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Don't play chicken


POSTED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 6:36pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 9:29pm

It's always been conventional wisdom in Washington D.C. that the president sets the agenda for legislation and the most important weapon, the president has the bully pulpit.

But, this week president Obama has been a bully in the pulpit.

After last weeks argument for Obamacare at the U.S. Supreme Court, an event even liberal commentators have called a train wreck, many Dems have been hand-wringing and thinking the presidents key legislation is on death row.

Let me say again, the court has already made up its mind and now are writing their opinions.

But, this week a prickly President Obama really, for lack of better words, called the supremes out.

Saying it was wrong for the court to slap down a law passed by lawmakers.

But, the surprising thing is that is exactly what the Supreme Court is in business to do. To knock down any law that is unconstitutional.

I don't know where the president has been, but federal courts have been doing this for a long time.

Look no further than the state of California.

The people pass law, the court comes in and reverses an election of even the voters.

Usually when that happens, Democrats are happy. Now that this gun seems to be turned the other way it's a travesty.

Politics never ceases to amaze me. It is high school with money.

One side indignant about what the other side is doing until they do it.

Let me say again, who knows if Obamacare will be struck down or will stand.

Whatever the decision, it's beneath--- or at least used to be --- for the president to
play chicken with the judicial branch of government.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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I thought it was a completely inappropriate comment for the president to make. However, it does not surprise me in the least. When you are a socialist, he must look at himself as a dictator. I just hope the court rules against him.

Obama is repremanded by the lower courts on his comments to the supreme court:

Obama thinks he is the king, not the president of the United States. He thinks as the king, he cannot be questioned. Obama wants a nation like Syria, he can just lope your head off and be done with you. This is what you get when you have a usurper in the White House. He should not even be there.

Ron Paul knows the constitution, Obama knows basketball.

He went back to his roots, the street. The fraud is as classless as he is deceitful and this nation is in danger as long as he is in the office. His comment to Putin's man presages whatever treason he thinks he can commit. It is so obvious that he hates this country and all those black people that love him must hate this country too! If we survive, we will have lots of traitors to punish.

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