US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the "unelected" Supreme Court not to take the "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" step of overturning his landmark health reform law....President Obama is schooling the Supreme Court on how he thinks the health care case should be settled. Amazing. Can we say 'over-reach'?
"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.
As a political commentator (I believe Dana Perino) pointed out today, just because a law is passed by a majority of Congress does not automatically make that law constitutional. This is in addition to the fact of what's truly "unprecedented" here is that the federal government, for the first time in history, is requiring an individual to buy something they hadn't chosen to buy to begin with. One would imagine that a Constitutional professor would know such things.
And something else Ms. Perino pointed out - that if this Court decides that the healthcare law is unconstitutional - it will be considered a hack court. Liberals only show support for the Court when it decides in their favor. Conservatives may not like some decisions, but never say that the Court isn't doing their job honestly.
President Obama doesn't seem to understand that as President he should not be lecturing the Supreme Court in how they should decide cases. We saw that a few years back when he had the nerve to mention how upset he was with a Supreme Court decision in his State of the Union address - with the justices sitting right in front of him. Obnoxious.
Separation of Powers. This phrase doesn't seem to ring a bell with the President. It's too bad. Perhaps it's time for him to get a little schooling of his own.