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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    What was Obama's purpose by reminding us the USSC justices are "unelected officials"?
    The purpose is to highlight the fact that we have a representative democracy where laws should not be overturned by the courts if at all possible.
    "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."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    3. Playing politics with an issue (especially during an election year) (others have done this)
    Right -- that's the point of No. 2.
    "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."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    What was Obama's purpose by reminding us the USSC justices are "unelected officials"?
    He wanted to preempt the political activism of those unelected hacks housed in the shed behind the Capital.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The purpose is to highlight the fact that we have a representative democracy where laws should not be overturned by the courts if at all possible.
    and that is why Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth. States passed (illegal immigration) laws that he doesn't like, DOJ goes after them. Yet the laws were passed by elected representatives of the people.

    It is pretty condensending for our President to come out with his statement before the decision on health care.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Neal N. Bloeme View Post
    What was Obama's purpose by reminding us the USSC justices are "unelected officials"?
    I know, I know . . . . to give Romney a great sound bite during the campaign. Romney, if he's smart, will use these comments to beat President Obama like a rented mule.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    and that is why Obama talks out of both sides of his mouth. States passed (illegal immigration) laws that he doesn't like, DOJ goes after them. Yet the laws were passed by elected representatives of the people.

    It is pretty condensending for our President to come out with his statement before the decision on health care.
    Bad comparison. The argument against the state law is that it's preempted by federal law. Both laws were passed by elected representatives. Only the federal laws were passed by national representatives.
    "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."

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

    Hey, did y'all hear Obama's latest comment?

    "We liberals stand for causes that are too important to allow unelected judges to force their own biases on an unwilling nation."
    What do you think about that?!













    Now what do you think when I tell you that it was actually Mitt Romney who said it -- except of course using "conservatives" in place of "liberals"?
    "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."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You know that's pretty easily flipped around, right?
    Not only that, but I don't think anybody's arguing that the SCOTUS is infallible. They've reversed course on earlier decisions multiple times over the last several decades. It happens. The GOP (and much of the country) happen to think the correct decision here is to strike down the mandate. They also happen to think the ruling in Roe V. Wade should be re-addressed. It isn't exactly ground breaking.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Hey, did y'all hear Obama's latest comment?

    "We liberals stand for causes that are too important to allow unelected judges to force their own biases on an unwilling nation."
    What do you think about that?!















    Now what do you think when I tell you that it was actually Mitt Romney who said it -- except of course using "conservatives" in place of "liberals"?
    I would wonder how exactly you think it pertains to this case, especially the "unwilling nation" part.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    It would make me tear up and get all blubbery inside.
    It would send tingles down my legs.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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