President Barack Obama answered a question about the Affordable Healthcare Act at a press conference. In that answer the President said it would be unprecedented for the Supreme Court to overturn the Act as unconstitutional. Here is how he summed it up.
Ultimately, 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. And I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve 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. Well, this is a good example. And I’m pretty confident that this Court will recognize that and not take that step.
Really Mr. President? Then how do you explain this little fact. You and Eric Holder have decided by yourselves that the Defense of marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. It was passed by the very group of people you site having passed the Affordable Healthcare Act. The Congress of the United States. Let’s talk about Bi-Partisan. The bill passed the House, 342-67, on 12 July; two abstained and 22 did not vote. The Senate passed the bill, 85-14, on 10 September; one did not vote. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. These votes blow the doors off the very thin majority the fake (reconciliation) bill that narrowly passed the house and Senate and became Obamacare. Yet when a case was finally heard recently in a Massachusetts federal court your DOJ first filed a brief in defense of the law and then pulled that brief. here is what was reported.
The DOJ filed the initial appeal to the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and filed a brief laying out various rational basis arguments to justify DOMA. But one month later, in February 2011, the U.S. Attorney General announced that the Obama administration considers DOMA unconstitutional and would not defend it in most cases.
So it is not right for the Supreme Court to rule on a law but the President and Eric Holder can decide they don’t like any law they want? Wake up America this man is twisting things more than a pretzel factory! This is indefensible! Vote him out in 2012.