Obama vs The Supreme Court
It has become increasingly evident over the past few years that President Obama has a history of disrespecting the Supreme Court. After yesterday’s joint press conference, Obama brought into play an issue that he described as “conservative concerns about judicial activism.” He uses the phrase as an intimidation tactic in order to ensure the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the health care overhaul. If not, he calls it “judicial activism” and credits conservatives who have been unhappy when the nation’s high court rulings were not in their favor. “I’m confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected congress,” stated President Obama. Sure Mr. President, but that majority consisted of primarily Democrats before what Sean refers to as ‘the Conservative victory’ of 2010 at w hich point the House of Representatives went from being controlled by Democrats, to a Republican majority. So, a Supreme Court decision that President Obama disapproves of is ‘activist’ but what he does approve of should be ‘constitutional?’ President Obama continued, “I just remind conservative commentators that for years what we heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that a non-elected group of people would somehow overturn a dually constituted and passed law.” It seems clear that President Obama doesn't respect the role of the Supreme Court in determining the constitutionality of laws. If you haven’t had a chance, check out Bret Baiers coverage of the Obama/Supreme Court scuffles here.
Speaker Newt Gingrich
Sean was joined by Speaker Newt Gingrich to get an update to his campaign. “What are we to make of a few political reports that you and Governor Romney met in a hotel and had a meeting,” pushed Hannity, “There’s another report that you met with Senator Santorum.” “I can tell you that I meet with all my many friends,” laughed Gingrich. “You’re starting your non-answer,” pressed Hannity,” You’re not going to tell me.” “No, that’s my answer,” offered Gingrich, “I’m going to tell you that we’re all committed to defeating Obama.” While it’s not clear the direction of the Gingrich campaign, it is clear that he is continuing to campaign and press on to Tampa.
Governor Romney joined Sean to discuss his thoughts on the future of his campaign. “I asked you earlier about reports that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich might team up,” pressed Hannity on the discussion he had earlier with Speaker Gingrich, “I know you’ve talked to them as well.” “Our nominee needs to start raising money and start focusing on President Obama,” responded Romney, “I think maybe it’s time to get going.” Romney continued, “I know that I have more delegates than they do combined.” ABC News reported today that Governor Romney had confirmed a secret meeting with Speaker Gingrich, but like the two candidates on Sean’s program today did, simply downplayed it as a chance for the two candidates to catch up in a friendly discourse.
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