Page 7 of 12 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 118

Thread: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

  1. #61
    Sage
    AdamT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,773

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I'm curious to know what the President plans to do to the SC if it strikes down the Bill.
    What do you think he's going to do to them?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

    -- Adam Smith

  2. #62
    Guru

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    In a Blue State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,732

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What do you think he's going to do to them?
    Scold them...tell them they are bad people. He did it before.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

  3. #63
    Sage
    AdamT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,773

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Scold them...tell them they are bad people. He did it before.
    Devastating.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

    -- Adam Smith

  4. #64
    Guru

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    In a Blue State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,732

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Devastating.
    It would make me tear up and get all blubbery inside.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

  5. #65
    Professor
    Billy the Kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last Seen
    05-28-13 @ 02:29 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,449

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I'm curious to know what the President plans to do to the SC if it strikes down the Bill.
    What can he do? He'll have to accept their ruling is my guess. Maybe some of the legel eagles on the board can tell you if he has any recourse.

    I think his current comments about the SCOTUS, is setting the stage for him to rant on their failure, if the Supremes give his HC bill the smack down. Then he'll use that during his re-election campaign. All JMO.
    Last edited by Billy the Kid; 04-04-12 at 10:04 AM.

  6. #66
    Sage
    AdamT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,773

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    What can he do? He'll have to accept their ruling is my guess. Maybe some of the legel eagles on the board can tell you if he has any recourse.

    I think his current comments about the SCOTUS, is setting the stage for him to rant on their failure, if the Supremes give his HC bill the smack down. Then he'll use that during his re-election campaign. All JMO.
    I think that's exactly right. There is nothing he can do if they strike it down. Well, technically he could file a motion for rehearing, but the chances of success there are slim and none.

    So his statement did the following:

    1. Established that he thinks he will prevail (duh); and

    2. Attempted to innoculate himself in case he doesn't prevail, by casting the Court as the bad guy and by turning a bog-standard conservative argument to his side.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

    -- Adam Smith

  7. #67
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Prague, Czech Rep.
    Last Seen
    10-10-12 @ 02:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    1,880

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I think that's exactly right. There is nothing he can do if they strike it down. Well, technically he could file a motion for rehearing, but the chances of success there are slim and none.

    So his statement did the following:

    1. Established that he thinks he will prevail (duh); and

    2. Attempted to innoculate himself in case he doesn't prevail, by casting the Court as the bad guy and by turning a bog-standard conservative argument to his side.
    A rehearing in SCOTUS?! Seriously?

  8. #68
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    04-15-12 @ 10:25 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,964

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Erm, you know that they aren't elected officials, right?

    The hypocrisy in this thread is absolutely astonishing. For how many decades have conservatives been whining about unelected judges trying to legislate from the bench?
    What was Obama's purpose by reminding us the USSC justices are "unelected officials"?

  9. #69
    Sage
    AdamT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 04:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,773

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    A rehearing in SCOTUS?! Seriously?
    Yep, it's possible. But -- ice cube's chance in hell of having the request granted, and even worse of getting the Supremes to change their minds.

    Rule 44. Rehearing | Supreme Court Rules | LII / Legal Information Institute
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

    -- Adam Smith

  10. #70
    Sage
    mike2810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    arizona
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    15,008

    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I think that's exactly right. There is nothing he can do if they strike it down. Well, technically he could file a motion for rehearing, but the chances of success there are slim and none.

    So his statement did the following:

    1. Established that he thinks he will prevail (duh); and

    2. Attempted to innoculate himself in case he doesn't prevail, by casting the Court as the bad guy and by turning a bog-standard conservative argument to his side.
    3. Playing politics with an issue (especially during an election year) (others have done this)
    "I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"

Page 7 of 12 FirstFirst ... 56789 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •