Obama Warns Supremes: Don't Overturn Healthcare Reform

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., May 4, 2012.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Is this even legal? Maybe someone who knows the law better than me could fill me in on this one, but i wouldnt have thought that it is legal for someone involved in a trial to try to contact the judge, and influence them when they are in the process of making a decision on a case.


    The Obama administration warned the Supreme Court this week via papers filed with the Court that if Obamacare is struck down, there will be an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare. Medicare was not discussed during the Supreme Court arguments, since it was not a Constitutional issue. This is a practical argument, not a legal one; it’s the Obama administration applying pressure to the Supremes.

    But that’s what the Obama administration does – they focus on the politics of the situation rather than on the legalities. If they can’t win on the law, they figure, they’ll push the Court to act via “empathy,” President Obama’s favorite legal standard. And if they lose, they’ll blame the Court for destroying Medicare.

    It’s a win-win for the Obama administration: if the Court strikes down Obamacare, Obama will blame the Court for harming Medicare. If the Court upholds Obamacare to prevent an “extraordinary disruption” in Medicare, Obama gets what he wants.

    The simple fact is that the “disruption in Medicare” argument could have been made during oral arguments (particularly the section on severability). It wasn’t. Instead, the Obama administration waits until now to “quietly” inform the Supremes, according to the Associated Press. This is politics, pure and simple.

  2. 377OHMS


    It is a constitution violating attempt to manipulate the outcome and also a setup for assigning blame. This regime may be voted out in November and they give every indication of being painfully aware of that possibility.

    I've scoffed at the suggestion by others that Obama might delay the election or otherwise do something dictatorial to stay on power but now I'm becoming genuinely concerned about it. This guy is a monster.
  3. wjk


    Read these books by Mark Levin. It's all there.

    "Liberty and Tyranny"