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Obama says he will ‘respect’ Supreme Court's ruling on his healthcare law
The Hill ^ | 4/3/12 | Sam Baker

Posted on 04/03/2012 12:43:05 PM PDT by Nachum

President Obama softened his rhetoric Tuesday about the possibility of a Supreme Court decision striking down his healthcare reform law, after Republicans accused him of “threatening” the high court. (Snip) Obama said Tuesday that he would respect the court’s opinion, but still believes the justices should not overturn the healthcare law. “The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution, and all of us have to respect it,” he said. “But it’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to a duly elected

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To: Nachum

I don’t think President Obama and I share the same definition of “respect.”


51 posted on 04/03/2012 1:19:26 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: ShadowAce

“respect Supreme Court” means that the checks have cleared.


52 posted on 04/03/2012 1:20:29 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...but I love the United States of America.)
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To: Lurker

” Well that’s mighty white of him.”

50% correct....


53 posted on 04/03/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: mondonico

“Bwahahahaha!

The Chicago thugs who advise him finally figured out that his previous remarks were backfiring.

So now we have this feeble walkback.”

I was thinking the same thing. Somehow it got back to his little circle that he made an “OOPS!” and of course, since he is never responsible for anything, everyone decided they show go the “clarification of remarks” route. He felt the pinch!


54 posted on 04/03/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: Nachum

"the little boy king is all aflutter"

55 posted on 04/03/2012 1:25:33 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I thought I heard that the ruling won’t be announced until June...why is that?


56 posted on 04/03/2012 1:26:04 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...but I love the United States of America.)
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To: Nachum
Yeah, right sure. I'll believe it when I see it.
57 posted on 04/03/2012 1:26:13 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“One of these days he’s going to lash out and expose himself for the Godless cretin he really is.”

He did that a long time ago.


58 posted on 04/03/2012 1:27:13 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Nachum

At first I thought maybe he flipped Kennedy, but I think he quickly realized the backlash that was already brewing around this issue. He thought that America was relaxing since the court case was recently heard. He figured America was not listening and now was a good time for him to step out and sound tough. But, things are more heated and highlighted than ever and hopefully will continue to be with this Socialist Idiot in Charge!

I think someone told him how much he stepped in it yesterday and he wanted to back off those statements today - IN FRONT OF THE MEDIA - to make it look like he was “compromising!”


Like his speech today, he said people are under the impression that the Dems are on the far-left and the Reps are on the far-right and the truth and compromise is somewhere in the middle. He told them that as reporters, they need to see and report the truth and the truth is that the arguments were not totally opposite, with a compromise somewhere in the middle; Dems are moderates and Reps are EXTREME RIGHT-WING! I am paraphrasing, but basically he said that the Dems are in the middle, trying to coax those evil, right-wing, nutjob Republicans into the middle with them - kicking and screaming!

This he said, after stating that Dems just want to take care of people and manage systems and only do minor regulations while Reps want to kill old people, allow businesses to screw-over their employees and customers and allow them to pollute the world and just generally do not care about anyone else!

All that in the SAME FREAKING speech! This was the first time I actually ever watched a full speech of his - I was waiting for an appointment and it was on in the lobby -this man is truly a mental case of epic proportion! The people who believe and follow Obama would have voted for Hitler, Mao and Marx! They MUST be THAT brain-dead!


59 posted on 04/03/2012 1:29:27 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Nachum

Either he thinks he’s won or he plans to change what “respect” means by ignoring the differences between the ACA and the status quo ante, interpreting the latter in terms of the former. We’d then have to undo this monstrosity through the courts one regulation at a time.


60 posted on 04/03/2012 1:30:02 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: freebird5850

“I thought I heard that the ruling won’t be announced until June...why is that?”

First they vote and the justices each write their own opinion and have an option to change their vote. Then when the decision is in cement they write the final majority decision and that is handed down in June.


61 posted on 04/03/2012 1:31:21 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

If this wasn’t an election year, you can bet Obama would have already tried court packing á la FDR.


62 posted on 04/03/2012 1:33:21 PM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: treetopsandroofs

He thiinks they take their responsibilities seriously? He’s not sure?

Is this guy on drugs?


63 posted on 04/03/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free country and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: Neanderthal

The last thing said or done is what was in a person’s heart. BarryO meant what he said. The “unelected” that serve on this country’s highest court had a “shot” across their bow. Then again it’s Kagan’s code directive/warning. BarryO is a dangerous man and his power is going to his head thinking he has the “audacity” to remove Justices from their bench for voting against “the bill”. He’s a cheap sheister if he’s trying to covertly send a message to Kagan. I wouldn’t put it past him to issue a Presidential Directive and try to remove any of the Justices that vote against his Health Bill. He was caught and now he knows he’s been caught and now he’s trying to excuse himself. BarryO we’re on to you and your game; keep digging that hole because November will be the month of reckoning.


64 posted on 04/03/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by Jim Shoe
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To: Nachum

“But it’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to a duly elected....”

HA!


65 posted on 04/03/2012 1:34:20 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Nachum
Obama said Tuesday that he would respect the court’s opinion

Well...isn't that just too big of him? Considering the fact that there's not a stinking thing he can do about it if they do overturn it!

66 posted on 04/03/2012 1:36:37 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Nachum

Say what you want about conspiracies, but at some point a Scotus justice, even if sold out to the dark side, wants to be among the top dogs. And if Obama threatens to make them a byword, then they’ll kick back.

Even demons appear to have pecking orders.


67 posted on 04/03/2012 1:36:48 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: wilco200

Or worse, Breitbart-ed.


68 posted on 04/03/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Lurker

The moderator removed mine , removing yours in 3, 2, 1.

Moderator, look it up, don’t be such a knee jerk PC Twit!


69 posted on 04/03/2012 1:43:57 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Neanderthal
I can’t imagine that they will be intimidated by this cheap thug.

Maybe Kagan called again and said this morning Kennedy asked to take a closer look at an Orly Taitz birth certificate case...
70 posted on 04/03/2012 1:49:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

Our laws are to be written by the Congress as “representatives” of the People In what way did the Congress act as “representatives” of the People? In what way did the Congress show “respect” for the People?

The Congress showed no respect whatsoever for the vast majority of Americans who opposed Obamacare. Indeed, they showed utter contempt, lording their collective, legislative power over the People. Maybe the “respect” should have started in the Congress, many of whose members were replaced by the People at the first opportunity (as, I hope, will be the current POTUS).


71 posted on 04/03/2012 1:52:05 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SoFloFreeper
+1 .. x3   ;-)
72 posted on 04/03/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Nachum

I got a bridge to sell you. He has done NOTHING but work “around the Constitution” and he’s PROUD to have done so.


73 posted on 04/03/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: cld51860
I foresee him revisiting Andrew Jackson’s words: They have their ruling. Now let them enforce it.

With or without SCOTUS support, Idaho and I don't know how many other states, have and will "nullify" this unconstitutional legislative mess.

If SCOTUS strikes Obamacare down (wouldn't that be nice), obviously no nullification required.

74 posted on 04/03/2012 1:58:12 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: DarthVader

Followed by Excuses and Blame...


75 posted on 04/03/2012 2:01:19 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“He looked like a thug....”

It comes natural.


76 posted on 04/03/2012 2:01:19 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Georgia Girl 2
First they vote and the justices each write their own opinion and have an option to change their vote. Then when the decision is in cement they write the final majority decision and that is handed down in June.

Oh great, that gives Barry plenty of time to try to influence/threat/bribe etc.

Pray for America. If only for once the right thing happens.
77 posted on 04/03/2012 2:01:49 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...but I love the United States of America.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He looked like a thug....

Naw, naw, naw. He is a thug, He looks like a Kenyan.
78 posted on 04/03/2012 2:03:52 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: PapaNew
Pennsylvania Senate Approves “Individual Health Care Freedom Amendment"

Now on deck for the Keystone State ... Nullification

FU.baraq !

79 posted on 04/03/2012 2:04:55 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Nachum

80 posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:55 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: wilco200

Or worse, Breitbart-ed.


81 posted on 04/03/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: ShadowAce

There’s nothing keeping us and millions of other Americans from writing, e-mailing and calling the Supreme Court. I guarantee you that Obama has every union, NGO, woman’s group, homosexual association, green energy company, democratic organization, racial club and academic doing so as we speak.


82 posted on 04/03/2012 2:17:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Nachum
"...the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to a duly elected legislature."

You stupid azz! The Court exercises significant restraint and deference to the Constitution of the United States, or did you forget that, you "Constitutional scholar" you? You flunked LUNCH at Harvard, didn't you scumbag?!?
83 posted on 04/03/2012 2:17:27 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
One of these days he's going to lash out and expose himself for the Godless cretin he really is.

If he does it will have the verbosity of Biden when they signed the bill and if he does drop the F-bomb I don't think the country will ever forgive him. Swearing like Tony Soprano not behind closed doors like a hip-hop mogul will not sit well..

84 posted on 04/03/2012 2:20:32 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: hattend
Which one leaked the vote to the White Hut?
Kagan or the wise Latina?


It was either Krazy Kaganheim or Senora Snootomeyer.
85 posted on 04/03/2012 2:22:00 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Heart of Georgia
“He looked like a thug....”
It comes natural.


Live like a thug ... :)
86 posted on 04/03/2012 2:29:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Nachum

Liar..


87 posted on 04/03/2012 2:32:39 PM PDT by aces
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To: bagster
extraordinary power? wtf? i thought this clown was a constitutional law professor?

Enjoy some grins. Go read this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2867466/posts

88 posted on 04/03/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: austinaero

This might be the reason for the walkback (not sure if it happened before or after, however):

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504564_162-57408827-504564/appeals-court-fires-back-at-obamas-comments-on-health-care-case/

From the link: “[Judge] Smith, a Reagan appointee, went on to say that comments from the president and others in the Executive Branch indicate they believe judges don’t have the power to review laws and strike those that are unconstitutional, specifically referencing Mr. Obama’s comments yesterday about judges being an “unelected group of people.” “


89 posted on 04/03/2012 2:34:44 PM PDT by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: SoFloFreeper

all that is true because folks aren’t screaming at him, why be civil to serial liar in office, start calling him the pig he is, a racist commie with Islamic tendencies..ever seen the show about buying storage lockers, one guy yells YUUUUP, the other bids as soon as he does, do that to Obamma and his press secretary, they say we will respect the courts decision, immediately afterwards. Liar. Pig, mental boy, continue until they retreat, we cannot play on a field comprised of total BS, Lies , and expect any outcome to be positive, attack that SOB constantly in a strong sober voice and call him what he is..


90 posted on 04/03/2012 2:39:40 PM PDT by aces
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To: Nachum

Who does he think he’s kidding. He’ll get all “wee wee’d up” if they overturn it.


91 posted on 04/03/2012 2:43:05 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nachum
“The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution, and all of us have to respect it,” he said. “But it’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to a duly elected legislature.”

Except, perhaps,

1. When that legislature fails to write the law (we hire people to do that stuff.")
2. They didn't read the law. "We're not lawyers, LOL".
3. They exercised "creative" rules to exclude dissenting real debate prior to passing it in the dark of night. And
4. Having the stupid arrogance to tell us children that we must wait until they "passed" the law so we could know what was in it.

The pure unadulterated version of "progressive democratic process."

92 posted on 04/03/2012 2:44:38 PM PDT by Publius6961 (ItÂ’s easy to make phony promises you canÂ’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Well...isn't that just too big of him? Considering the fact that there's not a stinking thing he can do about it if they do overturn it!

Yes there is!
He can appeal to the ultimate authorities...

The private army he warned us about repeatedly in the past.
The New Black Panther Party.
Jesse Jackass.
Al Sharpie.
And hundreds of thousands of "Hoodies" who already have buses gassed and ready to take them wherever they are needed.

YO!

93 posted on 04/03/2012 3:21:21 PM PDT by Publius6961 (ItÂ’s easy to make phony promises you canÂ’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: bagster
"i thought this clown was a constitutional law professor?"

Clown: Correct
Marxist: Correct
Law Professor: Nope. He's a fraud.

94 posted on 04/03/2012 3:30:02 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: righttackle44

: )


95 posted on 04/03/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: mkjessup

” You flunked LUNCH at Harvard, didn’t you scumbag?!?”

Then he STOLE somebody elses....


96 posted on 04/03/2012 3:38:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: upchuck

He was an “instructor” political-appointee U of Chicago flunky.

Nothing in the constitution that says the government can take over a large chunk of american business, just because it “ FEELS LIKE IT “


97 posted on 04/03/2012 3:43:05 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

Precedent Erkel Mugabe needs a refresher ........

Three Branches of Government

In 1787 leaders of the states gathered to write the Constitution-a set of principles that told how the new nation would be governed.

The leaders of the states wanted a strong and fair national government. But they also wanted to protect individual freedoms and prevent the government from abusing its power. They believed they could do this by having three separate branches of government: the executive, the legislative and the judicial. This separation is described in the first three articles, or sections, of the Constitution.

Legislative Branch

The legislative branch is made up of the two houses of Congress—the Senate and the House of Representatives. The most important duty of the legislative branch is to make laws. Laws are written, discussed and voted on in Congress.

There are 100 senators in the Senate, two from each state. Senators are elected by their states and serve six-year terms. The Vice President of the U.S. is considered the head of the Senate, but does not vote in the Senate unless there is a tie. The Senate approves nominations made by the President to the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, federal courts and other posts. The Senate must ratify all treaties by a two-thirds vote.

There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives. The number of representatives each state gets is based on its population. For example, California has many more representatives than Rhode Island. When Census figures determine that the population of a state has changed significantly, the number of representatives in that state may shift proportionately. Representatives are elected by their states and serve two-year terms. The Speaker of the House, elected by the representatives, is considered the head of the House.

Both parties in the Senate and the House of Representatives elect leaders. The leader of the party that controls the house is called the majority leader. The other party leader is called the minority leader.

Executive Branch

The President is the head of the executive branch, which makes laws official. The President is elected by the entire country and serves a four-year term. The President approves and carries out laws passed by the legislative branch. He appoints or removes cabinet members and officials. He negotiates treaties, and acts as head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces.

The executive branch also includes the Vice President and other officials, such as members of the cabinet. The cabinet is made up of the heads of the 15 major departments of the government. The cabinet gives advice to the President about important matters.

Judicial Branch

The judicial branch oversees the court system of the U.S. Through court cases, the judicial branch explains the meaning of the Constitution and laws passed by Congress. The Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch. Unlike a criminal court, the Supreme Court rules whether something is constitutional or unconstitutional—whether or not it is permitted under the Constitution.

On the Supreme Court there are nine justices, or judges: eight associate justices and one chief justice. The judges are nominated by the President and approved by the Senate. They have no term limits. The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Its decisions are final, and no other court can overrule those decisions. Decisions of the Supreme Court set precedents—new ways of interpreting the law.


98 posted on 04/03/2012 3:43:08 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Nachum

You know, every single time I think my loathing and disdain for the kenyan cannot be any lower, he opens his flaps and proves me wrong.


99 posted on 04/03/2012 4:01:19 PM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: goseminoles
****Try denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But we get your point. ;0)******

Geeze, you just described my life. :O)

100 posted on 04/03/2012 4:07:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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