With All Due Respect Mr. President . . .

02 Apr

. . . how stupid do you think we are?

Obama takes a shot at Supreme Court over healthcare | Reuters.

There are three coequal branches of Government. The role of the Supreme Court is to do exactly what they are contemplating now. Just because Congress passes a law and you signed it DOES NOT MAKE IT CONSTITUTIONAL!

You said that the law passed with a strong majority in Congress. This is a lie. It barely squeaked by in the House and you had to resort to legislative tricks to get it passed in a form that Democrats in both houses could stomach. Need I remind you that not one single Republican voted for the bill and poll after poll has shown continued majority support for repeal of this monstrosity.

You claim that it would be unprecedented for SCOTUS to overturn a law passed by a popularly elected legislature. This is utter hogwash. SCOTUS has done exactly that since their inception, it is one of their primary functions. You of all people should know this since you supposedly taught constitutional law at Chicago Law.

In short Sir, your little shot across the bow today appears to be an attempt to intimidate the conservative justices of the Supreme Court and smacks of Chicago thug politics. It is conduct unbecoming of the President of the United States

Mark Levin nails it!


Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Law, Politics


7 responses to “With All Due Respect Mr. President . . .

  1. likewisemike

    April 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Were you complaining when G.W.Bush was destroying our constitution and passes all kinds of laws without senate, congress or the supreme court?

    • rightwingarchitect

      April 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      How in the world can any President pass any law without Congress? I’m not familiar with any law that GWB created and passed all by himself that destroyed the Constitution? If you are going to comment in opposition, at least make an effort to do so intelligently.

      • likewisemike

        April 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        I asked a SIMPLE question and this is your reply.
        Well for starters: Is that simple enough for you?

        Also, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution essentially says that the people have the right to be secure against unreasonable government searches and seizures and that no search warrants shall be issued without probable cause that a crime has been committed. And the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires that warrants for national security wiretaps be authorized by the secret FISA court. The law says that it is a crime for government officials to conduct electronic surveillance outside the exclusive purviews of that law or the criminal wiretap statute. President Bush’s authorization of the monitoring of Americans’ e-mails and phone calls by the National Security Agency (NSA) without even the minimal protection of FISA court warrants is clearly unconstitutional and illegal. Executive searches without judicial review violate the unique checks and balances that the nation’s founders created in the U.S. government and are a considerable threat to American liberty. Furthermore, surveillance of Americans by the NSA, an intelligence service rather than a law enforcement agency, is a regression to the practices of the Vietnam-era, when intelligence agencies were misused to spy on anti-war protesters—another impeachable violation of peoples’ constitutional rights by LBJ and Nixon.

        Plenty of unconstitutional acts in one simple campaign of G.W. Now, I shall go back to my SIMPLE question that I had asked previously. Did you complain when THIS was going on??????

  2. rightwingarchitect

    April 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I won’t allow you to sidetrack me by getting into an argument about the past. Deal with the here and now. The President sounded like a fool today. Defend what he said and own it if you support him. Don’t play this stupid “but Bush did” game with me.

    • likewisemike

      April 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      What a cop-out. I am not supporting what Barack is doing nor did I ever claim to. I’m not some left winger here because I ❤ Obama. I completely agree with you that our constitution needs to be protected and I for one am sick of seeing ANY president get away with it wether it was past or present. I just question your motives, is it that hard to say "YES…I look back now and I am disgraced by what G.W. did."? You made alot of strong statements like calling Barack a "thug" and that his actions are "unbecoming" of a president. G.Dubs whole campaign was "unbecoming" of a US Citizen…let alone a president. When will this country draw the line and recognize errors on both parties. When will we stand up as one and not divided against the unethical practices of politics and say "no…no more".

      • rightwingarchitect

        April 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        Just about every President and Congress since Teddy Roosevelt has damaged the Constitution, some much more than others (Wilson and FDR come to mind). But that is all in the past (it will take generations to fix). Yes, GWB did some things I did not like (TARP for instance) but I refuse to engage in self-flagellation over my support for a man who was head and shoulders above both Gore and Kerry. You can go back and complain about it but it’s just wasted energy. I’ll say it again, deal with the here and now. Yes, Obama is a Chicago thug (that’s the only politics he knows) and yes, trying to intimidate SCOTUS while they deliberate is conduct unbecoming, pure and simple. If you are not supporting Obamacare and Obama’s comments about the case, why are you trying to beat me up over Bush? Me thinks thou doth protest too much.

  3. likewisemike

    April 3, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Touche’. I do not feel as if his comments were “thuggish” and I quote “And I’d just remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” I assume this is what you are referring to? It cant be about how the bill came to vote, that kind of political strong arming has been going on since the dawn of time. He is simply stating fact and you should know by now that it’s…”politics as usual” at this point. I’m not saying I endorse the heathcare bill. This bill is a complete sham, it will cost this country 800 billion dollars over 10 years but I will NOT be voting on a basis of wether or not this bill continues to live on or how it came to be. I simply think there are more pressing issues that threaten this country and its livelyhood.


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