I’m always amused by the left’s inability to pass their radical agenda and the petulance that follows. When will they get that their vision of America is politically unpalatable to the majority of Americans. Conservatives take the brunt of attacks from liberals who blast us for being ”uninformed” and ”out of touch with reality.” Such irony resides in that statement. Now, with the completion of oral arguments and the Obama administration’s utter failure to make the case that the bill is constitutional, it forces the left to preemptively strike the Supreme Court as acting in an “unprecedented” manner if they strike down their signature achievement.
Kerfuffles between the Executive and the Supreme Court are not uncommon, but I would hope, in the modern era, that presidents would have the respect for the most prestigious institution in the country. Yes, the Supreme Court has been wrong in some cases (i.e Roe v. Wade, Plessy V. Ferguson, and Dred Scott v. Sandford), but over time, the Court has matured to reverse such decisions or, in a more constitutional fashion, the legislatures have stepped in to correct such matters.
However, President Obama seems to think that he’s entitled to bash the Court whenever he feels they have made a poor decision. This was exemplified two years ago when the president scolded the Justices in full view of the Congress during his State of the Union following the Citizens United decision. It’s the default response to anything detrimental to the modern liberal agenda. Nevertheless, it doesn’t trivialize the fact that the president’s actions were ignominious and inappropriate.
Real Clear Politics reported yesterday that the President once again slammed the Court by stating they were an “unelected group of people” who will have turn to “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint” concerning their decision about the fate of ObamaCare. The Right Sphere, a conservative blog, aptly asked the question if Obama taught constitutional law at all when he said “I am confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress.” Just because a majority in Congress pass a law doesn’t make it constitutional!
In all, the President has stated that ObamaCare is constitutional because he thinks it’s consitiutional. A very astute point, professor. He and the rest of his left-wing affiliates are preparing a “bash SCOTUS” campaign if the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate. Stay classy, liberals.
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