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July 1, 2014 - 11:34 am
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court, successfully. President Barack Obama has not. He has never argued a case at the Supreme Court at all. That didn’t stop his spokesmen from playing the constitutional lawyer credential card when reacting to the Hobby Lobby defeat on Monday.

Sen. Cruz is also an excellent troll, very much a match for Obama on that score. Obama treats matters of law as opportunities to troll — see both his handling of the border and his Obamacare abortifacient mandate. Obama is trolling everyone on one thing or another.

Cruz is trolling Obama on his record of getting his backside handed to him by SCOTUS. The president has lost 20 cases by unanimous decision since January 2009 according to Sen. Cruz. In some of those cases, the president’s administration argued for some sweeping, disturbing powers.

  • Attach GPSs to a citizen’s vehicle to monitor his movements, without having any cause to believe that a person has committed a crime (United States v. Jones);
  • Deprive landowners of the right to challenge potential government fines as high as
    $75,000 per day and take away their ability have a hearing to challenge those fines (Sackett v. EPA);
  • Interfere with a church’s selection of its own ministers (Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC);
  • Override state law through the Presidential fiat (Arizona v. United States);
  • Dramatically  extend  statutes  of  limitations  to  impose  penalties  for  acts  committed decades ago (Gabelli v. SEC);
  • Destroy private property without paying just compensation (Arkansas Fish & Game Commission v. United States);
  • Impose double income taxation (PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue);
  • Limit property owner’s constitutional defenses (Horne v. USDA); and
  • Drastically expand federal criminal law (Sekhar v. United States).

Obama wasn’t done, as you’ll see on the next page.

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I am currently Googling for "Constitutional Law Prof" Obama's landmark lecture:
"checks-and-balances" v. "my pen and my phone".
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when you get slapped 20 times 9-0, and other times by less than unanimous, isn't that a clear indication that you are not upholding the laws of the land, and in violation of oath of office.

time to impeach
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Barrack Obama, Constitutional Lawyer carries about as much weight as Barrack Obama, Nobel Prize Winner. How embarrassing.
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Since we have a supposed opposition party that has decided it's much easier to have the nation ride out whatever may happen in the next 2 1/2 years than to do it's Constitutional duty, let's remove his pen and phone and just leave him with his golf clubs.
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The Constitutional remedy for a President who runs wild is impeachment by the United States House of Representative, bringing charges that the United States Senate then hears. Clearly, with the Senate under Democrat control, it would not convict Obama, though I think he is plainly guilty of the most likely charges. Impeachment would be a waste of time, serving mainly to stir up the Democrat voters. Obama, sad to say, has higher support in public opinion polls than Congress does. Please wake me when that something reverses that situation.
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The Constitution is working as intended. Most of Obama's overreaching has resulted in a slow motion slap down by either Congress (the House) or the Courts. The man is incapable of any humility or respect for our nation and its institutions - disrespect simply pours from his mouth and his pen and his phone like the waters of the Niagara River pouring over the falls. He flails ever more with each adverse decision or failure to enact his transformation of America ... and he acts ever more disrespectfully, to the point that now the Democrats who are going to have to compete politically with the GOP long after Obama is a footnote (except, of course, for Harry Reid) are beginning to rue his Presidency and its legacy.

I think it will be a very long time before we elect another Obama who will be so disrespectful of what America is. I don't believe even Obama's voters intended the degree of disrespect he's shown our society - they simply believed his BS, or simply hated the GOP enough to crawl over broken glass to vote against our candidate no matter who it would have been.

It has been an interesting lesson in the need for what we might call "political temperance" - mostly for the Democrats and the hopenchange moderates. We GOPers always knew Obama would be a bad President.
4 weeks ago
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After six years in the White House, Obama still does not have the necessary experience to be President.
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I'm not concerned about a candidate's experience.

I'm concerned about his values.

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I wish he'd start practicing now to be an ex-president. More golf would be a start, less use of his pen and phone ...

If he's lucky he'll be an ex-president for a very long time: How does he know he'll be able to do it?
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The UNCONSTITUTIONAL USURPER that sits as President calls himself a "Constitutional Lawyer" and the LEFT can't even see the HYPOCRITICAL irony in that.
The trouble with the LEFT is that they are STUPID and they think YOU are as STUPID as they are too.
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Mommas' Boys never hear "No" when young. Shows up later in life.
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Re Obama: Those that can, do; those that can't, teach.

To be clear, did Obama or his spokesmen claim that the President was an expert in U.S. Constitutional Law? For all we know, he might be an expert in the Austrian constitution, which is unfamiliar to most Americans since it is written in Austrian, an obscure, otherwise unknown language.
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"a number of fundamental individual rights would have disappeared or been handed over to the federal government."

Isn't this redundant?
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A lot of this is prosecutorial overreach by the bureaucracy and I'm sure never reached the White House or ever was glanced at by golf boy. Let's talk about Scooter Libby or even Martha Stewart. Unfortunately neither of theirs made it to the supreme court for overturn.
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