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Court's Obama order a 'hissy fit'
CNN ^ | April 5, 2012 | by Jeffrey Tobin. CNN Senior Legal Analyst

Posted on 04/05/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

(CNN) The Fifth Circuit's homework assignment to the Department of Justice is a disgrace -- an embarrassment to the federal judiciary. Still, it's a useful window on the contemporary merger of law and politics.

This is not judging. This is a judicial hissy fit. The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not. In the meantime, however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case.

With its petulant order to the Justice Department, the Republican judges performed a peculiar, if useful, kind of service to the public -- reminding us of the partisan nature of much of the federal judiciary. The Supreme Court's decision in the health care case may offer a similar lesson.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; journalism; obamacare; scotus
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1 posted on 04/05/2012 6:07:44 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Toobin doesn’t like it, there’s a great chance that it’s the right thing to do.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 6:12:38 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: SuzyQue

Lefties are just PO’d that their boyking is getting called on something.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 6:14:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SuzyQue

You nailed it!


4 posted on 04/05/2012 6:15:27 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: SuzyQue; mickie
Jeffrey Boobin doesn't countenance anyone fighting back against the assaults emanating from Obama and/or the Left.

Everyone is just supposed to lie down and enjoy it.

Leni

5 posted on 04/05/2012 6:16:14 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This tv lawyer is so asinine!


6 posted on 04/05/2012 6:17:20 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: MinuteGal

More like face down with duct tape and just pray until it is over.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 6:17:34 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not.

SUUUUURE he will.
Just like he followed the order to lift his drilling moratorium, right?
8 posted on 04/05/2012 6:17:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seems to me the courts are our last line of defense against this tyrant. If they don’t act, who will? Certainly not Congress.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 6:18:02 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the court wants the inJustice Department to show that it understands a legal position, it’s a “hissy fit.”

Unlike what zero does when he doesn’t get his way.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 6:19:44 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Okay... let's do this once again:

What would Toobin have said if President Bush had instructed the Supreme Court how they ought to rule on a pending case?

11 posted on 04/05/2012 6:21:30 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is not judging. This is a judicial hissy fit. The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not. In the meantime, however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case.

Yes the President does enjoy the right to express himself. The problem is he did it in front of a camera and this was the wrong thing to do. Can't this man just shut up let the courts do their thing?

Kirbdog

12 posted on 04/05/2012 6:21:44 AM PDT by KirbDog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Tool-bin is a moron. The court is forcing the Obama DOJ to go on record in either declaring Obama “wrong” or a “liar”. Tool-bin doesn't like the court using divide and conquer tactics on The Won.
13 posted on 04/05/2012 6:22:02 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: RandallFlagg
Just like he followed the order to lift his drilling moratorium, right?

This is a little different. I suspect that in this case health insurers and health care institutions will cease complying, almost immediately.
14 posted on 04/05/2012 6:26:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrB

Ayup. And the boy king issued his directive to the media to fight back.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Three pages, single spaced, given hundreds of Ovomit’s sycophants working in the Department of Injustice, is nothing, not even a minor inconvenience. Too bad the judge doesn’t have the power to order Ovomit to write it himself. It would consume his time until the election is over, and be unreadable. Surveillance would be needed to make certain Bill Ayres didn’t sneak in a copy. As it is, I’ll be surprised if the three pages don’t arrive at the judges office on a teleprompter.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It would be a disgrace if the judiciary just rolled over and said nothing, just like Congress is doing with John Boehner.

You don’t diss judges appointed for life and expect otherwise.

They are the most unaccountable people there are serving this country, generally mature individuals and don’t take kindly to threats from a “boy”.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 6:27:45 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

” - - - This is a judicial hissy fit.”

HEY! JEFFREY TOBIN, YEAH YOU!!!!

What is a “hissy fit” to you is an act of courage by those of us who see Obama to be the Dictator destroyer of our Republic.

You, and the rest of the LAM (Liberal Agenda Media) chose to be APATHETIC towards critically evaluating Obama.

You, and the rest of the LAM have proven yourselves to be outside of the Mainstream of American fundamental values. Therefore, the term “MSM” will no longer be applied to y’all by me.

BTW, was tax money used to pay the LAM to be apathetic towards being critical of Despots, or is this just what they teach in Journalism schools now?


18 posted on 04/05/2012 6:29:44 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So, the judicial order is a “hissy-fit” but Idi Obama throwing temper tantrums is adult behavior?


20 posted on 04/05/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie
The above Jeffrey Toobin who is lecturing us fly-over country rubes is the same media elite legal snob who was hauled into court by Yale-educated lawyer, Casey Greenfield, who said he's the father of her child. Toobin, 52, is a married man.

She's the daughter of another media elite, Jeff Greenfield, chief political correspondent for CBS Evening News and another inescapable leftist TV pundit know-it-all.

Leni

21 posted on 04/05/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case

The old (and tired) argument that Obama is just a regular guy.

No, Toobin, Obama is the President and THE key defender of the Constitution (remember that oath thingy he took on January 20, 2009?).

He is NOT "like all Americans". We will make him "like all Americans" on January 20, 2013. But until then, he has to be a leader with big Constitutional responsibilities. And he cannot make irresponsible public statements to express himself.

22 posted on 04/05/2012 6:36:17 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d call it a bitch-slap


23 posted on 04/05/2012 6:41:18 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Really, Tobin? You want to go with that?

Tobin’s hero Obumble tries to practice Chicago thuggery on the Supreme Court, and Tobin the Kool-Aid drinker gives that a thumbs up?


24 posted on 04/05/2012 6:42:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
toob is a disgrace to journalism and to real men everywhere... the little beltway fag.

LLS

25 posted on 04/05/2012 6:42:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case.”

What sort of disingenuous claptrap is this? The President is not like every other powerless American and when he speaks it is with the threat of the force he can bring to bear.

Tobin needs to be taken to the woodshed.

The left is digging that hole so deep now that while it soothes the illiterati in their base, the rest of the country sees the implied threat and consequent attempts at coverup.

For my part, I say keep it up. Keep talking. I’m really pleased. Keep exposing yourselves because at this point, it is obvious.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 6:46:38 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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"This is not judging. This is a judicial hissy fit. The Supreme Court will determine the constitutionality of the health care law, and the president will, as he must, abide by that judgment whether he agrees with it or not. In the meantime, however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case."

But apparently "that right to express himself" doesn't extend to the Fifth Circuit, douchebag? er, Toobin?

Look, Jeffy's mad because Sam & Nino have decided to draw a line in the sand on the Commerce Clause and limit its heretofore unregulated powers. That means a lot of planned Leftist garbage will never pass muster.

27 posted on 04/05/2012 6:47:22 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One of the first best things people can do for their country is to shut off the television - and keep it off.

Use the time you normally waste praying and working to save the republic.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 6:49:33 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ve seen this Toobin guy’s mentioned before. I have no idea who he is, but from what I’ve read it seems his comprehension of reality is severely lacking. Can people with this sort of disordered thinking actually possess any marketable skills?


29 posted on 04/05/2012 6:52:23 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: FourPeas

Toobin’s a low IQ type. Pay him no heed.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 6:56:09 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The comments section at the CNN site are terrific. I was going to post a reply regarding O’s definition of “judicial activism” that the Right has been screaming about but the first comment on the page nalied it for me.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 7:00:13 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And when Holder fails to comply will he be held in contempt? Arrested? Today is the deadline.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: MinuteGal

“Everyone is just supposed to lie down and enjoy it.”

Bend over and enjoy it;-D


33 posted on 04/05/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The only person have a hissy fit is that uber fag Jeffrey Toobin.


34 posted on 04/05/2012 7:00:41 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m torn.

As an attorney, I do think that this is a ridiculous abuse of discretion by a judge and there is no way on earth I would ever actually respond to it.

On the other hand, it’s kind of funny.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 7:03:37 AM PDT by MyronCopacetic
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To: fatnotlazy
If they (courts) don’t act, who will?

The problem is that they have acted and he ignores it if he doesn't like it. A poster above already mentioned the drilling moratorium case.

36 posted on 04/05/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife

I couldn’t find a comments section anywhere on the CNN site. Could you point me to how to get there?


37 posted on 04/05/2012 7:06:26 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
however, the president, like all Americans, enjoys the right to express himself on what the court should do in that or any other case

The president represents the executive branch of government. Most other Americans, do not.

If tax dollars pay even one dime for the teleprompter and podium he uses to speak, or the gas to get him there, he is speaking for the branch, and not just for himself.
38 posted on 04/05/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SuzyQue
It would appear the THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS HAD NO COVERAGE AT ALL ABOUT THE FIFTH CIRCUIT ORDER TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION!!

NY Times Website Direct Search for "fifth circuit" obama

GoogleNews search for "fifth circuit" obama at nytimes.com

ML/NJ

39 posted on 04/05/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie
Judge Jerry Smith was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

The low-class, low-life, adulterating, metro-sexual, CNN parasite Jeffrey Toobin is a huge nothing-ball compared to either one of them.

GO, JUDGE SMITH! Can't wait till he gets a manilla envelope from Eric Holder containing the most anticipated letter since "A Message to Garcia".

Leni

40 posted on 04/05/2012 7:24:42 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A moron schmuck who knows nothing but left wing drivel.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 7:38:54 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: BlueLancer

To find the comments on the CNN link site, scroll down to the very bottom of the page. You should enjoy them.


42 posted on 04/05/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: pallis

As I understand it, the justices in this case said they wanted this document from the AG. At least the order was directed towards him.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 7:50:53 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And Toobin knows hissy fits.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 7:56:13 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually Jeffery, Obama’s speech was “a disgrace — an embarrassment” to the office of the President.


45 posted on 04/05/2012 7:57:06 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: MyronCopacetic
As an attorney, I do think that this is a ridiculous abuse of discretion by a judge and there is no way on earth I would ever actually respond to it.

Hi Moochell, welcome to FR. But wasn't your law license revoked?

46 posted on 04/05/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT by Sal (JournOlisters are all PIMPS! Nothing but little PIMPS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The libbies are irate because their boy is getting the royal beach slapping he so richly deserves. I’ll Darryl Issa is getting a major kick out of this one. You don’t hear Holder back sassing the 5th circuit.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:35 AM 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: submarinerswife

The problem is that they have acted and he ignores it if he doesn’t like it. A poster above already mentioned the drilling moratorium case.

***

And his lack of respect has judges fired up. They are looking for ways to put him down. I hope they find ways to smack him down for good. Nothing short of complete destruction of this two-bit tyrant will do.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Sal

Both Mooch-el My Bell and O are DISBARRED former attorneys but no one can crack the secrecy of why. The Chicago Way.


49 posted on 04/05/2012 8:18:20 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

if I ever meet Toobin, I’ll need bail money


50 posted on 04/05/2012 8:18:38 AM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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