Obama whines about the courts constraining his power

President Obama went on the attack against the Supreme Court yesterday, chiding them for taking on the Obamacare case in the first place, and belittling a federal judge in Texas who is tying up the implementation of his executive orders on immigration.

Washington Times:

The Supreme Court will decide by the end of next month whether the Affordable Care Act should be interpreted as prohibiting any tax credits for states that set up their own health care exchanges. If those credits are eliminated, many Obamacare customers will be unable to afford their coverage and the entire system could collapse.

Mr. Obama has long defended the legality of his namesake health care law, but he went further Monday by directly criticizing the Supreme Court for agreeing to hear the case.

“There is no reason why the existing exchanges should be overturned through a court case. It has been well-documented that those who passed this legislation never intended for folks who were going through the federal exchange not to have their citizens get subsidies,” he said. “This should be an easy case. Frankly, it shouldn’t have even been taken up. Since we’re going to get a ruling pretty quickly, I think it’s important for us to go ahead and assume the Supreme Court is going to do what most legal scholars who have looked at this would expect them to do.”

The Supreme Court will decide by the end of next month whether the Affordable Care Act should be interpreted as prohibiting any tax credits for states that set up their own health care  exchanges. If those credits are eliminated, many Obamacare customers will be unable to afford their coverage and the entire system could collapse.

Mr. Obama has long defended the legality of his namesake health care law, but he went further Monday by directly criticizing the Supreme Court for agreeing to hear  the case.

“There is no reason why the existing exchanges should be overturned through a court case. It has been well-documented that those who passed this legislation never intended for folks who were going through the federal exchange not to have their citizens get subsidies,” he said. “This should be an easy case. Frankly, it shouldn’t have even been taken up. Since we’re going to get a ruling pretty quickly, I think it’s important for us to go ahead and assume the Supreme Court is going to do what most legal scholars  who have looked at this would expect them to do.”

The former constitutional law professor just plain doesn't like the Constitution.  We knew that already from comments he made on public radio in 2001:

The original Constitution as well as the Civil War Amendments,” he replied. “But I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture, the Colonial culture nascent at that time.

“African-Americans were not -- first of all they weren’t African-Americans -- the Africans at the time were not considered as part of the polity that was of concern to the Framers. I think that as Richard said it was a ‘nagging problem’ in the same way that these days we might think of environmental issues, or some other problem where you have to balance cost-benefits, as opposed to seeing it as a moral problem involving persons of moral worth.

“And in that sense,” Obama continued, “I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the Framers had that same blind spot. I don’t think the two views are contradictory, to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now, and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.”

Obama did not elaborate on the “fundamental flaw” that persists[.]

Nothing the president has done over the last six years should surprise us.  He has made it plain that he holds nothing but contempt for the Constitution and just wishes it would go away.  This attitude is prevelant on the left, who see the Constitution as something to be gotten around, not something to constrain government power.

The Supreme Court has probably already voted on the Obamacare case before it, with the opinion being written, so Obama's remarks will not have any effect on the outcome.  But it's still frightening to realize that we are led by a president who swore a solemn oath to defend a document he does not believe in.

President Obama went on the attack against the Supreme Court yesterday, chiding them for taking on the Obamacare case in the first place, and belittling a federal judge in Texas who is tying up the implementation of his executive orders on immigration.

Washington Times:

The Supreme Court will decide by the end of next month whether the Affordable Care Act should be interpreted as prohibiting any tax credits for states that set up their own health care exchanges. If those credits are eliminated, many Obamacare customers will be unable to afford their coverage and the entire system could collapse.

Mr. Obama has long defended the legality of his namesake health care law, but he went further Monday by directly criticizing the Supreme Court for agreeing to hear the case.

“There is no reason why the existing exchanges should be overturned through a court case. It has been well-documented that those who passed this legislation never intended for folks who were going through the federal exchange not to have their citizens get subsidies,” he said. “This should be an easy case. Frankly, it shouldn’t have even been taken up. Since we’re going to get a ruling pretty quickly, I think it’s important for us to go ahead and assume the Supreme Court is going to do what most legal scholars who have looked at this would expect them to do.”

The Supreme Court will decide by the end of next month whether the Affordable Care Act should be interpreted as prohibiting any tax credits for states that set up their own health care  exchanges. If those credits are eliminated, many Obamacare customers will be unable to afford their coverage and the entire system could collapse.

Mr. Obama has long defended the legality of his namesake health care law, but he went further Monday by directly criticizing the Supreme Court for agreeing to hear  the case.

“There is no reason why the existing exchanges should be overturned through a court case. It has been well-documented that those who passed this legislation never intended for folks who were going through the federal exchange not to have their citizens get subsidies,” he said. “This should be an easy case. Frankly, it shouldn’t have even been taken up. Since we’re going to get a ruling pretty quickly, I think it’s important for us to go ahead and assume the Supreme Court is going to do what most legal scholars  who have looked at this would expect them to do.”

The former constitutional law professor just plain doesn't like the Constitution.  We knew that already from comments he made on public radio in 2001:

The original Constitution as well as the Civil War Amendments,” he replied. “But I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture, the Colonial culture nascent at that time.

“African-Americans were not -- first of all they weren’t African-Americans -- the Africans at the time were not considered as part of the polity that was of concern to the Framers. I think that as Richard said it was a ‘nagging problem’ in the same way that these days we might think of environmental issues, or some other problem where you have to balance cost-benefits, as opposed to seeing it as a moral problem involving persons of moral worth.

“And in that sense,” Obama continued, “I think we can say that the Constitution reflected an enormous blind spot in this culture that carries on until this day, and that the Framers had that same blind spot. I don’t think the two views are contradictory, to say that it was a remarkable political document that paved the way for where we are now, and to say that it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day.”

Obama did not elaborate on the “fundamental flaw” that persists[.]

Nothing the president has done over the last six years should surprise us.  He has made it plain that he holds nothing but contempt for the Constitution and just wishes it would go away.  This attitude is prevelant on the left, who see the Constitution as something to be gotten around, not something to constrain government power.

The Supreme Court has probably already voted on the Obamacare case before it, with the opinion being written, so Obama's remarks will not have any effect on the outcome.  But it's still frightening to realize that we are led by a president who swore a solemn oath to defend a document he does not believe in.