea that Obamacare enjoys any kind of popular sentiment is ludicrous.

Posted by: deadrody at April 02, 2012 05:08 PM (eOvu0)

298 Lets also, again, remember that it was never passed by both houses of
Congress, that in fact, two very different bills were merged in "budget
reconciliation", a process that is only supposed to be allowed for bills
that reduce the deficit


I don't think that's true. I think the final bill was the Senate version, passed by the House to avoid the filibuster.

Posted by: toby928© at April 02, 2012 05:12 PM (GTbGH)

299 @298 it was passed during a lame duck session of Congress (when both houses were majority Democrat), was it not?

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at April 02, 2012 05:22 PM (9eDbm)

300 282- is this what you're looking for?

"Thus, when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked for her reaction to the Supreme Court's notorious eminent-domain ruling in Kelo v. New London,
she replied as though a new tablet had been handed down from Sinai: "It
is a decision of the Supreme Court. If Congress wants to change it, it
will require legislation of a level of a constitutional amendment. So this is almost as if God has spoken"" -from Jeff Jacoby

Posted by: Mr Wolf, esq at April 02, 2012 05:26 PM (54hp0)

301 I don't think that's true. I think the final bill was the Senate version, passed by the House to avoid the filibuster.
Posted by: toby928© at April 02, 2012 05:12 PM (GTbGH)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Not true. The House passed the Senate version WITH an amendment through reconciliation to come to the version ultimately passed.

Posted by: deadrody at April 02, 2012 05:33 PM (eOvu0)

302 The House passed the Senate version WITH an amendment through reconciliation to come to the version ultimately passed.

You're going to make me go and google this, aren't you?

Posted by: toby928© at April 02, 2012 05:43 PM (GTbGH)

303 Considering we live in a Constitutional Republic Im glad to hear we may hurt this experiment in democracy. He is a real fricking TOOL though isnt he.Geez,what a maroon!

Posted by: Rich K at April 02, 2012 06:13 PM (X4l3T)

304 In a real country, a politician that stands in front of a pipeline construction site he personally vetoed and promised to clear the red tape, or said that a single-party legislation that was unpopular by upwards of 20 points had widespread support, he just cpouldnb't be taken seriously.
The things he says and does, they are just astounding nnon-sequitors. He shouldn't be in an election, he should be ridiculed from the national and world stage. This campaign should be running on the onion, not the NYT.

Posted by: Advo at April 02, 2012 06:53 PM (MRTlV)

305 Every word a lie, including a, an, and the.

Posted by: luagha at April 02, 2012 07:06 PM (Dk9yX)

306 300 282- is this what you're looking for?

"Thus, when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked for her reaction to the Supreme Court's notorious eminent-domain ruling in Kelo v. New London, she replied as though a new tablet had been handed down from Sinai: "It is a decision of the Supreme Court. If Congress wants to change it, it will require legislation of a level of a constitutional amendment. So this is almost as if God has spoken"" -from Jeff Jacoby

Posted by: Mr Wolf, esq at April 02, 2012 05:26 PM (54hp0)

That's it!

Posted by: RomneyBot since 2007 at April 02, 2012 07:20 PM (BB0/w)

307 263
Kill whitey day would likely be a bad idea in any setting other than a large urban center, and maybe not even that.
Posted by: irongrampa at April 02, 2012 03:43 PM (SAMxH)

Did you ever notice that you don't hear about too much "unrest" in Texas? Even here in the large, left wing urban center that is Houston? Most people are too afraid of the consequences to participate in a race riot.

Posted by: RomneyBot since 2007 at April 02, 2012 07:25 PM (BB0/w)

308 I think BArky just alienated the rest of the justices who were on his side.

LOL! More cowbell!

Posted by: PJ at April 02, 2012 07:45 PM (DQHjw)






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