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Unprecedented?

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For the record, the Flag Protection Act of 1989 passed the House by a vote of 380-38 and the Senate by a vote of 91-9.  The Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in United States v. Eichmann, 496 U.S. 310 (1990).

"Ultimately I am 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," President Obama said.  Whatever else may be said on this topic, "unprecedented" is preposterous.

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Preposterous about sums it up. The only question is whether the "unprecedented" remark was MORE preposterous than the "strong majority" remark. The ACA passed the House by 219-212, and had not a single vote to spare in overcoming a Senate fillibuster.

One must wonder what the reaction in the mainstream media would be if a conservative President tried publicly to belittle and intimidate the Supreme Court -- as Obama has done before -- and did so by simply re-inventing history.

Could this stand as an example of the rule that "Where you stand depends on where you sit." ?

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