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Political Word Games

James2375 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 11:47 PM
Someone should have reminded Obama that the Jim Crow laws were " passed by a strong majority" in nearly all cases. Applying his criterion, Brown vs. Board of Education would never have happened.

One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring.

That talent was displayed just this week when he was asked whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional.

He replied: "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."

But how unprecedented would it actually be if the Supreme Court declared a...