Once again, Obama has taken a swipe at the Supreme Court. The first time was back in his State of the Union Speech of 2010 when he openly scolded the Justices regarding the Citizens United ruling, while they were in front row seats.
This time, Obama threatened them over Obamacare.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama took an opening shot at conservative justices on the Supreme Court on Monday, warning that a rejection of his sweeping healthcare law would be an act of “judicial activism” that Republicans say they abhor.
“Ultimately, I am 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,” Obama said at a news conference with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.
“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said. First off, this law was not duly constituted and passed. It was shoved down everyone’s throats, and politicians were bribed to vote yes.
“Well, this is a good example, and I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step,” he said.
Liberals love to gush about how smart Obama is, and how he was a law professor.
Our POTUS is conveniently ignoring the fact that we have the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, for the purpose of balancing each other out, so that one branch doesn’t get too much power. Let him check Articles I, II and III of the constitution.
Also, why isn’t it judicial activism when liberal judges routinely strike down democratically passed laws states pass against illegal immigration or gay marriage?