Barack Obama says constitution on his side in Supreme Court dispute
The court would be unable to issue rulings on any issue in which the justices split 4-4
By Darlene Superville, Josh Lederman, The Associated Press Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:57 AM ET
As usual, CBC and its censors at ICUC gave free reign to commenters who ridiculed the “conspiracy theorists.” Facts and arguments responding to those comments were deleted, despite being fully within CBC’s “community guidelines.”
While I was annoyed in the past with such censorship, I now post my comments with the expectation they will be killed. For that reason, I am now making a point of quoting the comment I am replying to within my own comment so its context is clear when I post it on LettersToTheBeast.com.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia takes part in an interview with Chris Wallace on “FOX News Sunday” at the FOX News D.C. Bureau on July 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Quoting: Antonin Scalia was assassinated. Obama gun-grab and other illegal moves can go ahead. America is finished.” I agree. And it’s unfortunate why someone can’t ask how the third-ranking political figure in the United States dies of a massive heart attack in a still-neatly-made bed, “in perfect repose” with a pillow over (his) head. And doesn’t get tended to by a doctor, has no autopsy and is embalmed in a matter hours.
Quoting “The President of the United States is the President of the United States for all four years of his term. The machinations and hypocrisy of the Republican Party boils down to unpatriotic betrayals of their constitutional duty and respect for America & the founding fathers to out-right bigotry because President Barack Obama is a Black Christian American President rather than being born in Panama (McCain) or Canada (Ted Cruz, born in Alberta). That means the President is not only in power, but obligated to filfill his/her duties of Ambassadors, Office holders, including especially US Supreme Court Justices when they are vacated.” Those appointments have to go through the senate, first. Shame such a system doesn’t exist here in Canada. Then maybe a woefully unqualified candidate such as Marc Nadon wouldn’t even come up for consideration. Instead we have to rely on civic-minded lawyers like Rocco Galati to stand up for the Canadian people on his own dime. Speaking of Rocco Galati, CBC, you covered his lawsuit against Nadon’s appointment to the SCOC wall-to-wall, but not a peep about his COMER lawsuit against the Bank of Canada. What’s up with that?
Quoting “Is there any conspiracy that Trump won’t fall for?” So that’s all it takes to keep you from asking questions? Somebody might call you a “conspiracy theorist?” Or even better, you get to call someone a “conspiracy theorist.” Or gleefully (shout) Bigfoot! Or aliens! Flat earth! It shouldn’t take Donald Trump or Fox News to remind you the man was found dead, alone, hours after he died. And didn’t have so much as an autopsy.
Quoting “I see that Fox News has been very effective at brain-washing.” The only brainwashing going on here is from those people who are conditioned to react to basic questions by sating “fake moon landing!” “Bigfoot!” “Aliens!” “Flying saucers!” Or Fox News. These are very basic questions. When someone does alone and unexpectedly, there is an autopsy. Investigations are carried out. This applies to a whino who dies on a street corner in the middle of the night in the dingiest area of the city. It certainly ought to apply to (an associate) justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Quoting: Republican obstructionism meets Democratic spinelessness. Brace yourself for another American political stalemate!” Republican obstuctionism? Democratic spinelessness? Do you realize how vilified the likes of Cruz, Rubio, Boehner, McCain, Collins, Graham and many other Republicans are by their fellow Republicans? Sean Hannity calls them “the surrender Republicans” and the “surrender caucus.” Even Rush Limbaugh has pretty much disowned the current Republican party and even the Bush family itself. The Republicans have gone along with Obama at every turn. Obstruction? You’ve got to be kidding. And if you’re mad at the Republicans because they wouldn’t go along with the global warming hoax or gun-grabbing, just remember: Obama couldn’t even get that agenda through the house and the senate when they had Democratic majorities.
Quoting” Obama cares nothing for the Constitution. Hates it. It’s in the way of his communist ideals. Completely hypocritical but also consistent with his anti-America profile. Not many months left of this fool.” The entire political establishment in the United States is opposed to the constitution. The same could be said here in Canada and our joke version of a constitution. Of course, in our case, all the politicians need do is stand before a bunch of people dressed like Santa Claus up there in Ottawa and say “reasonable limitation” or “notwithstanding.” Having said that, I will give the current Canadian supreme court credit for holding the Harper Regime at bay. For the most part. BTW, remember: Junior Bush said the constitution is nothing but a (gosh darned) piece of paper.
Amazing. The mere “threat” of being called a “conspiracy theorist” is all it takes to keep people from asking questions. About anything these days. A lot of things about Justice Scalia’s death just don’t add up.
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We have a political system that awards high office to the most ruthless, cunning, and selfish of mortals, then we act surprised when those willing to do anything to win power are equally willing to do anything with it. — Michael Rivero, www.WhatReallyHappened.com