Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Obama Abuses the Supremes

Several years ago, Mr. Obama stood at a podium when he reported to Congress and the American people, and wagged a rhetorical finger at the Justices sitting below him to the side, and made it clear he did not approve of their ruling on a case involving political action committees.  The justices sitting on their hands could do nothing for they are not political and Obama was being very political.

More recently, Obama has made it clear to the Supreme Court that he would like to
"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."
We are not commenting on Republicans Mr. Obama, we are commenting on what you have done, not what some hypothetical past congress did in your revised memory.  What we are talking about is your proposed healthcare (one which few members of congress read, which some of your own party told us we had to approve to find out what was in it) that was supported by one Republican with some Democrats crossing the aisle in opposition.  THAT Mr. Obama is a clear indication that it was not supported or approved by a majority and because you will raise the issue of a majority - a vast majority of Americans do not want your healthcare system.  They want it erased.

The Supreme Court is about to render parts of the plan unconstitutional.  You strike back that it was duly constitued and approved.  So was Plessy versus Ferguson.  So were the laws that enslaved.  So were many laws we now find repulsive and unconstitutional Mr. Obama.  Using your poor logic, those duly constituted and approved laws (separate but equal and enslaved) should be left alone.  The fact you think the law is constitutional doesn't mean anything except your opinion really does not matter on these issues.  What is clear is your opinion of yourself and the Imperial Presidency.

In the first months of his administration in early 2009, he stacked the Executive Office of the President with "Czars" who were not approved by the Senate, but were responsible to congress for the departments they oversaw.  This effort was, with very little question by reasonable people, an end-run around the requirement for Senatorial Advice and Consent.

It would seem you have little respect for the Constitution you swore to uphold Mr. Obama.

Just sayin'


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