Skip to comments.Pelosi Predicts Scalia, Alito, Thomas or Roberts Will Side With Administration on Obamacare
Posted on 06/03/2012 7:09:24 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that the Supreme Court will vote 6-3 to uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obamas health care law, meaning that one member of the court's 4-vote conservative wing--which includes Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts--will side with the administration on the challenges to the legislation that the court heard earlier this year.
"6-3. That's it. 6-3," said a seemingly confident Pelosi.
In addition to Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito, the other five justices on the court are Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
Pelosi was also confident about the constitutionality of the individual mandate back in 2009 when it the bill was under consideration in Congress. When CNSNews.com asked her at that time where specifically the Constitution authorized Congress to force people to buy health insurance, she said: "Are you serious? Are you serious?"
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked Pelosi, Madame Leader, the Supreme Court is getting ready to rule in the next month or so on the health care bill, and youve expressed pretty high confidence I think you said 6-3 but Im just wondering if Democrats and the Democratic leadership have had any discussions or meetings to plan for any sort of contingency plan given the possibility that the court could strike any provisions from the law or the whole law, Im wondering if Democrats are having any meetings to discuss contingency plans?
Pelosi, in reference to how the nine-judge court will rule, said, 6-3. Thats it. 6-3.
She was then asked why she was so confident about her prediction, "Do you have a crystal ball or what is your confidence -- you wrote the bill but why do you have this confidence?"
Pelosi said: Because I know the Constitution. This bill is ironclad. It is ironclad.
Nobody was frivolous with the Constitution and the health of the American people in writing the bill, she said. So, thats where my confidence springs from, the merit of the bill and the nature of the Constitution.
The makeup of the court, well, well see, Pelosi said.
(President Barack Obama embraces Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, and then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the East Room of the White House in Washington after signing the health care bill into law on March 23, 2010.)
In March, the Supreme Court heard three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the individual mandate in Obamacare, which would require nearly all Americans to purchase health insurance, either through their employer, by themselves, or from the government or face financial penalties.
A decision is expected at the end of the courts session in late June.
Pelosi previously predicted a 6-3 decision on April 3, during a speech at the Paley Center for Media in New York. But back on Mar. 28, when asked whether the mandate would be ruled constitutional or not, Pelosi said, I have no idea. None of us does. We are all now talking about something of which we have no knowledge because we are not members of the Supreme Court. We have knowledge of the legislation. We have knowledge of the arguments. But we have no idea of what the outcome will be.
These Democrat socialist/communists are the biggest threat America has ever had to face. Their satanist goal is to completely destroy this nation and its people.
Sadly, this woman is so deluded and so far gone that she actually believes the SCOTUS will uphold this disastrous law. I have news for you, Madam Pelosi, if it is 6-3, it will be against the law, not in favor of it. Based on the comments during the proceedings, I would expect Ginsburg and Kagan to uphold it, and maybe one other justice.
She’ll have to wait to read the USSC opinion to see what’s actually in it.
She seems awfully confident about her prediction. I think she already knows via leak and even knows which conservative justice will vote for it. That would be Roberts since he already indicated he would vote for it if it was going to be a 5-4 vote in favor.
This.....whatever breed she is....is bats*** crazy.
Of course the other 4 robotic “justices” won’t ever think for themselves
I don’t care who sides with the administration. I hope that all side with the Constitution.
What a loon!
Has Kagan leaked the results, or is Nanzi just hopeful?
Roberts did the however many swearing ins for the usurper. Thomas has, in his own words, “evading” the eligibility issues. So, yeah, they’ve gotten the phone call and the fix it in.
If the Chief Justice suspects there’s a leaker on the high court he may be feeding the suspect false information.
She also predicted obamacare would create 4 million new jobs, 400,000 “almost immediately”
look at her other predictions
she is compeletely removed from reality
history someday may show she was senile or demented for her last term(s) in office
“She seems awfully confident about her prediction.”
She’s made confident predictions before and been dead wrong. With 26 states opposing it and national polls consistently showing a majority of people against Obamacare, the vote may be 6-3 but not the way she’s predicting. I work around a bunch of libs and none of them are confident about the outcome. They think Obamacare is toast.
I well remember CFR
I am NOT at all confident in the court striking down Obama Care
———which includes Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts—will side with the administration on the challenges to the legislation that the court heard earlier this year.———
Stranger things have happened on the court, but here I think Pelosi took a Botox shot right to the Brain ....
Sadly, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the family members of potential dissenting votes from the SC Justices had visits or encounters from threatening individuals. Why would we overlook that type of scenario with this bunch of Marxist? It sucks to even have to think that but I see this as a strong possibility.
Thats our Nancy. Still delusional.
How come there are never leaks from the court? The justices don't write their own opinions... they get clerks to... you would think that at least one of those clerks would leak what they know to someone.
Obozo’s brazen attempt at publically bullying the USSC in the SOTU speech probably didn’t win him any sympathies. It may well be payback time. We’ll see.
Shows how absolutely clueless and stupid she is. Justice Thomas has been waiting for his entire career to make a ruling on the overuse of the Commerce Clause.
Anything is possible.
Republican Presidents have appointed judges in the past who were thought to be conservative who. once on the bench became libs.
And that’s why she says that one of the four will vote to uphold the law. She’s been told what the vote is. She just doesn’t know which ones are which. Then she can tell everyone “See? I know the constitution. I’m smart.” And obama and Leahy can take credit for “convincing” the SC to go their way.
I think the republicans know the vote, too. That’s why they’re “talking a good game” about their plans after the ruling. They’re pretending to be ready.
The Constitution? Are you serious?
That is what Pelosi is setting up.
I think the more likely scenario is she's talking out of her ass... She's irrelevant now... If she's wrong, it's another in a long list of foolish predictions. If she's right, she retains some cred from the libs...
She's already at rock bottom. She can only go up from here (or stay mired in the muck).
IMHO , if Pelosi is right, it means the fix is in, and some justices may have been either bribed or threatened into the Obama line. Its how fascism works.Its the same that happened in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s , but with a racial / ethnic nationalism twist.
And if this has indeed happened, it means thet there will eventually be civil war in America, against the federal government.
Using the IRS to enforce what is a totalitarian piece of legislation, to invade the lives and property of America’s middle class, and to FORCE payment for insurance a person does not want?
Yes, there will be a very active resistance, armed, dangerous, quite prepared to make the government pay for every house that is seized for refusal or inability to pay fines or buy the government “health care.” Also the law will be enforced against conservatives, while leftists will be allowed to walk.
If SCOTUS allows this so called health care law to stand, there will indeed be civil war in the United States.Its actually a class warfare bill, rammed through congress behind closed doors, not even read by those who voted for it.It was not written by Congressional Commitee, it was written by the Czars and leftists employed for the purpose by the Obama liberal fascist regime.
And if you do not believe Obama is a fascist? Well all you have to do is spend a few minutes reading this:
As for Pelosi, her rotting , bno tox ridden carcass needs to seek its own level of Utopian , totalitarian, perverted existence, and leave the rest of America’s free people alone.
Her idea of Constitution is something you do in the morning before a shower.
I think you got it right!
Do you folks seriously believe these Justices in particular, after hearing the pathetic oral argument by Obama’s Solicitor General, would seriously consider voting for this monstrosity? I truly believe Pelosi and the Dems are preparing for ObamaCare’s defeat. This way they can vilify the court after the ruling.
Here's part of what Rush said on this:
“RUSH: No, no, no, I think Obama is telling the truth to the donors. I think one of the things that you do with your donors, you give them the inside dope. It's what you do. You tell your fat cat donors the inside info. That's what they're paying for, 35 grand plus a cheap dinner. That's what they're paying for. You tell them things you don't say to the public. So I think when he says to fat cat donors, “We might need to redo it,” I think it's an indication he might know something. He's out in Minnesota right now, one of his six fundraisers today, very near Wisconsin, blaming Congress for the lack of jobs. Congress hasn't done enough. And he said, “We can't come out of this overnight.” Overnight? For crying out loud, you've told us for the past two years that we have come out of it.
Those who know don’t talk, and those who talk don’t know.
I had to look to see if John Semmens had wrote the piece - when she talked about “knowing the Constitution/iron-clad, etc., it just HAD to be satire..
Could be Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia. No one is that delusional without some type of medical reason.
Unless of course the fix is in or the judges have been threatened.
Wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Roberts defected. I believe he’s compromised. Threatened by another run on the bank by Soros.
We’ll see what happens. I hope I’m wrong.
Pelosi predicts a lot of things that do not come true. Here she is at it again.
That must be her version of the shotgun prediction.
Stretch is crazier than a rabid bat.
Genius. Food stamps and unemployment stimulate the economy.
But, I think she is saying this so that when the court strikes down all or part of 0-care, she can feign outrage and shock to the delight of her Leftist constituency.
My dog picked Sotomayor out of a hat.
And it was just as reliable as Nancy’s pick.
Yeah, sure, Nanc. And Sotomayer, Kagan, Stevens, and Ginsburg are voting against it.
Yep, but maybe more reliable, your dog probably has more sense than Stretch.
It really is a shame that good brave young men and women fight and die so animals like her can breed.
No,it's none of those things but it is reasonable to suspect them to be responsible.The real reason is that she's just plain amoral.For proof of that just remember that she's *wildly* popular in *her* district...hers very probably being the very *filthiest* of the 435.And that's saying something!
Chief Justice Roberts swore an oath before God not to do what you accuse him of here.
Are you bearing false witness or do you have evidence that he's been "compromised"?
I wouldn't put it past the 'Rat justices to leak, but Obama isn't acting like I think he would if he knew he had this one in the bag.
People keep speculating that something must have happened to San Fran Nan's brain.
As a resident of her district since before she was first elected, I'm here to tell you that she's always been this way.
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