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Was Justice Roberts Intimidated Into Voting for ‘ObamaCare’? Senator Mike Lee Presents the Evidence
The Blaze ^ | June 18, 2013 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 06/18/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by maggief

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Lee’s argument is not based on the NSA or its monitoring of the nation’s communication. Rather, Lee said, there are indications that Roberts originally intended to vote against the act, but that a public “campaign of intimidation” made him change his mind.

First, the senator claimed “the opinion was written in a way to suggest he switched his vote,” and that the dissenting opinion reads like it was originally written as the majority. He added that several news outlets reported that Roberts did change his vote, based on insider information.

Not only that, he said, but the court performed an unusual feat of “legal gymnastics” in upholding the legislation, particularly with regard to whether the fines incurred are or are not taxes. They had to re-write sections of the the bill not once, but twice.

Lee continued to say that he has “no evidence” that Roberts was being blackmailed, but said that doesn’t mean Roberts wasn’t under any kind of “direct pressure."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bhohealthcare; bhonsa; blackmail; chickenlittle; glennbeck; intimidation; obamacare; robertscourt; scotus
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

This must be the DEVASTATING report Glenn promised a mere 24 hours ago that would CHANGE THE WORLD!!!


2 posted on 06/18/2013 12:37:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If youÂ’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: maggief

This is Beck’s bombshell? A gay Supreme Court Chief Justice gets brow beaten by two other gay Supreme Court justices?


3 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:03 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Uncle Miltie

Thanks for your negativity. You and others are really helping us pull America out of the dire situation she is in.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:14 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: hoosiermama; penelopesire; SE Mom; MestaMachine; thouworm; crosslink; boxlunch; Nachum; LucyT; ...

ping


5 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:44 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

So Robert’s adopted kids weren’t bought from a third world counry after all?


6 posted on 06/18/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT by drewh
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To: maggief

I thought Glenn Beck had a bombshell for us as well....


7 posted on 06/18/2013 12:40:27 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: maggief

The Blaze???

Seriously? I hold The Onion, The National Enquirer and The African Press International with more regard than I do Beck and his claptrappery.

I have more - much more to say on this. I have news that will change the lives of every man woman and child on the face of this earth.

And I’ll be releasing this earth shattering news in 24 hours!!!!


8 posted on 06/18/2013 12:41:01 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: whitedog57

No, it’s not his bombshell.

The day he talked of the bombshell he had TWO separate stories he was working on.

The first was the fact that 70 Republicans are revolting against John Boehner against Amnesty. Losing their chairmanships and possibly their seats.. sacrificing their political lives in order to come out against something they believe violates every American principal.

His “earthshattering” news appears to have been put on hold. He had a whistleblower.. who the Senate is working with.. who has some huge news to report.

This Whistleblower says they WILL be killed by coming out with this information they have. So they are being VERY careful about how they come out. And they may have even backed out.

Beck may have spoken too soon on the Whistleblower part.. but rest assured.. he and the Senate are working on it.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 12:41:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: maggief

When has Obama & Co. NOT used scorched earth tactics to get what they want?


10 posted on 06/18/2013 12:41:48 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks for your negativity. And all you’re doing to help screw the Republic by demeaning someone actually doing something.

I hope you can sleep at night.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 12:42:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: maggief

so....a Senator agrees with speculation posted here by five dozen people minutes after the decision was announced?

What a scoop! Stop the presses!!


12 posted on 06/18/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

Lee is one of the more reserved and serious folks there... This is kinda scary...


13 posted on 06/18/2013 12:43:18 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

If you fall for Beck and his Chicken Little routine; then I have some Nigerian e-mails you may be interested in.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Beck started his own internet network to help combat liberal lies.

He puts out multiple books each year, he has started American Dream labs, he is working on a HUGE project in Utah called Man in the Moon, he is building his own radio network.

He is working like a dog. Sacrificing time with his family to try and help save the Republic.

What have YOU done?


15 posted on 06/18/2013 12:46:45 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: maggief
Lee continued to say that he has “no evidence” that Roberts was being blackmailed, but said that doesn’t mean Roberts wasn’t under any kind of “direct pressure."

This is the bombshell?

This is what was supposed to bring down the power structure of both parties?

Really?

16 posted on 06/18/2013 12:47:20 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Alex in chains

No, it’s not his bombshell.

The day he talked of the bombshell he had TWO separate stories he was working on.

The first was the fact that 70 Republicans are revolting against John Boehner against Amnesty. Losing their chairmanships and possibly their seats.. sacrificing their political lives in order to come out against something they believe violates every American principal.

His “earthshattering” news appears to have been put on hold. He had a whistleblower.. who the Senate is working with.. who has some huge news to report.

This Whistleblower says they WILL be killed by coming out with this information they have. So they are being VERY careful about how they come out. And they may have even backed out.

Beck may have spoken too soon on the Whistleblower part.. but rest assured.. he and the Senate are working on it.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 12:47:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: maggief; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; Velveeta; aragorn; ...
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Was Justice Roberts Intimidated Into Voting for ‘ObamaCare’? Senator Mike Lee Presents the Evidence

Check out article and # 9 .

Thanks, Maggie.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 12:48:59 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: ConservativeMan55
That's why I can't stand Glenn Beck. If he had the goods, he should've just gotten it out there. Instead, ratings hound that he is he says "I've got something really big...in 24 hours".

OF COURSE anything "really big" will get compromised in that waiting period.

And the HOR reps standing up to Boehner, maybe? They probably want to get re-elected. It would only have take something like 17 of them to oust him to begin with.

19 posted on 06/18/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by grania
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To: ConservativeMan55

meanwhile, the NSA, has Beck’s phone, hot-wired to HQ...come to think of it, maybe NSA, has Obama’s phone hot-wired to HQ as well.....could it be that certain folks have the goods on the WH, and a little blackmail is happening.....


20 posted on 06/18/2013 12:49:31 PM PDT by B212
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To: maggief

The answer is, we don’t know.

And that is one of them most troubling things about this. We cannot trust our government officials, when all this data is collected and we don’t know if someone is getting blackmailed or not.

As I have said a number of times, this is corrosive...

We should avoid this situation as totally as we can.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: grania

I can’t criticize because I don’t know what he had working behind the scenes.

While I understand your “get it out there” mentality.. as someone who has worked in the media.. you have to understand these things don’t always just come together in an instant.

Did he jump the gun talking about the whistle blower? Perhaps. But that doesn’t damage his cred in my eyes one tiny bit.

This whistleblower could be killed and their family could be killed. They are being VERY careful about how they approach this I am sure.

He’s doing more than any of the keyboard commandos here on FR that’s for sure!


22 posted on 06/18/2013 12:51:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thank you.

I’m just about tired of the negativity, too.

When a person is negative then they’re not paddling with me, and that means they’re dead weight and against me.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 12:51:47 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: LucyT; All

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/07/01/the-supreme-courts-john-roberts-changed-his-obamacare-vote-in-may/

7/01/2012

The Inside Story on How Roberts Changed His Supreme Court Vote on Obamacare


24 posted on 06/18/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Well, WHO blackmailed Roberts and Alito and Kennedy to vote against the AZ Voter ID bill? So now a STATE is not allowed to demand proof that its voters be CITIZENS??? Ridiculous. If upheld, this republic is finished.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConservativeMan55

Post 23 should have gone to you.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I guess it COULD wait for the drama queen.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Ah gotcha!

I was confused there for a second lol!

But yeah I completely understand.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: whitedog57

???


29 posted on 06/18/2013 12:55:49 PM PDT by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016)
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To: ConservativeMan55
You're absolutely right about the negativity ... I posted a rant the other day about those who say things like "were screwed" and "there is nothing we can do" and stuff that suggests that we should not even try to fix / save our country.

Quite frankly the doomsayers are PISSING ME OFF. Thank G-D that our founding father had more backbone. Otherwise we would still be under British rule

30 posted on 06/18/2013 12:56:17 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Alex in chains

Well, obviously SOMETHING odd was behind the Roberts decision. POTUS was strangely super confident, and the Roberts’ opinion was the most convoluted I have ever read. Like nearly everyone else in this nation who managed to matriculate the eighth grade, I was stunned by the sheer Alice-in-Wonderland quality of Roberts’ statement. Something weird happened; I wonder if we’ll ever know WHAT?


31 posted on 06/18/2013 12:57:33 PM PDT by July4
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To: Responsibility2nd

it’s sad to say, but beck is losing his credibility.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016)
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To: clamper1797

You got it.

The people that say America is already pissed away.. are enabling those who are trying to flush the toilet.

It would be like me getting mugged.. and in the middle of the mugging someone, such as Beck jumping in to help and maybe getting the tar beaten out of him..

and a bystander, DOING NOTHING, stands idly by and criticizes Beck for trying to help me while I’m being mugged.

America is being mugged! People need to stand up and WAKE UP!


33 posted on 06/18/2013 12:59:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
He had a whistleblower.. who the Senate is working with...

Why would the whistle-blower go to the Senate which is democrat controlled? Why wouldn't he go to the House instead? At least he would get a hearing in the House.

34 posted on 06/18/2013 12:59:20 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45

He didn’t go to the “Senate” per se.

He went to Ted Cruz.


35 posted on 06/18/2013 12:59:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55; Uncle Miltie; Responsibility2nd
Thanks for your negativity. You and others are really helping us pull America out of the dire situation she is in...Thanks for your negativity. And all you’re doing to help screw the Republic by demeaning someone actually doing something... I hope you can sleep at night...

Dude. Ask your doctor if a hysterectomy is right for you. My goodness! You're whinier and more histrionic than Beck himself. I can almost see the anxiety sweatdrops and salty tears falling all over your keyboard...

36 posted on 06/18/2013 1:00:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Just like a liberal.. you demean my attitude rather than address the actual problem.

Juan Williams is that you?


37 posted on 06/18/2013 1:01:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Actually I would have said your distractor was acting like an idiot ... but I don’t thing that person is acting. And it actually could be Alan Colmes or any other imbecile liberal pretending to be a conservative


38 posted on 06/18/2013 1:04:43 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: maggief
Was Justice Roberts Intimidated Into Voting for ‘ObamaCare’? Senator Mike Lee Presents the Evidence

Without solid evidence, this is nothing more than what was stated on this forum minutes after the 0bamascare ruling was released. It is good that a Senator is talking about it, but will there be a follow-up, or will Lee be 'SILENCED'?

39 posted on 06/18/2013 1:05:10 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: clamper1797

Thank you. We have many moles here on FR trying to gum up the works.


40 posted on 06/18/2013 1:05:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Unfortunately ... Yes we do ... that poster will be back shortly to try to defend themselves. But it’s too late ... they have already shown their true colors ... either liberal red or yellow faux coservative


41 posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:03 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: ConservativeMan55
While I understand your “get it out there” mentality.. as someone who has worked in the media.. you have to understand these things don’t always just come together in an instant.

In that case one should refrain from going on a nationally syndicated radio program and announcing that one has earth shttering news that will divide the country and change all our lives until one has seen that things have come together. To do otherwise is to open oneself to the charges that are justly being laid at Beck's feet. He does this all the time. It's his modus operandi and it's very tiresome.

I don't think Beck will ever, ever report the story he was hyping last week because it was just hype. He needed a ratings bump and he got it. Good for him.

42 posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:06 PM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
He went to Ted Cruz.

Same question still applies; Why the Senate? No hearings means no publicity.

Makes no sense.

43 posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:33 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: maggief

I’m actually pretty surprised Sen Lee is saying this without some proof. Of course many of us here and elsewhere thought this also at the time.


44 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:06 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: ConservativeMan55

>> Just like a liberal..

Oh, I’m a liberal because I put up with neither Glenn Beck’s bs or your calling out good FReepers for expressing a reasonable opinion that I happen to agree with? ROFL.

>> you demean my attitude rather than address the actual problem.

Your attitude IS the problem, pal. The idea that we must either swallow Beck’s crap unfiltered or meet with your wrath is unacceptable, and I’m not accepting it.

>> Juan Williams is that you?

Richard Simmons, is that you?


45 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: July4

If that is the case, then Beck’s announcement should have been titled, “I smell a rat,” not “In 24 hours I am releasing a story that will destroy the power structures of both parties.”


46 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:23 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: JohnG45

I can’t answer that question because I’m not the whistle blower. I just listened to Beck’s program and this is what he said.

Ted Cruz may be one of the last ones left that is trustworthy.


47 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Nervous Tick

 

"I have Earth Shattering News that will change the lives of every Man, Woman and Child in the whold wide world. And Stay Tuned. I'll be releasing that news in just 24 hours."

~~ Chicken Little

48 posted on 06/18/2013 1:11:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Nervous Tick

There is no BS from Glenn. I’m calling out Freepers for negativity. Which you BROUGHT to this thread.

I am merely calling you out for being part of the problem.

Glenn has done more in the last 10 minutes for freedom and America than you will do your entire life.


49 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: maggief

Isn’t it a federal crime to intimidate a Justice of the SCotUS?

IT ought to be..


50 posted on 06/18/2013 1:13:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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