Nice to Have an Imperial President

…who oozes respect for the other branches of the government.

Obama Takes Aim at Supreme Court, Calls Them ‘Unelected Group of People’

…Obama remains ‘confident’ that the law will be upheld and felt he had to remind ‘conservative commentators’ that for four years they complained of ‘judicial activism’ and that an ‘unelected group of people’ would overturn a ‘duly constituted and passed law’, a scenario he compared his healthcare fight to.

Ah, separation of powers. What a quaint, droll concept.

13 Responses to “Nice to Have an Imperial President”

  1. Skyler says:

    As I recall, when he was in the Senate he said the same thing about the court. He said that Congress should act regardless of what the courts said.

  2. gregor says:

    Barry, you ignorant slut…
    you’re talking out of your ass again to stir up things. technically, it was not a ‘duly constituted and passed law’.
    the ignorance and arrogance is beyond even making amusing comments any more.

  3. JeffS says:

    Obama — supposedly a “constitutional scholar”, following from his law degree — ignores the fact that the conservative commentators have not been happy with judicial activism regardless of the source, and where it weakens the Constitution and empowers the bureaucracy. But he’s really good at cherry picking facts.

    All of this is pre-decision spin, aimed at the possibility that Obamacare will be overturned by SCOTUS. Since Obama lacks a Plan “B” for Obamacare, I imagine that he’s planning to stir up mass protests, such as what we saw with OccupyWallStreet, or with Al Sharpton’s recent race baiting in Florida.

    Both of which are turning out to be a massive fizzle. So, best of luck with your demagoguery, President Zero. Better send a note to Kragan to cover her ears.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    Given the way Obama and his worshipers are squawking I’d guess Obamacare is getting the axe with a better than 5-4 decision.

  5. Yojimbo says:

    Can’t be more than 6-3 as Kagan, Sotomayor and Ginsberg will all vote it in.

    I wish they had overturned more laws like the Campaign Finance Reform bill. To hear him talk, the SCOTUS might just as well relgate itself to matters of original jurisdiction like treaties and contracts between the states. Have fun with those.

  6. aelfheld says:

    The quality of Harvard-trained lawyers never ceases to astound me.

  7. JeffS says:

    Hell, aelfheld, these days, the quality of any college trained lawyers is astounding. A lot of the good ones seem to be hiding in shame.

  8. Jim - PRS says:

    The man is a fool — an evil fool, which is the worst kind. To say that it is “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn a law (all of which are passed by a majority in both houses) suggests to me that the jerk ought to give up his license to practice. Oh, wait!

  9. Greg Newson says:

    It’s going to 5 to 4 with the bill being upheld.Kennedy is going to vote with Breyer,Ginsburg
    Kalan and Sotomeyer to uphold the law.
    I have no respect or faith of the Supreme court.They ruled that a person being found not guilty is not constitutionally innocent of a crime;and ‘that verdict’ can be used to increase one’s sentence on further criminal convictions.Yes,they ruled that a few years back.
    It’s amateur hour in the real world now.

  10. currently says:

    Here’s another concept:

    To begin, let’s separate this country’s President from the Democratic Party in Nov.

    Then we can fight the new Replublican President and try to keep him in line.

    The battle never ends.

  11. Fausta says:

    Adding insult to injury, he did it during a press conference with Calderon and Harper, who were at the White House to discuss the TPP.
    No, TPP is not toilet paper, even O may use it as such

  12. Ave says:

    If SCOTUS overturns the individual purchase mandate and keeps coverage for pre-existing conditions, we will ALL be kissing “affordable” health insurance bye-bye, except of course members of Congress.

  13. Ebola says:

    Nothing to do but wait and see. All the bitching in the world doesn’t change the mind of unelected officials. Ironically I wouldn’t change SCOTUS to being an elected position had I the power to begin with.

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