Obama Proves He Does Not Understand the Constitution

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Quigley_Sharps, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    President Barack Obama has warned the Supreme Court about the possible overturning of the federal health care overhaul, according to Fox News. It is not unprecedented for a president to make comments about what the Supreme Court is debating, but his comments point to something unprecedented. As a political scientist, I cannot think of a time when a president made comments to make people think he has no idea how the Constitution works.
    Among his comments, President Obama stated how he did not understand how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law passed by a majority of Congress. It is the job of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution and see if particular cases before the justices uphold the content and context of the document. His Oath of Office included the words, "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" so he better have an understanding of the document he is sworn to protect and defend. The "how" he does not understand is the "how" it works.
    President Obama went on to say, "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." If the Supreme Court strikes down the health care law, it will not be an unprecedented move as the Supreme Court has struck down national laws since the court's inception. I worry about a president who does not understand the history of the court system.
    The second part of the previous statement scares me as well. The president pointed out how the health care law was passed by a majority of elected officials. I believe it would be a good idea for the president to familiarize himself with the classic "How a Bill Becomes a Law." After reading, he should realize all bills need to be passed by a majority of Congress to become law. Can we trust a leader who does not apparently understand the system?
    Finally, President Obama stated how the health care law is constitutional. I wonder how he can make this determination on his own as he proved in a few short sentences how he does not understand the content or context of the Constitution. Can we reelect a person who does not understand the basics of U.S. government?

  2. oth47

    oth47 Monkey+

    I don't think it's because he doesn't understand,I think he just doesn't give a d***.
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Remember he is (Obummer) supposed to have been a Constitutional Law Professor, at some Law School... according to his resume.... so If one believes that, you would have to assume that he is either a Liar, or an Idiot, or Both.... ...... YMMV.....

    Just seems like NOTHING is ever HIS FAULT... Someone else always made him do it.... just like 99% of the adolescents I see today....
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  4. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Guess this explains why he signs bills he claims to disagree with (NDAA)...
    If he doesn't a basic understanding of the function of SCOTUS I doubt he understands the basics of his own job.
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  5. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    He already proved many time he didn't know the Constitution back when he was in Chicago Mafia land in the state Government when he kept voting to take gun rights away from the Lawabiding Citizens so that only Cops & Criminals could have them. The better for both to rob you with in the great state of Illinois!!!
  6. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Yowza, what's next? Is he going to order the rendition of the judges?
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  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Remember Mr. smooth and polished in 2008?

    It is amazing what three years of total failure can do to smooth and polished.
  8. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    I think he doesn't like anything or anyone that puts limits on his power.

    He'll use the Constitution when it benefits him and curse it when it doesn't.

    The document that our country is based on, according to him, is simply: OBAMA CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS."

    How did this guy ever get to be President?
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    He Promised "Hope & Change".... Now we have "No Hope, of ever Changing, ANYTHING"..... YMMV...
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  10. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

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  11. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    H A P P Y G R A M !

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    You know the honeymoon is over,

    when the comedians start.

    The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
    We agree...and think 25 to life would be
    --Jay Leno

    America needs Obama-care like Nancy
    Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.
    --Jay Leno

    Q: Have you heard about McDonald's'
    new Obama Value Meal?
    A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you
    has to pay for it.
    --Conan O'Brien

    Q: What does Barack Obama call
    lunch with a convicted felon?
    A: A fund raiser.
    --Jay Leno

    Q: What's the difference between
    Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
    A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers,
    and threats to society. The other is for housing
    --David Letterman

    Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were
    on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it
    started to sink, who would be saved?

    America !
    --Jimmy Fallon

    Q: What's the difference between
    Obama and his dog, Bo?
    A: Bo has papers.
    --Jimmy Kimmel

    Q: What was the most positive result
    of the "Cash for Clunkers" program?
    A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper
    stickers off the road.
    --David Letterman


    Solution to the problem in Libya : They want a new Muslim leader, Give them ours.

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