Federal appeals court fires back at Barack Obama for his comments on the Supreme Court
With the chance being quite likely that the Supreme Court will rule parts of Obamacare unconstitutional, and in at attempt to further divide Americans, yesterday Barack Obama stated that if the Supreme Court struck any or all of the healthcare reform law it would represent an “unprecedented” and “extraordinary” overturning of a law which was passed by the Congress.
Apparently Barack Obama feels that if a law is passed by the Congress that it must be deemed constitutional. This shows a fundamental lack of knowledge of the role of the Supreme Court, and honestly, it is an outright lie; just because the Congress passes a law it doesn’t mean said law is constitutional. The law might have been passed through the proper constitutional process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the law itself is constitutional. If Barack Obama was correct there would be no need for the Supreme Court in the first place because the Congress could pass whatever the hell it wanted to and it would go unquestioned.
Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals took Barack Obama to task for his statements and sent him a letter asking him if he really felt as if he was above the courts, giving the Department of Injustice three days to answer. Barack Obama is now backtracking from his statement:
The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it, but it’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the Court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature, our Congress. And so the burden is on those who would overturn a law like this,” Mr. Obama said.
Now, as I said, I expect the Supreme Court actually to recognize that and to abide by well-established precedence out there
With all due respect to Mr. Obama, he said nothing that could be construed to mean what his clarification says; it is obvious that his handlers got to him and told him to dial in his divisive rhetoric on this issue. He said what he said and he meant what he said because he does not feel as if he should ever be questioned, and in fact he had never been questioned before he became president so he is not used to it and he does not know how to deal with the fact that he isn’t always going to be mindlessly followed so he struck out at those who had the audacity to challenge him. And now the courts are striking back at him, he cannot be happy with this turn of events for it strikes right at the heart of his narcissism.