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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You've cornered the market on Kool Aid. Obama made Law Review on the basis of a writing competition. He became president of the Law Review when he was elected by the other members. He graduated Magna because his grades were in the top 13% of his class. He was given a teaching position at Chicago because of his excellent credentials and because he personally impressed an important professor there when the professor submitted an article to HLR.

    Here's an interesting bit I just ran across where several law professors examined Obama's course materials and exams from Chicago. Akhil Amar is considered one of the brightest constitutional law minds in the country -- a possible future supreme court justice.
    Here's the NY Times on his appointment.

    First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review - Page 2 - New York Times

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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Which won't make it correct no matter how long you do so. Stubbornness isn't a logical argument. Shrug, indeed.
    That's true, it is just my opinion -- and the opposite is just your opinion.
    "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’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's true, it is just my opinion -- and the opposite is just your opinion.
    I didn't claim otherwise.
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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yep, that's what I said. He was elected by other members of the Review.
    "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’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's true, it is just my opinion -- and the opposite is just your opinion.
    So you share BHO's opinion that Obamacare passed with a "strong majority" and that overturning a law passed by Congress would be unprecedented?

    Or do believe he was incorrect in both those assertions?

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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yep, that's what I said. He was elected by other members of the Review.
    Yes, where grades weren't the main criteria but the color of his skin was. He would not have advanced otherwise.

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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, where grades weren't the main criteria but the color of his skin was. He would not have advanced otherwise.
    So you automatically assume that he was elected because he was black, and not because the other members of the law review thought he was the best qualified? Talk about your race cards!

    btw, if the guy who was president after him was white, does it mean he was just elected because he was white?
    "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’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So you automatically assume that he was elected because he was black, and not because the other members of the law review thought he was the best qualified? Talk about your race cards!

    btw, if the guy who was president after him was white, does it mean he was just elected because he was white?
    Yes, Obama was elected Harvard Law Review President because he was Black. He was unqualified then and he is unqualified for the Presidency now.

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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So you automatically assume that he was elected because he was black, and not because the other members of the law review thought he was the best qualified? Talk about your race cards!

    btw, if the guy who was president after him was white, does it mean he was just elected because he was white?
    You should read what they said before you comment.

    First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review - Page 2 - New York Times
    Change in Selection System

    Mr. Obama was elected after a meeting of the review's 80 editors that convened Sunday and lasted until early this morning, a participant said.

    Until the 1970's the editors were picked on the basis of grades, and the president of the Law Review was the student with the highest academic rank. Among these were Elliot L. Richardson, the former Attorney General, and Irwin Griswold, a dean of the Harvard Law School and Solicitor General under Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon.

    That system came under attack in the 1970's and was replaced by a program in which about half the editors are chosen for their grades and the other half are chosen by fellow students after a special writing competition. The new system, disputed when it began, was meant to help insure that minority students became editors of The Law Review.
    It was the HLR who were playing the race card.

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    Re: Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Remarks: Is the President Running Against the Supreme Cou

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Essentially, President Obama is saying it should be upheld because it is popular, not because it is legally/Constitutionally correct.

    Wow. Just... wow!
    He's an assclown who is like FDR. Intimidate the court and bully them into pissing on the constitution.

    Its history repeating itself.

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