Monday, March 12, 2012
White House Works to Shape Debate Over Health LawStripping out the weasel words, the Executive Branch is "coordinating" with outside groups to orchestrate demonstrators to intimidate the Judicial Branch as it decides a major case. So much for separation of powers! So much for speech rights being limited to human beings. So much for the most famous case in American law: Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 177 (1803) ("It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.").
The White House has begun an aggressive campaign to use approaching Supreme Court arguments on the new health care law as a moment to build support for the measure seen as President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, hoping to shape public opinion on an issue at the center of the battle for the White House and Congress.
On Wednesday, White House officials summoned dozens of leaders of nonprofit organizations that strongly back the health law to help them coordinate plans for a prayer vigil, press conferences and other events outside the court when justices hear arguments for three days beginning March 26.
And you thought the President was a Constitutional law scholar. Wrong--he's a Chicago ward heeler promoted beyond his level of competence.
(via reader Doug J.)
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Roy: Unfortunately "beyond his level of competence" may turn out a question not of evaluation, but of what dimension gets evaluated. What if SCOTUS rules his direction?
I wonder if perhaps his efforts might trigger the opposite response in the Supremes...if they are affected in any way at all.
To be honest, I don't think the effort is to influence the Supremes - I think it's all for print coverage. You know..."Look at how strong the support for Obamacare is" on all the front pages.
>>> Wrong--he's a Chicago ward heeler promoted light years beyond his level of competence.
You left out a couple words. I fixed it fer ya... ;oP
I'm with sue, the libtard idiots get to claim "we tried, but the courts reversed us!"
This is the usual clarion call of the incompetent, to blame someone else for anything that's not properly done in the first place.
What an incredibly petty, juvenile move -- just what a community organizer would do. Too bad Rev. Wright and Father Pfleger can't be there.
The case is about judicially enforced limits on federal power.
How is Obama going to help his case by trying to intimidate the Justices?
Wonder if anybody in the WH questioned this idea.
>>> Wonder if anybody in the WH questioned this idea.
The Obama WH, where the REAL dittoheads live? Nawwww...
That's because only bludgeons should be used as bludgeons in politics.
>>> That's because only bludgeons should be used as bludgeons in politics.
So liberal "witicisms" are ok for that use?
Along with liberal "solutions", liberal "compassion", liberal "reasoning"...?
Are you surprised at the tone of the oral arguments?