The Obama “Gaffe”

Ken AshfordConstitution, Election 2012Leave a Comment

Here's what Obama said:

MR. SINGLETON:  Mr. President, you said yesterday that it would be unprecedented for a Supreme Court to overturn laws passed by an elected Congress.  But that is exactly what the Court has done during its entire existence.  If the Court were to overturn individual mandate, what would you do, or propose to do, for the 30 million people who wouldn’t have health care after that ruling?

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, first of all, let me be very specific. We have not seen a Court overturn a law that was passed by Congress on a economic issue, like health care, that I think most people would clearly consider commerce — a law like that has not been overturned at least since Lochner.  Right?  So we’re going back to the ’30s, pre New Deal.

Conservatives are breaking out the fainting couch again.  How COULD Obama be so stupid?  There have been lots of cases dealing with commerce since Lochner!!  OMGZ!!!  See what an IDIOT Obama is?

Yeah?  Do you think Romney has even HEARD of Lochner?  Do you think any conservative knows any case besides Roe v. Wade?