Patick Leahy....another complete liberal disgrace and I believe his remarks represent the height of hypocracy....The Supreme Court's job is to uphold the constitution a fact I doubt Justice Kagan will take into consideration,speaking of committing "judicial activism"...How many years has this hack Leahy been in the Senate and wasn't he close to being accused of treason at some point?
A controlled speech,directed from above,you can almost see the puppet strings attached to his yap.....
Just linked this for my readers, those who don't already read you. Who do these demoncraps think they are?
He does sound drunk.
He also sounds like he is trying to intimidate the Supreme Court.
Are there laws prohibiting that?
There should be.
Oh yes , you piece of excrement. Chief Justice is the Chief Justice of the United States, all 320 million of us. But YOU and your merry band idiots passed Obamacare to cover 30 million uninsured. Unconstitutional is Unconstitutional you scumbag.
Yeah and it won't insure all the 30 million uninsured. There will still be around 11 million unsured so what other law will the Democrats pass to cover those?
Leahy, dingy with a broken rudder, it sees the rocky shores but can't turn away from being wormwood. hence Leahy is the dingy.
Vote him out!
Tea Party Patriot
Here in Vermont, Pat is highly respected. He has the longest tenure of any US Senator. He's my neighbor as a mater of fact. Please feel free not to come here.
fortunatly we know all about the dingy's and the ding dongs from vermont.
buy the way you must have missed how he broke his oath of office and should be in prison right now!
He is also a subvert of the United States Constitution, of course you really wouldn't know or care about that.
Tea Party Patriot
ding dong! ding done!
Last I checked we still live in a free country so we can still come and go as we please,much to your chagrin I'm sure.
Did I mention Vermont just had its AAA credit rating confirmed?
The US used to have a AAA credit rating -- before the Wrecking Crew held the nation hostage last summer. What a shameful act of vandalism that increases the cost of borrowing for all Americans. It had the impact of an increased tax without any benefit.
You wouldn't like it here. We have same-sex marriage, no fracking, a vibrant Planned Parenthood and 4.8% unemployment, a budget surplus, and we really don't like whiners. So if you're coming, please stick to the main roads on your way somewhere else.
What part of the concept of "Separate but equal" does this meat popsicle not understand? Hey Leahy, how about you defer to the will of the people.
Too bad there isn't a law for trying to intimidate the surpreme court or the judges. This is just more evedence that demmocrats are just a bunch of thuggs. If they can't get what they want honestly they will just take it from you.
These a$$-hats will say ANYTHING to stay in power and cover their butts.
I pray that the Supreme Court kills this ridiculous law...
If the judicial system is to defer to the legislative branch, then what is the point of even having a judicial branch? To hell with separation of powers right? Isn't that just inconveniently in the way of your totalitarianism?
Leaky Leahy is still drawing a breath? What a waste of a carbon-based life form. Go to your farm in VT and read a book.
President Obama: Constitution is "charter of negative liberties"
"During last year's campaign, WorldNet Daily found a tape of an interview Barack Obama gave to Chicago's public radio station WBEZ-FM in 2001. In the interview, then-State Sen. Obama maintained that the Warren Court's decisions on civil rights in the 1960s failed to go far enough -- that they should also have sought "redistributive justice." His opinion was that the court needed to break from the "essential restraints" of the Constitution:
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." -- Patrick Henry
Hmmm... Who is right, Patrick Henry the Great American Patriot or NObama, the (of dubious national origin) Community Disorganizer.
Decisions, decisions! :)
"I trust that he will be Chief Justice for all of us and that he has a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch."
Translation: Just rubber stamp everything Dear Leaders sends to you for approval. That's what a Supreme Poodle Court Lackey would do!"
Arrogance! Man, Nov can't come fast enough to finally have some HOPE of CHANGE!!!
Romney's campaign slogan should be "CHANGE it BACK!"
I keep wondering why they are focusing on Justice Roberts? Why not Justice Kennedy since he's reported to be the swing vote? Unless that just looks too obvious...
I'm not the least bit surprised though - those that are power hungry will stoop to any and all levels.
Perhaps Senator Leahy needs to read up on the Constitution and STOP with the intimidation tactics. That should be illegal!
Maybe you should review Justice Roberts testimony at his confirmation. He lied repeatedly and should be impeached.
Livin_Large: You're a "small" businessman alright. Small in your ability to think critically. Small in your pathetic, incoherent arguments. Small in your asinine attacks on people posting here. Your supposed small business is doomed to fail with your lack of simple comprehension and weak rhetoric. People who really run viable small business operations don’t have time for things like repeatedly posting to the same thread. This makes me think you’re a liar as well as a moron.
Why do you read these posts if you consider us "neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, racists, and crazies"? Is it because you're clearly in the minority, as was correctly pointed out to you earlier in this thread? You really only represent the weak minded minority 20% of Americans who think Bolshevism, Leninism, Marxism, communism, socialism, collectivism, rule of the proletariat, and totalitarianism are the only way America can survive. History shows these are failed government models that do not represent or effectively support the people (or should I say “servants”). If you're so concerned about “the people” with regard to this issue, why would you support a liberal government empowered tact which detracts from the rights and liberty of ALL people in our country? That's just ignorant.
Become self aware: you are a simple minded fool (what your heroes in liberal positions of power call a "useful idiot"). You may have heard of Medicare, the original US government (aka tax payer) funded health care program designed to assist the small minority of people in the US who could not afford health care. The proper approach to “health care reform” was to rethink the and redesign the mechanics of that program, NOT to create an all encroaching overreach governmental behemoth of a system which steals $500,000,000,000 from Medicare while simultaneously destroying the private medical health care system, 1/6 of the US economy. This is what thinking people call a “power grab”. But I don’t expect you, as a LIBERAL (definitely NOT a libertarian, as you claim you are) to understand that. You’re too embedded in the liberal utopian ideology to use logic or factual information to realize that Obamacare is a train wreck which will inevitably bankrupt this country. But you don’t care about that; it doesn’t concern you that our kids’ and grand kids will live with next to nothing in the future because liberals wanted this power grab. You drink the Kool-Aid and love the utopian ideology because you think it will make YOUR life better NOW. Screw everybody else, right?
The point of this thread is a liberal Senator (poorly) attempting to influence a Justice of the SCOTUS. Clearly, as others have noted, Leahy either does not understand or accept his position as a member of the Senate.
By the way, it definitely sounds like you need a lesson on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, as you have no opposing argument to points made here. Here’s a way you can get that lesson for free: http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/ You should appreciate that since it appears you’d like to have everything you need at no cost to you, you’d like everybody else to pay your way through life, wouldn’t you? That might also affect your ability to be successful in your supposed small business. Nothing good comes easy or free (unless you’re one of those trust fund babies, which wouldn’t surprise me). Also, before you make assertions about Justice Roberts having lied before the Judicial Committee you should back it up with facts, proof. I seriously doubt you have anything even remotely close to that.
My advice: beat it from here! You make no sense, you're bitter and... YOU'RE IN THE MINORITY!
I could only tolerate 1:52 of listening to this arrogant, condescending blowhard.
Leahy has been in the Senate 37 years. That's about 32 years too long. He should have been term limited out decades ago with his good friend Orrin Hatch.
The only reason Obamacare passed were the LIES that the Progressives told the Blue Dog Democrats like Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
I hope the Supreme Court realizes that the Congress NEVER read the Obamacare bill before passing it (Pelosi even admits to it) so how can the Democrats even stand by their assumption of Obamacare being Constitutional?
The only activism being witnessed by the American People are the Progressives/Marxists jamming through legislation that in the end will remove Liberty and Freedom for the American people.
Sen. Leahy, Bernie Sanders and Howard Dean and their ilk in Vermont can move to another country if America seems to be so distasteful for them. Putin would probably welcome them with open arms.
Hey Kate - Actually, we wouldn't mind if you and your ilk moved to another country. Most of you creeps live in states which receive more in Federal aid than you contribute in Federal taxes, and are therefore the fiscal equilvant of Greece to the productive states. You are a bunch of leeches we can really do without. Y'all can settle up for all the Federal roads, airports, etc. you built but didn't pay for and go run your own medieval third-world nation. You might need some walls to keep people from escaping but you're generally good at walls, so go have at it.
Right! Leahy keeps talking about "precedent," and how the Congress has spoken by passing the bill. WHAT??? Does he really believe the memories of the American people are so short?? This was passed by Democrats, by and large, and, as you pointed out, they reneged on the Congress AND the public being able to have a determined amount of time (not enough, anyway) to read the bill. And they made sure that the bill would be an octopus.
I can't believe the gall that people like Leahy have, standing on the necks of the people, complaining and threatening the Supreme Court from his very safe seat on the Senate floor.
Let's not forget who gave him his opening: Obama wasted no time with threats and intimidation toward the Supremes.
hey you ancient d.c. liberal POS, these justices are supposed to determine if a law is CONSTITUTIONAL! you should be harping on sotomayor and ethics-challenged kagan, any guess whether they will support the Constitution?
Good grief, there is no limit to the arrogance in Congress. Another "good ole' boy" who wants to admonish a Supreme Court Justice about a decision he is considering and Roberts political views should not play a part. Never mind that Leahy is a liberal and Roberts conservative.
Who the hell does he think he is? The Supreme Court's job is to stop unconsitutional laws made by Congress. He's flat out saying that the Court needs to just let it go through because they should respect the authority of Congress. WHAT authority?! I have news for you, jackass!! The Supreme Court is there to protect us from you communist PIGS that write unconstitutional laws!!