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txradioguy
04-13-2012, 05:42 AM
A majority of American voters think President Obama’s recent comments about the Supreme Court were an attempt to intimidate the justices as they decide the constitutionality of one his biggest accomplishments -- the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In addition, the voters -- unlike the president -- want the high court to either overturn the new health care law completely or at least invalidate the individual mandate.

That’s according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.

A 56 percent majority of voters think the president was trying to intimidate the Supreme Court when he publicly commented on the health care case and referred to the justices as “an unelected group of people.” Forty percent disagree. Most Republicans (81 percent), a majority of independents (61 percent) and more than a quarter of Democrats (29 percent) believe Obama was trying to strong-arm the justices.

Most voters want at least part of the law overturned. Some 42 percent think the Supreme Court should toss out the whole law, while 24 percent take the middle ground and think the court should keep most of it but rule the mandate for Americans to buy health insurance as unconstitutional. About one voter in four thinks the court should uphold the law as is (27 percent).

Democrats (50 percent) are twice as likely as independents (24 percent) and 10 times as likely as Republicans (5 percent) to want health care law upheld entirely.

In addition, Republican support for invalidating the entire law (70 percent) is significantly greater than support among Democrats for keeping it intact (50 percent).

Among independents, the largest number -- 44 percent -- think the court should overturn the law completely, and another 26 percent want the individual mandate thrown out. One in four wants the court to keep the law as is (24 percent).

There’s widespread concern that if the court were to uphold the requirement to buy health insurance it would mean the government could require people to buy other things. Fully 71 percent of voters are either “very” or “somewhat” concerned by what this would mean going forward

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/12/fox-news-poll-56-say-obama-tried-to-intimidate-court-on-health-care/

Janice
04-13-2012, 09:15 AM
So at least 27 percent of the sheeple are dumber than they look.

Rockntractor
04-13-2012, 09:31 AM
So at least 27 percent of the sheeple are dumber than they look.

Yes, remember this next time you are in heavy traffic, 27% of the people operating 2000 pound plus vehicles are dumber than a rock and could take you out at any moment, they walk among us!

Odysseus
04-13-2012, 10:05 AM
So at least 27 percent of the sheeple are dumber than they look.

Or, they thought that he wasn't intimidating enough.

linda22003
04-13-2012, 12:10 PM
I very much doubt any of the justices felt intimidated; what's he going to do to them? They've got the safest jobs in government.

Stoic
04-13-2012, 02:04 PM
NEWS FLASH! 56% Say the sky is blue!

Starbuck
04-13-2012, 03:02 PM
I think he thought he could embarrass the Supreme Court more than intimidate them.

Silly boy. Doesn't he know that he is the temporary employee, not them?:adoration:

Odysseus
04-13-2012, 03:15 PM
I think he thought he could embarrass the Supreme Court more than intimidate them.

Silly boy. Doesn't he know that he is the temporary employee, not them?:adoration:

Not if he has his way.