Skip to comments.Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress
Posted on 06/29/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT by Alissa
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that the court has ended a session that featured him casting the decisive vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
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He knows he f’d up, big time.
Let’s send him to the Bikini atolls and let him hide there.
In the mean time we can start up testing atomic bombs there again.
You can run, but you can’t hide, a$$wipe.
we might as well replace you with a coin toss
Presumably the contraceptive cost will be covered by ObamaCare.
I don’t see it that way.
Obama had set things up so that his ‘supporters’ got waivers.
With Roberts stipulating that it WAS A TAX, these waivers are not valid.
Obama is being hoisted by his own petard, and yet most seem to think Roberts should be hanged.
Misinformed public, is all I can say.
Impregnable?....well he sure screwed America............
“With Roberts stipulating that it WAS A TAX, these waivers are not valid.”
Oh yeah, cuz Obama and Pelosi always follow the law. Naive much?
Those waivers are going nowhere. Surprised Roberts didn’t add that to the bill too.
Definite expression of guilt on Roberts’ part. It’s like he knew he did wrong . . .
Yeah, threats to liberty are big jokes John
The only joke I see is you, and your four liberal pals, none of whom could even read The Constitution, let alone appreciate it.
Don’t get me started on this guy, I am sooo ticked off I might say something I regret.
He’s done immeasurable damage to the slaves. Now off to his rich, privileged life.
Please read today’s WSJ lead editorial.
Misinformed public, is all I can say.
Er, what if Roberts voted to declare the whole thing unconstitutional like Kennedy et. al.?
Would we not be in a better position today?
Who is misinformed?
That makes two of us!
Oh how cute of Roberts.
Roberts is the darling of the lefties now. Just watch his beaming face as he listens to Obama’s State of the Union as his second term gets underway.
We wouldn't even be dealing with this socialized medicine nonsense if we had elected enough congressmen and senators to stop this bill in its tracks.
We do still have the opportunity to overturn this monstrosity this November by throwing Obama out of office, ensuring that we maintain conservative control of the House and send at least 51 like-minded senators to the Senate.
We should not rely upon the SCUS to do our dirty work for us. Time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done ourselves this November. (I'd like to think this might have been the message Roberts was trying to send.)
With Rinos and Constitutional reimaginers I figured we need at least a 6 to 3 edge, but it would probably be safer with a 7 to 2 majority.
Reading a CNN article on the same conversation, I got the impression that Roberts could careless about anyone’s rights, and that instead he simply issued this lawless and insanely convoluted edict so that he would APPEAR bipartisan.
Of course the fact that he then rushes off to a Mediterranean island resort only underscores his elite Washington apathy to our rights & constitution which he just stamped out with his jackboot.
I for one cannot help but admit to the hope that he never returns.
The silver lining you see is simply the border separating real conservatives from republicans.
We conservatives have been had. We lose credibility everytime we stand behind someone with our support declaring them to be conservative and they end up being a BIG government liberal and that loss is much bigger than if we had named him the RINO he really is but said we'd give him a chance.
You also seem to forget Robert's on Arizona a few days ago.
You still insist he is on our side?
We were worried about where Kennedy would stand and it was one of "our own" that gave it to Obama. Geez!
“With Rinos and Constitutional reimaginers I figured we need at least a 6 to 3 edge, but it would probably be safer with a 7 to 2 majority.”
The corruption of power in Washington combined the a selection process & judgement that favor the same power makes it extremely unlikely that we could ever get or maintain a court respectful of anything but the self-indulgent powers of Washington D.C.
“We should not rely upon the SCUS to do our dirty work for us.”
OMG. That is probably one of the most retarded things I’ve seen posted. I don’t give a rat’s ass what was sent to SCOTUS. If it’s unconstitutional IT’S THEIR JOB to overturn it. And this was 100% unconstitutional.
Wouldn’t want to sully, the precious jurists by HAVING THEM DO THEIR JOBS now would we?
He was, as it were, stuned with a beeber, Fur Shur.
Oh wait, a new acronym...
I agree but shame on us for letting it pass in the first place. Citizens have a duty to protect the Constitution as well and in that respect, we also failed in our duty.
In November, we shall have an opportunity to redeem ourselves.
He’ll go down as another sorry-ass justice.
I have no respect for the man. He has no clue of the law.
So does the SC and the elected Congress.
I don’t think you actually do. You are worried about SCOTUS being forced to actually do their jobs.
And the 48% that pay the taxes did vote. They were out numbered by the 52%. Roberts just told us that if you don’t have the numbers well screw you. Who cares what the constitution actually says.
Slavery is unconstitutional. By yours and Roberts logic, congress could implement slavery for blacks again and because they only make up 13% of the population it is conceivable they would never be able to get the numbers in congress to undo it because they are a minority.
SCOTUS is there to rule whether laws are constitutional or unconstitutional according to the constitution. Dirty work my a$$. They get paid with benefits pretty well to do this dirty work, otherwise known as. their jobs.
Agreed. But it starts with us. We are the ones that put them in those positions.
“Besides, it is a liberal argument to expect the government to protect us from ourselves.”
OMG. Are you freakin’ kidding me? Just what exactly do you think the job of the SCOTUS is?
Why do we even have a SCOTUS? Checks and balance maybe?
You are the one with the liberal argument.
I bet you secretly love Obamacare or are John Roberts himself posting here. I can’t otherwise understand such stupid comments.
It's time for us to roll up our sleeves and do the job ourselves. We aren't going to accomplish anything by being keyboard commandos. We are going to have to get in the trenches this election cycle and fight for our very survival. The elections this November will pretty much determine if our Republic will survive or not.
Yep. Rabid Robbie is a regular folk hero now. They will be writing snappy little tunes about his snarky little ass before long.
“We are the ones that put them in those positions.”
What kind of pure, hermetically sealed place do you live where things and people don’t change or lie?
How may politicians have campaigned saying one thing and do a completely different thing?
As long as the public keeps falling for Tax the rich etc etc and the government should provide etc etc and the MSM and schools keep the boobs in line the future is a looming disaster
This bill was just a symptom not a cause
“Yeah, threats to liberty are big jokes John. The only joke I see is you, and your four liberal pals, none of whom could even read The Constitution, let alone appreciate it.”
I semi-seriously predict we’re going to see Boot-Licker Roberts on SNL before November.
If Holder doesn’t precede him.
Misinformed public, is all I can say.
All I can say is please try to understand government power. The Statists are gaining more power. They are not looking to work within the bounds of law or fairness. They lust after pure power.
Tell me, how exactly will the waivers go away?
Tell me the time frame that they will go away.
Do you realize that each month this monstrosity stands that the sadistic bureaucrats are cranking out more and more regulations. They are building an insidious web to snare us all.
They know how to weave benefits to enough "classes" of people in such a way that they will scream bloody H*ll if they are cut.
No, far from having Obama hoisted on his ow petard, the evil Roberts has guranteed the cancer of State control to accelerate.
I don't Roberts hanged. I want him to spend a long life and have him realize the utter evil he has unleashed on the American people. I want him to die as an old, humiliated, scorned and ridiculed POS that he has shown himself clearly to be.
When you murder what was left of the Constitution (and probably millions of Americans, through rationed care), that is where you should head.
The thing about ‘impregnable’ fortresses is that wherever you go, there you are.
“All the finger-pointing and hate directed towards SCOTUS is wasted energy and won’t change a thing.”
No you want to point the finger at us (the victims of a clearly unconstitutional bill) and be an apologist for Roberts.
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