Obama's Doublespeak

UPDATE 6 p.m. ET: The White House is declining to comment on the 5th Circuit's order, but the president today did clarify his comments that it would be "unprecedented" for the Court to overturn laws passed by a democratically elected Congress. During a question-and-answer session after a luncheon speech in Washington, a journalist pointed out "that is exactly what the Court has done during its entire existence."

Mr. Obama suggested he meant that it would be "unprecedented" in the modern era for the Court to rule the law exceeded Congress' power to regulate an economic issue like health care.

"The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it, but it's precisely because of that extraordinary power that the Court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature, our Congress. And so the burden is on those who would overturn a law like this," Mr. Obama said. 
 What's amazing is how President Obama's statement is split - divided - about the Court's power.  Yes the court has a power and we have to respect it, but the court really should not exercise this power without "significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature". And it's obvious that in this case,  "significant restraint and deference" means not overturning the law. His statement means he gets it both ways. He is lying, because it's an either/or.  Either the law is constitutional, or it's not.  Either the court has a right to overturn a law passed by Congress, or it does not.  He cedes the latter but obfuscates the former.

Get this man out of office.

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