Obama's challenge to the Supreme Cour...

Obama's challenge to the Supreme Court may herald a campaign issue for the president this fall

There are 176 comments on the The Washington Post story from Apr 5, 2012, titled Obama's challenge to the Supreme Court may herald a campaign issue for the president this fall. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

President Barack Obama is laying groundwork to make the majority-conservative Supreme Court a campaign issue this fall, borrowing from Republicans who have long railed against liberal judges who don't vote their way.

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“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#1 Apr 5, 2012
Thats pretty dumb on his part to threaten, intimidate a right leaning court.

Can you say buhbye Odummycare??

hahaha
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Since: Feb 07

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#3 Apr 5, 2012
The Supreme Court has right leaning justices but the WH has personal appointees. It seems that he attacked the court as a preEmptive strike.
I hope the court can recover if their has been a breech in the confidence among them.
What

Huntsville, AL

#4 Apr 5, 2012
American_Infidel wrote:
threat?

You mean a corporate/partisan overreaching court. If they were honest men thomas would recuse himself and they would not parrot talk radio.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#5 Apr 5, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>
threat?
You mean a corporate/partisan overreaching court. If they were honest men thomas would recuse himself and they would not parrot talk radio.
Thomas, but not Kagan? No matter, it will be a bi-partisan decision, 6-3, overturning the mandate and likely the entire law, with Ginsburg voting with the majority. I also envision a scenario where it is 7-2 with Sotomayor joining the majority, though less likely.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#6 Apr 5, 2012
Actually it is genius. Presuming he can pull it off.

What he is doing is again using the republican play book against the republicans. Taking away a favorite republican argument..

You want to understand President Obama strategy. look at the republican traditional campaigns. Then notice how he uses those same strategies in his campaign for president.

What the republicans will have to do is rewrite their entire strategy on the fly. Especially in the light that he is leaving the most unpopular ideas of fighting against abortion, gay rights, and the ever popular republican game changer of giving tax breaks to the rich. As the republican only talking points left.

With a collection of people that no one really wants as their candidate. In a primary that has looked more like a circus. Rather than a serious primary to select the best person to run in a general election.

The republican party is in need of a new strategy. New ideas. But I just do not see it happening any time soon.
resident

United States

#7 Apr 5, 2012
Republicans dont need to come up with any new ideas, as Obama keeps handing them great new talking points daily. I voted for him once, shame on me. It woll not happen again. He has turned me against the whole Democrat party. Yea, me, a black man. He will not get my vote.
sure

Huntsville, AL

#8 Apr 5, 2012
resident wrote:
Republicans dont need to come up with any new ideas, as Obama keeps handing them great new talking points daily. I voted for him once, shame on me. It woll not happen again. He has turned me against the whole Democrat party. Yea, me, a black man. He will not get my vote.
the talk radio and foxes of the world will come up with BS like criticisms like this every day.

All of sudden calling criticizing the the SCOTUS is something horrible even though that has been the republican bread and butter for 50 years.
why

Huntsville, AL

#9 Apr 5, 2012
Far Away wrote:
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Thomas, but not Kagan? No matter, it will be a bi-partisan decision, 6-3, overturning the mandate and likely the entire law, with Ginsburg voting with the majority. I also envision a scenario where it is 7-2 with Sotomayor joining the majority, though less likely.
Kagan? Is part of her family income directly derived from lobbying against this law?
resident

United States

#10 Apr 6, 2012
sure wrote:
<quoted text>
the talk radio and foxes of the world will come up with BS like criticisms like this every day.
All of sudden calling criticizing the the SCOTUS is something horrible even though that has been the republican bread and butter for 50 years.
i wonder what the dems would have done had it been a republican who said it? it would be talks of impeachment.
resident

United States

#11 Apr 6, 2012
And...wasnt it NBC that doctored the 911 tape in the Zimmereman/Martin incident? So who fabricates what? I dont see Fox shooting out apologies for that.
another

Huntsville, AL

#12 Apr 6, 2012
resident wrote:
And...wasnt it NBC that doctored
.
phony controversy.
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#13 Apr 6, 2012
another wrote:
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phony controversy.
NBC doctoring a tape maliciously and deliberately to make someone appear racist and incite racial discontent is phony problem

Well heck yes for the libs who are willing to go to extremes to create a crisis
And so it goes

Scottsbluff, NE

#14 Apr 6, 2012
Kathwynn wrote:
Actually it is genius. Presuming he can pull it off.
What he is doing is again using the republican play book against the republicans. Taking away a favorite republican argument..
You want to understand President Obama strategy. look at the republican traditional campaigns. Then notice how he uses those same strategies in his campaign for president.
What the republicans will have to do is rewrite their entire strategy on the fly. Especially in the light that he is leaving the most unpopular ideas of fighting against abortion, gay rights, and the ever popular republican game changer of giving tax breaks to the rich. As the republican only talking points left.
With a collection of people that no one really wants as their candidate. In a primary that has looked more like a circus. Rather than a serious primary to select the best person to run in a general election.
The republican party is in need of a new strategy. New ideas. But I just do not see it happening any time soon.
Use it is always a plot, a conspiracy and something for all the drama queens.

Can you guys even think without adding these concepts into your thoughts
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Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#16 Apr 6, 2012
resident wrote:
Republicans dont need to come up with any new ideas, as Obama keeps handing them great new talking points daily. I voted for him once, shame on me. It woll not happen again. He has turned me against the whole Democrat party. Yea, me, a black man. He will not get my vote.
Poe.
I see

Huntsville, AL

#17 Apr 6, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
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that is what you've told to parrot. Dumb.
I see

Huntsville, AL

#18 Apr 6, 2012
"been" told...
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#19 Apr 6, 2012
Kathwynn wrote:
Actually it is genius. Presuming he can pull it off.
What he is doing is again using the republican play book against the republicans. Taking away a favorite republican argument..
You want to understand President Obama strategy. look at the republican traditional campaigns. Then notice how he uses those same strategies in his campaign for president.
What the republicans will have to do is rewrite their entire strategy on the fly. Especially in the light that he is leaving the most unpopular ideas of fighting against abortion, gay rights, and the ever popular republican game changer of giving tax breaks to the rich. As the republican only talking points left.
With a collection of people that no one really wants as their candidate. In a primary that has looked more like a circus. Rather than a serious primary to select the best person to run in a general election.
The republican party is in need of a new strategy. New ideas. But I just do not see it happening any time soon.
I think that's right.

Did you see Mitt trying to spin how "un-American" and "deceitful" Obama's open-mic comment to medvyedev was? Talk about reaching!

Almost any issue Romney brings up will make him look hypocritical.

And don't expect him to spend much time blasting gay marriage. Public opinion has swung so far, so fast on that issue, that it's now a third-rail issue... for Republicans.
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#20 Apr 6, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
<quoted text>
Use it is always a plot, a conspiracy and something for all the drama queens.
Can you guys even think without adding these concepts into your thoughts
Yes. How dare we inject politics into politics?

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#21 Apr 6, 2012
Kathwynn wrote:
Actually it is genius. Presuming he can pull it off.
What he is doing is again using the republican play book against the republicans. Taking away a favorite republican argument..
You want to understand President Obama strategy. look at the republican traditional campaigns. Then notice how he uses those same strategies in his campaign for president.
What the republicans will have to do is rewrite their entire strategy on the fly. Especially in the light that he is leaving the most unpopular ideas of fighting against abortion, gay rights, and the ever popular republican game changer of giving tax breaks to the rich. As the republican only talking points left.
With a collection of people that no one really wants as their candidate. In a primary that has looked more like a circus. Rather than a serious primary to select the best person to run in a general election.
The republican party is in need of a new strategy. New ideas. But I just do not see it happening any time soon.
Very interesting post. Well put. Sure hope you're right in your observations, lol.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#22 Apr 6, 2012
Chicago Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that's right.
Did you see Mitt trying to spin how "un-American" and "deceitful" Obama's open-mic comment to medvyedev was? Talk about reaching!
Almost any issue Romney brings up will make him look hypocritical.
And don't expect him to spend much time blasting gay marriage. Public opinion has swung so far, so fast on that issue, that it's now a third-rail issue... for Republicans.
Hey! Stuck my head in here when I saw your name. Always look forward to your posts.

:)

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