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Obamacare is a huge power-grab by the Federal Government — of course it’s going to be looked on skeptically. And, the court should not be swayed by the argument “no supreme court has overturned a president’s signature accomplishment” argument. The law’s constitutionality is unimpacted by whether it’s a “signature accomplishment” or not.
There is only one response that should be made here to what you’ve said (which is actually just a regurgitation of the talking points that have been made by just sooooooo many other democratic/Obama supporters on this issue) is that if this was George W. Bush saying what President Obama has been saying about the SCOTUS, it would have gone viral against Bush not only in the mainstream press but all over the Internet and on just so many blogsites and in liberal venues like Media Matters and the like.
You really haven’t posted anything here with any kind of originality.
“The court” didn’t give us super-PACS–the founding fathers did when they wrote the First Amendment into the Constitution. Perhaps you think they should have carved out an exemption to free speech for those Americans who choose to speak collectively via a corporation, such as a newspaper or a union.
And the court can’t “take away health care reform.” All it can do is tell the president and the Congress that they must respect the Constitution when crafting health care regulations. It can be done. Had the Obama campaign/administration made a sincere effort to work with Republicans on the issue they would have found many solutions that respected the limits on federal power established in the Constitution. Instead they chose to break the law, so now they are in danger of having to start all over. The Obamanauts have no one to blame but themselves for their arrogance.
The Supreme Court did not give us super PACs, the founding fathers did when they wrote the First Amendment. Nor did they give us George W. Bush as president; remember that a very meticulous examination of the ballots by media organizations showed that Bush did in fact receive more votes in Florida.
Obama’s attack on the court last week, like his attack on the court during one of his State of the Union addresses, is indeed outrageous, even if not entirely unprecedented. And dap916 is absolutely correct in pointing out that had George W. Bush made a similar comment he would have been pilloried by those (such as Gary) who now buck and shuffle to cover up and distract from Obama’s revealing gaffe. “Constitutional law professor” my fanny–this guy doesn’t understand the first thing about the Constitution.