Obama on Monday, April 4, 2012:
"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. And I'd just remind conservative commentators that for years what we've heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, this is a good example. And I'm pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step."
He's threatening and showing contempt for SCOTUS. Obama is lamenting the fact that we have an independent judiciary. He's disparaging SCOTUS because he might get a cherished law tossed out. Best case scenario: it's a two-man con, and We The People are the victims, losing money and freedoms along the way. He's right to caution Conservatives because it's exactly the same thing Republican presidents do. It's childish and ineffective for both sides to claim the same problems every single time.
Think I'm overreacting? Check out this piece on Newsbusters, exposing a Newsweek / Daily Beast contributor who is suggesting Supreme Court Justices can be overthrown if they vote against Obamacare. The man, David Dow, has the gall to cite Thomas Jefferson in his arguments. Icing on the cake: Dow previously published a book in support of judicial activism.
As I mentioned above, both sides do this.....thing, where it's good practice when my party is in power, but it's terrible when the other party is in power. This proves, beyond any doubt, that our "leaders" and the mainstream media are in it for themselves, not the betterment of the country. I think the real problem is that anybody who wants to become powerful in politics is the exact opposite of the people we really need to hold power.
Holder has tried to expand on Obama's comments.