On 'separation of powers:' "Such a separation limits the possibility of arbitrary excesses by government." Does that include the temporary head of one branch (Obama) repeatedly going on worldwide tv berating and "warning" members of another branch?
""a duly constituted and passed law," said Obama." Mark Levin wondered what Obama meant by 'constituted.'
- 4/3/12, CNN Obama: Health care law is constitutional
- 4/2/12, Financial Times* Obama delivers warning over healthcare law
- 4/2/12, Los Angeles Times Obama: Overturning healthcare law would be 'extraordinary step'
At his Jan. 27, 2010 State of the Union address Obama angrily scolded Supreme Court Justices-guests and equals- for what he incorrectly described (at :46 below) as their decision on campaign financing. The justices were captive, had nowhere to go, had to sit like dunces as the crowd jumped to its feet and applauded Obama for his angry outburst. Aside from that, Obama lied about their decision, saying it would open flood gates for 'secret donors.' George Soros and others have given secret millions for years. Democracy Alliance (2006 story below) demands anonymity for the millions it donates as do countless soft money groups that grew after the 2002 campaign finance law. Now that Soros' long nurtured guy is in the White House, it seems he prefers his donations to be undisclosed.
The 'flood gates' were already wide open. Soros admits he spent $26.5 million to defeat George Bush in the 2004 election but he wasn't forced to admit that. His donations didn't have to be revealed by soft money groups to which he donated.
"They were ready to kiss me, Soros quipped," of democrats standing on the deck of Soros' Southampton home in 2002 after he pledged another $10 million. ""Like a lot of elite groups, we fly beneath the radar," said a Democracy Alliance donor (2006).
4/2/12, "Rep. Clyburn says Obama should campaign against Supreme Court if Obamacare fails," Examiner, Joe Newby
"While appearing on Monday's edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said President Obama should campaign against the Supreme Court if his signature health care law is overturned.
“In terms of the Congress, I believe that it would be off-base for us to do that, but for the president, I don’t think it is,” Clyburn said.
“I think the president ought to take a look at what happened in years before — we’ve seen presidents run against Congress and we’ve seen presidents run against the Supreme Court. Franklin Roosevelt did it to the Supreme Court; [Harry] Truman did it to the Congress," he added....
Hot Air's Tina Korbe wrote:
It’s true that a president can – and, in the case of FDR, did – campaign against the Supreme Court, but it truly would be a dumb decision to revive the issue of Obamacare when the American people are so solidly against the fourth entitlement program. It would merely call to mind that Obama — a legal scholar — forced through a massive health care overhaul that couldn’t pass constitutional muster. That’s a failure the president would surely prefer the American people to forget.
But the President appears to be taking Clyburn's advise to paint the Court as a conservative, activist institution."...via Council of Conservative Citizens