2012 politics

President said that justices were “unelected” and “unprecedented”

“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,”

President Obama said on Monday. “Unprecedented?” Obviously, Mr. Obama is mistaken.  Marbury v. Madison, 1803, resolved that the main duty of the Court is to resolve the unresolved and Obamacare is an issue unresolved. Obamacare lack a “strong majority?”, and was not passed by a strong majority. Indeed, the president is falsifying the numbers when we know that the vote in the House was 220-215. Was this an honest mistake by a Constitutional law professor or is the president being disingenuous…? The media picked up very quickly quoting the president words:

The White House and the Obama campaign have been mum on how the president would handle the political fallout of a ruling against his healthcare law. But Obama seemed to be primed for confrontation in his first remarks on the matter this week in which he declared such a move would be “unprecedented” and noted that the justices were “unelected.” . . . “Obama’s comments were all the more surprising considering that he is a former constitutional law professor. Even Laurence Tribe, one of his law professors at Harvard, told the Wall Street Journal that the president misspoke Obama sought Tuesday to clarify the remarks.”

“And [Obama] noted that the justices were “unelected.” Unelected”!? To err is human, but right at this particular issue for such “unprecedented” case, Mr. Obama new well what he was referring to. Does he like to stir the pot or because he was upset that the individual mandate will be thrown to the recycling bin and refuses to accept whatever outcome the Supreme Court might have in the forthcoming days. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body court in the United States and has ultimate discretionary mandate jurisdiction over federal courts and state court cases dealing with social issues of the federal law. In addition, The Supreme Court has primal jurisdiction over unsolved small cases in the country. The Court consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices who are NOMINATED by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  How can they be “unelected”?

(Daryl Cagle’s cartoon)


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