Corroboration: Americans really want the Supreme Court to smackdown the Obama admin’s high-profile cases

posted at 1:21 pm on June 8, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

In addendum to yesterday’s post on a wide majority of Americans rooting for the Supreme Court’s unfavorable review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, here’s another poll with some supporting evidence from CNN.

On health care, a majority continue to oppose the sweeping reform measure, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, which was passed by Congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010.

According to the CNN/ORC International survey, 51% of Americans say they oppose the health care law, while 43% say they favor it. It’s important to note, however, that of those who disagree with the law, only a third oppose it because it’s too liberal, while one in six oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough.

The CNN/ORC survey also took stock of another major pending Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s wildly controversial SB 1070 law, which includes the ostensibly harsh measure of allowing police to arrest or detain anyone suspected of being an illegal alien. During oral arguments in April (during which Justice Elena Kagan recused herself), it seemed as if SCOTUS was leaning in SB 1070′s favor, an outcome with which most Americans would be pleased, according to the poll.

As for immigration, the new survey indicates three-quarters of Americans support the contentious Arizona law that allows police to arrest or detain suspected illegal immigrants during the enforcement of other laws.

Asked if they support the measure, 75% of respondents say they are in favor of it, while 24% say they are against it, the poll shows.

Aaaand here’s the immigration-related piece of yesterday’s NYT/CBS News poll, also confirming that the majority of Americans think Arizona has it just “about right” on immigration enforcment.

According to the survey, conducted from May 31-June 3 among 976 adults nationwide, 52 percent of Americans believe Arizona’s immigration policy is about right, while 33 percent say it goes too far. Eleven percent say the law does not go far enough.

The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging the law on the grounds that it conflicts with what it contends is the federal government’s exclusive right to set immigration laws for the country.

Man, this is just not going according to plan for Team Obama! Both decisions are supposed to hit the airwaves before the end of the month, and whatever way the Supreme Court rules, it doesn’t look like even technical victories for the Obama administration are going to help sway the majority over to his side on these issues. It’s what I like to call being “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t” — and you did it to yourself, pal.


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Yet, reports are out that the SC is “not very popular”.

Who cares? The SC should not even be polled.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

From the public’s mouth to Anthony Kennedy’s ears! (crossed fingers)

Steve Z on June 8, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Well this seems to great news! Could it be that the American public, a vast number, are finally seeing what is going on with bho/team and don’t like what they have and are doing?
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letget on June 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

As for immigration, the new survey indicates three-quarters of Americans support the contentious Arizona law that allows police to arrest or detain suspected illegal immigrants during the enforcement of other laws.
Asked if they support the measure, 75% of respondents say they are in favor of it, while 24% say they are against it, the poll shows.

….Eric Holder is VERY CALM!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Man, this is just not going according to plan for Team Obama!

lol.

Delicious, no?

Tim_CA on June 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

By what date do they usually finish handing out decisions? I was hoping mid-June, but could they really hold out till the 30th?

El_Terrible on June 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

And, then the libs can call the Supreme Court senile.

so-notbuyingit on June 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Well this seems to great news! Could it be that the American public, a vast number, are finally seeing what is going on with bho/team and don’t like what they have and are doing?
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letget on June 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

…shut UP! ….THEY know what’s best for US!/

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

This would be a good time to declare martial law and suspend elections, just until TFGP can get a handle on all these racist militia groups trying to subvert his agenda.

Bishop on June 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Hopey Changey! – Doing what we ought not, and not doing what we ought.

EdmundBurke247 on June 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the ruling came as a Friday Dump? One while bho is out of dc, which is 99% of the time, and when bho/team usually dump things?
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letget on June 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

And when Obama opens his yap to criticize the SC decision again, can they perhaps remember that certiorati request that collects shelf dust for a few years?..

Archivarix on June 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

and you did it to yourself, pal.

WH and media spin “we/they just didn’t communicate well”.

I’m already laughing at witch Pelosi.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

And, then the libs can call the Supreme Court senile.

so-notbuyingit on June 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM

“Racist, bigoted and unconstitutional” too

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM

“activist judges” — libfreeordie, lester, Uppereastside

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

With the swing voters who cast ballots for Obama in ’08 and are regretting their vote, having the Supreme Court smack down ObamaCare® could actually help Obama, if those passive voters decide the Court has done the work they thought Mitt Romney would be needed to do.

Of course, that would require Team Obama to not challenge the Court decision by telling their supporters they’re going to re-double their efforts to get ObamaCare II® approved by Congress in his next term. Their far left supporters will demand it, they have too much hubris not to want to revisit it, and as a result, any high court decision invalidating the law isn’t in the end going to take ObamaCare® out of the political argument in the run-up to November.

jon1979 on June 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Nightclubbing

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:40 PM

only a third oppose it because it’s too liberal, while one in six oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough.

ONLY a third? Vs. a whopping 1 out of 6?

No bias there.

The Rogue Tomato on June 8, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Man, this is just not going according to plan for Team Obama! Both decisions are supposed to hit the airwaves before the end of the month

It has to hit the airwaves before the end of the month (end of SCOTUS session).

And the question is did Kagen squeal like a pig and tip off Team Obama about how the ruling is going to come down? Nothing a member of the SCOTUS tipping off a campaign for political reasons, right?

I’ve got to think that part or all of Obamacare is in trouble by the way they are “confident” about the constitutionality and in the same statement talk about looking for ways to work around the ruling if the mandate is struck down. And make no mistake whether parts of Obamacare are upheld, without the mandate (the funding mechanism) Obamacare is dead.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

http://www.endobamacarenow.com/

Here is a petition from Freedom Works, every little thing may help!

FLconservative on June 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

“activist judges” — libfreeordie, lester, Uppereastside

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

…no wonder DBear doesn’t come around as much…we forget to appreciate him! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Linda Greenhouse: “a bitterly divided and partisan court…”

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging the law on the grounds that it conflicts with what it contends is the federal government’s exclusive right to set immigration laws for the country.

And there’s the rub, Barry. AZ is not trying to “set” any laws, they are trying to enforce the law. Which you, apparently, have no interest in doing.

iurockhead on June 8, 2012 at 1:51 PM

looking at the SCOTUS calendar, I’d guess the decisions will come out on a Monday or Thursday before the 26th.

So say heavy prayers every Sunday and Wednesday night this month!

johnny alpha on June 8, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Not just smackdown.

Vaporize that sucker and the college loan stuff that got bundled into it.

ajacksonian on June 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Something on over at Foxnews site about HHS having meeting at WH explaining what will stop immediately if SC over turns obamacare.
Think they know something ?

Jabberwock on June 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

And make no mistake whether parts of Obamacare are upheld, without the mandate (the funding mechanism) Obamacare is dead.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Quite right. The Dhimms had severability language in the bill, which would have let the rest stand if one portion was struck down.

They purposefully removed it. No clue as to why, unless someone realized that pulling our the mandate and leaving the rest would have destroyed private health insurance in this country. A rational sabatour on the inside, perhaps? Either way, no severability, so if the mandate is struck down, the whole thing goes away.

iurockhead on June 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Did pollers do the usual oversampling of D’s as is their ciustom? I’m guessing the number opposing O’care is much higher.

ornery_independent on June 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM

…no wonder DBear doesn’t come around as much…we forget to appreciate him! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Wasnt DB hit by the banham?

Valkyriepundit on June 8, 2012 at 1:59 PM

The Supreme Court is America’s only hope. Rommney likes parts of it? We need the SCOTUS to save America, how the hell did we get here?

Tbone McGraw on June 8, 2012 at 2:02 PM

It’s what I like to call being “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t” — and you did it to yourself, pal.

Obama did this to himself because he never was in touch with American values, isn’t in touch with American values now and never will be in touch with American values.

It’s because, no matter where he was really born, he was raised as an Indonesian Muslim. Everything he does and says proves that he isn’t American – “57 states”, “Internets”, “Navy Corpseman”, “acted stupidly” – it just goes on an on and on.

CatchAll on June 8, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Nor is he Christian or act like one.

CatchAll on June 8, 2012 at 2:04 PM

So what is to keep him from ignoring the court and ordering the IRS to enforce the mandate anyway. It is not like he has followed court decisions against his admin in the past.

chemman on June 8, 2012 at 2:05 PM

So what is to keep him from ignoring the court and ordering the IRS to enforce the mandate anyway. It is not like he has followed court decisions against his admin in the past.

chemman on June 8, 2012 at 2:05 PM

He would not do that.

Fisrt, he’d be in violation of the law.
Second, he’d be asking other Fed. agencys to break the law.
Third, he’d be in violation of the Oath of Office.

On this one, no one would listen to him or do his bidding.
He, and the rst of his far left base will just whine.

Jabberwock on June 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Karma, like reality can be a Bitch!

Right Barry?

GarandFan on June 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Jabberwock on June 8, 2012 at 2:15 PM

First – when has that stopped him before?
Second – so?
Third – like he hasn’t done it countless times already…

affenhauer on June 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Yet, reports are out that the SC is “not very popular”.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Like a “not very popular” parent, this is a good thing.

Fallon on June 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Quite right. The Dhimms had severability language in the bill, which would have let the rest stand if one portion was struck down.

They purposefully removed it. No clue as to why, unless someone realized that pulling our the mandate and leaving the rest would have destroyed private health insurance in this country. A rational sabatour on the inside, perhaps? Either way, no severability, so if the mandate is struck down, the whole thing goes away.

iurockhead on June 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

So let me see if I’ve got this right: without severability, the whole monstrosity can be struck down in one go. But with it, we’d have to take down Obamacare piece by piece, which would be a very bad thing.

That right?

MelonCollie on June 8, 2012 at 2:41 PM

This is what comes from recess appointments, Christmas Eve in the dark of night passing this Obamacare turkey, Pelosi with her huge gavel, accusing the Tea Party of racism, telling the press that you don’t care about white rural Americans clinging to their guns and religion, Jeremiah Wright, DOJ, Eric Holder, Van Jones, George Soros, attacking Arizona’s laws, etc….The Obamaites poked a sleeping giant and now they are about to get bitten HARD!

neyney on June 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Out: Walker victory boon for Obama

In: Supreme Ct tossing Obamacare boon for Obama

/MSM

hillsoftx on June 8, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Ad idea:
Quick cut to Obama telling audience that with his health care plan the kids can be on their parent’s plan till they’re 27.

Change scene to basement. Pimply faced kid in his mid 20′s in a bathrobe sits on a couch. One hand has a joint in it. Other hand has an XBOX controller. He waves away the smoke and says with a big thumbs up “Hey! Thanks Obama!”.

Camera pans to kitchen above the basement. Parents sit at kitchen table with a mound of bills. In the background is an empty refrigerator. They both look at the camera. Their faces reveal they are anything but pleased.

“Yea. Thanks. Loads.”

kurtzz3 on June 8, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I forgot already, does Obama have a “Damage Control Czar”, because when Obamacare is shut down, Axlerod, Jarrett, and Wasserman Schultz won’t be able to spin enough.

Amazingoly on June 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

First – when has that stopped him before?
Second – so?
Third – like he hasn’t done it countless times already…

affenhauer on June 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Dunno.
What SC ruling has he ignored ?
IRS has been around a while and will continue to be around.I seriously doubt that they’d support a president in contravention of SC ruling. Especially with election coming up.
I am not sure he has violated the oath. Stretched it some, but not violated. He is not alone with this.

I don’t like the guy any more than you. I just don’t think he would ask someone to violate a contemporary SC decision.

Jabberwock on June 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Say, didn’t one of the new SCOTUS girls make the statement that judges should consider the will and opinion of the people when making decisions?

I can’t find the quote anywhere, but I know one of ‘em said it.

If its true, then one of the liberal bags on the court should be voting ObamaCare down.

BobMbx on June 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

By what date do they usually finish handing out decisions? I was hoping mid-June, but could they really hold out till the 30th?

El_Terrible on June 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

The 25th is the last day of the term. Usually, the Court releases big rulings on the last day, but either could come at anytime.

The AZ case is almost certainly going to be upheld as there are two 9-0 precedents, including a recent one.

I’ve long predicted a 5/4 split on Obamacare with the Court, at minimum, throwing out the IM given that there is absolutely no precedent whatsoever — and, in fact, the IM fails to pass the Lopez Test — to support the assertion that the Federal government can use the Commerce Clause as the authority to mandate that citizens enter into third-party contracts for the provision of a government-approved good or service as a condition of good citizenship. None and Kennedy’s recent opinion for the majority in US v Bond gives me even more hope/confidence that he will go with the cons. I would not be surprised, however, if they threw out the entire bill, but think the odds are lower.

Resist We Much on June 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Jabberwock on June 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Not sure if he has ignored an SC ruling – yet. I was just answering your points. Violation of law? I’d say screwing the bondholders in the GM bailout could qualify as violating bankruptcy law. Violation of oath of office? Where would you like me to start? How many things has DoJ done that’s outside their purview, presumably at his direction? We both know that he doesn’t hold the SC in particularly high regard — why not just ignore an inconvenient decision?
(All questions rhetorical — gotta get back to work…)

affenhauer on June 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

only a third oppose it because it’s too liberal, while one in six oppose it because it doesn’t go far enough.

How many oppose it because it’s thoroughly unconstitutional?

RedCrow on June 8, 2012 at 3:49 PM

….Eric Holder is VERY CALM!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I saw that clip of him and Issa.

When he said, “I’m pretty calm–I’m okay,” it made my blood boil. He’s there to answer questions about his federal department’s evasion of an investigation into the deaths of a border patrol agent and two hundred Mexicans. So glad that you’re okay Mr. Holder.

RedCrow on June 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

There’s a very serious question here that NO ONE seems to be asking… Am I the only one who is whole-heartedly disturbed by the fact that they’re polling Orcs?

The CNN/ORC survey

WTF does their opinion count for?? Dirty vicious creatures.

(Sorry, it’s Friday…Couldn’t help myself.)

Happy Weekend HA Friends!

tickleddragon on June 8, 2012 at 3:57 PM

First Monday in October. Last monday in June. June 25 this year.

xkaydet65 on June 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

There is nothing positive, AT ALL, with the Obamacare poll. This article seems like our own version of MSNBC clinging to inaccurate exit polls in Wisconsin about Obama’s chances in November.

A majority opposition is specious; it suggests people want a free market healthcare system when closer inspection shows just the opposite. There is a strong majority in America who support socializing healthcare.

There is nothing to gloat about.

hisfrogness on June 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Either way, no severability, so if the mandate is struck down, the whole thing goes away.

iurockhead on June 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

My fear is that SCOTUS will find a way to split the baby even though no severability clause was included.

If the mandate goes away and the rest is upheld, it will be a complete disaster for the reason you mention. Hopefully we get Romney and a GOP Senate and repeal. But it won’t be easy.

Missy on June 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I saw that clip of him and Issa.

When he said, “I’m pretty calm–I’m okay,” it made my blood boil. He’s there to answer questions about his federal department’s evasion of an investigation into the deaths of a border patrol agent and two hundred Mexicans. So glad that you’re okay Mr. Holder.

RedCrow on June 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

That’s because he has a get-out-of-jail letter from little Bammie in his safety deposit box.

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I would like to see The SCOTUS put the Speaker of the House in the White House and cancel all Executive Orders that Barry has written and all assignments based on his birth, social Security card, selective service card and fraudulent history. And while they are at it bring some of those Congress people up on charges too.

mixplix on June 8, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Polling about the Supreme Court is merely another attempt by the Obama enablers in the press to politicize the court and permit him to use it as a campaign issue. I realize that he thinks he is the greates president since God, and although Roosevelt did succeed in intimidating the court, Obama is no Roosevelt, and this court is not that dowdy.

georgeofthedesert on June 10, 2012 at 12:19 PM