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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Obama Campaign's (Voter) Anger Management Problem- January Through April

By Susan Duclos


In March, the Supreme Court finally hears the arguments against the constitutionality of the individual mandate, part of Obamacare, with three days of tremendously bad exposure for the Obama administration, where liberals were united in the opinion that after two solid years of knowing the argument, the administration lawyers failed in their job to defend it.

Gallup has found that 72 percent of Americans believe the individual mandate- the government’s requirement for Americans to purchase health insurance — is unconstitutional.
Among those that thought the healthcare law was a good thing, 54 percent believe the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Even Obama's and Democratic politician's base, the majority of Democrats, come in at 56 percent saying it is unconstitutional.

In yet another self-inflicted wound, Barack Obama took to the bully pulpit and made a mistake of epic proportions by suggesting that if the Supreme Court struck down, in part or as a whole, his "signature accomplishment", Obamacare, it would be "unprecedented."

Obama- "Ultimately, I'm confident that 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.

Obama was immediately accused of attempting to intimidate the Court at the same time as legal scholars across the country pointed to the very fact that not only wouldn't it be unprecedented, but that is one of the powers of the Supreme Court. Obama tried to walk back his remarks, but not before public opinion was cemented with 56 percent of voters agreeing that Obama, did indeed, try to intimidate the High Court. Others simply provided examples of cases the Supreme Court has invalidated, that are “economic” and relate to “commerce” since Lochner v. New York, which was in 1905.


The end of March brought about another self-inflicted wound to Barack Obama as he was caught on camera, asking Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for "space" until after November's presidential election assuring him he would have more "flexibility", particularly with missile defense.

"This is my last election ... After my election I have more flexibility," Obama said.

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