This has echoes of Obama’s infamous lecture to The Justices during his State of The Union address in 2010. Clearly, he has a runaway ego. If Americans hand this arrogant man the reins for four more years it will be an historic and regrettable mistake. Obama’s megalomaniacal temperament almost guarantees that if reelected he will leverage his lame duck status and try to elbow aside the separation of powers and other safeguards in our Constitution that limit the ability of one branch of government to usurp the power of another. In fact, by interjecting himself into a matter already before the Court, he has just given us a sneak preview of the ugly things to come.
Yahoo News, 4/2/2012
"I'm confident this will be upheld because it should be upheld," the president said Monday afternoon at a White House press conference that included Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who are attending the North American Leaders' Summit. The president said overturning the law would be "an unprecedented and extraordinary step" and compared the court's rejection of the law to "judicial activism."
...The president stressed that the judges are "unelected" and noted that the law was passed by a democratically elected Congress.
Monday's comments were the first public warning the president has issued since the justices heard oral arguments last week on the constitutionality of the law, which includes an individual health care mandate.
It remains to be seen how the justices will rule on the matter. On Friday, the court began deliberations, which could last through June. The ruling could significantly impact the president's re-election strategy.
Did you catch that?
Obama "issued stern language"?
He voiced a "public warning" to the Supreme Court?
I don't care what political party you belong to.
This kind of behavior isn't American.
It's something worthy of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela or Fidel Castro in Cuba. This man must be removed from office in November. Otherwise, this country is done.
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