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Obama’s war on the Supreme Court is working

Obama’s war on the Supreme Court is working

for us.

Rasmussen Reports, Supreme Court’s Ratings Jump Following Health Care Hearings:

Just before the highly publicized hearing on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, ratings for the U.S. Supreme Court had fallen to the lowest level ever measured by Rasmussen Reports. Now, following the hearings, approval of the court is way up.

Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the Supreme Court’s performance as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up 13 points from 28% in mid-March and is the court’s highest ratings in two-and-a-half years….

It is impossible to know if the improved perceptions of the court came from the hearings themselves, President Obama’s comments cautioning the court about overturning a law passed by Congress, or from other factors. Approval of the court had fallen in three consecutive quarterly surveys prior to the health care hearings.

Attacking and marginalizing the Supreme Court, which is the Democrats’ strategy if they lose on the Obamacare mandate, sounds like a plan.  Go for it.


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Polls are one thing. Just keep in mind that this tactic *did* work for FDR.

    Estragon in reply to Same Same. | April 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    His scheme to pack the Court was roundly attacked, soundly defeated, and cost him standing. If that’s “working,” Obama’s in good shape.

      Same Same in reply to Estragon. | April 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      The court packing threat was one of many, and eventually the SCT did give in and start upholding the New Deal.

        Ragspierre in reply to Same Same. | April 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm

        I think FDR’s threat did have an impact. But the greater influence was his LOOOOONNNNNGGGG term in office, which gave him too much appointment power.

          Same Same in reply to Ragspierre. | April 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm

          After the threats, 2 of the no votes turned into yes votes.

          BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Ragspierre. | April 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

          Not in my knowledge base here but do you think the overwhelming shadow of global war might have had an influence ?

          SCOTUS may have voted for a national unity/war powers type of survival.

Obama is no FDR. Did anyone ever feel FDR hated the U.S.? FDR had a lot of opposition, but he had a way of soothing the panic and anger; Obama magnifies it, seemingly on purpose.

FDR came across as intelligent. Obama does not.

FDR had no Internet or cable or enough opposition that could really go into explaining why FDR’s socialist views were ultimately wrong (before getting into an argument, one may look up the study down a year or two or so ago by a couple of economists at UCLA that argued that FDR’s policies lengthened the Depression by possibly a full 7 years and made it deeper.)

For all the angst about education (and it is bad) and the brainwashing of youth, there are plenty of younger folks who are waging a battle against Obama’s Marxist-Leninist palaver via the Internet and social media It’s not easy because the MSM (worse than Pravada and TASS were) still has a huge hold on people…we’re bombarded by CNN at hotels, the airport…far too many people still give credence to the NY Times and CBS etc, but it’s changing. But the tide really is slowly turning, and Glenn Reynold’s Army of Davids is coming to the fore.

Heck, even a total ignoramus about the courts such as myself can easily now learn, just from hyperlinks in articles, about Marsbury vs. Madison and Wickard v. Fillburn…cases and ideas I never EVER heard of in school (and I’m 30 years past college now). WHAT a great thing!

Finally, Obama seems to have the leaden touch. Everything he touches turns to crap. In this case, it works out that his aim was to take down the court, but his words had the opposite reaction. On the other hand, he had put Missouri in his brackets for the recent NCAA tournament. I told my son we should put our vast riches (you know, the few bucks left over after the IRS and other taxing agencies sweep through my hard-earned monies) on whichever team played Missouri; sure enough, in one of the biggest upsets in tourney history, Mizzou loses to the lowest seed and looks bad doing it.

Obama could have made me rich, I have only myself to blame for not following my own recommendation. My son thinks he remembers one game, a sSuper Bowl, where O did pick the winner…hey, once in a while you’d think in a 50% chance he’d eventually pick the right side of the quarter flip…once. But the man is poisonous. He has “touched”the United States with his “Transformative” style and we’re circling the drain.

But it’s good to see this works in reverse; he goes after SCOTUS and it does the opposite for them, raises them up on our estimation (though I’m not fully behind a court that contains she-who-should-recuse-herself-Kagan, Ruth “Dont use that old bad piece of writing for your own modern sure-to-be-better free-everything-for-everyone rights-filled constitution Bader, and Sonia Soda-mayor, who I do respect because she is 1) Latino and 2) female, and what more do you need from a SCOTUS member. Knowledge? Pshaw, that’s almost as antiquated as the document itself. Please go ask Ruth about that…

Like most of what Obama does, this is not a plan but a reaction. SCOTUS might do something Obama doesn’t like, therefore SCOTUS is bad and must be punished. There is no more thought or planning involved than that.

Obama is an opinion maker. People just naturally flock to the opposite view of his take on anything from the Chevy Volt to the Supreme Court.

Three weeks ago, 29% of Republicans gave the Supreme Court positive marks for its job performance; now that number has climbed to 54%. Similarly, among voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties, good or excellent ratings for the court have increased from 26% in mid-March to 42% now.

Democrats’ views of the court are largely unchanged.

This might be a good time to ask SCOTUS to take up the issue of whether Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as POTUS.

See? Oral arguments ARE good for something, after all…!!!

It has been a long time since the “Impeach Earl Warren” bumper stickers were so prevalent, but they were in response to a few unpopular rulings…primarily prayer in schools.

I have more recently seen “Impeach Obama” bumper stickers, but I have seen no “Impeach John Roberts” bumper stickers.

“It is never good practice to aggravate a judge who is hearing your case,” so said an attorney friend of mine. (And many others I suspect).

This rise in public opinion is a side benefit if the SCOTUS tosses the Obamacare law into the dumpster.

Hopefully, it will be a good June this year…

Early on I learned that you can not win an argument with the trial judge after he/she has heard from both sides. Make a clear, concise argument, the sit down and shut up. He/she makes the decision and you either accept it or appeal it.

Forty one percent think the SCOTUS is good or excellent? That’s just tremendous. What categories does that leave for the other fifty nine percent? (Put me in one of them.) The big problem isn’t the Court. The problem is that if the Court decides against him, in any part, the decision will be ignored and no one will do anything, anyway. The president and his henchmen have figured out that they can do just about anything they want and the entire country and our piss-ant government will stand around kicking the dirt, shuffling its feet, huffing and puffing, threatening, pontificating, issuing subpoenas, holding hearings, gnashing teeth, shaking fingers, scolding, grumbling, banging heads against walls, and then do absolutely nothing. Nothing.

Let’s see, in no particular order: Immigration; DOMA; DADT; The Cordray appointment; Fast and Furious; Pigford; The New Black Panthers; The Civil Rights Division; DOJ hires; The budget; Arizona’s immigration law; ACORN; Religion and the mandate; SOLYNDRA; GSA bashes; (even the Kagan appointment);the list is endless. The Congress is impotent, the Senate is willfully negligent and cowardly, our laws are confused monstrosities, and our agencies and administrations arrogant and insulated; there is no reason in the world for this administration to be concerned with any Supreme Court Ruling . . . and I doubt they are. Nothing that has been put into effect – no sprouting bureaucracies, no rules written or being drafted, no administrative burdens, no enforcement agency (IRS) – none of it will stop. The sheer complexity and magnitude of steps taken to-date may provide sufficient cover for the SCOTUS to waffle in its decision, even if it were inclined to throw out the abomination. This administration has demonstrated that our government is toothless and they can do pretty much as they wish. Oh, a lackey goes down now and then, but accountability at the highest levels of our government does not exist today; they believe it, they know it, and they demonstrate it day after day.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Owego. | April 10, 2012 at 4:27 am

    It’s our fault. We put up with it. Unless we elect people who will stand up and put an end to the madness, I’m hoping the people will rise up, march to Washington, and physically remove these people from their offices – something akin to the Berlin Wall coming down.

BannedbytheGuardian | April 10, 2012 at 1:24 am

My guess is that people thought the SCOTUS were too slow in taking the issue up.

Something as major as this ought to have been dealt with in 3 months. As it is they will take another 3 months.

If SCOTUS does not have the power to put on hold the legislation as an equal partner -how does a lowly Dane County judge suspend/over rule Wisconsin State legislature?